Thursday, May 19, 2016

The Latest Jaybird Quilts Pattern: Set Sail!

Meet my latest pattern, Set Sail! This quilt is all about diamonds and triangles that have fun together and make for great movement across the quilt top.

Quilt Details 
Fabric is True Colors by Tula Pink
Pattern - Set Sail, JBQ 164
Designed by me 
Quilted by Angela Walters
Started on 2/15/16 
Finished on 3/14/16
Quilt measures - 61" x 75"


We took the quilt to Hawaii and battled the wind during our photo shoot.

Law really knows how to show off the pieced back and quilt labels during our photo shoots!
Set Sail is Fat Quarter Friendly. The lap size uses 18 Fat Quarters. Tula Pink's True Colors collection has 20 prints so I used everything except the black and the white. I decided to use the white for the setting so the black is the only print I didn't use in this quilt.
Image via Tula Pink

Angela Walters knocked the quilting out of the park... as usual!


Set Sail was inspired by the prints of diamonds, Track Flags, pictured below in green, cream & blue. It's part of Tula Pink's new collection called "Slow & Steady." This collection is her 20th and is being shown at Quilt Market this week. Slow & Steady will be available in stores in September. Tula and I worked together on the fabric placement & layout of this Slow & Steady Set Sail quilt.
Here is a Twin Size version of Set Sail in Slow and Steady. This quilt is made from Fat Quarters and the Twin size is perfect to show off all 25 in this collection!! (You may want more fabric if you would like to fussy cut.)

Quilt Details 
Fabric is Slow & Steady by Tula Pink
Pattern - Set Sail, JBQ 164
Designed by me 
Quilted by Angela Walters
Started on 3/17/16 
Finished on 4/10/16
Quilt measures - 69" x 90"
The twin quilt is so big that I needed Lawrence & my dad to help out for the photo shoot!

After our outdoor photo shoot I brought the quilt inside to get some more detail photos.
It looks so good on my bed that I might need to make the queen size now too!

It also looks great in my living room. Maybe I'll just need to make a Set Sail quilt for each room of my house!

Here are the True Colors Lap quilt and Slow & Steady Queen quilt hanging out together. After snapping this photo I really wanted to hop back into bed!

I love the pop of green binding on this quilt. It is a small scale hexagon that is a throw back to one of my favorite prints in Neptune. I have a feeling that I'll be buying an entire bolt of it!

Set Sail is made using my Super Sidekick ruler (click the link to the ruler to see the video tutorial on how to use it).


I also decided to whip up this Baby Size version using Kona Cottons.

Quilt Details 
Fabric is Kona by Robert Kaufman
Pattern - Set Sail, JBQ 164
Designed by me 
Quilted by Teresa Silva
Started on 5/3/16
Finished on 5/11/16
Quilt measures - 48" x 53"

Here's all of the Robert Kaufman Kona Cotton colors I used in this baby quilt: PomegranateHeliotropeDeep BlueJade GreenCapriParrotCanaryPersimmonCoral
Setting = White
Binding = Iron

Teresa Silva quilted this sample for me just in time for Quilt Market! I love the texture that it adds to the all solids quilt.

The pattern is printed in full color, and it includes templates. Plus there's no Y seams!
It uses Fat Quarters + a setting fabric and a binding fabric.
It comes in 4 sizes: baby, lap, twin & queen.

Set Sail is shipping to shops now!

Share your photos on social media using the hashtag #SetSailQuilt so we can share in the fun!

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vkh6210 said...

Beautiful quilts. I see why you want one in every size.

queenopearls said...

Shut the front door, this is WONDERFUL! Rock on with your bad self! Love the photo shoot photos. The pattern is on my shopping list and the quilting by Angela is lovely. Thanks so much, more of a workout for your rulers :)))
~ Christina in FL

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Myra @ Busy Hands Quilts said...

Another fantastic quilt using those oh-so-fun rulers!! Love it!

JuliAnn Craver said...

I love the pattern! While reading the back cover I realized you had a special project added. It so happens I'm making table runners as Christmas presents this year and can't wait to get this pattern. Thank you for all your inspiration in patterns.

Anonymous said...

I really love this quilt! Where can I get the instructions for it?