Sunday, January 30, 2022

Two Hearts Quilt Along - Week 3

Here at the halfway mark and very excited to see that by the end of this week your Quilt Tops will be over halfway completed.


 It's Week 3 of the Two Hearts Quilt Along - we are at the halfway mark and it is very exciting to see lots of Quilts starting to come together and all these beautiful fabric choices becoming gorgeous Two Hearts Quilt tops.

 

This week we are working on sewing up more blocks so that you have 4 (Baby), 12 (Large Lap), or 19 (Queen) finished in total.

 

Did you check out the Reel last week that highlighted my love for Block loc Rulers? You can check it out here if you missed it.



So this weeks task is to post a pic to Instagram using the hashtags #twoheartsquiltalong#twoheartsquilt and #tiedwitharibbonpatterns of your blocks for your Two Hearts Quilt.  It helps to tag me - @tiedwitharibbon to make sure I see your post and of course your Profile has to be set to Public for me to see it.  


Happy Quilting

Jemima x 

Saturday, January 22, 2022

Two Hearts Quilt Along - Week 2

Week 2 is here of the Two Hearts Quilt Along and it has been so inspiring to see all the Fabric Pulls and lots blocks all ready in anticipation of being made into a quilt.


What an amazing start we have gotten off to with the Two Hearts Quilt Along - it is so exciting to see so many fabric pulls and cut out quilts block pieces showing up already.  I am seriously in love with lots of these that they make me want to make another one - or ten!  Have you checked out the #twoheartsquiltalong and #twohearts hashtags?

It's certainly not too late at all to join in the fun at all.

 

The Two Hearts Quilt pattern is Available here 

 

You can get all the details for the Two Hearts Quilt Along Week 1 here

 

Now that you have chosen and cut out your fabrics, this week you are going to be working on making blocks.  If you are making a Baby size then you are making 2 blocks, 6 blocks for the Large Lap or 10 blocks for the Queen size quilt.

 

Helpful Trimming Tools

There are A LOT of sewing gadgets around.  Some are just gimmicks, some are helpful and then there are the ones that are Game Changers.  

 

One of the biggest Game Changers I always recommend in your Quilting Tool Box is Bloc-loc Rulers.  I am in no way affiliated with Bloc-loc – just my personal/professional opinions that these are rulers that ARE worth investing in.

 

While you do not need these to make this quilt at all – I highly recommend that you grab yourself some and you will never look back.

 

For the Two Hearts Quilt I used the following rulers:

Half Square Triangle Ruler – 4 1/2in x 4 1/2in

Flying Geese Ruler 2in x 4in and 4in x 8in

 

I will be sharing a Reel this week on my Instagram grid of these Rulers so watch out for that.

 

You can also see this post here on My top Tools on my Blog.

 

So this weeks task is to post a pic to Instagram using the hashtags #twoheartsquiltalong#twoheartsquilt and #tiedwitharibbonpatterns of your blocks for your Two Hearts Quilt.  It helps to tag me - @tiedwitharibbon to make sure I see your post and of course your Profile has to be set to Public for me to see it.  


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Friday, January 14, 2022

Two Hearts Quilt Along - Week 1

Welcome to week 1 of the Two Hearts Quilt Along.  I am so excited you will be joining in.


Welcome to Week 1 of the Two Hearts Quilt Along.  Designed to be fun, casual and relaxed so that you can work through making your very own Two Hearts quilt over the coming 4 weeks - I am looking forward to having you join in. Everything you need to get you started is here along with the Schedule for the coming 4 weeks.

 

If you are wanting to join in - it's not too late at all (you can join in at any point). To participate all you need to join in is:

 

2. Post your pics from the weeks prompts on Instagram to  #twoheartsquiltalong#twoheartsquilt and #tiedwitharibbonpatterns.  It also helps to tag me - @tiedwitharibbon to make sure I see your post.

 

This week is all about choosing and deciding which fabric you will use to make your Two Hearts Quilt as well as getting it cut up.  Make sure to check out the #twoheartsquilt hashtag for inspiration.

Week 1 - Selecting your Fabric
This weeks task is all about selecting and choosing the fabric you would like to make your Quilt from. Post a pic to Instagram, using the above hash tags of your fabric pull or quilt planning to show us what you will be making your Two Hearts Quilt from and to be in the running for this weeks prizes.

This is where the sky is the limit - whether you choose Solids or Prints this quilt works.  You can grab fabrics from your stash or use a collection.

Prints
For this quilt - multi directional prints work best and are easiest.  Geometrics work well as well as smaller scale prints.

