Tuesday, June 26, 2018

Alphabet Soup Bonus Blocks - Alternate Block I

Tuesday, June 26, 2018
I hope that you’ve been enjoying Alphabet Soup!
I've got an alternate version to the Alphabet Soup Block "I" that I made available as a free Bonus Block for the book.

I'm working on some Alphabet Soup projects of my own this summer. While I was planning them out I found that I wasn't loving the letter "I" as I had designed it for the book.  

When I saw the "I" on pillows or letter tiles I wanted it to have the baseline and the cap height serif. You can see the new "I" here in the first row & the original "I" from Alphabet Soup in the second row.

I still really like the original "I" in words when it's used in quilts & table runners. I'm really happy with how it looks in this quilt that I made using the Alphabet Soup book. 

And now I'm loving how the new Alternate Block I looks when it's used for pillows, letter tiles, & tote bags. 


Click here to download directions for Bonus Blocks.





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

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Thursday, April 19, 2018

Nova

Thursday, April 19, 2018
I've got a new table topper pattern that I'd like to introduce you, meet Nova!



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Quilt Details 
Fabric is Kona Solids by Robert Kaufman
Pattern - Nova Table Topper, JBQ 175
Designed by me
Quilted by Angela Walters
Started on 11/6/17
Finished on 12/6/17
Quilt measures - 20.5" x 23"




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Quilt Details
 
Fabric is Pompoms and Stripes by Tula Pink
Pattern - Nova Table Topper, JBQ 175
Designed by me
Quilted by Teresa Silva
Started on 4/2/18
Finished on 4/16/18
Quilt measures - 20.5" x 23"


Nova is made using the Sidekick or Super Sidekick ruler & there's no Y seams. I've got video tutorials on how to use the rulers here.  Full size templates are included in the pattern. 





This pattern is a fun one for working with different color combinations in solid & print fabrics.  I can't wait to see all of the variations that you'll make with this pattern!

Nova patterns are printed in full color and will be in local quilt shops in May. The pattern is fat eighth & stash friendly. You can find binding instructions here.

Be sure to share your photos with us using the hashtag #NovaTableTopper so we can share in the fun of the ones that you have made!



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

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