Tuesday, June 6, 2017

Blooms Garden Quilt - A Free Pattern


When I wrote the pattern for my Blooms Mini Quilt from my book - Weekend Quilting I knew that I would need to somehow turn this into a larger quilt.  I have been just so in love with this design that I wanted to do something on a bigger scale.


Hence I have come up with the Blooms Garden Lap Quilt and even better - the pattern is free.  This Lap Quilt measures 60in x 60in (153cm x 153cm) and is the perfect way to extend the Mini Blooms pattern into a Quilt for on the couch or for a bed or even a beautiful picnic quilt.  

To make this Quilt you will need a copy of 

and the pattern which you can download from the link below 

There are also Acrylic Templates available as well for this project which make tracing out your shapes onto your Fusible Web a breeze. 


This pattern is designed as an extension of the pattern from the book so further tips and techniques can be found in the pages as well as all the detailed instructions to Baste and Bind your Quilt of Weekend Quilting. 



For this Quilt I used a Fat Quarter Bundle of Heather Ross' Sleeping Porch  for Windham Fabrics.  It has the sweetest butterflies and snails and was perfect for this Floral inspired quilt design.  The fabrics too - being Lawn are just so soft and work really well against the White Linen I used for the background fabric.


I love using a Triple Stitch on my machine for Raw Edge Appliqué.  I use really shiny threads to give just a bit of sparkle to the design.



I'd love to see any pictures/posts you make of this Quilt so make sure to tag me @tiedwitharibbon in any pics that you post or use the hashtags #tiedwitharibbonpatterns, #weekendquiltingthebook #bloomsgardenquilt.

Happy Sewing
Jemima x x 

Saturday, May 27, 2017

Weekend Quilting Book Showcase and a Giveaway



My first book - Weekend Quilting is finally here after lots and lots of work behind the scenes to make and write the 16 Projects for this book, finally I get to share this with you all.  This really is a dream come true and I am so excited about its release.  I know how busy our lives are, jammed packed with all of the work and family things that need to be done.  I very much wanted to create a book that allowed time to sew and quilt so you could start and finish a project in a short time frame.  




Weekend Quilting has 16 Projects including Lap Quilts, Mini Quilts, Pillow, Table Runners and even a Pennant all designed to be made within a weekend.  There are 8 Techniques involved and help you to grow your skills in quilting and sewing - from 9 Patch's to English paper Piecing to Foundation Paper Piecing - there really is something for everyone.  Beautifully illustrated with hand drawn Watercolour drawings, the book gives you all the instructions, Templates and helpful Tips and Techniques you will need. Weekend Quilting is Published by Fons and Porter.





Over the coming month I have asked some of my favourite and inspiring Blogging Quilters and Sewers to share and Showcase the projects in this book.  Here is the amazing line up and all the dates you can see their projects. You will be seriously blown away by the talent of these people.  You can check out all of them here

Mon 29th MayLisa Cox - A Spoonful of Sugar Designs
Tues 30th MayRobyn Shapiro - The Strawberry Thief
Wed 31st MayMelissa LeRay – Oh How Sweet
Thurs 1st JuneEmily Dennis – Quilty Love
Fri 2nd JuneSamantha Dorn – Aqua Paisley Studio
Mon 5th JuneNadra Ridgeway – Ellis and Higgs
Tues 6th JunePeta Peace – She Quilts Alot
Wed 7th JuneStacy Olson –Stacy Olson Design
Thurs 8th JuneSedef Imer- Down Grapevine Lane
Friday 9th JuneElizabeth Chappell - Quilters Candy Box
Mon 12th JuneSuzy Williams – Suzy Quilts
Tues 13th JuneRachel Howard - Family Ever After
Wed 14th JuneAmy Sinibaldi - nanaCompany
Thurs 15th JuneJodie Carleton – Ric Rac
Fri 16th JuneAnge Hamilton – A Little Patchwork
Mon 19th JuneHeather Andrus – Quilt Story
Tues 20th JuneElea Lutz – Elea Lutz Design
Wed 21st JuneLauren Wright – Molly and Mama
Thurs 22nd JuneClaire Turpin – Claire Turpin Design
Fri 23rd JuneJennie Pickett – Clover and Violet
Mon 26th JuneFat Quarter Shop
Tues 27th JuneAlisha Orlando – Ministry of Fabric
Wed 28th JuneMinki Kim – Minki Kim Sewing Illustration
Thurs 29th JuneJemima Flendt – Tied with a Ribbon
                          
You can follow along over on Instagram and Facebook as well with the Showcase using the hashtags #weekendquiltingthebook, #weekendquiltingshowcase


Copies of Weekend Quilting are available 
here in my Store 
or through Amazon 

I will also be sewing along making one of the projects.  I wanted to make some of the projects in completely different colour ways to show how different they can be.  The Strawberry Thief were very generous in supplying the Liberty fabrics that I used in the book's projects.  This beautiful bundle of Liberty Classics and Blush Solid are going to be used to make one of my favourite quilts from the book. 



