Sunday, February 17, 2019

Quilt Big Blog Tour - Wrap Up - Part One


It certainly has been an exciting few weeks getting to share with you all the wonderful Designers and Creatives that have been making projects for the Quilt Big Blog Tour.  So many of these wonderful people I have met personally through my quilting journey and it is so exciting getting to showcase the amazing work they do.   Have you been following along the #quiltbigblogtour

Here is a wrap up of the first part of the Quilt Big Blog Tour and the beautiful projects that have been made. I really love how these designers show that you can take the blocks from the book and then make them into any project you desire - not just necessarily what is shown.


String Pillows by
Melissa from Oh How Sweet


Home Treasure Quilt by


Strip Heart Pillow by 
Nadra of Ellis and Higgs


Bow Tie Quilt by


Mosaic Quilt by
Lauren of Molly and Mama


Mosaic Blocks by
Hilary of Aurifil


Log Cabin Quilt by


Home and Hearth Pillow by
Samantha of Aqua Paisley Studio


Lozenge Quilt by

Sharon of Lilabellelane Lane 


Quilt Big is available from all major online retailers - AmazonBook DepositoryBarnes and Noble and The Quilting Company. You can check out your local Quilt store also for copies which is now starting to show up in stores here in Aus and Internationally. 


I have copies available in My Store also which come with a Quilt Big Pencil and Quilt Sizes Postcard.



Don't forget to stop by my Introductory Quilt Big Blog Tour post to enter to win this Quilt Big Aurifil Thread Collection thanks to Aurifil. (don't comment here)

I cant wait to continue showcasing projects from Quilt Big - the support this book has received so far is very humbling so a big thank you to you.

Happy Quilting
Jemima x x

Thursday, February 7, 2019

End Game Quilt Sew Along - Getting Ready


Back in January I was so excited to release this Quilt pattern - End Game - little did I realise just how much you guys were going to love it too.  So after such an amazing response it was easy to choose this for the next Sew Along.

Starting March 11th we will be kicking off the #endgamequiltsewalong

The End Game Quilt Pattern comes in two sizes - the Full Size at 62.5in x 72.5in (159cm x 184) and the Mini Quilt size 20.5in x 22.5in (52cm x 57cm).  Included in the pattern is a Colouring Page to help you work out your colour placement, as well as Cutting Tags to keep track of your fabrics as you cut them. 

The #endgamequiltsewalong will be held over 6 weeks - this gives you plenty of time to get yourself all organised before hand and has that causal approach to the timing so that it is not overwhelming for anyone.  I will be hosting it over on Instagram using the #endgamequiltsewalong and #endgamequilt hashtags.  There will be prizes from some fantastic sponsors, Newsletters each week with information about each weeks' task, along with tips and tricks to help you make your #endgamequilt

So no matter where in the world you are you can Sew Along with us. 

END GAME SEW ALONG DETAILS

Dates - March 11th - April 15th

Duration - 6 weeks

HOW TO PARTICIPATE

Get a copy of the End Game Quilt Pattern 

Sign up for the Newsletter

Follow me @tiedwitharibbon and post your progress pics to #endgamequiltsewalong  and #endgamequilt

SUPPLIES NEEDED

Here are the Fabric Requirements for this Quilt


You will also need an Equilateral Triangle Ruler.  Listed in the Pattern under the NOTES section are lots of details as to what type of ruler works well for this quilt to ensure accuracy.  

To go with this Quilt Pattern I have made an Acrylic Template Set that has both Templates for the Full and Mini Quilt. These Templates will ensure that your End Game Quilt measures the correct size for your blocks.

SCHEDULE

Week 1 - Choosing your Fabric
Week 2 - Cutting your Fabrics
Week 3 - Construct Rows 1 - 3
Week 4 - Construct Rows 4 - 6
Week 5 - Construct Rows 7-9
Week 6 - Completing your Quilt Top, Preparing for Quilting and Binding 

PRIZES

There is an amazing Line up of Sponsors who will be offering prizes for both people making the Full and Mini Quilts.  So no matter which size you are making you can still be in the running. Remember you must use the hashtags #endgamequiltsewalong and #endgamequilt to be in the running.

Sew Mondo - Cotton and Steel Kicks Bundle
Discount Coupon for End Game Quilt Newsletter subscribers



Sarah Ashford Studio - End Game Pouch

Cottoneer - Lucky Charm FQ Bundle
Discount Coupon for  End Game Quilt Newsletter subscribers



My Fabricology - 2 Tied with a Ribbon Quick Cut Kits



Doohikey Designs - 2 sets of Custom Made Binding Babies



Ava and Neve - FQ Bundle of Chambray Linens


Pink Door Fabrics - US$40 Gift Certificate
Discount Coupon for End Game Quilt Newsletter subscribers



Troll Brothers Quilt Designs - Copy of Curated House Mag
Discount Coupon for End Game Quilt Newsletter subscribers



Sew Stitching Happy - FQ Bundle, Pen, Scissors and C&S Thread
Discount Coupon for End Game Quilt Newsletter subscribers

Fabric Pixie - AU$50 Gift Certificate
Discount Coupon for End Game Quilt Newsletter subscribers
Beautifully Mended - FQ Bundle Bliss Collection
Discount Coupon for End Game Quilt Newsletter subscribers



Kaitlyn from Knot and Thread Design is offering 20% off Long Arm Quilting services 
(edge to edge only) for End Game Quilts that are sent to her. 



