Saturday, May 27, 2017

Weekend Quilting Book Showcase and a Giveaway

My first book - Weekend Quilting is finally here after lots and lots of work behind the scenes to make and write the 16 Projects for this book, finally I get to share this with you all.  This really is a dream come true and I am so excited about its release.  I know how busy our lives are, jammed packed with all of the work and family things that need to be done.  I very much wanted to create a book that allowed time to sew and quilt so you could start and finish a project in a short time frame.  

Weekend Quilting has 16 Projects including Lap Quilts, Mini Quilts, Pillow, Table Runners and even a Pennant all designed to be made within a weekend.  There are 8 Techniques involved and help you to grow your skills in quilting and sewing - from 9 Patch's to English paper Piecing to Foundation Paper Piecing - there really is something for everyone.  Beautifully illustrated with hand drawn Watercolour drawings, the book gives you all the instructions, Templates and helpful Tips and Techniques you will need. Weekend Quilting is Published by Fons and Porter.

Over the coming month I have asked some of my favourite and inspiring Blogging Quilters and Sewers to share and Showcase the projects in this book.  Here is the amazing line up and all the dates you can see their projects. You will be seriously blown away by the talent of these people.  You can check out all of them here

Mon 29th MayLisa Cox - A Spoonful of Sugar Designs
Tues 30th MayRobyn Shapiro - The Strawberry Thief
Wed 31st MayMelissa LeRay – Oh How Sweet
Thurs 1st JuneEmily Dennis – Quilty Love
Fri 2nd JuneSamantha Dorn – Aqua Paisley Studio
Mon 5th JuneNadra Ridgeway – Ellis and Higgs
Tues 6th JunePeta Peace – She Quilts Alot
Wed 7th JuneStacy Olson –Stacy Olson Design
Thurs 8th JuneSedef Imer- Down Grapevine Lane
Friday 9th JuneElizabeth Chappell - Quilters Candy Box
Mon 12th JuneSuzy Williams – Suzy Quilts
Tues 13th JuneRachel Howard - Family Ever After
Wed 14th JuneAmy Sinibaldi - nanaCompany
Thurs 15th JuneJodie Carleton – Ric Rac
Fri 16th JuneAnge Hamilton – A Little Patchwork
Mon 19th JuneHeather Andrus – Quilt Story
Tues 20th JuneElea Lutz – Elea Lutz Design
Wed 21st JuneLauren Wright – Molly and Mama
Thurs 22nd JuneClaire Turpin – Claire Turpin Design
Fri 23rd JuneJennie Pickett – Clover and Violet
Mon 26th JuneFat Quarter Shop
Tues 27th JuneAlisha Orlando – Ministry of Fabric
Wed 28th JuneMinki Kim – Minki Kim Sewing Illustration
Thurs 29th JuneJemima Flendt – Tied with a Ribbon
You can follow along over on Instagram and Facebook as well with the Showcase using the hashtags #weekendquiltingthebook, #weekendquiltingshowcase

Copies of Weekend Quilting are available 
here in my Store 
or through Amazon 

I will also be sewing along making one of the projects.  I wanted to make some of the projects in completely different colour ways to show how different they can be.  The Strawberry Thief were very generous in supplying the Liberty fabrics that I used in the book's projects.  This beautiful bundle of Liberty Classics and Blush Solid are going to be used to make one of my favourite quilts from the book. 

The Blooms Mini Quilt from the Book is made using the technique of Appliqué.  I have designed full size Acrylic Templates to go with this project so that you can make the Blooms Mini Quilt with ease (The book includes the pattern these are an optional addition).  The Templates make for easy Tracing of the Blooms and Leaves for the Project.  They are also versatile so you can use them anyway you choose.  These Acrylic Template Sets are also available to purchase in my Store here.

And now time for a Giveaway.  EDIT - Giveaway now closed!

Lets kick off the Showcase with a Giveaway (EDIT _ GIVEAWAY NOW CLOSED) - to be in the running to win this Prize Pack (includes a copy of Weekend Quilting, Planner Card, 4 Aurifil Threads, 3 Tied with a Ribbon patterns, 3 Wyndham Fabrics Charm Packs, 3 Moda Mini Charms, 1 Lecien Mini Charms and a Cotton Reel Pincushion) tell me what you would love to Sew,Quilt or make on the Weekends.  Leave a comment on this Blog post and I will choose 1 winner to receive the Prize Pack above (open worldwide).  You have till Wednesday 28th June to enter and I will announce the winner on my Showcase date - 29th June, 2017.  

Happy sewing
Jemima x