Tuesday, October 15, 2019

Candy Corn Block Tutorial

Tuesday, October 15, 2019
I recently started making these fun candy corn blocks with the Super Sidekick Ruler and a variety of Tula Pink scraps. Some of you had requested a block tutorial, so here it is!


1. This block tutorial uses 2 1/2" strips of fabric and the Super Sidekick Ruler.


2. Start with cutting the white fabric. Align ruler to bottom edge of the strip. The top of the fabric strip will align with the solid horizontal 2 ½” line. Cut along right edge of ruler to trim strip. 


3. Flip the cut fabric strip to the wrong side. Align ruler to bottom edge of the strip & align the top edge of the fabric strip with the 2 ½” line. Align the left cut edge of the fabric strip with the solid diagonal line. Cut along right edge of ruler to complete the triangle.



4. Next is the orange fabric. Align the top of the fabric strip with 4 ½” line. The bottom of the fabric strip will NOT be aligned on a printed ruler line. Cut along right edge of ruler to trim strip. 



5. Flip the cut fabric strip to the wrong side. Align the top of the fabric strip with 4 ½” line. Align the left cut edge of the fabric strip with the solid diagonal line. Cut along right edge of ruler to complete the orange half hexagon.



6. Last to cut is the yellow fabric. Align the top of the fabric strip with 6 ½” line. The bottom of the fabric strip will NOT be aligned on a printed ruler line. Cut along right edge of ruler to trim strip. 

7. Flip the cut fabric strip to the wrong side. Align the top of the fabric strip with 6 ½” line. Align the left cut edge of the fabric strip with the solid diagonal line. Cut along right edge of ruler to complete the yellow shape.



8. Arrange cut shapes as shown below.
9. Flip the orange piece onto the yellow piece as shown. Make sure they are centered and the overhang is equal on both sides.
10. Sew with a 1/4" seam.
11. Press seam open and arrange with the remaining piece as shown below.
12. Flip the white triangle onto the orange piece as shown. Make sure they are centered and the overhang is equal on both sides.
13. Sew with a 1/4" seam.
14. Press seam open.
15. Enjoy your block!
Make as many blocks as you want and arrange as desired.
I'm currently planning on alternating my blocks with black triangles. Basics on how to piece together 60° triangles will help you to make your own scrappy candy corn project.



Enjoy!



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

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Wednesday, June 19, 2019

Alphabet Soup Bonus Pattern: Name Quilt

Wednesday, June 19, 2019
I have a new free bonus pattern that features the letters found in Alphabet Soup. This baby quilt has a name strip and a large area to feature a big print that you don't want to cut up. Wide backs are great for this project. This quilt comes together quickly since it only needs a few few letter blocks to bring it together.

I've made it twice already and I have a third in the works. This one featuring Tula Pink's Monkey Wrench is for my son, Nate.

Quilt Details 
Fabric is Monkey Wrench by Tula Pink
Pattern - Bonus Name Quilt
Designed by me
Started on 5/2/19
Finished on 5/11/19
Quilt measures -  50" x 50" 





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This quilt is for baby Zak who was just born in June.


Quilt Details 
Fabric is Kona Cotton & Urban Zoologie by Ann Kelleboth for Robert Kaufman
Pattern - Bonus Name Quilt
Designed by me
Quilted by me
Started on 4/25/19
Finished on 5/4/19
Quilt measures -  50" x 50" 


The pattern is available now for download. Ask for Alphabet Soup at your local quilt shop.




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

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Tuesday, May 7, 2019

Nourish: A Lone Star Quilt

Tuesday, May 7, 2019
I am very excited to share my newest quilt with you today. I love this quilt for so many reasons. I named it Nourish because creating it nourished my soul. 

I have loved Lone Star quilts for a long time & knew that one day I'd figure out how to make one without Y seams. Nourish is the result. It comes in 3 sizes (baby, lap, & king) and is made with the Super Sidekick Ruler.



Quilt Details
 
Fabric is Kona Cotton by Robert Kaufman
Pattern - Nourish, JBQ 177
Designed by me
Quilted by Teresa Silva
Started on 3/5/19
Finished on 3/31/19
Quilt measures -  72" x 72"  Lap Size


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I used Kona Cotton for the lap size cover sample. The background is White and the other fabrics are Dahlia, Splash, Aruba, Key Lime, Canary, Cantaloupe, Candy Pink & Ballerina.


I decided to photograph the quilt in my living room above the couch. I learned a lesson & next time I will steam a quilt before hanging it on my wall!



I created a rainbow stripe pieced back with fabrics that matched the front.





Teresa did a beautiful job with the quilting. I especially love the feathers that frame the star.


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I created a baby size Nourish for Nathan & used the same fabrics I have for most of his quilts.

Quilt Details 
Pattern - Nourish, JBQ 177
Designed by me
Quilted by Teresa Silva
Started on 3/13/19
Finished on 4/6/19
Quilt measures -  40" x 40"  Baby Size


Nathan was all smiles at the start of our photo shoot.


I love this photo so much that I used it on the back cover of the pattern.


Then he decided he was done with photos and just wanted to suck his thumb. 


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The third Nourish I made features fabrics by Tula Pink. The background is from Pinkerville and the feature fabrics are Tula's Solids and All Star Dots.



Quilt Details
 
Fabric is Tula Pink
Pattern - Nourish, JBQ 177
Designed by me
Quilted by Angela Walters
Started on 3/10/19
Finished on 5/1/19
Quilt measures - 72" x 72" Lap Size





I like the play that is created by alternating polka dot prints with solids. 


The background fabric includes all of the colors from the center which creates some fun movement.


I decided to use one of Tula's wide back prints as the backing instead of my usual pieced back. As a result I didn't piece in a label. I decided to include a little woven label before adding my binding.


My model starting giving me the "can I go play now?" face during our photo shoot.


Angela quilted different designs in each color diamond.




Full color Nourish patterns will start shipping to shops next week! I hope you pick up a copy and I look forward to seeing your #NourishQuilt 



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

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