Monday, March 28, 2011

Quiltmaker Reveal and a GIVEAWAY!

This month I had the great honor of working on a Jaybird Quilts pattern for Quiltmaker Magazine. 

The pattern, Raspberry Dessert, designed of course by Julie Herman of Jaybird Quilts, can be found in the latest Quiltmaker Magazine which will be on stands in about two weeks.  I didn't alter the pattern at all, and the size shown here is a LARGE throw that measures 76.5" x 76.5"

I used all my primary bright fabrics against a black background to make this striking quilt. 


My neighbor saw me photographing the quilt top and asked me if I would make a twin size quilt for her daughter.  So I am currently making another Rainbow version of this quilt in a twin size.  I only needed to alter the pattern slightly for that version.

To make this pattern in the rainbow pattern I pieced it in sections by color.

Then I trimmed each section. 

Then I set my machine on it’s longest stitch length and did a stay-stitch a scant 1/4” from the edge of each section, to reduce stretch and keep any seams from popping open until I could get the sections sewn together and the whole thing quilted and bound!


I also made a large runner in spring colors using Julie's same pattern. 


Doesn't it look nice on my mantel top?  I think I like it better there than on the table, as I had it in the picture above.


But on to more exciting news!  Julie Herman of Jaybird Quilts, has generously donated one of her patterns to offer as a giveaway!  I'm so excited, because not only will you get her Raspberry Dessert pattern in the latest Quiltmaker magazine, you also have the opportunity to win another pattern here.

But wait, that's not all!  Check out all my fellow Scrap Squad members' blogs to see their versions of Julie's pattern.  Each of them will also be hosting a giveaway as well.  And the final giveaway will be on Quiltmaker's Quilty Pleasures Blog.

For my giveaway, you have several chances to enter:
  1. Leave a comment telling me which Jaybird Quilt pattern you like the best.
  2. Become a follower and leave a comment letting me know (or just let me know you already follow).
  3. Tweet about the giveaway (@iQuilty) and leave the tweet link in a comment
  4. Blog about the giveaway and leave a link in a comment
Enter this contest up to four times before midnight (PDT, because that's where I am) on April 4th and I will be posting a winner on April 5th!

Also don't forget to check out the other giveaways and quilts:

Cheers,

Dionne

128 comments:

Nancy said...

I just became a follower. I love your blog name!

Nancy said...

I love Julie's Firecracker pattern.

Nicole said...

My fav. Jaybird pattern is off the rail. I really love your quilt! The bright colors are so cheery!

Scrappy quilter said...

I'm a follower. What a fun giveaway. Love that quilt, so bright and cheery. Hugs

Marj said...

Love your quilt and the colors are great! Thanks for sharing.

Amanda said...

I'm a follower. Thanks for the chance to win.

Amanda said...

I really like the other quilt pattern called "Unwind."

Jennie S said...

I absolutely love your quilt....the rainbow effect is gorgeous! It is my favorite of them all.
I have signed on as a follow so I can see all that you do...your quilts are lovely.

jennifer said...

Off the Rail would be my favorite.

jennifer said...

I'm a follower.

Petit Design Co. said...

I'm a huge fan of Julie's and I have several favorite patterns, I still like dot party and off the rail

I love your rainbow version especially on the black

Petit Design Co. said...

I added your giveaway to my weekly roundup Quilty Giveaways

http://quiltygiveaways.blogspot.com/

DH Stitches said...

I just love what you did with the rainbow idea. Wonderful job, again!

Sandi P said...

I love all Julie's quilts, but the one that caught my eye first was the FireCracker pattern. It looks a little different - a star, but not - and I think it would stretch my fledgling piecing skills a good bit.

Sandi P said...

I have added you to my Google Reader so I can keep up with all your creative goodness. I don't tweet or blog, so I only get 2 chances to win.

mefutch said...

I've blogged about the give-a-way @ http://mefutch.wordpress.com/2011/03/29/blog-give-a-ways/ - I like the black background - it makes the colors pop!

Linda said...

Dionne- your quilt turned out great! Very nice writing on your blog too!

zarina said...

All her patterns are good but this bit the dust. Or maybe because of the color theme?

zarina said...

Just became a follower of your blog.

Linda E in AZ said...

It's hard to decide, but I like Dot Parade best I think! nice patterns, so I hope I win.
thanks!

Sunnybec said...

I was lucky enough to win a charm pack and pattern on Julie's blog I chose Firecracker as my favourite pattern. I love that I have a chance to win another one of her patterns. Linda

Donna's Quilts 4U2C said...

Your colors and the rainbow effect are most striking. A beautiful quilt.

Lee said...

One of my favorites of Julies patterns is Off The Rail!
thanks!

Lee said...

I am a new follower!
Your quilt is my favorite - love the rainbow look w/ the black background.

Anonymous said...

This is so beautiful and I love this pattern of Julie's. I think it is her best one yet and your quilt just makes it work so well! Good job!

Anonymous said...

Very nice quilt...love the colors.
Donna

Lee said...

My favorite Jaybird pattern is Carnival. It is next on my list of quilts to make.