I told you there were so many awesome prizes.  The End Game Quilt is suitable for Patterned prints just as much as Solids.  You can check out the #endgamequilt hash tag for lots of inspiration already from quilts already made.  

Make sure you are signed up to the End Game Quilt Newsletter as there will be lots of discounts and offers from many of the sponsors.  Several stores also have Kits for the End Game Quilt in a variety of different patterns so make sure you get this Newsletter.

So get excited and start to gather your supplies.
The #endgamequiltsewalong is not to be missed.

Jemima x x

Monday, January 28, 2019

Quilt Big Blog Tour


Today is the official kick off for the Quilt Big Blog Tour.  I am so excited to share with you so many talented and inspiring Makers, Fabric Designers, Pattern Designers and Bloggers whom I know you will love. 

Follow along at #quiltbigblogtour also on Instagram to check out the amazing projects made by these talented makers.  The full list is here below.

28th Jan     Jemima Flendt - @tiedwitharibbon - www.blog.tiedwitharibbon.com
29th Jan     Melissa LeRay - @ohhowsweetco - www.ohhowsweet.com
30th Jan     Ange Hamilton - @alittlepatchwork - www.alittlepatchwork.wordpress.com
31st Jan     Nadra Ridgeway - @ellisandhiggs - www.ellisandhiggs.com
1st Feb       Alyce Blyth - @blossomheartquilts - www.blossomheartquilts.com
4th Feb       Lauren Wright - @mollyandmama - www.mollyandmama.com.au
5th Feb       Aurifil - @aurifilthread - auribuzz.wordpress.com
6th Feb       Amanda Castor - @materialgirlquilts - www.materialgirlquilts.com
7th Feb       Samantha Dorn - @aqua_paisley - www.aquapaisleystudio.com/blog
8th Feb       Sharon Burgess - @lilabellelane - www.lilabellelanecreations.com
11th Feb      Peta Peace - @shequiltsalot - www.shequiltsalot.com
12th Feb      Elea Lutz - @elealutz - www.elealutzdesign.com
13th Feb      Shannon Fraser - @shannonfraserdesigns - www.shannonfraserdesigns.ca
14th Feb      Saija Kiiskinen - @saija_elina - www.saijaelina.blogspot.com
15th Feb      Sedef Imer - @downgrapevinelane - www.downgrapevinelane.com
18th Feb      Kate Basti - @katebasti - www.quiltwithkate.com
19th Feb      Minki Kim - @zeriano - minkikim.com
20th Feb      Ayda Algin - @cafenohut - www.cafenohut.com
21st Feb      Elizabeth Chappell - @quilterscandybox - www.quilterscandybox.com


Over the Blog tour I will be sharing so many different projects, blocks, quilts and pillows from Quilt Big made by these Makers who will show you so many ways to use and create with Quilt Big.

Quilt Big is available from all major online retailers - Amazon, Book Depository, Barnes and Noble and The Quilting Company. You can check out your local Quilt store also for copies which is now starting to show up in stores here in Aus and Internationally. 

I have copies available in My Store also which come with a Quilt Big Pencil and Quilt Sizes Postcard.

You can check out this Blog post for more photo inspiration of projects within Quilt Big. 


And in more BIG news - there is a Giveaway.  

Thanks to Aurifil Thread I have one of my Quilt Big Aurifil Thread Collection boxes up for grabs.  That's right - for your chance to win just leave a comment below telling me what you love about Quilt Big or what projects you might like to make from it.  At the end of the Blog Tour (Feb 21st) I will be back to pick a winner.   



My Quilt Big Aurifil Thread Collection features all my favourite thread colours in the Large -50wt sized spools.  Perfect for all your piecing as well as for machine quilting and binding your projects.
If you can't wait to get a hold of a Quilt Big collection you can get them at Sew Mondo and Amitie Textiles in Aus and at Fat Quarter Shop in the US or ask at your favourite Aurifil stockist.

Also during the #quiltbigblogtour many of the Makers will be holding Giveaways of Aurifil Thread and copies of Quilt Big so make sure to check them all out and be in the running to win some great prizes.

So stick around for this exciting #quiltbigblogtour

Jemima x 

Monday, January 21, 2019

Bluebirds on Roses Project Tour



Today I am thrilled to share with you one of my gorgeous friends latest fabric collection.  Introducing Bluebirds on Roses by Elea Lutz for Riley Blake Designs. It's ever so sweet filled with Elea's signature style floral Blooms, the cutest little Bluebirds and little Kitties playing among the flowers.  Seriously - cuteness overload!


