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 

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