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
For more information visit http://www.jaybirdquilts.com/


Karen said...

Girl, you still got it!!! Motherhood has not slowed you down.
The Tula version is fantastic!!!

Unknown said...

Fabulous! At the top of my list! Thanks Julie..������

Suz C. said...

A beautiful quilt for a beautiful boy! Love the Kona colors too.

Carolyn said...

These are Fantastic! I have always wanted to make a Lone Star quilt and now maybe I can. Truly beautiful every single one. Girl, You are Talented!!!

Brenda said...

I wonder if anyone is selling it as a PDF. Sure hope so. Love all the quilts.

PJ Serge said...

I love your style of a Lone Star!! Great choice of fabrics for all three and your model seals the deal!!! You're little guy is soooo cute, too!
I'll be getting this pattern for sure to make for my two little models! Congratulations on yours! ����

Verena said...

When will this be available to purchase on your website?

vivianjane said...

I love this happiness so much!

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Unknown said...

I saw the Nourish pattern yesterday when I was at the quilt shop working on Journey2Nebula...I don't know if I'll have the top done by the time Nebula starts, but I sure am going to give it a try. I've got some bright solid prints as well as some coordinating batiks... I absolutely LOVE Lone Star (and other star) quilts and the thought of not having to fool with "Y" seams is absolutely bliss.

Many thanks for all you do! Your work is beautiful and inspiring!