Sunday, September 13, 2020

Love Triangle Quilt Along Week 3

 

It's Week 3 of the Love Triangle Quilt Along - we are over halfway and it is very exciting to see lots of Quilts starting to come together and all these beautiful fabric choices becoming gorgeous Love Triangle Quilt tops.

This week we are working on sewing up Rows 5-8.  Did you check out the post last week with some helpful tips on Pinning - you can see it here.

And for those who thrive more from a visual explanation - check out this video I have made on getting Perfect Points every time.  These are the same steps from the previous post just shown in a video. This is taken from my IGTV "How to achieve Perfect Points when sewing Equilateral Triangles.


WEEK 2 INSPIRATION









SPONSORS
This week we have two great Sponsors each with a great prize each up for grabs.


Pink Door Fabrics has a $40 Gift Certificate for one winner

 
Figo Fabrics have one Polar Magic FQ Bundle to giveaway to one winner


So to be in the running post your pics from the weeks prompt on Instagram to - #lovetriangleqal, #lovetrianglequilt and #tiedwitharibbonpatterns.  It also helps to tag me - @tiedwitharibbon to make sure I see your post.

Happy Quilting 
Jemima x x 

Sunday, September 6, 2020

Love Triangle Quilt Along Week 2


What an amazing start we have gotten off to with the Love Triangle Quilt Along - it is so exciting to see so many fabric pulls and cut out triangles showing up already.  I am seriously in love with lots of these that they make me want to make another one - or ten!  Have you checked out the #lovetrianglequilt and #lovetriangleqal hashtags?

It's certainly not too late at all to join in the fun at all.



You can get all the details for the Love Triangle Quilt Along here

I know how excited everyone is to have cut out your fabrics and are now ready to get started on sewing together all your Triangles. This week we are aiming to sew together the first 4 rows of your Love Triangle Quilt.

So if you have never sewn triangles before or even just want a refresher here are some of my best tips to succeed at getting nice pointy points when you are sewing your triangles and rows together.

Pins Matter
When it comes to pinning - yes I really do believe that the type of Pins you use matter and can make a big difference to your sewing.  I have taught many students over the years and a simple way to make a big difference in how you pin, is to use good quality, fine pins designed for Patchwork.  Big, bulky, thick pins will make things harder to line up - they disturb the fabric more when pinned through your fabrics and sometimes they can snag your fabric if they are rusted or have burs along them.  

Fine Pins for Patchwork are a worthwhile notion to have in your Quilting Toolbox - I like to use Clover Fine Patchwork Pins (as pictured below and this isn't a sponsored add - just my personal opinion).  They are sharp, nice and fine and are perfect for use when quilting.


Pin Placement Tip
When it comes to pinning your rows together - one of the best tips I can give you is shown in the Steps below. It's all about lining up, checking and then the placement of your pins.


Step 1 - Once your rows are sewn together (as per the pattern instructions), to line up the points as perfectly as possible - match the rows right sides together. Then slightly open up along the raw edges of where your sewn seam line will run and match the Points here at 1/4in. Don't just assume you have everything magically perfect to sew along the 1/4in raw edge seam line.  Take the time to match each triangle tip.


Step 2 - Place a pin on an angle at the 1/4in mark where you will sew your seam.


Step 3 - Pin all the triangle points, matching carefully and then pinning along the row.  Sew the seam ENSURING to take out your pins just before you get to them. This is where if you have nice Fine pins the aligned fabrics are not disturbed by shifting bulky pins.  
(NEVER sew over Pins!) 


Step 4 - Stand back and admire your perfect alignment of your Triangle points.

Week 1 Inspiration


Prizes
Check out the amazing prizes from this weeks Sponsors
$50 Gift Certificate from Fabric Pixie

Banian Republic FQ Bundle from Scribbly Gum Quilt Co

One Love Limited Edition Binding Baby from Doohikey Designs

So to be in the running for this weeks prizes make sure to post a pic to your Instagram Feed of your porgress using the #lovetriangleqal, #lovetrianglequilt and #tiedwitharibbonpatterns hashtags.  Don't forget your profile must be Public for me to be able to see it and it always helps to tag me @tiedwitharibbon to make sure I see your post.

Happy Quilting
Jemima

Sunday, August 30, 2020

Love Triangle Quilt Along - Week 1


Welcome to Week 1 of the Love Triangle Quilt Along.  I am really excited you have decided to join in and make your very own Love Triangle 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 #lovetrianglequilt 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 Love Triangle 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



3. Post your pics from the weeks prompts on Instagram to - #lovetrianglequilt#lovetriangleqal 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. Post a pic to Instagram, using the above hash tags of your fabric pull or quilt planning to show us what you will be making your Love Triangle Quilt from and to be in the running for this weeks prizes. (NOTE - do not post full colouring pages PLEASE!)

