Monday, May 30, 2016

Little Ruby Quilt Along - Fat Quarter Shop

I am very excited to have been invited by the Fat Quarter Shop to participate in the "Little Ruby Quilt Along".  This Quilt pattern was designed by Camille roskelly of Thimbleblossoms exclusively for FQS.  There are lots of videos to help you create your very own "Little Ruby" Quilt and I look forward to you joining us.

All of the Patterns are available for download here at the Jolly Jabber Blog HERE and there is a great Video Tutorial HERE to get you started.
Fat Quarter Shop even have complete kits HERE

I decided to use Little Ruby to make my quilt with and I am really excited to finally have the chance to work with these Creative Grids Rulers.  

There are so many other inspiring Bloggers all participating and you can check them out below and I look forward to seeing what everyone will be making their Little Ruby pattern out of.

Melissa from Happy Quilting
Angie from Gnome Angel
Erin Cox from Why Not Sew
Andy from A Bright Corner
Pat from Pat Sloan
Peta from She Quilts a Lot
Heather from Quilt Story
Megan from Quilt Story
Amanda from Jedi Craft Girl
Sherri from A Quilting Life
Rebecca from Bryan House Quilts
Sherri from This & That Patterns
Jemima from Tied with a Ribbon
Stephanie from Modern Sewciety
Brooke from Silly Mama Quilts
Carrie from Moda's United Notions

Happy Sewing
Jemima x

Thursday, May 26, 2016

Spring Market - 2016 - Salt Lake City

When I first starting designing Quilts and sewing patterns never in my wildest dreams did I think that one day not only would I go to Quilt Market but actually get to exhibit there as Tied with a Ribbon.  

With my Pattern Distributor Creative Abundance, I was able to showcase some of my latest designs.

And with my sewing buddy Claire Turpin I was all set for one of the most exhausting and amazing weeks of my professional Quilting career.  For me - Market was all about the people.  There have been so many people that I have connected with over the years and without their ongoing friendships and support I don't think I would be doing this.

Rachel H and Ashley Jepperson
Kate Henderson
Peta Peace
Nada Ridgeway

Shari Butler
Christine, Samantha Lee Olsen and Holly LeSue
Elea Lutz
Sedef Imer

Amy Sinabaldi
Alex Veronelli
Amelia Johanson
Claire Turpin

And of course there was so much inspiration to be found in all the quilts, fabrics and booths.  These are just a few of my favourites that I found while out and about.  The actual size of Quilt Market just blew my mind - it kept going and going!  

Boardwalk Delight by Dana Willard

Magic by Sarah Jane Studios

Mod Corsage by Anna Maria Horner

Elizabeth Hartman's Paint Box Basics

Rifle Paper Co - Cotton and Steel
This is the one collection that got away from me - I totally missed out on getting my hands on some at Sample Spree.  

Tula Pink

Playground by Amy Sinabaldi
(Insert fan-girl moment)

Unfortunately there was little time for sightseeing before jumping back on the flight home but I did manage a walk around the beautiful Salt Lake City - just stunning.

Lets just say that Spring Market was amazing.  These are just a few of the photos I took while I was at Quilt Market - having flown home after a 35 hour journey home I am nothing less than shattered but totally loving that I got to attend and meet so many of my Quilting friends.

Happy Sewing
Jemima x x

Thursday, May 12, 2016

Dare/Essentials II - Art Gallery- The Mini's Quilt Blog Tour

Today is my turn on Pat Bravo's - The Minis Quilt Blog Tour.  These fabrics from Pats ranges - Dare and Essentials II pair perfectly together and when I opened the package to find all these Pink and Blue fabrics - I was smitten.

Creating a Mini Quilt using all these fabrics was easy using my Vintage Cotton Reel Mini Quilt.  This pattern was perfect to use lots of fabrics that would create such a lovely overall effect.

I really so enjoy sewing with Art Gallery fabrics - the feel and sheen to the fabrics is so luxurious to sew with.  These ranges compliment each other so well and mix and match beautifully. 

I love Straight Line quilting and this design was perfect to just quilt, quilt and quilt some more straight lines.  This magical Aurifil #5007 was just such a lovely ice blue that worked really well against the colours of the fabrics but was not to over powering on top of the white fabric.

While this may be considered "Scrappy Binding" - I don't think there is anything scrappy about it. Using all the pieces I had left I sewed 6.5in x 2.5in pieces together to make a Binding strip long enough for my Mini Quilt.  Just the perfect finish.  

This Vintage Cotton Reel Mini Quilt has come up so well in these fabrics and will even be on show at the upcoming Salt Lake City Quilt Market.  

