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 


Thursday, December 6, 2018

Quilt Big - The Aurifil Thread Collection by Jemima Flendt


I have been secretly working on a very exciting project on over the past many months - Introducing the Quilt Big Aurifil Thread Collection

For many years now I have been using and promoting Aurifil Thread.  I have been an #aurifilartisan and love sharing how wonderful I find this thread to be.  So, insert squeals of excitement when the opportunity arose for me to curate my own Thread Collection.

The collection consists of 12 Large Spools in 50wt thread - just perfect for all your piecing and quilting projects.  I wanted the collection to include my go to colours for the piecing and the colours I love to use for when I Machine Quilt and Bind my quilts and projects. And of course you don't have to be making a project from my Book - Quilt Big to love this collection.


The collection was launched at Houston Quilt Market and already has started shipping to stores Internationally and here in Australia.  


You can check out the Interview I did with Aurifil Thread all about the collection and how it came about.

While I used these threads to co-ordinate and work with the Quilts in my Book - Quilt Big - this is a collection you will be able to use to build you stash of sewing thread colours and introduce you to some new ones.  



At the recent Australian Quilt Market (AQM) here was my collection on the Aurifil Australia Booth.

You can check out the following stores to get hold of your Quilt Big Aurifil Thread Collection







Wholesale orders through




Happy Quilting
Jemima x x 

Wednesday, December 5, 2018

Quilt Big - my new Book is here! Part one


Its here! Its finally here.  In the follow up to Weekend Quilting - Quilt Big has finally been released and I can not wait to share with you all the Projects and ideas behind this second book of mine.  

The concept behind Quilt Big was to take Traditional Blocks, super size them and then design projects with these blocks that would make the Bigger blocks - faster finishes!

I have taken 22 Traditional Blocks and given them a modern makeover with the projects in this book.  All beginner friendly as I walk you through how to make each block with simple directions, illustrations and photographs.  There are then 17 projects for you to make with these blocks.  No matter whether you are a beginner quilter or more advanced - you will love making these projects in next to no time.  Choose from Quilts, Pillow or a Runner to make.  The best part is that with the large Block sizes many of the projects are interchangeable simply by changing out a block of the same size for another.  So the possibilities really are to you - use this book as a building tool to grow and develop your quilting skills.



When it comes to quilt blocks, bigger can be better and faster.  In Quilt Big, I show you how to scale up classic blocks like the Log Cabin, Flying Geese, Indian Star, Home Treasure and more to create gorgeous quilts and projects for you home or loved ones that showcase your favourite fabrics and large scale prints.




Quilt Big really is all about maximum impact in minimal time. There is also a chapter on Quilt Backings.  I really do believe that after all the thought, effort, time and love that goes into the making of a Quilt top, the back of your quilt also needs more than minimal attention.  There are so many ways to make the back of your quilt just as striking as the front.  In doing so you make your quilt design reversible so there is even more to love about your finished quilt.  The backing of your Quilt is also a great place to use up some of the left-over pieces of fabrics from your quilt top - a great way to tie the two sides together and I give you several ideas on how to do this.



Not only are there larger projects to make such as Quilts but there are smaller style projects to make such as this Strip Pillow.  Striking blocks can also be made in a short amount of time to create projects that are smaller in size.  Pillows make great gifts to make, are a great way to learn a technique, will spruce up a spot on a bed or couch.  Pillows are a great way also to use up scraps and leftover fabrics from quilt projects.  You can then even make a matching pillow to a quilt project to completely finish off a project.


Quilt Book is out now and I am going to come back and share more projects and more about the book next week.  

I wanted to say a BIG thank you to the following companies who came on board for this book - Cotton and Steel, Ella Blue, Aurifil, Fat Quarter Shop and Ministry of Fabric. Thank you all so much.

Carol Brady from The Quilting Cottage - well you have been so amazing in the Quilting of so many of the Quilts from Quilt Big.  You really have gone above and beyond to make these Quilts look spectacular and for all the work you put in - I am very grateful.  Thank you ever so much.

There will be so much more to share with Quilt Big,  starting in January there will be a Book Tour showcasing some of my favourite makers, making Quilt Big projects, there will be Giveaways, The Aurifil Thread Collection debut and so much more to share so stay tuned.

Check out the #quiltbig and #quiltbigbook hashtags to see what people are already beginning to create.



I have a limited number of copies if you would like one directly from me.  All Book orders from me will also have a Quilt Big pencil and a Quilt Sizes reference card 
included in your order.

You can have a copy of Quilt Big in time to place under your Christmas Tree.

It is also available here at Amazon and The Quilting Company.

For Wholesale Inquiries you can check out Checker Distributors in the US and Creative Abundance and Peribo Books in Aus.

Happy Quilting
Jemima x 
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