Marcia W. said...

"Off the rail" is a great jaybird pattern. It's hard to select one from all her new patterns.

kwiltnkats said...

I'm tossed between Unwind and Firecracker. Is there a pot of gold under your rainbow? Hmm that might be a good name for your beautiful quilt. Great twist to color and orientation. Sandi

Lisa Marie said...

I like lots of Julie's patterns but lately I've been looking at "Off the Rail" and thinking I want to make that. Also - your scrap squad quilt is gorgeous!

quiltpetty said...

My fav is Dance Floor!

sandi1100 said...

I like the rasberry delight pattern and it's great to see all the different colors you all have used. I really like that you used different colors. It's a beautiful quilt.

Karen said...

Your version is so gorgeous!!
My favorite patterns are Carnival, Firecracker and Opposites Attract.

Cecilia said...

I love Julie's new pattern "Off the Rail". This is one quilt I would love to make. Your version of the Raspberry quilt is very pretty. I like the way the colors pop against the black.

Jeanne said...

Carnival and Hug and Kisses are two patterns I like of Julie's.

Jeanne said...

I just became a follower.

YankeeQuilter said...

I like Plaid parade...

Your Raspberry quilt came out great! I'll be looking for the next issue of Quiltmaker...

free indeed said...

That Raspberry Dessert is fabulous!
One of Julie's patterns that I like is off the rail...hard to pick just one though :)

free indeed said...

I became a follower

VickiT said...

Julie has some awesome quilts. Trying to come up with my favorite one really does vary depending on my mood each day. LOL I think though that most often "Unwind" is at the top.

VickiT said...

I am now following your blog.

Lisa said...

Good evening. How nice to be doing this quilt for the magazine, I'd be honored too! As for the Jaybird patterns, I'm really liking the Off The Rail pattern and can visual embroidery in the center block. Of course the Raspberry Dessert if really nice. I love how the colors make each look so different. Thanks!

Lisa said...

I am a brand new follower, thanks!

Lisa said...

Posted of the giveaway on my new blog, thanks!
http://ilovescruffydog.blogspot.com/

Marcia Burt said...

I am now one of your fearless followers, Dionne! I like many of the Jaybird quilt patterns, but the one that caught my eye is "Hugs & Kisses" (because I'm a grandma now...and that's what I love to give- and receive!!!) Also- it is a fun scrappy pattern and I LOVE scrappy quilts! :)

Happy Cottage Quilter said...

Julie has some awesome patterns. But I think I like Firecracker the best :-)

BettyLou said...

Your Lap Quilt is so cheery and spring like. It sure would cheer a person up. Would make a great Comfort Quilt for someone. You did a great job.

Debra said...

I'm a new follower!

Debra said...

My favorite Julie Herman pattern has to be dance floor. I love the simplicity of the colors. Thanks for the great giveaway!

Debra said...

I blogged about your giveaway!

Carla said...

My favorite quilt would be Hugs & Kisses. Thanks for a chance to win your giveaway!

Carla said...

I am a new follower of your blog.
Gorgeous quilt in rainbow colors!!

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Debra said...

I tweeted! http://twitter.com/#!/Lealee33

Alwayskeptintap said...

Off the Rail is my favorite pattern of Julie's. Thx for offering the give-away! Cheers, Cathy

Stray Stitches said...

My favorite pattern of Julie's is Dance Floor. Thanks for the opportunity to enter your giveaway.

Bonnie said...

It's hard to decide but I think my favorite is Fast Forward. Very striking. Of course, so are the ones with circles. Your Rainbow quilt is fabulous. Great use of the your scraps.

Jen said...

My favorite pattern is Plaid Parade. Thanks for offering the giveaway.

Jen said...

I am a new follower of your blog. Thanks for the inspiration!

Summer Killebrew said...

Off the rail is my favorite Julie pattern. Can't wait for it's April release!

Ladybug said...

I'm a follower.

Ladybug said...

My favorite pattern is unwind. I lI've the use of negative space in this design.

Mary Grace McNamara said...

Dot Party, Hugs and Kisses and Opposites Attract ...I can't pick which one of those is my favorite! They are all so fun!

MGM

Mary Grace McNamara said...

I'm a new follower too! Glad I found you!

MGM

Pat V. said...

Wow, your quilt is gorgeous! Can't wait to try one of my own. My favorite of the new Jaybird patterns is Firecracker.

Pat V. said...

I have become a follower!

Angi said...

Julie's quilts are all so great! My favorite quilt of her's is Dolly Dresses that she made for her Aliyah.

Kelly O. said...

unwind is my fave jaybird pattern.
i love how you did this quilt in the rainbow effect!

Naomi said...

My favorite is Plaid Parade because I LOVE argyle and I have 2 boys so the colorway she chose for the cover is fabulous for me!

Nancy said...

Well, other than Raspberry Dessert, of course, my favorite iw Dance Floor. It's so "neat" and different! Love it!

Nancy said...

I'm now following you!

Nancy said...

Tweeted
http://twitter.com/#!/goonyburd/status/53162964810870784

Tammy Trig said...

