Monday, September 13, 2021

Galaxy Twist Pattern release


One of the best parts of being a Quilt Design and pattern writer is definitely getting to release your patterns out into the Quilty universe.  So today I am excited  to introduce you to my latest Quilt pattern - the Galaxy Twist Quilt.

Originally featured in Love Patchwork and Quilting, the Galaxy Twist Quilt pattern is now available as a stand alone pattern in my collection. This design was super fun to create as I wanted to take the theme of Big Blocks and work them into a modern and fun to make quilt that can be done also in a short space of time due to the size of the blocks


The Galaxy Twist Quilt is Fat Quarter Friendly and comes in 3 sizes - Baby Quilt 40.5in x 50.5in (103cm x 103cm), Lap Quilt 60.5in x 60.5in (154cm x 154cm) and a Queen Quilt 80.5in x 80.5in (205cm x 205cm).


With feature blocks the pack punch, you can use your favourite fabrics and showcase them in lots of different ways.  Big blocks for the win mean you will have a quilt together in no time.  This quilt is great to use that fabric bundle you have been saving for the perfect project or also a great way to use the fabrics you have in your stash already as well as being a great scrap buster too if you want to change up the look.


Also included in the pattern is a Bonus project in this Pillow.  I have given you a great way to use up the leftover pieces so that you can have a Pillow to match or even make on its own. 


In my studio you may have been watching all the progress I made on making up this Queen size version of the Galaxy Twist Quilt.  This one is made with the fabric collection Bright Eyes by Anna Maria Horner for Free Spirit Fabrics.


I usually don't make quilts this large for myself but I was so in love with these fabrics that they just called to be made into this Galaxy Twist Quilt.


Make sure you head on over to Instagram and check out the #galaxytwistquilt hashtag.  You will find there some absolutely stunning inspiration from my very talented Quilt Testers.  They really have showcased the different sizes and so many different looks to this same pattern with amazing choices of fabrics and colours. 



Also available for wholesale customers through Creative Abundance.

Happy Quilting
Jemima x x

Monday, July 26, 2021

Confetti Quilt Sew Along - Week 5

 


Well I can't believe we have come to the final week of the Confetti Quilt Sew Along.  I am beyond humbled by all those who have joined in and for all the love this pattern of mine has been shown.  A massive thank you to you all for your support - it really does mean so much to me.

So this week is all abut getting your Confetti Quilt Top ready for Quilting, and Binding and being able to then finish it up.  I have put together some tips and links below which I hope will help you with the decisions for this next part of the process with how you will finish it.

QUILTING DECISIONS 

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

Quilt It Yourself - for those keen to quilt your own Quilt there are lots of ways you can tackle this.  You can simply quilt tram lines either sides of all the seam lines for simple but effective quilting.  You can get as adventurous as you like with Free Motion Quilting or even more detailed straight line quilting.  Or how about Cross-Hatching over the entire quilt or even using a Large Zig Zag stitch without needing a lot of experience.

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.


                             Machine Quilting and Free Motion Quilting Tips

Send it to a Professional - you can send your quilt to a Long Arm quilter who can either do and Edge to Edge Design or Custom Quilt your finished Quilt.

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




You can also check it out here on Instagram (save it so you can go back to it.)


And if you want my best tips for how to sew your Binding with an invisible stitch then check out my Reel here.


SPONSORS


Thanks to Aurifil Thread who have an Anna Maria Horner Thread Collection Box for one winner.


From Doohickey Designs for one winner each week, $20 to store that they can purchase med binding babies, large binding babies, limited editions, or flower spindle.

So to be eligible for this weeks prizes - make sure to post your pics of your finished Quilt Top or completed quilt or even just your progress to date on Instagram to - #confettiquiltsewalong#confettiquilt and #tiedwitharibbonpatterns

 

NOTE - make sure you are using #confettiquiltsewalong (#confettiquiltalong is being used by another)


A massive thank you again to everyone who has bought my Pattern(s) and participated in the Confetti Quilt Sew Along - I am so blown away by how many of you from all over the wold have joined in and just in love with your fabric choices and how your quilts have come together.

Thank you , Thank you, Thank you

Jemima x x

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Sunday, July 18, 2021

Confetti Quilt Sew Along - Week 4

 


I can't believe we are getting so close to the end of the Confetti Quilt Sew Along.  I have been so inspired by all the different and personal stories behind your choices for which fabrics you went with and how so many of these Quilts have an owner eagerly awaiting its finish.

This week we are working on finishing up your last few rows - that is Rows 9-12 as well as sewing all the rows together (if you haven't done so already).  Our aim by the end of this week is to have a completed Quilt Top.