 

Solids
Solids work so well for this Quilt and the choices of different Fabric Company Solids is huge.  One way to do this is head over to Pinterest and search Colour Palettes - this gives you lots of boards with a selection of colours already that co-ordinate and work well together.  From here you can pick and choose solids for any colour palette you like.

Scrappy
This design also works perfectly to pull fabrics from your stash if you want to go with a scrappy vibe.  

Cutting your Fabric

Now that you have chosen your fabrics, this week is also all about cutting into them. As the pattern calls for Fat Quarters from your print/coloured fabrics make sure to use the Fabric Cutting Layout guide included in the pattern to avoid wastage or not having the required number of pieces.

HOT TIP - With your background fabric, I like to roll the yardage onto a spare empty bolt.  You can ask you ask your Local Quilt store for a spare empty cardboard bolt that is used to store fabric on.  Rolling your yardage onto a bolt makes for easy cutting of the yardage which you can roll off and cut from the bolt.


So this weeks task is to post a pic to Instagram using the hashtags #twoheartsquiltalong#twoheartsquilt and #tiedwitharibbonpatterns of the fabrics that you intend to use for your own Two Hearts Quilt or maybe them cut up.  It could be you planning out your choices or a lovely bundle of what you have chosen - get creative, or even your cut fabrics all laid out beautifully.  It helps to tag me - @tiedwitharibbon to make sure I see your post and of course your Profile has to be set to Public for me to see it.  

I'm so excited to see what fabrics and colours you are choosing - no matter what you go with these will look bold and beautiful in this modern design.


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Two Hearts Quilt Pattern Release

Turns out that I am a bit of a fan in designing and creating Heart patterns.  It turns out that this is the 8th Heart inspired pattern I have published, with 6 being stand alone patterns and 1 in each of my Books - Weekend Quilting and Quilt Big.

Introducing the Two Hearts Quilt

When I got my hands on the Darlings #2 bundle from Ruby Star Society I immediately knew that I was going to make up this design for the cover.  With the greatest prints and perfect match of Low Volume prints in this collection it made for just the right mix.  I wanted a bold and statement style modern quilt, featuring hearts that was also great for those early in their quilting journey to achieve.


This version was made with all my beloved Carolyn Friedlander fabrics from my stash. I have been keeping them very safe on the shelf but I knew it was their time to shine.  I really wanted to showcase how this pattern, although being a heart design could deliver a "masculine" feel with these darker prints and absolutely stunning Essex Linen Yarn Dye Metallic in Midnight (by Robert Kaufman)


Make a Quilt from the Heart featuring hearts.  This modern and bold Heart design quilt is the perfect quilt to make for someone you love.  You can also  use this design to gift a handmade present for occasions such as Engagements, Weddings or to celebrate to arrival of a precious new baby.  Wrap up someone you love in a Two Hearts quilt of their very own.


The pattern is Fat Quarter friendly and comes in 3 sizes - Baby Quilt 32.5in x 40.5in (83cm x 103cm), Large Lap/Twin Quilt 64.5in x 72.5in (164cm x 194cm) and a Queen Quilt 80.5in x 88.5in (205cm x 225cm). Great for the confident Beginner. 


Also available for wholesale customers through Creative Abundance.


Happy Quilting
Jemima x x

Monday, September 13, 2021

Galaxy Twist Pattern release


One of the best parts of being a Quilt Design and pattern writer is definitely getting to release your patterns out into the Quilty universe.  So today I am excited  to introduce you to my latest Quilt pattern - the Galaxy Twist Quilt.

Originally featured in Love Patchwork and Quilting, the Galaxy Twist Quilt pattern is now available as a stand alone pattern in my collection. This design was super fun to create as I wanted to take the theme of Big Blocks and work them into a modern and fun to make quilt that can be done also in a short space of time due to the size of the blocks


The Galaxy Twist Quilt is Fat Quarter Friendly and comes in 3 sizes - Baby Quilt 40.5in x 50.5in (103cm x 103cm), Lap Quilt 60.5in x 60.5in (154cm x 154cm) and a Queen Quilt 80.5in x 80.5in (205cm x 205cm).


With feature blocks the pack punch, you can use your favourite fabrics and showcase them in lots of different ways.  Big blocks for the win mean you will have a quilt together in no time.  This quilt is great to use that fabric bundle you have been saving for the perfect project or also a great way to use the fabrics you have in your stash already as well as being a great scrap buster too if you want to change up the look.


Also included in the pattern is a Bonus project in this Pillow.  I have given you a great way to use up the leftover pieces so that you can have a Pillow to match or even make on its own. 


In my studio you may have been watching all the progress I made on making up this Queen size version of the Galaxy Twist Quilt.  This one is made with the fabric collection Bright Eyes by Anna Maria Horner for Free Spirit Fabrics.