Normally I would sew down the Cotton Reel tail itself, but because of the closeness of my Straight Line Quilting this want necessary as it was going to be well sewn down.

is available in my store as a PDF download.

You can read all about Pat's range - Dare and Essentials II here.

Essentials II LookBook│
Dare LookBook│

You can check out what the others involved are making here over the past few days.
Thursday May 12 
Samantha Dorn 

Maja Wlusek 

Friday May 13
Jemima Flendt 

Kerry Smith 

Tuesday, May 10, 2016

Spell-It-With-Moda Q-A-L Birthday Celebrations

It is my turn today to celebrate Moda's - ABC Birthday Quilt-Along.  What a great fun way to completely personalise and make a quilt just for the person you are making it for.  Whether you are making your favourite phrases, words, names or the alphabet itself this is a great pattern with lots of possibilities to create.  

Getting started is easy with just a Jelly Roll (and seriously who doesn't have one of these they are hoarding), some background fabric and the "Spell it with Moda" pattern booklet (available from your local quilt store or online).

As you may know I love reds and blues and I am a Bonnie and Camille fan and have adored the work of Camille's for many years.  So  their latest range - "Vintage Picnic" was the perfect choice for me to create some letters and decide on what I wanted my quilt to say and get sewing.  

We are expecting some new arrivals this year and already knowing what gender they are - as a quilt maker certainly helps to decide what to make.  So with a precious baby girl soon to arrive I decided I wanted to celebrate this wonderful new little lady.

G is for Girl

The pattern is easy to read and they letters came together really quickly.  Using the Jelly roll cuts down on lots of cutting and using a fabric strip per letter made for simple cutting.

My plan - the lettering "Sweet Baby Girl" which I want to feature in the centre of the quilt.  I am going to put background fabric around the letters to make them sit centrally and then filler blocks around as a border.  

You can check out the hash tag - #spellitwithmoda for heaps of ideas and inspiration from makers and by the way these letters are totally addictive.  I have found myself even thinking I may use them as an ABC quilt instead with all the letters.  

Happy Sewing
Jemima x  

Thursday, May 5, 2016

Crochet Trim Blanket - Penny Rose Blog Tutorial

How adorable is Elea Lutz's latest range - Strawberry Biscuit.  With the sweetest of prints and characters this range will be hard to resist. Cute puppies and delicate florals all in the most vibrant of colours make for another stand out collection.  Strawberry Biscuit is made for Penny Rose Fabrics (distributed through Millhouse Collections in Australia) and is available now.

This Quilt is perfect for pre-cuts such as Charm Squares or you can cut your own squares that feature sweet fussy cuts and prints.

I made a similar Crochet Trim Baby Blanket a while back and thought this would be the perfect project to make and share for the Penny Rose Blog Tutorial.  Crochet looks simply stunning against the binding of a quilt - this pattern only has several stitches for the actual crochet so is suitable for a beginner. 

Head over to the Penny Rose blog - here to find the Tutorial for how to make this sweet blanket.

I think I see a few more of these for sweet gifts in the future.

This blanket will make a treasured, handmade blanket for years to come.  
Use the Hashtag - #crochettrimblanket 
so that we can see the beauties that you make.  

Happy sewing 
Jemima x 

Sunday, May 1, 2016

Backyard Roses Blog Tour

Today is my turn on the Backyard Roses Blog Tour.  This stunning range is the second collection from Nadra Ridgeway for Riley Blake Designs.  If you loved her first range - Bloom and Bliss, then this will just compliment it so well and be a must on for your stash.  Nadra's blog is filled with inspiration and lots of tutorials so check her out.

Back yard Roses is available now and (in Australia) is distributed through Millhouse Collections.

The range with its stunning florals and complimentary blenders are strong and passionate.  The colours are vibrant and work so well together.  There are also lots of fussy cutting opportunities for lovers of English Paper Piecing.

I would definitely say the reds and yellows are my favourites in this collection -  but truly they are all beautiful.  Just love the Yellow tiny roses!

I could not wait to cut into these and decided these would be perfect to make one of my Confetti Cushions (available as a PDF pattern in my store).  With a Neutral Double Gauze these Back yard Roses prints just sing and stand out so well.  But these would work well with any solid shade or any other background fabric you choose.  

I found it hard stopping at one project so I also made one of my Mini Quilts - "When life gives you scraps!".  Just for fun this Mini Quilt will hang in my sewing studio but makes me so happy with these colours and prints.

You can check out what everyone involved has made here




Happy Sewing 
Jemima x
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