I am looking forward to seeing your Quilt tops all finished and then beginning to think about Quilting options as well as Binding for our final week of the Confetti Quilt Sew Along. Next week I will be sharing some short Video Tutorials for Binding.

SPONSORS

Thanks to Pink Door Fabrics they have a $40 Gift Certificate for one winner.


From Doohickey Designs for one winner each week, $20 to store that they can purchase med binding babies, large binding babies, limited editions, or flower spindle.

So to be eligible for this weeks prizes - make sure to post your pics of your blocks  to date or rows up to Row 12 on Instagram to - #confettiquiltsewalong#confettiquilt and #tiedwitharibbonpatterns

 

NOTE - make sure you are using #confettiquiltsewalong (#confettiquiltalong is being used by another)

 

I hope you are enjoying making your Confetti Quilt.

Happy Quilting 

Jemima x 

Sunday, July 11, 2021

Confetti Quilt Sew Along - Week 3

 


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


This week we are working on sewing up Rows 5-8.


I know that with this pattern there are the scraps that are leftover from trimming.  The reason behind the scraps is because this pattern gives you the wriggle room in allowing you to trim your blocks and without the need for the points to match when you are sewing the blocks.  This was designed this way with beginner quilters in mind and there are lots of great things you can do with your scraps.


There are so many projects you can make with your leftover scraps. Here are 4 fabulous ideas for them.



This Postage Stamp Quilt Tutorial by Rita of Red Pepper Quilts is a great Example.



Or how about these adorable Cosy Cat Coaster Mug Rug's by Lisa of A Spoonful of Sugar 



This super popular When Life Gives you Scraps Mini Quilt Pattern of mine is perfect for your leftover pieces.


This is my Vintage Cotton Reel Mini Quilt - perfect for small scrap pieces.

SPONSORS


Thanks to Scribbly Gum Quilt Co, for one winner Jodie is giving away a years  quarterly Rotary Blade Subscription (if the winner is outside Australia the prize will be sent in one package - not quarterly). 




From Doohickey Designs for one winner each week, $20 to store that they can purchase med binding babies, large binding babies, limited editions, or flower spindle.

 

So to be eligible for this weeks prizes - make sure to post your pics of your blocks  to date or rows up to Row 8 on Instagram to - #confettiquiltsewalong#confettiquilt and #tiedwitharibbonpatterns

 

NOTE - make sure you are using #confettiquiltsewalong (#confettiquiltalong is being used by another)

 

I hope you are enjoying making your Confetti Quilt.

Happy Quilting 

Jemima x 

Sunday, July 4, 2021

Confetti Quilt Sew Along - Week 2

What an amazing start we have gotten off to with the Confetti Quilt Sew Along - it is so exciting to see so many fabric pulls and cut out quilts block pieces 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 #confettiquiltsewalong and #confettiquilt hashtags?

 

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

 

The Confetti Quilt pattern is available here

 

Sign up for the Confetti Quilt Sew Along Newsletter here

 

You can get all the details for the Confetti Quilt Sew Along Week 1 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 blocks. This week we are aiming to sew together the first 4 rows of your Confetti Quilt.


Week 2 - Putting together blocks for Rows 1 -4


This week we are starting to make our blocks for Rows 1 - 4.  That means you are aiming to make 48 blocks.  The Confetti Quilt has been designed with beginner quilters in mind.  For this very specific purpose the blocks are constructed so that the points of the blocks do NOT align perfectly.  There will be a seam allowance space when the blocks are sewn together and this is so you can focus on enjoying sewing rather than any need or idea that it has to be about perfect points.  Trimming of the blocks allow for wriggle soon so that if your sewing is slightly off - trimming them to size will make all the difference and hide any imperfections.


Basically this is a quilt to be enjoyed, fuss free of any perfect points matching required.


I have taken some photos here below of how you will be moving through making the blocks.  These are additional support to the pattern instructions and illustrations.  



So you can see above how after sewing the seams together when you put the rows together that they points will not match - and that is meant to be the case.

Here is a pic of one of my finished quilts with the pic close up and then how you can't even notice the effect in the larger picture. Which I think is where some people get "stuck" or second guess themselves and the pattern on if the points have to match.



Prizes

This week we have 3 prizes up for grabs from our Sponsors



A Confetti Quilt Quilt Fabric Kit thanks to @fabricstork that contains enough fabric to make a Confetti Quilt (or whatever you choose).  Colours were inspired by my Merryweather Blanket.


@greatheronthreadco have a Bag Making Kit.


From Doohickey Designs for one winner each week, $20 to store that they can purchase med binding babies, large binding babies, limited editions, or flower spindle.

