Monday, July 25, 2016

Pixie Noel Blog Tour


I have long been a fan of Tasha Noel and her wonderful designs.  One of the first patterns I designed as Tied with a Ribbon was using Tasha's ranges and I have been in love ever since.  Tasha has such a whimsical and distinct feel for her fabrics and this range - Pixie Noel is just the perfect mix of prints for Christmas. Pixie Noel is Tasha's later range for Riley Blake Fabrics and today is my stop on the Blog Tour.

I was immediately drawn to the Dark Blues and Aqua's in this range to create a modern Christmas design.  There are the sweetest little bunnies, cute Pixie's and their clothes as well as birds and all the traditional Christmas flora.


I just love these blue colours and they were perfect for a Snow inspired design.  


The "Pixie Bunnies" print is my favourite.  I decided to combine Machine Piecing with Appliqué for this fun and new Christmas Wall Hanging/Mini Quilt.  With Snowflakes as my inspiration this design came together dreaming of a "White Christmas".  



And of course I had to add some sparkle using Aurifil Brillo #800 as the perfect Silver metallic.  I really love using these metallic threads - they can be used in your machine and I have not even needed to use a metallic needle.  They work beautiful through the machine and I have had no trouble at all with any snapping, shredding or breaking as I am using these threads.   



My latest pattern - "Let it Snow" Christmas Wall Hanging is now available as a PDF pattern in my store.  This pattern is also available wholesale through Creative Abundance.

Pixie Noel is now available in stores and in Australia is distributed through Millhouse Collections.  I can't wait to get sewing with the other prints in this range and have lots of other Christmas sewing on the agenda.  You can see all the other Pixie Noel Blog sewing going on over at #pixienoelblogtour, #pixienoel and @tashanoel1.  

Happy Sewing
Jemima x x

Monday, July 11, 2016

New Pattern Releases


Introducing today two new patterns that I have been working on - first up is my Crochet Trim Blanket.  You may remember that a while back I made a Liberty version of this for my brand new baby niece.  Well after a lot of requests I have now turned that into a pattern for you all to enjoy.


This Blanket comes together very quickly using either Charm Squares or of course any fabrics that you love.  And only requires a few basic Crochet stitches to crochet this sweet scallop trim to your quilt.


The pattern includes the instructions for how to make the actual Quilt and then how to add your Crochet Trim Border to your quilt.  Such a sweet and delicate finish for a Quilt that just has a little something extra.


You can find the PDF Pattern for my Crochet Trim Blanket in my store.


My latest pattern is this modern and visually striking Confetti Quilt.  Based on my Confetti Cushion pattern I had several requests to up-size the cushion pattern to a Quilt Size version.

This amazing bundle of Trinket Fabric by Melody Miller for Cotton and Steel was the bundle I picked up at Sample Spree while I was away at Spring Quilt Market.  I knew this fabric range was the perfect fabric to showcase in this design.


This design is perfect for you to cut into your favourite Fat Quarter Bundles or will make a huge dent in your overflowing scrap basket.  


This quilt is the perfect unisex quilt for people of all ages - adults and children alike will love this design.


Confetti Quilt is now available as a PDF Pattern in my store.

My patterns are also available wholesale through my Distributor - Creative Abundance.  These and all my patterns can be purchased through them for stores who are looking to stock my patterns.

Happy Sewing
Jemima x 

Sunday, July 10, 2016

Little Ruby Quilt Along - Finish - Fat Quarter Shop


Sharing with you today my Little Ruby Quilt Along Quilt - all finished.  I am so thrilled with how this quilt all came together and this beautiful design by Camille Roskelley for Fat Quarter Shop.


These Little Ruby fabrics are just ever so sweet and my quilt has been made with a special new arrival in mind.  Making the Star Blocks was so easy with the Creative Grid Rulers and came together really quickly.  You can find the pattern to make this quilt for yourself here


I sent this quilt to professionally Long Arm Quilted by Carol Brady of The Quilting Cottage.  I just love the floral pattern we chose that looks very similar to the flowers in the prints.


For my backing for this quilt, I have made it completely reversible by using blocks I had made from my Spell it with Moda Quilt.  This quilt has gone to a very special new little lady indeed.  I love my quilts to have owners when I make them - it makes the process so much more rewarding.





I hope you have enjoyed this Little Ruby Quilt Along - I have just loved making this quilt.  You can check out the hash tag #littlerubyquiltalong for lots of beautiful inspiration from all the other makers who joined in.

Happy Sewing.
Jemima x

Friday, July 1, 2016

Little Ruby Quilt Along - Part 3 - Fat Quarter Shop



How quickly this lovely Little Ruby Quilt Along together with Fat Quarter Shop has been flying by.  I have been busy sewing together all of my rows for this beauty.  You can get the free pattern from here to make one for yourself.


These video tutorials are great and go through all the sewing details.



Once all my stars were sewn then it was quick and easy to arrange and sew together all the rows for this quilt.