I can't decide between Plaid Parade and Off The Rail

Deb said...

Great Giveaway! I like her pattern Opposites Attract.

The Monkey's Mama said...

i like the dot pattern, and the Argyle-y one, whatever that was called...

The Monkey's Mama said...

i'm a follower too!

Deborah in Atlanta said...

I'm a follower.

Deborah in Atlanta said...

My favorite is CARNIVAL.

Becky said...

Circle around was my favorite Julie Pattern (which I made two of). Now I'm in love with firecracker and fast forward which I've already bought and am ready to make!
Love your verson of this. The colors are great!

Patti said...

Off the rail is great, and this is topping the list. When I see yours, I think of stained glass!

cakegirl said...

I love Dot Party and Fast Forward. Julie is so darn talented and creative. Thanks for the giveaway.

Evelene S said...

I would have to say that I like Julie's Plaid Parade quilt pattern the best, but of course all of them are great. bimbi9atverizondotnet

Evelene S said...

I am a follower of your blog. bimbi9atverizondotnet

Cassie said...

I love the pattern Dance Floor, that's pretty. :)

Cassie said...

I'm a follower now!

Cassie said...

I've blogged about the giveaway!
http://birdolovemoo.blogspot.com/2011/03/wednesday-giveaways_30.html

Cassie said...

I've tweeted about your giveaway @cmdoduck Thanks for doing it!

bambi said...

It is hard to pick my favorite betwen Carnival and Off the Rail. Think I will have to go with Carnival as it will be perfect for my grandchild-to-be.

Angela D. said...

I'm a follower!

Angela D. said...

All of her patterns are great, but I especially like Firecracker! Thanks.

Deb said...

My favorite pattern is her Carnival one.

RenegadeQuilter said...

I really want Julie's Fast Forward pattern. Its currently my favorite.

RenegadeQuilter said...

I now follow your blog.

RenegadeQuilter said...

I have not idea how to do a Tweet link so I just copied and pasted what I tweeted here.

renegadequilterAnn Skelton

Giveaway going on with @iQuilty over at Sew Many Quilts

Hope that works.

Jo said...

I just becane a follower. I really enjoyed looking around youe blog.

Jo said...

Julie has so many wonderful paterns that it is really hard to pic a fav. If I really have to choose I would say my fav is Carnival.

rockgranny said...

It's hard to decide, but I like Off the rail

rockgranny said...

I am a new follower

Julie in WA said...

What great new pattern! I also like the Carnival pattern!

Peaceful Piecer said...

I would choose firecracker...but I like all of the patterns

Peaceful Piecer said...

I'm a follower!

BillieBee (billiemick) said...

I live Carnival.

BillieBee (billiemick) said...

I'm a new follower

Anonymous said...

Love your variation on the pattern - isn't this fun!!!!!
Carol
jcvic@frontier.com

supermom said...

My favourite of her patterns is Opposites Attract.

Your version of the quilt is so colourful, it would brighten any room.

Ms MoomMist said...

Good Morning,
The table topper... I love little quilts -- well, wouldn't you know it, I love all quilts!

Barb in Mi said...

I love the pattern Fast forward. And I truely like your Rainbow Dessert! Just beautiful color placement!

TADVR said...

I'm torn between Raspberry Dessert and Huggs & Kisses!!! y'all do such a greay job on your samples.

TADVR said...

Am so glad y'all have this giveaway, it's a wonderful introduction to all your blogs! Am now a follower.

Béa said...

Really love your rainbow version, wonderful ! My favorite pattern is Hugs and kisses.

Béa said...

I am a new follower.

Anonymous said...

I love your quilt and think it would be wonderful to be able to do one myself. Have enjoyed your blog.

Gayle L. @ nannygayle2@cox.net

Anya said...

Dance Floor looks stunning! thanks for the chance!

Brita said...

Dot Party is my favorite pattern at Jaybird.

Brita said...

And I'm a new Follower! I'm having a great time going through your blogs.

MoeWest said...

I love Julie's Opposites Attract pattern. Thanks for the giveaway.

MoeWest said...

I tweeted about the giveaway.

Tracey said...

Dot Party is my favorite pattern. teekayb29@gmail.com

Tracey said...

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Peach Rainbow said...

I love her Fire Cracker & Carnival patterns!
Thanks for the chance :D
fsarah09 at gmail dot com

Peach Rainbow said...

I Follow!

Anne said...

Hi! I like Julie's "Dot Party" very much! I truly like all of her fabulous patterns.

Anne said...

I am a new follower!

Val Laird said...

Thanks for the opportunity to enter this great giveaway. Wow, how do I pick a favourite - they are all gorgeous. I think Unwind would be at the top of my want list.

Nancy Sue said...

I am a follower now. Pssst! (love the Nuts and Robolts quilt below)!!

Nancy Sue said...

I love your quilt! It was great to be able to hop around and look at one pattern, and different resulting quilts. Thank you for participating. I love Julie's pattern of Fast Forward. It looks super intense!

Deanna said...

Beautiful - the black makes all the other colors "pop" - Deanna - Skinfizzical.com