Tuesday, June 14, 2022

The Halo Cowl Pattern Release

                            


Introducing the Halo Cowl.  This Cowl has been on my "To Design" list for a long, long time.  And I am so excited with all the different versions that I could not stop crocheting up myself. I am beyond thrilled to now have it added to my Crochet Pattern Catalogue.


The Halo Cowl is crocheted using Sock Yarn in two different colours.  One for the Trim and the other for the Main.  This is great if you have some scrap yarn left over or have even got a Sock Set sitting in your stash.  It also means that you can make it up with any Sock Yarn (or Fingering weight yarn)


The Halo Cowl works up so quickly, is super addictive and are great to make for gifts or to keep for yourself.  I love the short cozy style of this Cowl that works perfectly to sit within your jumper or jacket neckline keeping you warm without the bulk.


You can easily adapt the pattern to any weight yarn, or just use a single colour or even a variegated yarn.  Even make this Halo Cowl longer if you choose (the maths for how to make this smaller or larger is given in the pattern instructions).





Wholesale customers can purchase the Halo Cowl through my Distributors - 

The Halo Cowl will also be popping up soon in all the best Local Quilt and Yarn stores.


I cant wait to see the #halocowl that you make.  Please add the hashtags #halocowl and #tiedwitharibbonpatterns to your posts and tag me - @tiedwitharibbon so I can see your beautiful Halo Cowls that you make.

Jemima x x 

Tuesday, June 7, 2022

Spotlight Feature and a Free Pattern


Spotlight Feature
The Folk Floral Quilt

I was recently asked by Spotlight to design a Quilt to celebrate Quilting Expo Month that is held in their stores.  I got to go in and choose all the Fabrics and Notions I would need to make and design a project which is now available for you, as a Free Pattern on their website.



I choose to use a gorgeous Floral Print by Kirsten Katz and all the Sew Easy Tools and notions were so great to use.  


You can check out the Tutorial here on my Instagram

This big block design was used featuring one beautiful floral and then paired with lots of great co-ordinating coloured Solids.  I also used the Folk Floral print for the backing.




I also had the great pleasure of being interviewed in the Spotlight Maker Feature.  




I hope you enjoy making this Quilt pattern.  Make sure to tag me @tiedwitharibbon and @spotlightstores if you do.

Happy Quilting
Jemima x

Monday, May 30, 2022

The Liberty Belle Quilt Glow Up

Once upon a time.... I wrote my very first Quilt pattern.  It is called the Liberty Belle Quilt.  I adore this version still to this day that I made from my Liberty stash along with some Linen.  It is all hand quilted and this was made for my oldest daughter who had a hand in choosing the Liberty fabrics that made up the colour palette.   It was one of the first patterns I released in my Tied with a Ribbon range and always has been a quilt I have loved.




Back in 2015 when it was released it was written in one size only.  It had been on my mind to revisit this quilt pattern and give it a glow up so that I could now remake a new version and add lots more value to this pattern that has proved to be even so popular still today.

So fast forward to today....... and a bundle of Tula Pink Daydreamer later and I had a new cover girl star for this pattern.  


Here is the stunning Queen size version of my Liberty Belle Quilt which has undergone a “Glow Up”.  This size uses a Full FQ Bundle. I used the beautiful @tulapink Daydreamer fabrics. ๐Ÿฆฉ ๐Ÿฆ ๐ŸŒˆ ๐Ÿฆ‹ ๐Ÿ† ๐Ÿฅ๐Ÿ

The new pattern now includes:

๐Ÿงก Available in 4 sizes (Baby, Lap, Single and Queen size)
๐Ÿ’› Pre-cut Friendly (Jelly Roll for the Baby, Lap and Single sizes)
๐Ÿ’š Cutting Layouts included
❤️ Colouring Pages included
๐Ÿ’œ Beginner Friendly 
๐Ÿ’™ Fast and fun to make


You can get the Liberty Belle pattern here

Wholesale through Creative Abundance and in all the best Local Quilt Stores. 

Happy Quilting

Jemima x x

Two Hearts Quilt Along - Week 4

Well I can't believe we have come to the final week of the Two Hearts Quilt 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 about finishing your blocks as well as getting your 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.

 

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.

 

Hand Quilt it - if you love the look of hand quilting or have ever wanted to give this a go, head over and check out all my best Hand Quilting Tips and Tools here.  There is nothing more satisfying than the look of perfectly imperfect hand made stitches in a 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 – it’s a small but very helpful and useful way to sew your Binding all on in one go.  Check it out here


 

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.

 

A massive thank you again to everyone who has bought my Pattern(s) and participated in the Two Hearts Quilt Along - I am so blown away by how many of you from all over the world 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

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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