I will be back on the 11th July to show you the full reveal of this quilt.  I have sent mine out to be professionally Long Arm Quilted as this quilt is going to be for a very special gift.

Hope you have enjoyed seeing all the other makers and their quilt tops 
Melissa from Happy Quilting
Angie from Gnome Angel
Andy from A Bright Corner
Pat from Pat Sloan
Peta from She Quilts a Lot
Heather from Quilt Story
Megan from Quilt Story
Amanda from Jedi Craft Girl
Sherri M. from A Quilting Life
Rebecca from Bryan House Quilts
Sherri F. from This & That Patterns
Jemima from Tied with a Ribbon
Stephanie from Modern Sewciety
Brooke from Silly Mama Quilts
Carrie from Moda's United Notions

Happy sewing
Jemima x

Sunday, June 26, 2016

Pretty Playtime Quilts - Quilt Along


It is no secret that Strawberry Biscuit by Elea Lutz is one of my favourite fabric ranges and so when she and Kimberley from the Fat Quarter Shop team up to produce this wonderful book - well - pretty amazing sums it up.


This book features absolutely adorable designs for you to make and sew.  The instructions are really easy to follow to make these designs.  I am here today to share the block I made for the Pretty Playtime Quilts Quilt - Along.

I made the Cottage block and with clear instructions it was easy and quick to make.





I was ever so lucky to have travelled all the way to Salt Lake City to Quilt Market.  While I was there I was able to get Elea to sign my copy of the book - this I will treasure.


The book is available HERE and I have used the upcoming Flower Sugar Sweet Carnival range by Lecien (due out in October) to make my block with.

You can check out all the blocks made by all the other talented bloggers here

Week 2 - Erin from Why Not Sew?
Week 3 - Wynn from Zakka Art
Week 4 - Anorian from Samelia's Mum
Week 5 - Amy from Diary of a Quilter
Week 6 - Renee from Sewn with Grace
Week 7 - Jemima from Tied with a Ribbon
Week 8 - Amanda from Jedi Craft Girl
Week 9 - Debbie from Happy Little Cottage
Week 10 - Tina from Emily Ann's Kloset
Week 11 - Erica from Kitchen Table Quilting
Week 12 - Kristyne from Pretty by Hand
Week 13 - Heidi from Fabric Mutt
Week 14 - Brigitte from The Family Hearth
Week 15 - Lorrie from Sew Mod Designs
Week 16 - Kristin from They Grow Up Too Fast

Happy Sewing
Jemima x

Monday, June 13, 2016

Little Ruby Quilt Along - Fat Quarter Shop - Part 2


Back today with Part 2 in the Little Ruby Quilt Along together with Fat Quarter Shop.  You will find all the details for the start of the quilt along in my first post here.  It has all the links for the pattern and all you need to get started as there is still plenty of time to join in.

I have enjoyed cutting out and starting to put my star blocks together.  This pattern by Camille Roskelley of Thimble Bossoms is just a beauty and I have to say that the Creative Grid rulers have been fabulous and easy to use.





You can check out the Video Tutorial here. 



I haven't used the Creative Grid rulers and I have to say that these worked a treat.  With the circle indents in them cutting out the triangles quickly was a breeze.  It also saved lots of turning around of the ruler as you go so there was a lot less movement in my strips as I went.


These star blocks have been quick and fun to sew and make.  The key being to pin and gently press your Triangles as you go.  

Hope you are enjoying making your own Little Ruby Quilt.

Happy sewing 
Jemima x

Monday, May 30, 2016

Little Ruby Quilt Along - Fat Quarter Shop


I am very excited to have been invited by the Fat Quarter Shop to participate in the "Little Ruby Quilt Along".  This Quilt pattern was designed by Camille roskelly of Thimbleblossoms exclusively for FQS.  There are lots of videos to help you create your very own "Little Ruby" Quilt and I look forward to you joining us.


All of the Patterns are available for download here at the Jolly Jabber Blog HERE and there is a great Video Tutorial HERE to get you started.
Fat Quarter Shop even have complete kits HERE


I decided to use Little Ruby to make my quilt with and I am really excited to finally have the chance to work with these Creative Grids Rulers.  


There are so many other inspiring Bloggers all participating and you can check them out below and I look forward to seeing what everyone will be making their Little Ruby pattern out of.

Melissa from Happy Quilting
Angie from Gnome Angel
Erin Cox from Why Not Sew
Andy from A Bright Corner
Pat from Pat Sloan
Peta from She Quilts a Lot
Heather from Quilt Story
Megan from Quilt Story
Amanda from Jedi Craft Girl
Sherri from A Quilting Life
Rebecca from Bryan House Quilts
Sherri from This & That Patterns
Jemima from Tied with a Ribbon
Stephanie from Modern Sewciety
Brooke from Silly Mama Quilts
Carrie from Moda's United Notions

Happy Sewing
Jemima x
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