Getting Lazy with Julie Herman of Jaybird Quilts

Lazies, I’m so excited to introduce you to the very talented Julie Herman of Jaybird Quilts. Many of you already know Julie’s work as she’s been published in many quilt magazines. Julie is a prolific quilter, long-time Lazy Girl, blogger and creative force.

Hugs & Kisses #JBQ106
Jaybird Quilts

Along with my luggage, I found (met) Julie at baggage claim at the Houston airport last year. That’s right, baggage claim. Julie was the only one in our large group with any energy by the time we arrived in Houston.

Lazy Angle Ruler
With our Lazy Angle ruler joining the Creative Grids family, I contacted Julie and asked if she’d play with the ruler and see where it took her. Well, I didn’t know she was a ruler-lovin’ kind of quilter and she went wild with it.

More about the Creative Grids Lazy Angle ruler here.

Jaybird Quilts
Today, Julie shares her five new Jaybird Quilts patterns, all of which feature the Creative Grids Lazy Angle ruler. I love Julie’s designs, each one more than the last. It’s hard to pick a favorite.

Julie Herman of Jaybird Quilts

Hugs & Kisses, #JBQ106
Shown above, I love Hugs & Kisses. The pieced ‘X’s and diamond shaped ‘O’s create a simply vibrant overall design.

Firecracker, #JBQ105
Spinning stars remind me of fireworks. The fantastic colors set against the drama of the white background make for a lively and festive quilt.

Firecracker, JBQ105

Fast Forward, #JBQ107
Pieced strip sets make this a quick project. The black background and spacing between the pieced spirals give great visual movement.

Fast Forward, JBQ107

Unwind, #JBQ104
I love Unwind. This quilt is an excellent opportunity to play with dramatic fabric combinations. Don’t be shy, throw it all in to the mix and Unwind a gorgeous quilt.

Unwind, JBQ104

Carnival, #JBQ108
I’m a sucker for these chunky, dancing star blocks. They remind me of wild spinning carnival rides.

Carnival, JBQ108

– Use with the Creative Grids Lazy Angle ruler or make templates from each pattern.
– Patterns will be available in a couple of weeks at Julie’s website as well as many, many quilt shops.
– Patterns are full color, booklet style.
– Checker Distributors carries Julie’s full pattern line. The patterns aren’t showing on Checker’s website yet, but should be there soon.

The amazing quilting on all of these beauties is by Angela. This woman has mad skills!

Keep up with Julie online at her blog here and on Facebook here.

Great job Julie!

Do you have a favorite? Post a comment below for Julie.


Images courtesy of Jaybird Quilts.

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19 Responses to “Getting Lazy with Julie Herman of Jaybird Quilts”

  1. Regina — March 7, 2011 @ 9:42 am

    Oh Joan – Oh Julie! I can’t choose – I love them ALL!!!!! Can’t wait to see these patterns hit the stores! 🙂

  2. Mickey Kelly White — March 7, 2011 @ 9:47 am

    I LOVE Hugs&Kisses ; and now I must add Fast Forward as a close second !!

  3. Lish — March 7, 2011 @ 10:30 am

    These are fantastic!!!! I can’t wait til they become available!!! I have the original Lazy Angle Ruler and I can’t wait to play!

  4. Cinda — March 7, 2011 @ 11:08 am

    Boy that’s hard to pick but I’d say…..HUGS and KISSES!!!!!

  5. Ellie — March 7, 2011 @ 12:23 pm

    Love them all but Hugs and Kisses is my favorite.

  6. leli — March 7, 2011 @ 12:35 pm

    Hi Julie my fav is Fast forward but they all are fantastic

  7. sharonj — March 7, 2011 @ 2:06 pm

    They are all great, if I had to pick a all time favourite it would be Unwind!

  8. Mary on Lake Pulaski — March 7, 2011 @ 2:50 pm

    It’s hard to choose a favorite, but I think it’s Hugs & Kisses! They are all beautiful.

  9. Eileen H — March 7, 2011 @ 3:19 pm

    Wonderful quilts made with a fantastic ruler! I love the new designs. It’s so much fun to play with the Lazy Angle Ruler.

  10. rachel griffith — March 7, 2011 @ 4:14 pm

    i can’t pick a favorite.
    i’ve tried.
    a few times.

  11. Jan — March 7, 2011 @ 5:00 pm

    They are wonderful. My favorite is the Carnival.

  12. Judy — March 7, 2011 @ 6:47 pm

    Love the Fast Forward; the name absolutely fits. Great movement. It also makes me thing “Unwind”, because it could thread unwinding off the spools. Great job.

  13. Jeri — March 7, 2011 @ 9:40 pm

    I LOVE them all! I can’t wait to get my hands on all 5 patterns. I do love the the colors in Unwind.

  14. debbi Blair — March 8, 2011 @ 2:30 pm

    Wow! Awsome, ladies! I looked at the new ruler earilier and put it on my definate list of things to have. Now I love the new quilt patterns. Can’t wait for the patterns to be released…keep us posted…

  15. VickiT — March 8, 2011 @ 5:26 pm

    I LOVE Julie’s quilts and follow her blog almost daily to see if she’s posted anything new. I am noping to buy some of her newest quilts and the rulers necessary to make them very soon. y favorites on her newest are Fast Forward, Unwind, and Hugs & Kisses. I think if I had to choose that Fast Forward might be my favorite of those three. There’s just something about that one that really calls to me.

  16. Linda King — March 10, 2011 @ 11:31 am

    I think they are all so beautiful, I especially love the Hugs & Kisses. I am a beginner, and I also have your book “Lazy & Lovin’ It” also the ruler, I have not yet tried, guess I need to see your video again. I am disabled and learning on my own., I hope to get the nerve to try it.

  17. Gail — March 13, 2011 @ 3:51 am

    ‘Fast forward’ has to be my favorite quilt. It reminds me of ribbons twisting. Very illusional. I love the Lazy Angle ruler and will definitely be trying out this design. thank you for your inspiration.

  18. dianne mitzel — March 13, 2011 @ 2:10 pm

    I think I will have to have ALL of your new patterns…they are wonderful, and that ruler is the neatest thing…got to have it…can’t wait for the last patterns to be ready for shipping..will any quilt shops carry your patterns in the Charlotte, N.C. area? You are soooo inspiring to all of us…

  19. irene — April 6, 2011 @ 1:30 pm

    I love the bright colors in these quilts ! How fun to have so many choices of
    patterns with the fancy ruler!