The Blooms Mini Quilt from the Book is made using the technique of Appliqué.  I have designed full size Acrylic Templates to go with this project so that you can make the Blooms Mini Quilt with ease (The book includes the pattern these are an optional addition).  The Templates make for easy Tracing of the Blooms and Leaves for the Project.  They are also versatile so you can use them anyway you choose.  These Acrylic Template Sets are also available to purchase in my Store here.



And now time for a Giveaway.  


Lets kick off the Showcase with a Giveaway - to be in the running to win this Prize Pack (includes a copy of Weekend Quilting, Planner Card, 4 Aurifil Threads, 3 Tied with a Ribbon patterns, 3 Windham Fabrics Charm Packs, 3 Moda Mini Charms, 1 Lecien Mini Charms and a Cotton Reel Pincushion) tell me what you would love to Sew,Quilt or make on the Weekends.  Leave a comment on this Blog post and I will choose 1 winner to receive the Prize Pack above (open worldwide).  You have till Wednesday 28th June to enter and I will announce the winner on my Showcase date - 29th June, 2017.  


Happy sewing
Jemima x 

Wednesday, May 3, 2017

Made For Baby - Cute Sewn Gifts - Book Tour




In a year where there have already been several of y friends having had babies and a few more expecting - this amazing book - "Made for Baby - Cute Sewn Gifts" by Ayda Algin for Tuva Publishing could not have arrived at a more perfect time.


Ayda has the most amazing way pictures, fabrics and her camera.  I am in awe of the beautiful things she makes and you should stop by and check her out at www.cafenohut.com

She has just released her book - Made for Baby and it has 22 beautiful gifts that you can easily sew to make for your own little ones or they are perfect to make as gifts.

From Bibs, to Bags, to Toys, Baskets and Quilts this book has a project for everyone.

My lovely friend just recently had a little boy and the "Pillow with Tents" was the perfect gift to make to add to the Quilt that I had made for him.




This really did come together so quickly - I used a Triple Stitch on my machine to sew around the Tents.  The pattern has small strips of Suede in the top of the Tee-Pee's but with none on hand I decided to use Embroidery Floss and tie it through instead.



With so many other sweet makes in this book - this certainly won't be the last.  Make sure to check out all the other beautiful makes from everyone participating in this Book tour - you will love them.

May.03
Ayda ALGIN
@cafenohut
May.04
Jemima Flendt
@tiedwitharibbon
May.05
Sarah Edgar
@sarahedgarprettyfabrics
May.08
Lisa Cox
@aspoonfulsugar
May.09
Ange Hamilton
@alittlepatchwork
May.10
Lauren Wright
@mollyandmama
May.11
Melissa LeRay
@ohhowsweetco
May.12
Minki Kim
@zeriano
May.15
Faith Essenburg
@faithessenburg
May.16
Kristin Esser
@kristin_esser
May.17
Lauren Guthrie
@guthrieghani
May.18
Bridgette McNay
@thefamilyhearth
May.19
Torie Jayne
@toriejayne
May.22
Constanca Cabral
@constancacabral
May.23
Stacy Olson
@stacyolsondesign
May.24
Caroline Husle
@SewCaroline
May.29
Nadra Ridgeway
@ellisandhiggs
May.30
Wynn Tan
@zakkaArt
May.31
Sedef Imer
@downgrapevinelane
June.01
Lauren Nash
@transientart
June.02
Jennie Pickett
@cloverandviolet
June.05
Amy Sinibaldi
@amysinibaldi
June.07
Kim Kruzich
@retro_mama
June.08
Elea Lutz
@elealutz
June.09
Samantha Dorn
@aqua_paisley
June.12
Ayda ALGIN
@cafenohut

Happy Sewing
Jemima x x

Tuesday, April 11, 2017

Latest Pattern Releases

After an extremely busy January with both my girls here on Summer School holidays now that routines have started to return to normal I have had some time in my sewing room to design and make and time at my computer to write.   


Ever since my girls were little they had similar Tooth Fairy Cushions that I designed and made out of Felt.  Well they are now both teenagers and I have finally gotten around to converting this design into a fabric pattern.

Introducing my Tooth Fairy Tooth Cushions.


The pattern for these contain both the Tooth Fairy and Shooting Star Appliqué Patterns.  They have a sweet little pocket for your child to put their tooth into and then a place where the Tooth Fairy can leave their coin/note or trinket.


You can choose your favourite method of Appliqué to make these - whether by hand or machine using any stitches like Raw Edge Appliqué or Blanket Stitch - it is up to you.



This pattern will be a handmade treasure for your little one marking a big milestone in their lives.  Also great to make and gift.  

Tooth Fairy Tooth Cushion pattern is available in my store here 
or wholesale through Creative Abundance.


And here is my second Pattern release for the new year. This is my Pinwheel Posies Table Runner and Table Mats.


