Ann Kelle + Aurifil

Ann Kelle + Aurifil

You can't help but smile when you see Ann Kelle designs! They are always so bright and cheerful, whether it is fun geometrics in Remix or friendly animals in Urban Zoologie or all the kids in Girl Friends.

Ann Kelle's happy colors are now available in Aurifil thread boxes, all carefully coordinated to match her fabric collections.  Available in both the large box, including 12 spools (1,422 yds each) of Aurifil 50wt. cotton thread, and the small box, including 10 spools (220 yds. each) of 50 wt. thread.

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Quilt Market Recap

 Quilt Market Recap

Each May, Quilt Market finds us in a different city than the year before and this time it was Pittsburgh that played host with the quilting industry descending on the city for a week. We brought a crew excited to show off our newest releases to shop owners, pattern designers and other industry professionals.  Do you want a peek, too? Join us for a virtual tour of our booth, with new releases and patterns along the way. 

Ann Kelle has added to her Remix collection with new houndstooth, plus-sign and polka dot designs. Full of bright colors and happy messages, her booth was perfect for market meetings. Plus it gave us a chance to talk about her fabulous new mustache print, along with houndstooth and anchors, that are now available on our Laguna Print Jersey.

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Quiltmaker's 100 Blocks!

Quiltmaker's 100 Blocks!

When you're ever looking for some block inspiration, Quiltmaker's 100 Blocks is the publication to pick up. The newest edition will be available May 6th and we're thrilled that there are several block patterns that put to use a variety of  Kona® Solids and several prints including Blythe, Remix by Ann Kelle, Architextures by Carolyn Friedlander, and Quilters Linen.

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Girl Friends Quilt {free pattern}

Since Ann Kelle first introduced the Girl Friends back in the fall of 2012, she has continued making the cutest little girls available on fabric. Mermaids, ballerinas, princesses and now, with sweet little wings, there are fairies! Mixing Kona Cotton solids and Remix chevrons and dots while spotlighting the Girl Friends collection, the quilt is a cheerful burst of girliness.

Designed by Erica Jackman of Kitchen Table Quilting, the Girl Friends quilt uses paper piecing for accurate points and finishes at 55 1/2" by 68 1/2" (lap size).

You can download the free pattern from our website, as well as dozens of other quilt and project patterns. Happy quilting!

 

Stash Stack Quilt {tutorial}

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This is a Stash Stack. Stash Stacks are bundles of 12 coordinated Fat Quarters. They are great to work with because the coordination of colors has been done for you!

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Have you ever needed to make a quilt on short notice? If so this is the tutorial for you! Grab a Stash Stack and a solid and you'll have a quilt in no time! 

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In order to make the quilt super soft I chose to use cuddle by Shannon Fabrics as the backing for this quilt.  It really makes you want to grab the quilt and cuddle with someone underneath it.

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Download the full tutorial here.

{ Julie Herman blogs at Jaybird Quilts }