As you’ve heard us say before, we love Jaybird Quilt patterns! They make you look great as a quilter because the patterns seem so intricate but the actual instructions are easy. This one does not have Y seams (despite what you might think!) and is a great pattern for “I Spy” quilts. We also like the pattern because it has multiple sizes: Baby, Lap, Twin, Queen and King. 

The white spaces, as seen on the pattern cover, make long arm quilters drool (and domestic machine quilters too). The perfect spot for some fancy stitches, as seen in this example from the Jaybird Quilts website:

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But don’t let the solid colours of the quilt pattern photo put you off! Go crazy, think outside the box, play with colour. We’ve flipped the colours on their head! Dark background and scrappy hexagons.

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We and the designer highly recommend you use the Hex ‘n More ruler as it certainly makes the cutting quicker and more accurate. As always, Jaybird has a number of other patterns that use this ruler too, and you’ll find it handy for other projects. It makes 4 shapes (Hexagon, Half Hexagon, 60 degree Triangle, and Jewel) in 4 sizes. But if you don’t want yet another ruler, the pattern includes template outlines that you can make.

In our online class, we walk through fabric selection, cutting and sewing tips (including mastering the partial seam), and how to put it all together.

Need help with your colour choices? Just let us know and we’ll work with you to sort that out. Have questions along the way? Ask them in the Comment section of this post or email us at

How does the online quilt class work? To register, you just buy the “Snack Time” pattern and pay $10 for the class. After you register, we’ll send you the link to the Class video. (Note: a fair bit of time goes into making these class videos so please don’t share the class link with your friends! We think the price is pretty reasonable 🙂 ) You can then do the class when it’s convenient for you AND go back and review parts as you’re working on the project….BIG advantages of online classes. Click here to register!

If you already have the pattern, you can choose just to pay for the class. Email us at, saying you just need the “Snack Time” class, and we will invoice you for the $25 (+tax) then send you the Class link.

Happy sewing!