How pretty will your Table setting look with this Table Runner and Mats to decorate.  Whether your having High Tea, Morning Tea, a Spring inspired event or just want your table to have a sweet touch of floral.


The pattern comes with the Instructions not only to make the Table Runner but also 2 Mats.



Pinwheel Posies Table Runner and Mats pattern is available in my store here 
or wholesale through Creative Abundance.

Happy Sewing 
Jemima x x

Monday, February 13, 2017

Weekend Quilting - Upcoming Release


Never, ever, ever in my wildest dreams did I think that when I left Teaching several years ago that I would become a Full time Quilter let alone write a book.  Well it is time to pinch myself because after lots of work designing, creating, sewing and quilting my first book - Weekend Quilting is nearly here.  

Weekend Quilting had been designed to get you inspired to Sew and Quilt and make projects from start to finish over several days.  Finding time to quilt doesn't have to be a luxury.  In this book there are Quilts, Cushions, Table Runners and Mini Quilts to make in several days or less.

Written for quilters of all skill levels - there are 16 designs with 8 basic blocks and techniques from Nine Patches, Pinwheels to Appliqué and Foundation Paper Piecing.  There are also chapters on Quilt making Basics and finishing techniques as well as all my favourite tips and tricks.

Weekend Quilting will be released on April 12th and below you will find the list for both Retail and Wholesale Stockists both here in Australia and Internationally.

I will have copies available as well in my store once I get my hands on them and if you would like them signed then I am more than happy to do so as well.


Weekend Quilting is available (retail) for Pre-Order here at Amazon

In Australia Wholesale - Pre - Order through Creative Abundance 
That means you will be able to ask your favourite Quilt Store to stock it

International Wholesale Distribution - Fons and Porter for F & W Media

In Europe and the UK - F and W Media International 


There is much in the pipeline for lots of upcoming Promo for Weekend Quilting  -including a Book Showcase with many of my wonderful Sewing and Quilting Friends as well as a Sew Along planned as well.  There will be lots of other fun things to post about with lots I have planned and extra Bonus materials and patterns that I plan to make available as well. 

I wanted to give a big shout out to my 2 wonderful Editors - Amelia and Jodi for helping to make this book dream into a reality.  I could not have done it without your support and constant encouragement.

Several of my favourite Stores also helped out along the way with Fabrics, Notions and Long Arm Quilting services for this book.  A big thank you to 


I can't wait to see all that you make from my book and gratefully appreciate the wonderful support within this community.

Happy Sewing
Jemima x x

Wednesday, February 1, 2017

Going to the Zoo - Homespun BOM - Month 1 - Train Tutorial


Have you seen the first issue of the Homespun "Going to the Zoo" Block of the Month (BOM) designed by myself (Jemima Flendt) and Claire TurpinEach Month a new Block will be featured in Homespun so that you can work through it at your own pace.

You can grab your copy of Homespun in Australia through your favourite Craft/Quilt Store, Newsagents and Target Stores.  Digitally it is available to download on Zinio, The Apple Newsstand or Google Play if you are outside Australia.

This design was great fun to create and make and we can't wait to see these  being made over the coming year.  We are planning on putting together some extra helpful information to help you with some of the pieces of the Blocks like  tips, tricks or like below a Tutorial just so you know exactly how we made different elements of the Playmat/Quilt. 


Month 1 - Entrance and Train Block.


Felt Softie Train Tutorial


Step 1 - Gather the Supplies needed to make your Train (as stated in Month 1). Following the steps in the Magazine, prepare your Appliqué Train and Press it to your felt.


Step 2 - Appliqué your Train using your chosen method - I have used a small Blanket Stitch on the machine in Matching Guitermann Sulky Thread to give it a lovely shine.


Step 3 - Take the finished Appliquéd Train and using a fabric erasable marker, mark a straight line under the train (for sewing). Place this piece on top of the second/backing rectangle of felt. Pin around your Train.


Step 4 - Machine sew around the outside of the train.  I used an Open Toe foot so that I could see where I was stitching better.


Step 5 - Stop about 2in from where you started (the blue pin) and then put the "Needle Down" into the felt.


Step 6 - Lift up the Presser Foot on your machine so that the needle is still in position.  Take your toy filling and carefully stuff your Train (while it is still in the machine).


You can use a blunt ended tool to help "poke" the toy filling to the ends of the train to get a nice even fill.


Step 7 - When you have about half stuffed your train - place the Jingle Bells inside as well and continue to stuff until you are happy with the firmness.


Step 8 - Place the Presser Foot back down and then continue to sew to the end (back where you started) - remembering to back stitch your finished stitches.


Step 9 - Take your Pinking Shears and carefully trim around the shape of your train.



Your completed Felt Softie Train should look like this.

We can't wait to see the "Going to the Zoo" BOM Play mats that you create so please - send us your pictures, tag @tiedwitharibbon and @claireturpindesign in your BOM and #homespunzoobom #homespunbom2017 in your Instagram posts as we are really excited to see these being made.

Happy Sewing 
Jemima x x
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