Wednesday, January 27, 2016

Paperie by Amy Sinibaldi - Blog Tour

Sometimes a fabric range comes along and it is just magical - just the perfect prints in the most delicate and beautiful colours.  Amy Sinibaldi's first fabric range - Paperie for Art Gallery Fabrics is just stunning.  I was so excited getting to work on this Blog Tour with these prints.  

I have been a long time fan of Amy and her creative work.  She has such an inspirational style all of her own and this range just exemplifies this.  This range, inspired by her love of books showcases individual prints that match and co-ordinate in harmony with one another.  Striking dark colours that perfectly compliment the softest pinks and peaches .  And can I say that her "Stamped" text print is about to become my new favourite background print.

As soon as my bundle of fabric arrived I quickly set about sewing one of my "Cotton Reel Pincushions" while I decided what larger project I would make from these prints.

This Butterfly Charm Block was the start for an Undercover Maker Mat.  I have been wanting to make this pattern since I first saw Nicole's from Lillyella make hers.  Paperie worked beautifully to create the individual pockets and Mat. 

I just adore this range and I know it is going to be a well loved fabric addition in your stash.  I have several other projects planned for Paperie to add some other accessories and I think my girls would love a dress made with this range.

If you would like to win a pack of Charm Squares from Amy, then head over to my Instagram account @tiedwitharibbon and leave a comment. If you are not on Instagram then leave a comment below as to what you make like to make from these sweet fabrics to enter.  Winner will be chosen at random. 1 comment per person please.  EDIT - Giveaway now closed and winner has been announced by random number pick from all comments and IG comments over on IG.

Jemima x x

Paperie Blog Tour

January 25 ~ Heidi Staples of
January 26 ~ Kerry Goulder of
January 27 ~ Cheri Lehnow of
January 28 ~ Sharon Holland of
January 29 ~ Jemima Flendt of
January 30 ~ Michelle Curtis of
February 1 ~ Christina Egner of
February 2 ~ Ali Brorsen of
February 3 ~ Kristine Lempriere of
February 4 ~ Nicole Young of
February 5 ~ Lori Landenburger of
February 6 ~ Jennifer Chon of
February 8 ~ Melissa LeRay of
February 9 ~ Megan Jimanez of
February 10 ~ Faith Essenburg of
February 11 ~ Renee Lange of
February 12 ~ Sedef Imer of
February 13 ~ Kristyne Czepuryk of
February 15 ~ Heather Andrus of
February 16 ~ Stacy Olson of
February 17 ~ Erin Cox of
February 18 ~ Amy Sinibaldi of

Sunday, January 24, 2016

Latest Pattern releases

I truly do love creating quilting and sewing patterns for people to make for themselves.  I strive to make my instructions clear, easy to understand and suitable great for all levels.  Here are some of my latest Quilt patterns.

Ocean Stars - this quilt was originally featured in the June 2015 issue of Quilters Companion.  A great quilt design to use up those bundles of fabric you have been stashing.  

A star inspired quilt with a strong pattern set against a solid background.  No matter what colour scheme you use - this quilt will be a stand out.  

Ocean Stars is available as a PDF Downloadable pattern from my website here 
Or available to purchase wholesale through my Distributor - Creative Abundance if you are a store looking to stock this (or any of my other) patterns. 

Kiss Chasey was featured in the November 2015 issue of Homespun.  This design is about quilting from the heart.  How we love to make quilts for those we love.

A great design to feature a range of fabrics or you could even make a good dent in your scrap basket, making each heart different.  

I have used a blue Chambray with a dark blue dot for my background to make my fabric choices pop.  This would look sweet with low volume backgrounds or any colour you choose.

A great quilt to make for a special occasion or to celebrate an event such as a Wedding or for Valentines day or just because.

Image from Homespun Magazine

Kiss Chasey is available as a PDF Downloadable pattern here
Or available to purchase wholesale through my Distributor - Creative Abundance if you are a store looking to stock this (or any of my other) patterns. 

Happy sewing
Jemima x 

Saturday, January 2, 2016

Book Review - Latest Quilting and Sewing Titles

At this busy time of year there can be nothing better than relaxing with some reading to get you all inspired for your sewing and crafting in the new year.  
These book have been on my list and with some quieter days I am looking forward to spending more time reading them.  Thank you to Capricorn Link Australia for sending me these copies to read.  All review opinions are my own. 

Tula Pink Colouring Book
Lets just say this book only just made it into the house before several pages were taken out (there are perforations so this makes each sheet easily worked on its own) by my girls.  This has illustrations from each of Tula's ranges and a variety of styles to colour depending on the complexity of the drawings.  I can see the girls and I spending some time colouring together over these school holidays.

Simply Stitched Gifts by Cynthia Shaffer
I have been absolutely in love with many of the sewing Illustrators I have seen over on Instagram this past few months and this book is great to give the background on all the technique needed to sew Free-Motion projects with confidence.  It includes great step-by-step photos to show you how to create a variety of different stitching's that can then be turned into lots of projects.  The photos are nice and clear and well set out.  I have been wanting to give this technique a go and with all these tips I feel much more equipped to give it a go.

Tis the Season to be Felty by Kathy Sheldon with Amanda Carestio
Although this book has only just arrived in the days before Christmas it already has me thinking of the beautiful projects that I can make for next Christmas.  There are a variety of felt inspired projects that even my girls will love sewing.  Sewing with felt is a great way to get kids involved in sewing and the decorations are so sweet in this book that would be great to gift to other at this time.  Such festive decorations to trim your house with.

Patchwork Essentials - The Half Square Triangle by Jeni Baker
I have been a long time fan and blog reader of Jeni Baker from In Color Order. She has always been one of the blogs I have followed and love her style and design work.  As soon as I knew she was writing a book I knew this would be on my list of "must reads".  Her book contains so much information to read and actually walk you through many of the processes such as choosing colours, the maths made easy of quilting and beautiful photos and illustrations.  Jenny has a lot of quilting and sewing knowledge behind her and this book is well worth getting hold of to build your own quilting skill set.  There is even a sketch chapter where you can colour your own designs. 

Jemima x  

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