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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