Hi there, I'm taking part in Victoriana Quilt Designs 2019 Online Quilters Meet & Greet. A special welcome to those visiting from Benita's blog and taking part in her annual Meet & Greet Grand Prize Draw!
By way of introduction, I'm Judith of Just Jude Designs. I'm a Patchwork & Quilting Designer and Tutor working from my spacious studio in a beautifully converted Victorian linen mill in Belfast, Northern Ireland.
I've been teaching now for 12 years, not only designing projects to teach but also designing quilting projects for magazines and a UK based fabric distributor.
I'm particularly fond of sewing with scraps (I generate a lot of them in my line of work!) and this is reflected in many of my designs.
I wouldn't say I have a particular 'style' to my quilts. Sometimes I take inspiration from the fabrics themselves, or a themed brief from an editor, nostalgia or patterns I see in nature and objects around me.
Some of my best work comes from not having a design brief, and simply grabbing a handful of fabric or scraps and just allowing an organic creative process to develop!
I don't always know what I'm going to end up with, but when I mix a little courage with an open mind, I'm rarely disappointed!
I'm also fond of recycling textiles in patchwork and quilting - linen, denim, tweed, wool and vintage sheets are particular favourites!
So that's a little flavour of my patchwork & quilting life. You can read more about me here, and see more of my patterns here.
And if you would like to enter Benita's Grand Prize Draw (4 pre-cut bundles, 3 Aurifil thread sets, Warm & Natural Batting, 2 Sewline Start sets & lifetime membership to Victoriana Quilt Designs) then just click on the button below to enter your details. Winners will be announced by Benita on 1st October.
Hi! I’m Jude. Welcome to Just Jude Designs! This is where I talk about my sewing endeavours, quilting classes & pattern design. I hope you can stay a while!
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I love scraps and scrappy quilts too. only problem is they seem to multiply!
Hi Jude: I am glad I finally made it to your blog. I love all of your creations and I am going to check out that bag pattern. I love how you put colours and fabrics together into your designs.
Hi Lisa, thank you so much for your lovely comments. Jxo
Judith, you do such beautiful work. Scrappy quilting is my favorite. You use such beautiful fabrics.
Betty from Indiana
Hi Betty, your a woman after my own (scrappy) heart! Thank you, Jxo
LOVE scrappy quilts...& yours are AWESOME!!! ALL the fun things you showed here are Amazing!! Glad didn't have to pick a Favorite! 🙂
Aw thanks so much Lori! You are very sweet to say so! Jxo
Love your scrappy quilts! Great to know you better 😉
Thank you Frederique! Jxo
thanks for sharing the wonderful scrappy ideas in such a beautiful way.
Thank you Karon, and for stopping by! Jxo
How nice to meet you! Your quilts and projects are gorgeous
Thanks so much K! Jxo
Nice to meet you! You do have lots of fun creating... its always nice to let serendipity... have a chance to play, sometimes she really surprises us!
Thanks Beth. Play is v.important for adults! Jxo
I absolutely LOVE scraps and quilted bags! I'm thrilled that you participated in the Meet and Greet. Thanks for sharing SEW many wonderful designs!
Thank you! Jxo
I just loved this post! How nice to meet you!
Thank you! Jxo
So good to see you on the blog hop! Beautiful quilts!
Thank you! Jxo
Hi Jude! I am Jayne from the Meet and Greet. It has been such fun meeting the diverse quilters. I admire your creativity in how you come up with your own designs. I do this, too, but have never taken it to the next step to create instructions for replicating anything. I design by the seat of my pants, and then move on to the next whim that comes my way. I am so glad to meet you!
Thank you Jayne! Sounds like you have the perfect way to design and create!! Jxo
I like the idea of the "Quilters Meet and Greet" as it is lovely to see the work of others quilters. Also, I slowly but surely start to enjoy the beauty of working with scraps and the freedom of just going with the flow...thanks to you. .-)
Thank you Anja! Always good to have new 'scrappy' converts! Jxo
What wonderful designs -- I really like the Boro Bag. Nice to meet you in this year's blog hop.
Thank you Nann, Jxo
Love your work, Judith - especially the denim boro bag and the hare cushion. I have SO many scraps - off to check out the Scrappy Strips Quilt.
Thanks so much Pam, it's so fulfilling turning scraps into finished projects! Have fun!
Thank you Jxo
Such pretty work. Glad to have found your blog via the Meet & Greet.
Thanks so much Jxo
I have found so many things on your blog I want to make! Love that denim bag. Looking forward to meeting more bf’s!
You're so kind Cindy. Thank you Jxo
What a magnificent building to be based in. Definitely love your style and am going to become a blog follower - thanks for sharing!
Thanks so much! I love where I work! Jxo
I love all your quilts. The woodland creatures and the baubles might be my favorite.
Thank you! The woodland creatures all have names so they are special to me too! Jxo
I love all the quilts. Those foxes and the baubles might be my favorites.
Thank you! My foxes are always popular! Jxo
What lovely quilts and creations! Love that little hare pillow. I've enjoyed meeting you through this post!
Thanks so much! Harriet is a special lady! Jxo
I really like the variety of scrappy quilts that you make.
Thank you Sally! I love working with scraps and watching a little bit of magic happen! Jxo
love that Harriet Hare cushion!!
Thank you! She's a special one! Jxo
It was really nice to meet you and see all your beautiful quilts. Love that big clam shell quilt.
Thank you! I love curvy quilts and it was a popular one in class too. Thanks for stopping by!
This blog hop looks interesting and fun, I love finding new blogs for inspiration. Hopefully now lots of new people will also know how fabulous you are. x
Aw Kay, you always say such lovely things! Thank you. Jxo
Love your tween and applique pillow!
Thanks Jan. Jxo