I usually don't make quilts this large for myself but I was so in love with these fabrics that they just called to be made into this Galaxy Twist Quilt.


Make sure you head on over to Instagram and check out the #galaxytwistquilt hashtag.  You will find there some absolutely stunning inspiration from my very talented Quilt Testers.  They really have showcased the different sizes and so many different looks to this same pattern with amazing choices of fabrics and colours. 



Also available for wholesale customers through Creative Abundance.

Happy Quilting
Jemima x x

Monday, July 26, 2021

Confetti Quilt Sew Along - Week 5

 


Well I can't believe we have come to the final week of the Confetti Quilt Sew Along.  I am beyond humbled by all those who have joined in and for all the love this pattern of mine has been shown.  A massive thank you to you all for your support - it really does mean so much to me.

So this week is all abut getting your Confetti Quilt Top ready for Quilting, and Binding and being able to then finish it up.  I have put together some tips and links below which I hope will help you with the decisions for this next part of the process with how you will finish it.

QUILTING DECISIONS 

When it comes to deciding on how to Quilt your Quilt - you have lots of options.

Quilt It Yourself - for those keen to quilt your own Quilt there are lots of ways you can tackle this.  You can simply quilt tram lines either sides of all the seam lines for simple but effective quilting.  You can get as adventurous as you like with Free Motion Quilting or even more detailed straight line quilting.  Or how about Cross-Hatching over the entire quilt or even using a Large Zig Zag stitch without needing a lot of experience.

For those wanting to give Free-Motion Quilting a go or already are familiar with this Technique, check out this Blog Post I wrote all about Machine Quilting.  I hope this gives you some helpful tips.


                             Machine Quilting and Free Motion Quilting Tips

Send it to a Professional - you can send your quilt to a Long Arm quilter who can either do and Edge to Edge Design or Custom Quilt your finished Quilt.

BINDING YOUR QUILT

Once you have your Quilt all Quilted - now you can turn your attention to Binding your Quilt. There are so many Tutorials for how to bind you Quilt if you Google.

I have put together a Tutorial on how to work the Binding continuously around the corner when you sew it onto the top of your Quilt - its a small but very helpful and useful way to sew your Binding all on in one go.  Check it out here




You can also check it out here on Instagram (save it so you can go back to it.)


And if you want my best tips for how to sew your Binding with an invisible stitch then check out my Reel here.


SPONSORS


Thanks to Aurifil Thread who have an Anna Maria Horner Thread Collection Box for one winner.


From Doohickey Designs for one winner each week, $20 to store that they can purchase med binding babies, large binding babies, limited editions, or flower spindle.

So to be eligible for this weeks prizes - make sure to post your pics of your finished Quilt Top or completed quilt or even just your progress to date on Instagram to - #confettiquiltsewalong#confettiquilt and #tiedwitharibbonpatterns

 

NOTE - make sure you are using #confettiquiltsewalong (#confettiquiltalong is being used by another)


A massive thank you again to everyone who has bought my Pattern(s) and participated in the Confetti Quilt Sew Along - I am so blown away by how many of you from all over the wold have joined in and just in love with your fabric choices and how your quilts have come together.

Thank you , Thank you, Thank you

Jemima x x

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Sunday, July 18, 2021

Confetti Quilt Sew Along - Week 4

 


I can't believe we are getting so close to the end of the Confetti Quilt Sew Along.  I have been so inspired by all the different and personal stories behind your choices for which fabrics you went with and how so many of these Quilts have an owner eagerly awaiting its finish.

This week we are working on finishing up your last few rows - that is Rows 9-12 as well as sewing all the rows together (if you haven't done so already).  Our aim by the end of this week is to have a completed Quilt Top.

I am looking forward to seeing your Quilt tops all finished and then beginning to think about Quilting options as well as Binding for our final week of the Confetti Quilt Sew Along. Next week I will be sharing some short Video Tutorials for Binding.

SPONSORS

Thanks to Pink Door Fabrics they have a $40 Gift Certificate for one winner.


From Doohickey Designs for one winner each week, $20 to store that they can purchase med binding babies, large binding babies, limited editions, or flower spindle.

So to be eligible for this weeks prizes - make sure to post your pics of your blocks  to date or rows up to Row 12 on Instagram to - #confettiquiltsewalong#confettiquilt and #tiedwitharibbonpatterns

 

NOTE - make sure you are using #confettiquiltsewalong (#confettiquiltalong is being used by another)

 

I hope you are enjoying making your Confetti Quilt.

Happy Quilting 

Jemima x 

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