Sunday, November 23, 2014

Glimmer Quilt

Sunday, November 23, 2014
I'd like to introduce you to my latest quilt pattern, Glimmer. Glimmer is made using the Super Sidekick (click the link to the ruler to see the video tutorial on how to use it) and the pattern has 5 different project size options! You can make a mug rug, pillow, baby quilt, small and large lap size quilts.


All of Glimmer's 5 different sizes are made using the same number of pieces, only the size of the pieces change from project to project!

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Here are the details on each of the 5 Glimmer quilts I've already made.


Large Lap Quilt Details 
Fabric is Elizabeth by Tula Pink for Freespirit
Pattern - Glimmer, JBQ 152
Designed by me
Quilted by Angela Walters
Started on 9/13/14
Finished on 9/26/14
Quilt measures - 74" x 74"

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Baby Quilt Details 
Fabric is Elizabeth by Tula Pink for Freespirit
Pattern - Glimmer, JBQ 152
Designed by me
Quilted by Angela Walters
Started on 9/13/14
Finished on 9/30/14
Quilt measures - 44" x 44"

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 Mug Rug Details 
Fabric is Architextures by Carolyn Friedlander for Robert Kaufman
Pattern - Glimmer, JBQ 152
Designed by me
Quilted by Angela Walters
Started on 9/7/14
Finished on 10/8/14
Mug Rug measures - 10" x 10"

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 Pillow Details 
Fabric is Architextures by Carolyn Friedlander for Robert Kaufman
Pattern - Glimmer, JBQ 152
Designed by me
Quilted by Angela Walters
Started on 9/7/14
Finished on 10/9/14
Pillow measures - 20" x 20"


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Downton Abbey Baby Quilt Details 
Fabric is Downton Abbey - The Egyptian Collection for Andover 
Pattern - Glimmer, JBQ 152
Designed by me
Quilted by Angela Walters
Started on 9/6/14
Finished on 10/23/14
Quilt measures - 44" x 44"


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I've really enjoyed making each one of these 5 Glimmer quilts. It's been fun to see how the fabrics will play together as the stars start to come together.

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Cover photo shoot outtakes:

Glimmer quilts went to Hawaii for the pattern cover photo shoot. The wind near the water was not our friend as we got started.

Lawrence was really worried that the quilts were going to fly away, so he stood guard. 

Later that day we found this beautiful spot.




The light was great and we just kept playing with shooting from different angles and moving the quilts around from spot to spot and until we got the shot.




My assistant taking a break to enjoy the view..

I often wrap myself in the quilts when going from location to location to avoid getting creases in the quilts. Law snapped these photos of me wrapped up as we trekked along the beach.
Sometimes I wonder if people realize what they are actually seeing when we're out shooting quilts for cover photos... (like a brand new fabric line or a not yet released quilt pattern...) The quilt binding in this photo looks like a ponytail holder! Can you see it?


Initially, I photographed the pillow and mug rug with the Tula Pink Elizabeth baby Glimmer quilt.

Then I decided to photograph them with Park Bench since both use fabrics from the same designer. 



And here's a few more shoots of the Downton Abbey baby Glimmer quilt hanging out her temporary NYC office, courtesy of Daryl Cohen from Andover.



The pattern is printed in full color, and it includes templates. Plus there's no Y seams!

Use the hashtag #GlimmerQuilt when you share photos of your Glimmer quilts with us on social media so we can share in the fun! Glimmer is available in shops now.

Do you have a favorite Glimmer quilt? Do you have any plans to make one of your own? Tell us about it in the comments below. Thanks!


© Blog post written by Julie Herman
For more information visit http://www.jaybirdquilts.com/

7 comments:

Sonia Parham said...

the quilts are beautiful. Thanks for sharing them with us. :)

Andrea R said...

Definitely have this pattern on my list to get.

Conni said...

Wow, all sizes look great, now I NEED that ruler and pattern!!

Lisa said...

I enjoyed seeing all the Glimmer quilts. Thinking of a challah cover with the 20" size.

Bennett and Graves said...

It has been a long time since I've been so captured by a pattern. I Have To Have It, and the ruler. Great work Julie.

bookworm said...

Wow! This is a beauty! I can see that I'm going to be getting the Super Sidekick ruler and this pattern too.

Dresden Quilter said...

They are so incredible. You always amaze me with each new pattern.