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
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