I love the colour palette that Elea uses in her designs - not only do these stand alone as beautiful fabrics to use for an entire project but they all co-ordinate so well together as well as building wonderfully on her previous collections which you may already have in your stash.


Bluebirds on Roses is definitely going to have to go on your "Must Have" Fabric list - I'm especially in love with the Main Red Floral - its just devine,  but it is very hard to go past the Floral Pink as a firm favourite of mine.  Bluebirds on Roses is already shipping to stores Internationally so check out your Local Patchwork Store for this amazing collection by Elea.


It actually took me a rather long time to cut into these fabrics as I couldn't decide what I wanted to make with these - I kept looking admiringly at them until I finally made the call to work on making a Crochet Trim Blanket.  Mostly because Elea has told me a number of times that this is one of her favourite designs of mine.  So off I went cutting...


I love getting to play with the fabrics as you place them all next to each other in this design.  Simple squares couldn't be more perfect for these fabrics as they really shine and you can see the detail in these prints.  I machine quilted it with just some "tram line" quilting and then used the Daisy Red print for the Binding.  This Crochet Trim Blanket comes together very quickly as the quilt itself.  Then on to the Trim.


A sweet Crochet Trim details just finishes this Blanket off perfectly.  You only need to know a few handful of Crochet Stitches to make this. I love making these Crochet Trim Blankets as gifts to celebrate new arrivals.  These are perfect for Babies to use either in Nursery Cots, in Prams, for in the Car or practically anywhere you go as they are light and small.  Also great as a cuddle Blanket to for Toddlers due to its size and texture to hold.




On the back of the Crochet Trim Blanket I used the Droplet Mint print - seriously just love this shade of Aqua.


You can shop the 


Bluebirds on Roses by Elea Lutz - just a must to get your hands on.

Make sure to check out the other Makers on this Bluebirds on Roses Blog Tour

Happy Quilting
Jemima x 

Monday, January 7, 2019

End Game Quilt - New Pattern Release


Introducing my latest pattern release - End Game!  

This quilt is all about Bright, Bold and making a statement.  I am so excited to share this pattern with you that I made last year and was featured in Love Patchwork and Quilting (even making the cover).  You can now get your hands on End Game directly from my Store (PDF and Templates) and Wholesale through Creative Abundance (Paper Patterns and Templates).


When I was younger I used to play computer games with my brothers and sisters on an old Atari Game console - that's right - even before Apple Computers!  One game we used to play had shapes drop down and you would make pretty patterns - almost like Tetris but it was more pattern making than stacking them to fit.  After a family gathering one weekend last year, I had been reminded of this and this design was born from those childhood memories.  


As soon as I heard that Tula Pink was putting out a range of Solids, Tent Stripes and Pom Pom fabrics,  I knew these were the perfect fabrics for this design.  The Tula Pink Solids and fabrics I used are listed in the Pattern not only for placement reference but incase you would like to source your own.

The End Game Pattern not only features the pattern in this Full Size Quilt (62.5in x 72.5in) but also a Mini Quilt (20.5in x 22.5in).  There are Coloured Illustrations and Photos in the pattern along with a Colouring Page to help you plan out your own End Game Quilt.  Also included are Fabric Cutting Tags to keep track of your pieces once cut.


Check out the amazing Custom Quilting on this quilt thanks to Carol Brady at The Quilting Cottage. I'm seriously in love with how the quilting makes these individual Triangles look like one so cohesively. 


And because I always believe that Quilting can sometimes be about the little details that add that finishing touch - in the Tent Stripe and Pom Pom fabric Triangles, I hand quilted these with Aurifil Thread 12wt to give it a real handmade touch.  


Doesn't everything look cute in Mini size!  I love making Mini Quilts and one project I wanted to include when I released the pattern was a Mini Quilt version.  I made this version with Tula Pink's Zuma Collection and love how this showcases that this quilt design works just as wonderfully in prints as well as solid coloured fabrics.



Sometimes the back of a quilt never gets enough attention but using this Tula Pink Free Fall Backing has meant the quilting looks awesome on the back just like the front. 

To go along with the Pattern I have created this Acrylic Template Set to make both the Full size and the Mini Quilt versions.  You don't have to have this exact Template as I talk you through lots of options in the Pattern.  But I have found these Templates so helpful to make cutting a breeze with your Rotary Cutter and of course ensuring accuracy with each piece I cut.  



I am so excited about this End Game Quilt - you can check out all the amazing versions made by my Pattern Testers already at #endgamequilt over on Instagram


Wholesale orders for End Game are available through my Distributor - 
They have both the Pattern and Template sets that can be shipped to stores here in Aus and Internationally.  

There are also a large number of Local Quilt Stores stocking this pattern and templates so check out or ask your LQS for End Game.

And in more exciting news!
The #endgamequiltsewalong is coming


You can sign up here for the End Game Quilt Sew Along Newsletter 
which will have all the details going out very soon.

Happy Quilting
Jemima x 


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