Introducing Graphic Jam
It has been a couple years since we have published a new Block-of-the-Month book and boy are we excited to introduce you to Graphic Jam! We teased this book back in March with a naming contest and Graphic Jam was the winner. Now that the book is available and the cold weather is upon us, it is time to get sewing! So, grab a cup of tea or wine, and let’s dig into this quilty goodness. Or, watch the YouTube video here.
The Quick & Dirty
Graphic Jam Includes:
- Two sizes - the Quilt size finishes 70in x 82in and the Wall size finishes 36in x 42in.
- Full foundation paper-piecing step-by-step directions with diagrams.
- Each block has its own page with a cutting list for each color and foundation piece.
- Seven different quilt samples to give you as many different ideas as possible!
- Full-size foundations on letter-size paper ready to photocopy.
- A coloring page and swatch page in the center pullout.
Quilt size - 70in x 82in
- ½ yards of 12 Fabrics for the Colors
- 1⅛ yards of 4 different Background Fabrics
- 1 yard of a Medium Accent (includes binding)
- 2¼ yards of a Dark Accent Fabric
- 5¼ yards of Backing Fabric
- Letter-size Foundation Paper
- Add-A-Quarter™ ruler
Wall size - 36 in x 42in
- ⅜ yards (or fat-quarters) of 12 Fabrics for the Colors
- ½ yards of 4 different Background Fabrics
- ⅝ yard of a Medium Accent (includes binding)
- 1 yard of a Dark Accent Fabric
- 1⅜ yards of Backing Fabric
- Letter-size Foundation Paper
- Add-An-Eighth™ ruler
Behind the Scenes
We always have a little too much fun and an unpredicted struggle or two on our quilt photo shoots. This time was no different! I put together a little behind the scenes video of the experience to share with you all. Watch the YouTube video here.
Why the Multiple Sizes?
The feedback we always get about our BOMs is about the size. “Make it bed size!” “Could you make one that is smaller?” So, in our attempt to be Goldilocks, we included two sizes! The wall size blocks are half the size of the quilt size and because of that, we recommend using an Add-An-Eighth™ ruler when sewing that one. It will make your seams smaller and less bulky.
Now, let's check out the quilts! We made a bunch so, stick with us.
Favorite Things Cover Quilt
The cover Graphic Jam quilt is made with my newest fabric line, Favorite Things, from Windham Fabrics. 12 different colored prints are the focus of the blocks and accompanied by a medium grey and black print for the accents. The background is made up of 4 different low volume prints to give it a fun scrappy look! The colors are arranged in an order that creates a rainbow serpentining throughout the quilt. Y’all know I love to arrange things in color order!
Solid Rainbow Quilt
We made a “matching” wall size quilt to accompany the cover quilt. We chose 12 solid fabrics that were close to the Favorite Things colors and made it to look almost exactly the same! It is fun to see them side by side on the cover.
Scrappy Batik Quilt
This gorgeous quilt was made with batiks pulled from Kristy’s amazing stash. We pieced most of this quilt while teaching on a cruise earlier this year, when things like that were open. We created another rainbow with the blocks, but instead of just using 12 colors, we chose 24 and used 2 per block. We reversed the light and dark from the cover quilt, choosing a white and light grey for the accents and 4 different navy/black batik prints for the background.
Pura Vida Quilt
This is the “matching” wall-size version of the batik quilt. We used the strike-offs from my future batik line with Anthology Batiks, Pura Vida. (This one is still kind of a secret, so shhh, don’t tell!) We mimicked the 4 dark background fabrics, light accents and rainbow blocks and I adore it!
Teal, Aqua and Pink Quilt
We really wanted to see what the quilt made with a different (ahem, not rainbow) color-scheme. We started pulling fabrics from our stash and started leaning towards our aqua and teal fabrics. We paired those with different pink accents and then grabbed some light grey background. The result is so cute!
Juli’s Me+You Indah Solid Quilt
Oo la la! Juli Kieny pieced and quilted this gorgeous quilt made with Me+You Indah Solids from Hoffman California Batiks. We chose 12 jewel tones for the blocks and added one more so the pink didn’t have to be paired with the green at the end of the spectrum. The solid light grey background is the perfect canvas to show off Juli’s amazing quilting.
MaryEllen’s Stash-Busting Quilt
We love when MaryEllen (or Mom/Mama as she is known to us!) makes a quilt for our books! Her eye for color is where I learned everything I know. We also have very different stashes, so the same pattern can look so different! She used cool-colored fabrics to make the blocks for this wall-size quilt, occasionally throwing in a warm accent or two. She paired those with a scrappy low volume background and light grey accent.
For those who made it all the way to the end, thank you! I hope you are inspired to make a Graphic Jam quilt of your own. When you do, be sure to share photos on social media so we can see it! Post them to our Facebook Group or use our #sassafraslane hashtag on Instagram!