Sunday, February 9, 2020

Rainbow Popsicle Quilt Along - Week 5


What an amazing few weeks it has been through the Rainbow popsicle Quilt Along. We are here at the end and while that is certainly sad - have a look at all the amazing you guys have made - simply stunning!

So now that your Quilt Tops are all complete its time to start to think how you will Quilt your Rainbow Popsicle Quilt and Bind it.

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.

WEEK 5 - 

QUILTING DECISIONS 

When it comes to deciding on how to Quilt your Quilt - you have lots of options.

1 - Quilt It Yourself - You can do this in lots of different ways - Straight Line Quilting, Cross-Hatching over the entire quilt, using a Large Zig Zag stitch without needing a lot of experience.

The Mini Quilt this is a great size to tackle yourself - even if this is your first time quilting a project.


For those wanting to give Free-Motion Quilting a go or already are familiar with this Technique, check out this Blog Post I wrote all about Machine Quilting.  I hope this gives you some helpful tips.


2. Hand Quilting - no this isn't a crazy idea at all. I love the texture that Hand Quilting creates - it is so snuggly and soft and gives such an amazing texture to the quilt.  If you are keen to Hand Quilt your Rainbow Popsicle Quilt, then check out this Blog Post I wrote all about my favourite Hand Quilting Tips and Tools to use.


3. Send it to a Professional - there are lots of reasons to use a Long Arm Quilting service.  Find a Quilting service you are happy with and chat to them about your needs for this Quilt.  Always remember that when you send your Quilt to be Long Arm Quilted - your batting and backing fabric need to be at least 4in bigger on all sides than your Quilt top.  

I had Carol Brady of the Quilting Cottage Custom Quilt my Rainbow Popsicle Quilt.  Custom Quilting is different to Edge to Edge Quilting so chat to your Quilter about what your budget is and what you want the quilting to look like. 

QUILTING OFFER!

Carol Brady from The Quilting Cottage is offering those here in Aus 20% off Edge to Edge Quilting and Custom Quilting (discount only applies to having the same identical Custom Quilting as mine) if you send your Rainbow Popsicle Quilt to her to be Quilted she will also send it back return post - free of charge (within Aus only). Discount valid till 29th February, 2020.

BINDING YOUR QUILT

Once you have your Quilt all Quilted - now you can turn your attention to Binding your Quilt. There are so many Tutorials for how to bind you Quilt if you Google.

I have put together a Tutorial on how to work the Binding continuously around the corner when you sew it onto the top of your Quilt - its a small but very helpful and useful way to sew your Binding all on in one go.  Check it out here:




PRIZES

For our Final week we have saved our Biggest Prizes till last.


Troll Brothers Quilt Designs have a CA$100 Store Voucher for one lucky winner.




Aurifil have one of my Quilt Big Thread Collections to give away for ONE lucky winner.

A massive thank you to all of you that have joined in along the way on this Quilt Along.  Its has been great fun and so inspiring to see all your different variations of this pattern. I hope you have enjoyed it just as much.

Happy Quilting
Jemima x 



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