Thursday, May 13, 2021

Journey2Nebula: A Skill Builder Series

Thursday, May 13, 2021
The Journey2Nebula is a self paced skill builder series with cutting & sewing videos where I teach you all kinds of tips for getting started with sewing my patterns. Find ease with cutting & sewing shapes cut on the bias, tips & tricks for matching points, and greater accuracy cutting & sewing 60-degree shapes. You can sign up with your email address for the Journey2Nebula to get a weekly email to help keep you on track throughout the series.

Complete 8 Jaybird Quilts patterns, all with video tutorial instructions, at your own pace. The tutorials are free to access, all you'll need to complete the skill builder are the patterns & the materials to make them.

The goal is to help you familiarize yourself with using the Hex N More & Super Sidekick (or Sidekick) rulers, cutting, & piecing shapes from the rulers. We'll work through small, approachable patterns together with a different skill building pattern each week. 

Other than the cost of the rulers, patterns, and materials, there is no additional cost to participate. Templates are included in all of the patterns. All of the patterns have full color directions. 


The projects that we'll make are:

Seaside: We'll cut and piece diamonds from the Sidekick or Super Sidekick ruler.


Lucky Charm: We'll cut and piece half hexagons from the Hex N More ruler.


Jawbreaker: We'll work on strip piecing, then cut and piece triangles from the Hex N More, Sidekick, or Super Sidekick ruler.




Rock Candy: We'll cut and piece diamonds and triangles from the Sidekick or Super Sidekick ruler. How the table topper is sewn together will demonstrate a similar approach used to sew together the Nebula quilt top.


Candy Dish: We'll cut and piece hexagons and triangles from the Hex N More ruler.


Gazebo: We'll cut and piece half hexagons and triangles from the Hex N More ruler. How the table topper is sewn together will demonstrate the same approaches used to sew together many of the blocks and the Nebula quilt top.


Gemstones: We'll cut and piece triangles and half triangles with the Sidekick or Super Sidekick ruler.



Infinity Stones: This quilt pattern is in my new book Quilts for Baby & Beyond. We'll cut and piece triangles and diamonds with the Super Sidekick ruler.


Patterns and rulers are available from independent quilt shops. Ask your local quilt shops if they have the Journey2Nebula patterns & rulers, order them online, or get the PDF patterns here.

These patterns each offer dedicated focus with the rulers, shapes, and any sewing techniques mentioned. All patterns are rotary cut from fabric strips and machine pieced. They are precut friendly, using 5" squares or 2.5" strips, great for breaking into those precut bundles or stash busting.

Sign up with your email address for the Journey2Nebula to get a weekly email to help keep you on track throughout the series. Share your progress with us on social media using the hashtag #Journey2Nebula so that we can share in the fun with you. I hope that you have as much fun on your Journey to Nebula as I did creating it for you! 


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


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Wednesday, May 5, 2021

Nebula Block of the Month - Block 5

Wednesday, May 5, 2021




Welcome to Block 5 of the  Nebula Block of the Month sew along. In the Block 5 video Julie reviews the fabric to use to make the blocks, where to find the guidance for cutting the block pieces, & where to find her tips for sewing the blocks together.
 
-Sewing strip sets
-Cutting video: Cutting for Block 5 is done with the Hex N More Ruler 
-Cutting tip: Trimming the points off the triangles will help with alignment 
-Piecing video: Piecing for Block 5 is similar to piecing for Gazebo
-Piecing tip: The hang pin technique will come in handy for sewing the rows together to create the blocks

After you finish sewing, share a photo on Instagram and use the hashtag #NebulaQuilt to show us your blocks. We would also love to see your progress posted and shared in our community Facebook Group.


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Sign up here to receive an email on the first Tuesday of each month of 2021, with guidance, tips, & tricks for sewing your Nebula blocks, quilt top, & the Super Star bonus pillow.


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The Journey2Nebula sew along is now available as a self paced skill builder series. Find ease with cutting & sewing shapes cut on the bias, tips & tricks for matching points, and greater accuracy cutting & sewing 60-degree shapes. Complete 7 Jaybird Quilts patterns, all with video tutorial instructions, at your own pace. The tutorials are free to access, all you'll need to complete the skill builder are the patterns & the materials to make them. 

Sign up here to receive the skill builder tutorials in a weekly email series or view all of the tutorials on YouTube anytime.


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


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