Wednesday, January 5, 2022

Night Sky Sew Along

Wednesday, January 5, 2022

The upcoming sew along that I'm hosting is going to be for Night Sky! Night Sky has been a popular quilt pattern since it was released and there's so many good versions of it in #NightSkyQuilt that you can find online. There's also a few tips that I can share in a sew along that will help it to be one of your favorite patterns to come back to again and again. It's a goodie!





Night Sky can be made with the Sidekick or the Super Sidekick ruler - either one can get the job done.

Sign up here to receive the sew along emails in your inbox each week. Emails will have the links to the video tutorial of the week, weekly giveaways and prizes, and discounts to quilt shops exclusively for sew along participants.

The sew along schedule is:
Week 1, February 3: Fabric Selection & Coloring Worksheet
Week 2, February 10: Cutting
Week 3, February 17: Fabric & Cutting Facebook Group Live Q&A
Week 4, February 24: Fabric Placement & Layout, Make a practice block
Week 5, March 3: Sew Triangle Units
Week 6, March 10: Sew Half Blocks
Week 7, March 17: Sew Quilt Top
Week 8, March 24: Quilting & Binding

Night Sky is Fat Quarter bundle friendly. We recommend 4 shades from the same color family to make each block. The lap size is made with 16 fat quarters, twin size with 24 fat quarters. You can use solids, blenders, batiks, or small scale prints for your fabrics.

A variety of shops are curating fat quarter bundles or quilt kits for the sew along. Click the quilts below to visit the shop selling the bundle to make that specific quilt top:


















The links to the participating shops below will take your to their curated Night Sky fat quarter bundles or the pattern to purchase to participate. We will continue to add shops to this list, so be sure to refresh your browser to see any new shops that many have been added to the list:

International

Australia

Canada
Kayda’s Quiltworks 

Netherlands


USA

Online Only

Arizona

Florida

Kansas

New York

North Dakota

Texas

Virginia

Washington

Wisconsin


**ATTENTION SHOPS** If you'd like us to add a link to your shops Night Sky bundle or pattern, please fill out this form.


Sign up here to receive the sew along emails in your inbox each week for access to the exclusive quilt shop discount codes & giveaways. We're looking forward to sewing with you soon!




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



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Tuesday, January 4, 2022

Toes in the Sand: Block 1

Tuesday, January 4, 2022

Welcome to the Toes in the Sand Block of the Month sew along! We're excited to sew with you this year! 

Did you want to receive this info in your email once a month? We'll email on the first Tuesday of each month with the names of the fabrics used in the blocks for that month, and if you're making the Queen size quilt, how many of each block to make for your quilt top. Sign up to receive the emails here.

It's OK if you don't have your fabrics yet. There's no rush to sew right away. We're making this information available early on each month so that you'll have it handy once you're all set to cut and sew.






The fabrics above correspond to the block fabrics at the top of page 8 in the pattern book. If you're making a Queen size quilt, make 2 of the orange blocks and 3 of the blue blocks for the queen quilt quilt top. You'll need a fat eighth of each fabric for the Twin size quilt, or a fat quarter of each for the Queen size quilt.



Julie will sew 1 block a month live in the Jaybird Quilts Sew Alongs Facebook group on the first Tuesday of each month in 2022. The live videos will be saved so group members can watch replays of it. The live videos will not be made public to view on other platforms, they will be exclusive to the Facebook group.

If you have an original version of the pattern book released in 2012 (top image), you can receive a PDF of the pattern updates that are a part of the 10th Anniversary edition (bottom image) here.

Thanks for sewing along with us this year!



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


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Monday, December 27, 2021

Nebula Finishing & Bonus Pillow

Monday, December 27, 2021




In the Nebula Finishing video Julie discusses finishing your Nebula quilt, including ideas for quilting, cutting bias binding strips, & demonstrates how to bind the quilt.


And then you can put your Nebula scraps to work to make the Super Star Bonus Pillow from the Nebula pattern. Julie guides you through making the pillow in this video.









Thank you so much for joining us in making the Nebula Block of Month quilt! We'd love to see what you made. Be sure to include the hashtag #NebulaQuilt in your social media posts so we can see your Nebula quilt.


We've got more sew along fun planned for 2022! Be sure to sign up for my sew along announcements here so that you'll be the first to find out about what we'll sewing together.



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


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Tuesday, October 12, 2021

Toes in the Sand in Tula Pink Daydreamer: 10th Anniversary Edition

Tuesday, October 12, 2021
Toes in the Sand Block of the Month Quilt

This Block of the Month design features 12 unique blocks all created with the Hex N More Ruler. There are no pesky Y seams! Each month you'll create two blocks from the same design. Creative fabric placement will make the quilt appear to have 24 different blocks. All of the pieces are rotary cut from fabric strips and machine pieced. Toes in the Sand is a Twin size quilt, 64" x 84". You can also make a Queen size quilt, 97" x 96".

Quilting by Teresa Silva of Quilting is My Bliss
Quilt top pieced by Julie Kentner

Toes in the Sand was my first Block of the Month design. I released in 2012 and it was my love letter to California that I designed after moving across the country from Philadelphia to San Diego. While on maternity leave this spring I recolored the design using the latest Tula Pink fabrics and the 10th anniversary edition of the quilt came to be.

