Tuesday, May 7, 2019

Nourish: A Lone Star Quilt

I am very excited to share my newest quilt with you today. I love this quilt for so many reasons. I named it Nourish because creating it nourished my soul. 

I have loved Lone Star quilts for a long time & knew that one day I'd figure out how to make one without Y seams. Nourish is the result. It comes in 3 sizes (baby, lap, & king) and is made with the Super Sidekick Ruler.

Quilt Details
Fabric is Kona Cotton by Robert Kaufman
Pattern - Nourish, JBQ 177
Designed by me
Quilted by Teresa Silva
Started on 3/5/19
Finished on 3/31/19
Quilt measures -  72" x 72"  Lap Size


I used Kona Cotton for the lap size cover sample. The background is White and the other fabrics are Dahlia, Splash, Aruba, Key Lime, Canary, Cantaloupe, Candy Pink & Ballerina.

I decided to photograph the quilt in my living room above the couch. I learned a lesson & next time I will steam a quilt before hanging it on my wall!

I created a rainbow stripe pieced back with fabrics that matched the front.

Teresa did a beautiful job with the quilting. I especially love the feathers that frame the star.


I created a baby size Nourish for Nathan & used the same fabrics I have for most of his quilts.

Quilt Details 
Pattern - Nourish, JBQ 177
Designed by me
Quilted by Teresa Silva
Started on 3/13/19
Finished on 4/6/19
Quilt measures -  40" x 40"  Baby Size

Nathan was all smiles at the start of our photo shoot.

I love this photo so much that I used it on the back cover of the pattern.

Then he decided he was done with photos and just wanted to suck his thumb. 


The third Nourish I made features fabrics by Tula Pink. The background is from Pinkerville and the feature fabrics are Tula's Solids and All Star Dots.

Quilt Details
Fabric is Tula Pink
Pattern - Nourish, JBQ 177
Designed by me
Quilted by Angela Walters
Started on 3/10/19
Finished on 5/1/19
Quilt measures - 72" x 72" Lap Size

I like the play that is created by alternating polka dot prints with solids. 

The background fabric includes all of the colors from the center which creates some fun movement.

I decided to use one of Tula's wide back prints as the backing instead of my usual pieced back. As a result I didn't piece in a label. I decided to include a little woven label before adding my binding.

My model starting giving me the "can I go play now?" face during our photo shoot.

Angela quilted different designs in each color diamond.

Full color Nourish patterns will start shipping to shops next week! I hope you pick up a copy and I look forward to seeing your #NourishQuilt 

© Blog post written by Julie Herman
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