Monday, April 12, 2021

Quilts for Baby and Beyond

Quilts for Baby & Beyond has patterns for 9 quilts & 3 pillows, all made with the Super Sidekick ruler & no Y seams!! Books will be available on May 5th. 
Ask for a pre-order from your favorite quilt shop




All 12 designs are created by rotary cutting fabric strips using the Super Sidekick Ruler and with no Y seams! 

Quilts for Baby & Beyond serves as a primer for the quilter who is new to or looking to perfect sewing with diamonds and triangles. It’s filled with full color photos and diagrams of my tips and tricks for cutting accuracy, matching points, and beautiful binding. This book has the step by step instructions to help make quilts with 60-degree angles come together with ease.

Here are all of the projects that you'll find in the book:


Big & Small Triangles pillows are designed as nursery and living room accents. They are ideal for using scraps and practice sewing triangles.



Zig Zag pillow is designed as a support pillow for holding baby during feedings and more.



Twice the Fun quilt is designed with speed of piecing in mind for when you need a fast quilt finish or a pair of quilts for twins or multiples.

Just 4 fabrics + one shape to cut from the #SuperSidekickRuler and you’ll have 2 quilts pieced super fast.

This duo of baby quilts has been in my head since I designed Varsity back in 2012. I knew there had to be a way to make 2 quilts at once using strip piecing. ‘Twice the Fun’ is the result!!





This quilt is called “Rookie of the Year” and its round! I designed it round so it can be used when baby or little ones are in the stroller. This way none of the edges drag!! 

If the thought of binding a circle intimidates you, there’s also an option to finish it as a hexagon. Directions on how to turn a hexagon into a circle are included in the book.





Twinkle Twinkle quilt is designed for the nursery and as a tool while singing the song. I made this quilt in a black and white version because high contrast is the first thing that babies can see.




This trio is called “Cuddles” and is made up of an adult, baby & doll quilt.




Infinity Stones quilt is part of the Journey2Nebula skill builder series. You can sign up to receive the skill builder tutorials in a weekly email. Video tutorials to make Infinity Stones are on YouTube: Infinity Stones cutting & piecing





Tummy Time All Star quilt is designed to be the ideal size and shape for floor playtime.







Color Wheel! This lap sized quilt is perfect for babies, kids, & adults. The big bold shapes of color are ideal for teaching colors to little ones.





This is Gradient quilt. We would have loved to have photographed this quilt at a park or the beach, but these photographs were taken in early April last year after everything was shut down. The reality is we photographed it on our back patio because we had very few options at the time. Nevertheless, you can still see the beauty of the quilt. It's an excellent picnic quilt or to teach colors while snuggling up on the couch.




I’ve always loved looking at monthly milestone photos, even before I was a mom. Taking monthly photos of Nathan is one of my favorite routines that we do together. I knew I wanted a quilt for the new baby book that specifically was designed for this type of photo. Introducing the “Watch Me Grow” quilt. The bold rows of color really help you compare the growth between photos.

Check out my Quilt Preview Party on YouTube to see all of the quilts.

The book has full color directions for all of the projects shown here. Full size templates are included. I've also listed all of the Kona Cotton Solid colors used for the projects in the book.

I can't wait to see what you make from it! Share your projects with us on social media using #JaybirdBaby!


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


2 comments:

  1. This looks like a wonderful book! The quilts are amazing. You should be very proud Julie!!

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  2. I will be looking for this at my LQS. Working on J2N currently and find I have the need to complete the full Journey! The other quilts and pillows look like wonderful ideas to work on AFTER Nebula is complete. Thank you for teaching such great skills, Julie!

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