Thursday, September 30, 2021

Rock Candy Sew Along

Rock Candy is one of my favorite patterns, and it's the perfect fast finish for this time of year. I've made it more than 20 times. It can be made from scraps, charm packs, jelly rolls & more. The fabrics you pick and placement you choose can make it look so unique & original. Sign ups for the sew along are happening now.

Here are some of the many Rock Candy table toppers I've made.

Clever placement creates a focus on different shapes.

Careful placement of lights and darks.

Rainbow colors pop!

Fussy cut Eagles fabric featured.

3 coordinated toppers from the same fabric collection, one in each color-way.

Fussy cut hands from Tula Pink's HomeMade featured in the center.

Two solid colors offset by a strong background.

Scrappy Tula Pink featuring HomeMade and True Colors.

Rock Candy is versatile. You can make it high contrast, low contrast, or all in the same color family. You can make it with solids, prints, blenders, batiks, or mix of those fabrics. 

It's scrap friendly. Put those bits to work that you're wondering what to make with them. 

It's quick! You can make one when you need a quick gift, for a holiday table spread, or just because you want to make a fast finish for yourself.

It's foundational for a lot of other Jaybird Quilts patterns. If you can make a Rock Candy table topper, you'll have a lot of luck making most Jaybird Quilts patterns.

Sign ups for the sew along are happening now. Let's make a Rock Candy table topper together this fall!

I hope you'll join us for our sew along.

© Blog post written by Julie Herman
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Wednesday, September 8, 2021

Nebula Block of the Month - Block 9

Welcome to Block 9 of the  Nebula Block of the Month sew along. In the Block 9 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.
-Cutting videos: Cutting for Block 9 is done with the Super Sidekick ruler or the Sidekick ruler or the Hex N More ruler.
-Piecing video: Piecing the Jawbreaker triangles together is similar to piecing the units in Block 9 together.
-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.


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.


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 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. 

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© Blog post written by Julie Herman
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