Fabric pull by @novaquilts


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.  

While I have made my original Love Triangle Quilt from Tula Solids (fabric colours used are listed in the pattern) I also have made one using a Black Confetti Dash and White Background with 80's inspired Neon Colours.  This was made all out of print style fabrics.  I also made a Mini Version using Carolyn Freidlander fabrics from her Collection CF and Jetty collections. 



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

Solids
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 Tula Pink 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.

Prints
For this quilt - multi directional prints work best and are easiest - You can use small scale prints that really give the cohesive look to how many triangles read as one large triangle. Or large scale prints like big florals are also fabulous as these really stand out due to the size of the Triangles.

Directional Prints - you can certainly use directional prints - HOWEVER be aware that as you cut the Triangles along your width of fabric (WOF) that one will be right side up and the other upside down as you cut along the fabric due to the triangle shape.  So if you are wanting to match directional fabrics then you will need to allow for extra fabric when you purchase. 

Scrappy
This design also works perfectly to pull fabrics from your stash if you want to go with a scrappy vibe.  Check out these amazing two examples of how Scrappy might be just the perfect look you are after for your Love Triangle Quilt.

Love Triangle Quilt by @sarai_hobbies

Love Triangle Quilt by @zanymouse

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 your Fabrics


Now that you have chosen your fabrics, this week is also all about cutting into them.  So let's have a chat about anything you need to take into consideration before chopping them up.

1 - ENSURE your Pattern Template is printed out at the Correct size - if you are using the pattern Template page provided in the Pattern - you MUST make sure this is printed at 100% on your Printer.  There is a 1in Test Square - measure it and make sure it is 1in - if it is not you need to check the settings on your Printer.  Do NOT print out at "Fit to Page" or "Scale to fit" - it must be printed out at 100% to make sure your Triangle measures 3in, 6in or 8.5in.  If you are using my Template Sets - this does not apply to you and if you are using a Top Trimmed or other Equilateral Triangle it is a good idea to lay this onto top to check the sizing.

2 - I highly suggest you cut a few test Triangles first from some scrap fabric to ensure you have the correct sizing for you Equilateral Triangles.  As mentioned in the pattern - not all Equilateral Triangles have the same measurement markings on the.  Some are "Top Trimmed" some are not.  So unless you are using my Template set - PLEASE make and sew a few test Triangles first with the correct seam allowance to ensure you have the correct sizing before you cut into your yardage.  It is better to make sure the width of the Triangles is correct before cutting them all.

3 - Directional Fabrics - directional fabric are not accounted for in the fabric requirements.  So if you are choosing a directional fabric you may need to consider sourcing more fabric to account for this if you want your fabric to run directionally.  

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.

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

Sew Mondo have offered up a $75 Gift Certificate for one winner




Patchwork Threads have a $25 Store Credit for one winner

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

I hope you enjoy making your End Game Quilt with us.
Happy Quilting 
Jemima x 

Tuesday, August 11, 2020

Love Triangle Quilt Along - Getting Ready

 


I am so excited to finally release the Love Triangle Quilt Pattern.  This design is fun, bold and the 3D effect of the lettering makes for a Modern quilt design. I know that you guys are going to love making your very own version of this Quilt. 

Starting September 1st we will be kicking off the #lovetriangleqal

The Love Triangle Quilt Pattern comes in three sizes - the Mini Quilt at 30.5in x 30.5in (77.5cm x 77.5cm), the Lap Quilt at 66.5in x 66.5in (169cm x 169cm) and the Queen Quilt at 96.5in x 96.5in (245cm x 245cm).  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. 

The #lovetriangleqal 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 #lovetriangleqal and #tiedwitharibbonpatterns 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 #lovetrianglequilt

So no matter where in the world you are you can Sew Along with us. 

END GAME SEW ALONG DETAILS

Dates - September 1st - October 5th

Duration - 5 weeks

HOW TO PARTICIPATE


Sign up for the Newsletter

Follow me @tiedwitharibbon and post your progress pics to #lovetriangleqal

SUPPLIES NEEDED

Here are the Fabric Requirements for this Quilt


You will also need an Equilateral Triangle Ruler.  Listed in the Pattern under the NOTES section are lots of details as to what type of ruler works well for this quilt to ensure accuracy.  

To go with this Quilt Pattern I have made Equilateral Triangle Acrylic Templates that go with each size for the Mini Quilt, Lap Quilt and Queen Quilt Sizes  These Templates will ensure that your Love Triangle  Quilt measures the correct size for your blocks.

