Sunday, January 12, 2020

Rainbow Popsicle Quilt Along - Week 1

Welcome to Week 1 of the Rainbow Popsicle Quilt Along.  I am really excited you have decided to join in and make your very own Rainbow Popsicle Quilt.  This Quilt Along is designed to be casual and relaxed so that you can have heaps of fun, meet new quilty friends and be inspired by all the #rainbowpopsiclequilt that will be made during the Quilt Along.  There are prizes up for grabs each week from some amazing Sponsors and I will be here to give tips, tricks or helpful details for you to successfully finish your Rainbow Popsicle Quilt.

If you are wanting to join in - it's not too late at all (you can join in at any point).  To participate all you need to join in is

2. Sign up for the weekly Rainbow Popsicle Newsletter here

3. Post your pics from the weeks prompts on Instagram to - #rainbowpopsicleqal#rainbowpopsiclequilt and #tiedwitharibbonpatterns.  It also helps to tag me - @tiedwitharibbon to make sure I see your post.

All the details can be found here at this Blog Post for what you will need to get started.

Week 1 - Selecting your Fabric
This weeks task is all about selecting and choosing the fabric you would like to make your Quilt from as well as getting it all cut out. Post a pic to Instagram, using the above hash tags of your fabric pull, quilt planning or cutting to show us what you will be making your Rainbow Popsicle Quilt from and to be in the running for this weeks prizes. (NOTE - do not post full colouring pages PLEASE!)

This is where the sky is the limit - whether you choose Solids or Prints this quilt works.  You can grab fabrics from your stash or use a collection.  

If you are looking for inspiration for fabrics then head to the #rainbowpopsiclequilt hash tag.  There you will see lots of different fabrics that have been used so far to make Rainbow Popsicle Quilts.

Solids work so well for this Quilt and the choices of different Fabric Company Solids  is huge.  I have included in the pattern the names of the Kona Solids I used but you can pick any colour scheme you like for this.  One way to do this is head over to Pinterest and search Colour Palettes - this gives you lots of boards with a selection of colours already that co-ordinate and work well together.  From here you can pick and choose solids for any colour palette you like.

For this quilt - multi directional prints work best and are easiest - You can use small scale prints that really give the cohesive look. Or large scale prints like big florals are also fabulous as these really stand out.

Directional Prints - you can certainly use directional prints so if you are wanting to match directional fabrics then you will just need to allow for extra fabric when you purchase. 

The following stores (who are all Sponsors) have Kits for the Rainbow Popsicle Quilt Available if you are looking for some ready made options:

Colouring In Page
Included in the pattern is a Colouring Page - simply print out or copy this page from your pattern and grab your colouring in pencils.  This is designed to help you plan out and play with the colours and fabrics until you have a colour palette you are happy with.  

Other tools that may be helpful in planning out your colour palette might be colour cards of swatch samples.

Cutting Tags 
Included in your pattern are Cutting Tags.  These are designed to assist you keep everything all sorted once you decide which fabrics will be which and then to make sure you cut the correct number as you work.

This week we have 2 prizes up for grabs from our Sponsors

So to be eligible for this weeks prizes - make sure to post your pics of your Fabric Pull, Fabric Planning or Cutting on Instagram to - #rainbowpopsicleqal#rainbowpopsiclequilt and #tiedwitharibbonpatterns.

I hope you enjoy making your Rainbow Popsicle Quilt with us.
Happy Quilting 
Jemima x 

Friday, January 3, 2020

Rainbow Popsicle Quilt Along

Back in December I was so excited to release this Quilt pattern - Rainbow Popsicle Quilt.  So after such an amazing response it was easy to choose this for the next Sew Along.

Starting January 13th we will be kicking off the #rainbowpopsicleqal

The Rainbow Popsicle Quilt comes in two sizes - the Lap Size at 60.5in x 63.5in (154cm x 161) and the Mini Quilt size 14in x 15.5in (36cm x 40cm).  Included in the pattern is a Colouring Page to help you work out your colour placement, as well as Cutting Tags to keep track of your fabrics as you cut them. 

*For the Quilt Along only those making the Lap sized Quilt will be eligible for Prizes in the Final week.

The #rainbowpopsicleqal will be held over 5 weeks - this gives you plenty of time to get yourself all organised before hand and has that causal approach to the timing so that it is not overwhelming for anyone.  I will be hosting it over on Instagram using the #rainbowpopsicleqal#rainbowpopsiclequilt and #tiedwithraibbonpatterns hashtags.  There will be prizes from some fantastic sponsors, Newsletters each week with information about each weeks' task, along with tips and tricks to help you make your #rainbowpopsiclequilt.
So no matter where in the world you are you can Sew Along with us. 


Dates - January 11th - February 10th

Duration - 5 weeks


Get a copy of the Rainbow Popsicle Quilt Pattern 

Sign up for the Newsletter

Follow me @tiedwitharibbon and post your progress pics to #rainbowpopsicleqal, #rainbowposiclequilt and #tiedwitharibbonpatterns.  You must use all the Hashtags to be eligible.


There is an amazing Line up of Sponsors who will be offering prizes.  So no matter which size you are making you can still be in the running. 

Sarah Ashford Studio - 3 Pouches

My Fabricology - 1 x F8th Bundle Good Vibes Only Fabric

Sew Mondo - $75 AU Store Voucher

Doohikey Designs - Rainbow Custom Made Binding Baby
15% off entire order using code: RAINBOW. The code will be available starting now and until the quilt along ends.
Note: All international shipping will be responsible for custom fees that may occur in their country. Flat rate does not apply to international orders.

Fabric Pixie - AU$50 Gift Certificate

Pink Door Fabrics - US$25 Gift Certificate

Ava and Neve - F8th Bundle Rainbow Coloured Liberty Fabrics

Fabric Stork - Fat 1/4 Bundle Earthen by Katarina Rocella

Troll Brothers Quilt Designs - $100 CA Store Voucher

The Quilting Cottage - Quilting offers and Discounts on Long Arm Quilting Services.

I told you there were so many awesome prizes.  The Rainbow Popsicle Quilt is suitable for Patterned prints just as much as Solids.  You can check out the #rainbowpopsiclequilt hash tag for lots of inspiration already from quilts already made.  

Make sure you are signed up to the Rainbow Popsicle Quilt Newsletter.  Several stores also have Kits for the Rainbow Popsicle Quilt in a variety of different patterns so make sure you get this Newsletter.

So get excited and start to gather your supplies.
The #rainbowpopsicleqal is not to be missed.

Jemima x x
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