Wednesday, May 30, 2018

Serendipity Blog Tour

Many of you will be familiar with my love for Minki Kim's (@zeriano) work.  I have long loved her Sewing Illustration and her fabric collections are so reflective of her style and flair. Today I am sharing with you here latest fabric collection for Riley Blake Fabrics called - Serendipity.

This collections features Minki's signature illustrations with absolutely gorgeous prints of little girls spending time under trees and having picnics.  Along with a beautiful Hexagon "Cheater Print" with cute hexes all ready to go without the fuss of sewing them yourself.  Sweet strawberries and Flowers together with cute Birds and Dandelions have you dreaming of childhood days.  The bright colours in the Pinks and Blues absolutely compliment the Low Volume Prints perfectly. 

I knew straight away it was going to be hard to settle on making just one project with these beautiful fabrics - hence why I have made 3.  First up I decided to make a Crochet Trim Blanket.  With fabrics perfect for a little fussy cutting together with busier prints - this blanket meant that I could use every print in the range to make this Crochet Trim Blanket.  

The beauty of this Crochet Trim Blanket is that the actual quilt is very simple to make which lets the prints shine and be the star.  With some simple machine Quilting (using one of my favourite Aurifil Colours #2405 - Oyster) I was able to quickly sew this quilt all ready for the Crochet trim to be crocheted on.

With the crochet trim on - this is such a sweet and cute blanket, perfect to make for a little toddler or to celebrate the arrival of a new baby as a gift.  These Serendipity fabrics are just so cute.

I told you these fabrics are cute - well how adorable does this PJ Pal look in Serendipity.  I really love the Floral and Strawberry prints in the range and there was the perfect mix of colours to make this PJ Pal.  These PJ Pal's are the perfect place to keep the kids PJ's away during the day.  They won't be on the floor anymore, however tucked away in this cute Bear. 

(Sew Along is a joint pattern venture between 
Tied with a Ribbon and Claire Turpin Design)

And lastly I had to make my latest pattern - Rip It Mini Quilt.  I think of all the prints this stunning Dandelion Print in Cream that I have used for the background is one of my favourites.  I am definitely going to be getting hold of more once this fabric range arrives in stores.

This Mini Quilt is all about the "not so fun part" of sewing and quilting. Whether you call it a Seam Ripper, an Unpicker or Reverse Sewing it is defiantly one of the less joyful parts of sewing but means sometimes that is exactly how to get things right.  This Rip It Min Quilt is fun to make and I love how they show off these Serenditpty prints.  Those Strawberries are another firm favourite of mine.  

Minki's works truly stands out in this Quilting and fabric industry and I am proud to call her a friend.  She is truly as delightful as her fabrics and Illustration works. Serendipity is shipping to stores now and definitely should be on your list.

Happy Quilting 
Jemima x x

Wednesday, May 23, 2018

Latest Pattern Releases - Rip It Mini Quilt, A Pattern Bundle and Tinseltown Quilt.

Over the past few weeks I have released several new patterns.  
The first up is my new Rip It Mini Quilt!
A new play on words Mini Quilt about the "not so fun" part of quilting and sewing to add to your collection.

This pattern had been swirling around in my head for a long time.  I knew I wanted to make a round Mini Quilt to add to my #sewingquotequilt collection of Mini Quilts and using the theme some how of a Seam Ripper.  For a long time I played with different layouts adding more elements, taking away things but eventually deciding on this design going with much simpler details that originally intended. 

It is funny to note that depending on where in the world you live - this piece of sewing equipment has different names - some call it a "Seam Ripper", for others it is know as an "Unpicker" and to others a "Quick Unpick".  
No matter what you call it, it is certainly one part of the quilting and sewing process that we generally don't like but certainly makes things better in the end!

This Rip It Mini Quilt is perfect for Quilt Swaps, to gift for a friend, to hang in your sewing space or to just make for fun.  

I'd love to see your version so please tag me over on instagram - @tiedwitharibbon and share using #ripitminiquilt, #tiedwitharibbonpatterns

With the release of my fourth #sewingquotequilt, I thought it was time to put together a Bundle Pattern deal for those who would like to purchase all four of these Sewing Quote Mini Quilts (for a better price than purchasing each individually).
You can get the pattern, here for the 

Its never too early in the year to sew Christmas quilts right!  Here in Perth, Western Australia - it doesn't snow - in fact we are in the peak of our Summer with some of our hottest days of the year during the festive season.  
This quilt is all about what I imagine a Village looks like during a beautiful snowy Christmas day!  
Introducing - Tinseltown

A Village at Christmas time, covered with the whitest of snow, houses trimmed with Fairy Lights and Christmas Trees with Tinsel and Christmas Tree Stars to light up the Village.  