SCHEDULE

Week 1 - Choosing and cutting your fabric
Week 2 - Construct Rows 1 - 4
Week 3 - Construct Rows 5 - 8
Week 4 - Construct Rows 9 - 12
Week 5 - Completing your Quilt Top, Preparing for Quilting and Binding 

PRIZES

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. Remember you must use the hashtags #lovetriangleqal, #lovetrianglequilt and #tiedwitharibbonpatterns to be in the running.
Aurifil are giving away a Tula Pink Box Thread Set


Doohikey Designs are giving away a Binding Baby


Fabric Pixie have a $50 Store Voucher 

Fabric Stork have an "Amercian Roadtrip" FQ Bundle to giveaway 

Patchwork Threads have a $25 Store Voucher to giveaway



My Fabricology have a $100 Store Credit

Pink Door Fabrics have a $40 Gift Voucher to giveaway


Sew Mondo are giving away a $75 Store Voucher



Figo Fabrics have a "Polar Magic" FQ Bundle to giveaway
Great Heron Thread Co are giving away a FQ (9pcs) Bundle of Figo Fabrics Lucky Charms
Scribbly Gum Quilt Co have a Banana Republic FQ Bundle to giveaway

There is also the Longarm League who will be sponsoring the Quilt Along with 8 US Long Arm Quilters and 2 Canadian Quilters who will be offering great deals for your Quilt Tops once they are complete. More details to come.


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

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

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

Jemima x x

Monday, August 3, 2020

Love Triangle Quilt Pattern release!

I know you are not supposed to have favourites but I can't help it.  This is the most favourite Quilt Pattern I have designed to date! I am so excited to introduce the Love Triangle QuiltOriginally published in Love Patchwork and Quilting (Issue 83) the Love Triangle Quilt is now available as a stand alone Pattern.


The inspiration for this Quilt came after seeing some Graffiti in a Laneway in Melbourne City.  I saw a letter 'S' on the wall and it instantly took my interest for how I could make lettering work in a Quilt in a new and inspired way.  Once I looked at the letter for a while I realised that it could work so well made up of Equilateral Triangles.  Several months later back in my Studio I was sitting down with some grid paper and pencils determined to work this idea up into a Quilt.  I settled on the word LOVE after playing with lots of words because it is universal and it just had me so inspired.  Working up several different styles and with different layouts once I was happy I set about creating the design in fabric.


Love Triangle Quilt is modern, bold and a graphic style quilt made up of Equilateral Triangles.  The pattern includes 3 sizes - Mini (30.5in x 30.5in - 77.5cm x 77.5cm), Lap (66.5in x 66.5in - 169cm x 169cm) and Queen (96.5in x 96.5in - 245cm x 245cm). The pattern also contains a Colouring Page, Cutting Tags to keep track of your cut colours and a Paper Template to measure any existing Template you may have or to use on its own.
Whether you choose to make this design out of Solids or Prints this works so well with either.  


This Love Triangle (original) Quilt was made out of Tula Pink Solids - I just love the saturation and depth of colour that these Free Spirit Solids have.  This design works up best using dark and lighter shades to create the 3D effect.

A big thank you to Carol at The Quilting Cottage for her stellar Custom Quilting of this Quilt.  IT really has made this design pop and was just what I wanted for this Quilt.

And because I am always a sucker to design and make Mini Quilts, I could not help but work up the Tula Pink Solids to show just how cute the design looks as a Mini Quilt.


And to make the process of cutting out far more accurate as well as much quicker, I have Acrylic Templates available for all the Quilt sizes included in the pattern here



For Wholesale Customers you can purchase the Pattern and Templates through my Distributors at 

This Quilt really is so fun to make and I want to encourage you to give sewing Equilateral Triangles a go if you haven't before.  They are not as intimidating as they may seem and go together well once you have had a little practice.



And because this Quilt is so fun to make, there will be a Love Triangle Quilt Along starting on September 1st.  There will be lots of prizes and tips and tricks to share along the way.  If you are interested you can sign up for the 

For many years I have been dreaming that one of my patterns would be turned into a T-shirt design.  Well that day has come because the amazing team at Patchwork Threads have turned the Love Triangle Quilt into a Tee and I could not be more thrilled. This was really a "pinch me" moment as I am such a big fan of Patchwork Threads and their Tee's.  I already own six of their other quilting and sewing inspired ones and I can not wait for my Tee's to arrive to wear. The Vintage Navy colour is stunning against the bright colours of the letters and the Tri Blend fabric is so soft and comfy to wear.


And if you are looking for some amazing inspiration then just check out the #lovetrianglequilt Hashtag.  There you will find some absolutely spectacular Love Triangle Quilt versions made by my pattern testers. They really are such a valuable part of my pattern writing process and they show just how different one pattern can look in different prints and colours. Go check them out.  

Happy Quilting 
Jemima x x
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