 

So to be eligible for this weeks prizes - make sure to post your pics of your blocks or first four rows on Instagram to - #confettiquiltsewalong#confettiquilt and #tiedwitharibbonpatterns

 

NOTE - make sure you are using #confettiquiltsewalong (#confettiquiltalong is being used by another)

 

I hope you are enjoying making your Confetti Quilt.

Happy Quilting 

Jemima x 

Sunday, June 27, 2021

Confetti Quilt Sew Along Along - Week 1

 

Welcome to Week 1 of the Confetti Quilt Sew Along.  I am really excited you have decided to join in and make your very own Confetti 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 #confettiquilt 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 Confetti 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 Confetti Quilt Along Newsletter here

3. Post your pics from the weeks prompts on Instagram to - #confettiquiltsewalong, #confettiquilt 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 Confetti Quilt from and to be in the running for this weeks prizes.

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 #confettiquilt hash tag.  There you will see lots of different fabrics that have been used so far to make Confetti Quilts.

Solids
Solids work so well for this Quilt and the choices of different Fabric Company Solids is huge.  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.  Geometrics work well as well as smaller scale prints.

Scrappy
This design also works perfectly to pull fabrics from your stash if you want to go with a scrappy vibe.  




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.

As the pattern calls for Fat Quarters from your print/coloured fabrics.  Here is how I cut up my FQ's to avoid wastage or not having the required number of pieces.


HOT TIP - With your background fabric, I like to roll the yardage onto a spare empty bolt.  You can ask you ask your Local Quilt store for a spare empty cardboard bolt that is used to store fabric on.  Rolling your yardage onto a bolt makes for easy cutting of the yardage which you can roll off and cut from the bolt.

For the Confetti Quilt I am making, I am using Warp and Weft by @allexiamarcelleabegg for Ruby Star Society.  These fabrics are yarn dye fabrics which means they have a much looser weave than regular 100% quilting cotton.  To help make the fabrics nice and easier to work with I have sprayed all of the fabrics with Best Press first.  This is a starch and basically makes the fabric much stiffer so that when I cut them there is little movement of the fibres that make up the fabric.  This will also help with when I sew them together.  Finer fabrics such as Tana Lawn, thin cotton or Loose weave Yarn Dyes are best to starch before cutting and quilting with them. 


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


There is a $50 Gift Certificate from Fabric Pixie for one winner



from Sew Quirky there is 12m SQ Zip Tape and Pulls for one winner


From Doohickey Designs for one winner each week, $20 to store that they can purchase med binding babies, large binding babies, limited editions, or flower spindle.

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

NOTE - make sure you are using #confettiquiltsewalong (#confettiquiltalong is being used by another)

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

Monday, June 21, 2021

Confetti Quilt Sew Along - 1 week to Go!


Well friends it is just 1 week till the kick off of the #confettiquiltsewalong. Today I wanted to make sure that everyone has their supplies sorted or knows where to source any of the Patterns or Kits.

 

The PDF Confetti Quilt Pattern is available in my store here

 


CONFETTI QUILT SEW ALONG DETAILS
Dates – June 28th – July 26th
Duration - 5 weeks
 
HOW TO PARTICIPATE

Get a copy of the Confetti Quilt Pattern. Follow me @tiedwitharibbon and post your progress pics to #confettiquiltsewalong#confettiquilt AND #tiedwitharibbonpatterns
 
Make sure you are signed up to the Confetti Quilt Sew Along Newsletter here so that you get the weekly details straight to your inbox.

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 

 

Aurifil  - Anna Maria Horner Thread Box
 
Doohikey Designs - to be confirmed
 
Fabric Pixie - $50 Store Credit
 
Fabric Stork - to be confirmed
 
Pink Door Fabrics - $40 Store credit
 
Sew Quirky - 12m Zip Tape and Pulls
 
Great Heron Thread Co - A 
bag making kit for my Basic Pouch pattern
 
Scribbly Gum Quilt Co - 1 
year quarterly rotary blade subscription

 

 

KITS 



Jodie from Scribbly Gum Quilt Co has put together this gorgeous Confetti Quilt Fabric Kit .

 


Pink Door Fabrics have all the Tula Pink fans covered. Check out this beautiful Fabric Kit for the Confetti Quilt out of Curiouser and Curiouser. 

 

Don't forget that you must use #confettiquiltsewalong, #tiedwitharibbonpatterns and #confettiquilt in your posts.

 

Please note – you must use the correct hashtags - #confettiquiltalong is taken by anther Sew Along so do not add this one to your post as I would hate to miss you post.  Make sure you use the above ones. 

 

Happy Quilting

Jemima x 

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