This Quilt uses Foundation Paper Piecing and Applique to make this quilt.  The pattern walks you through the steps of Foundation Paper Piecing so if you are new to this technique you will find these instructions helpful to walk you through the construction.  

This is a Traditional colour way of the quilt and I am have been busy making a "Brights" version, so no matter what your Christmas Colours are to decorate your home during the festive Season then this quilt will look magical.

You can get the pattern here for this Quilt - Tinseltown

I'd love to see your version so please tag me @tiedwitharibbon over on instagram and share using #tinseltownquilt, #tiedwitharibbonpatterns

Patterns are also available Wholesale through Creative Abundance for stores who would like to carry this pattern.  2 pattern options are available to wholesale customers, not only the regular pattern version but also a "Workshop Edition" of this pattern.  It comes with Full Colour Instructions and a Complete Set of Paper Templates to make both the Pillows.  That means that you can simply take the Templates out and start sewing straight away.  That means no mucking about with tracing or Photocopying patterns and that makes it great for Workshops and customers alike.  

More Information about Foundation Paper Piecing can be found here on my blog with some past posts and also the Online Course I created for the Quilting Company.  

Have you ever given Foundation Paper Piecing a go before - I'd love to hear your experiences with it? Let me know in the comments below.

Happy Quilting
Jemima x x 

Thursday, May 3, 2018

Coming Soon - Aurora Quilt Sew-Along

I am so, so excited to be hosting the Aurora Quilt Sew-Along.  This is my first hosting gig and I cant wait to Sew Along with you over the coming weeks.  There has been a lot of love for the Aurora Quilt so I thought it would be a fun and inspiring adventure to host a Sew-Along.

Earlier this year I designed this quilt to share my love for Half Square Triangle s and as a way to explore and show of fabrics, prints and colours in a quilt. The Aurora Quilt Pattern comes in Two Quilt size options - Lap - 64.5in x 65.5in (164cm x 164cm) and Queen - 80.5in x 80.5in (205cm x 205cm) as well as a Pillow size 16.5in x 16.5in (42cm x 42cm).

The Sew Along will be 8 weeks long which gives you plenty of time to work through the quilt without feeling rushed or overwhelmed.  I will be hosting it over on Instagram using the #auroraquiltsewalong and #auroraquilt hash tags.  There will be prizes from some fantastic sponsors, newsletters with information about each week along with tips and helpful tricks to make your #auroraquilt.  


Dates - June 4th - July 24th

Duration - 8 weeks


Get a copy of the Aurora Quilt pattern 

Sign up for the Aurora Quilt Newsletter 

Follow along with me @tiedwitharibbon using the hash tags - #auroraquiltsewalong and #auroraquilt


To make your quilt you will need:

I also used a Bloc-Loc Half Square Triangle Ruler.  These are completely optional but are a tool I use all the time to make Half-Square Triangles.

I am going to be using Cotton and Steel's - Spectacle Range by Christian Robinson for my Aurora Quilt in the Sew-Along.

The pattern also comes with a Colouring In Page to help you plan out your fabric choices.


Week 1 - Choose and cut fabrics
Week 2 - Make Half Square Triangles
Week 3 - Construct 1st Quadrant
Week 4 - Construct 2nd Quadrant
Week 5 - Construct 3rd Quadrant
Week 6 - Construct 4th Quadrant
Week 7 - Sewing Together Quilt, Quilting, catch-up if needed
Week 8 - Finishing up, Binding 


I have some amazing Sponsors on board for this Sew Along - Check them out!

SewMondo - Aurifil 12wt Threads 
Along with a special discount coupon for Aurora Quilt Newsletter Subscribers

Cottoneer Fabrics - 1/2yd Bundle Spectacle Fabrics

Sew Stitching Happy - 10 FQ Fabric Bundle

Ava and Neve - Liberty Fabric Bundle

My Fabricology - Merchant and Mills Scissors and Aurifil Thread

Aurifil - Allison Glass Thread Box
Quilters Candy Box - Some Fabric, Pattern and Notions 

Maker Valley - A T-shirt Voucher and Pins

I told you there are some great prizes up for grabs! You don't want to miss out on all the fun! I will also have some extra Spot prizes here and there as well.

The Aurora Quilt is a beginner friendly pattern or great for those with more experience.  You have so many fabric style options that you can make this quilt from - you can make it with a Range of fabrics, Solids, Two-Toned, Scrappy along with so many other fabric options.  I'll give lots of details and ideas in the Aurora Quilt Sew-Along Newsletter to help you choose your fabrics to get you started along with lots of helpful hints along the way.

So don't forget to get your copy of the Aurora Quilt pattern and sign up for the  Aurora Quilt Sew-Along Newsletter (there will be a special Aurora Pattern coupon code included in the Newsletter going out next week) here to RSVP.  

Happy Quilting
Jemima x x
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