Tuesday, March 28, 2023


I have a brand new pattern to share today and I'm in LOVE with this quilt!! Let me introduce you to Telescope!!

Quilt Details
Fabric is Everglow & Neon True Colors, both by Tula Pink
Pattern - Telescope, JBQ 180
Designed by me
Quilted by Teresa Silva of Quilting Is My Bliss
Started on 1/12/23
Finished on 3/7/23
Quilt measures - 56" x 72" Lap Size

Telescope was designed to be a beautiful way to showcase fussy cut prints.  It's made with the Jaybird Quilts Fussy Cut Shapes & the Sidekick (or Super Sidekick) Ruler and there's no Y seams!

Fussy cutting is easy with the Jaybird Quilts Fussy Cut Shapes. You can watch video tutorials on how to use the Fussy Cut Shapes and the Sidekick rulers on my YouTube channel. I'm also hosting a sew along to help you make those fussy cut kites. You can sign up for it here.

This pattern was designed for Everglow & Neon True Colors, both by Tula Pink. When selecting other fabrics, choose a variety of stripes, dots, and fabrics that can be fussy cut.

Not only are the creatures fussy cut, but the stripes are too! The pattern includes easy directions on how to create these awesome stripe kites in the blocks.

The Giraffes

The Elephants

The Lions

The Hippos

Telescope is shipping to shops now and will be available for purchase soon! Ask for it from your favorite local quilt shop or independent online shop.

As we learn of where you can shop for the Telescope pattern & quilt kits, we’ll continue to add shops here. Refresh your browser to see the latest shops that have been added:

JF Quilted Designs: Illinois (online only)

Fabric Sanity: Texas (in-person & online)

Threaded Lines Quilt Shop: Texas (in-person & online)

Sierra Sky Sewing: California (online only)

Stitch Fabric Company: Ohio (online only)

Hummingbird Lane Fabrics: Arizona (in-person & online)

Kaela's Patch: Queensland, Australia (in-person & online)

Old Alley Quilt Shop: Minnesota (in-person & online)

Quiltboutique: Zuid-Holland, Netherlands (online only)

PJ's Quilt and Longarm Studio: Florida (in-person & online)

Patched Works: Wisconsin (in-person & online)

Cozy Creative Center: California (in-person & online)

Fat Quarter Shop: Texas (online only)

The Fabric Candy Shoppe: New York (online only)

QuiltWinks: Texas (in-person & online)

Purple KATZ Quilting: Canada (online only)

Lovely Jubbly Fabrics Ltd: United Kingdom (online only)

**Attention shops**: If your shop is carrying Telescope & you would like to be added to this list, please fill out this form.

We've got a fun sew along planned to help you fussy cut these fun fabrics and sew kites with variety & interest.

I'll guide you through using the Jaybird Quilts Fussy Cut Shapes to make fussy cut kites like the ones shown here. Sign up here for the sew along. 

I finished off the quilt with a bias binding of Tula's black and white Tent stripes. Check out my striped bias binding video tutorial to make your own!

I can't wait to see the Telescope quilts that you make! Share photos on social media using #TelescopeQuilt so we can share in the fun. 

Telescope is printed in full color, with detailed fussy cutting directions and full color diagrams. It's got 2 quilt sizes, lap & queen size, and templates are included in the pattern.

Telescope is shipping to shops now and will be available for purchase soon! Ask for it from your favorite local quilt shop or independent online shop.

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


ChrisNH said...

Oh Julie! This quilt hit the SPOT! I haven't finished 2 of your patterns, starting the Names sew along today and now this! I am sew exciting to do this one, it looks absolutely great! Congratulations on another stunning pattern that highlights Tula Pink fabrics perfectly!

Grandma Joan said...

Julie, I really love your patterns and rulers/templates. Looking to buy Telescopes in hopes I have time to make it (i’m just a couple months away from 89!). Keep your fingers crossed for me! Love you and yours!

Cindy MW said...

OMG, I saw this, this morning Aus Time around 4.30am Thursday 30th March, on Tulas page on FB. OMG Julie, you 3 amazing Artists, your pattern and sewing A M A Z I N G, the points, seam matching and you are a Mum, Wowza!!! And Tulas amazing fabric, and had to come here to see whom Quilted her, Well I didn't think a team could be better than you Tula and Angela, but Teresa is now the 4th Amigo, she does amazing work with your gorgeous creations too. I am in Awe. 3 and now 4 Amazing Artists. Love everything about this Wowza!!!!!