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 May||Lisa Cox - A Spoonful of Sugar Designs|
|Tues 30th May||Robyn Shapiro - The Strawberry Thief|
|Wed 31st May||Melissa LeRay – Oh How Sweet|
|Thurs 1st June||Emily Dennis – Quilty Love|
|Fri 2nd June||Samantha Dorn – Aqua Paisley Studio|
|Mon 5th June||Nadra Ridgeway – Ellis and Higgs|
|Tues 6th June||Peta Peace – She Quilts Alot|
|Wed 7th June||Stacy Olson –Stacy Olson Design|
|Thurs 8th June||Sedef Imer- Down Grapevine Lane|
|Friday 9th June||Elizabeth Chappell - Quilters Candy Box|
|Mon 12th June||Suzy Williams – Suzy Quilts|
|Tues 13th June||Rachel Howard - Family Ever After|
|Wed 14th June||Amy Sinibaldi - nanaCompany|
|Thurs 15th June||Jodie Carleton – Ric Rac|
|Fri 16th June||Ange Hamilton – A Little Patchwork|
|Mon 19th June||Heather Andrus – Quilt Story|
|Tues 20th June||Elea Lutz – Elea Lutz Design|
|Wed 21st June||Lauren Wright – Molly and Mama|
|Thurs 22nd June||Claire Turpin – Claire Turpin Design|
|Fri 23rd June||Jennie Pickett – Clover and Violet|
|Mon 26th June||Fat Quarter Shop|
|Tues 27th June||Alisha Orlando – Ministry of Fabric|
|Wed 28th June||Minki Kim – Minki Kim Sewing Illustration|
|Thurs 29th June||Jemima 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
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.