Friday, May 13, 2016

Introducing the Jaybird Quilts Coloring Book!!!

Friday, May 13, 2016
The calming effects of quilts and coloring are together at last! 

If you are a quilter, sewist or just a lover of color, these 25+ quilt designs will bring you the joys and comforts of snuggling up with a beloved quilt and coloring book. The pages are perforated and suitable for colored pencils, crayons, markers or gel pens. 

I've gotten some requests over the years for line art of quilt tops to help people plan their fabric options. And then coloring books became all of the rage recently, so I figured, "Hey! Why not make a coloring book of quilt designs?!?"

My niece Aliyah tested out a few designs for me during the design process.

You can find a set of colored pencils similar to the ones Aliyah & I are using here

I wanted to make sure the paper was perfect so I tested out many options.

Here is some testing on the paper that I ended up choosing for the coloring book. It's thick and the designs are printed on one side. The only pen that I wouldn't recommend is a Sharpie. It's the only one that you can see from the other side.

I also designed the pages to be perforated. This way you can remove one for more detailed coloring or to frame & save.

When the coloring books arrived this week I got my crayons out and decided to color in Splash.

Check out that page perforation: 

There's 25+ designs of the best of my quilts that made for great coloring pages, including some quilts from my book Skip the Borders. Coloring books will begin shipping to local quilt shops soon.

Share your coloring creations using the hashtag #JBQcolor on social media so we can share in the fun!

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