I updated the book with the new book cover shown above for its 10th anniversary. The 10th anniversary edition of the book also includes the following updates or additions: 

  1. New colors for the block directions. 
  2. An updated quilt top layout.  
  3. Bonus directions to make a Queen size quilt top.

If you already own a copy of the Toes in the Sand book and you'd like to download a PDF of the updated quilt top layout and the bonus directions to make a Queen size quilt top, fill out this form and you'll receive the PDF right away.

The 10th anniversary edition of the books will be shipping to shops this month. You might get an original copy or the updated version from your quilt shop.

This updated version of the quilt features all Tula Pink fabrics, including Tula Pink Solids, True Colors, Linework, and the highly anticipated Daydreamer to be released late 2021.


If you're looking for a shop to sign up for the 2022 Toes in the Sand Block of the Month featuring Tula Pink fabrics, our quilt shop partners are:

Australia
Kaela's Patch

United Kingdom
Lovely Jubbly


Additional quilt shops offering the BOM are:

USA

Online Only

Arizona

California

Colorado

Connecticut

Florida

Georgia

Indiana

Iowa
Michigan

Minnesota

Nebraska

New Hampshire

New Jersey

New York

North Carolina

North Dakota

Ohio

Oklahoma
Quilt N Bee

Pennsylvania

Texas

Virginia

Washington

Wisconsin


INTERNATIONAL

Australia

Canada

New Zealand

The Netherlands

United Kingdom



Trunk Show Schedule

The quilt is traveling around to independent quilt shops across the US. Trunk show dates are approximate, may be subject to change due to shipping difficulties, shop preferences and shop hours. Confirm show dates and open hours with the shop if you plan to travel to view the quilt. This list will be updated as more shops are added to the list.

Oceans of Thread, Deland, FL, October 12 to November 13, 2021

Country Barn Quilt Co, Martinez, GA, November 19 to November 24, 2021

High Country Quilts, Colorado Springs, CO, December 5 to December 28, 2021

Country Barn Quilt Co, Martinez, GA, January 5 to January 24, 2022

Pink Door Fabrics, Frederick, CO, February 1 to February 21, 2022

Poppy Quilt N Sew, Georgetown, TX, March 1 to March 23, 2022

Threaded Lines, Montgomery, TX, April 1 to April 24, 2022

Pennington Quilt Works, Pennington, NJ, May 1 to May 22, 2022

Patched Works, Elm Grove, WI, June 1 to June 23, 2022

Texas Quilt Barn, La Grange, TX, July 1 to July 24, 2022


***ATTENTION SHOPS***: 

Do you want to be added to the list on this web page of shops offering the BOM? Do you need the fabric information to make kits? Fill out this form.

Do you want to book the Toes in the Sand trunk show? Fill out this form.



Frequently Asked Questions

Will video tutorials be made available online for the blocks & the quilt?

Many of the Journey2Nebula lessons & tips are helpful for Toes in the Sand. Additionally, Julie will sew 1 block a month live in the  Jaybird Quilts Sew Alongs facebook group on the first Tuesday of each month. The live videos will be saved so group members can watch replays of it. The live videos will not be made public to view on other platforms, they will be exclusive to the facebook group.

 

Will there be a Jaybird Quilts Facebook Group for this BOM?

We recently launched the new Jaybird Quilts Sew Alongs facebook group. Julie will sew 1 block a month live in the  Jaybird Quilts Sew Alongs facebook group on the first Tuesday of each month. The live videos will be saved so group members can watch replays of it. The live videos will not be made public to view on other platforms, they will be exclusive to the facebook group. It is a private group and anyone is welcome to join when we have ongoing or upcoming sew alongs.


How do we know which fabrics to use in the blocks?

We'll send an email out once a month with the names of the fabrics used in the blocks for that month, and if you're making the Queen size quilt, how many of each block to make for your quilt top. Sign up for the email list here. We'll also have a monthly blog post and social media posts with the block fabrics for the month.


I have an original copy of the Toes in the Sand book. How do I get the updated pages of the 2022 version?

Add your email address here and you'll get a copy of the PDF with the updated pages right away.


We will continue to add participating shops, trunk show locations, & FAQs to this post. 
Refresh this page in your browser to see updates.



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


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Wednesday, October 6, 2021

Nebula Block of the Month - Background

Wednesday, October 6, 2021





The Month 10 background tutorial for Nebula is a 2 part series. 

Part 1: Julie reviews the size options for the quilt (now is the time to commit to which size you're making!), the fabric options you can use to make the background, cutting directions for the shapes in the background, & how to piece the background units & blocks together.  

Part 2: Features Julie sewing the quilt top sections + the quilt top.

Additional Background Construction Tips: 

 -Cutting video: Cutting for the Background is done with the Super Sidekick ruler, or the Sidekick



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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Looking for a project to help you use up your Nebula scraps?? Join us for the Rock Candy sew along in October & November.

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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 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. 

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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Thursday, September 30, 2021

Rock Candy Sew Along

Thursday, September 30, 2021

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


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