Monday, January 28, 2019

Quilt Big Blog Tour

Today is the official kick off for the Quilt Big Blog Tour.  I am so excited to share with you so many talented and inspiring Makers, Fabric Designers, Pattern Designers and Bloggers whom I know you will love. 

Follow along at #quiltbigblogtour also on Instagram to check out the amazing projects made by these talented makers.  The full list is here below.

28th Jan     Jemima Flendt - @tiedwitharibbon -
29th Jan     Melissa LeRay - @ohhowsweetco -
30th Jan     Ange Hamilton - @alittlepatchwork -
31st Jan     Nadra Ridgeway - @ellisandhiggs -
1st Feb       Alyce Blyth - @blossomheartquilts -
4th Feb       Lauren Wright - @mollyandmama -
5th Feb       Aurifil - @aurifilthread -
6th Feb       Amanda Castor - @materialgirlquilts -
7th Feb       Samantha Dorn - @aqua_paisley -
8th Feb       Sharon Burgess - @lilabellelane -
11th Feb      Peta Peace - @shequiltsalot -
12th Feb      Elea Lutz - @elealutz -
13th Feb      Shannon Fraser - @shannonfraserdesigns -
14th Feb      Saija Kiiskinen - @saija_elina -
15th Feb      Sedef Imer - @downgrapevinelane -
18th Feb      Kate Basti - @katebasti -
19th Feb      Minki Kim - @zeriano -
20th Feb      Ayda Algin - @cafenohut -
21st Feb      Elizabeth Chappell - @quilterscandybox -

Over the Blog tour I will be sharing so many different projects, blocks, quilts and pillows from Quilt Big made by these Makers who will show you so many ways to use and create with Quilt Big.

Quilt Big is available from all major online retailers - Amazon, Book Depository, Barnes and Noble and The Quilting Company. You can check out your local Quilt store also for copies which is now starting to show up in stores here in Aus and Internationally. 

I have copies available in My Store also which come with a Quilt Big Pencil and Quilt Sizes Postcard.

You can check out this Blog post for more photo inspiration of projects within Quilt Big. 

And in more BIG news - there is a Giveaway.  

EDIT - GIVEAWAY NOW CLOSED Thanks to Aurifil Thread I have one of my Quilt Big Aurifil Thread Collection boxes up for grabs.  That's right - for your chance to win just leave a comment below telling me what you love about Quilt Big or what projects you might like to make from it.  At the end of the Blog Tour (Feb 21st) I will be back to pick a winner.   

My Quilt Big Aurifil Thread Collection features all my favourite thread colours in the Large -50wt sized spools.  Perfect for all your piecing as well as for machine quilting and binding your projects.
If you can't wait to get a hold of a Quilt Big collection you can get them at Sew Mondo and Amitie Textiles in Aus and at Fat Quarter Shop in the US or ask at your favourite Aurifil stockist.

Also during the #quiltbigblogtour many of the Makers will be holding Giveaways of Aurifil Thread and copies of Quilt Big so make sure to check them all out and be in the running to win some great prizes.

So stick around for this exciting #quiltbigblogtour

Jemima x 

Monday, January 21, 2019

Bluebirds on Roses Project Tour

Today I am thrilled to share with you one of my gorgeous friends latest fabric collection.  Introducing Bluebirds on Roses by Elea Lutz for Riley Blake Designs. It's ever so sweet filled with Elea's signature style floral Blooms, the cutest little Bluebirds and little Kitties playing among the flowers.  Seriously - cuteness overload!

I love the colour palette that Elea uses in her designs - not only do these stand alone as beautiful fabrics to use for an entire project but they all co-ordinate so well together as well as building wonderfully on her previous collections which you may already have in your stash.

Bluebirds on Roses is definitely going to have to go on your "Must Have" Fabric list - I'm especially in love with the Main Red Floral - its just devine,  but it is very hard to go past the Floral Pink as a firm favourite of mine.  Bluebirds on Roses is already shipping to stores Internationally so check out your Local Patchwork Store for this amazing collection by Elea.

It actually took me a rather long time to cut into these fabrics as I couldn't decide what I wanted to make with these - I kept looking admiringly at them until I finally made the call to work on making a Crochet Trim Blanket.  Mostly because Elea has told me a number of times that this is one of her favourite designs of mine.  So off I went cutting...

I love getting to play with the fabrics as you place them all next to each other in this design.  Simple squares couldn't be more perfect for these fabrics as they really shine and you can see the detail in these prints.  I machine quilted it with just some "tram line" quilting and then used the Daisy Red print for the Binding.  This Crochet Trim Blanket comes together very quickly as the quilt itself.  Then on to the Trim.

A sweet Crochet Trim details just finishes this Blanket off perfectly.  You only need to know a few handful of Crochet Stitches to make this. I love making these Crochet Trim Blankets as gifts to celebrate new arrivals.  These are perfect for Babies to use either in Nursery Cots, in Prams, for in the Car or practically anywhere you go as they are light and small.  Also great as a cuddle Blanket to for Toddlers due to its size and texture to hold.

On the back of the Crochet Trim Blanket I used the Droplet Mint print - seriously just love this shade of Aqua.

You can shop the 

Bluebirds on Roses by Elea Lutz - just a must to get your hands on.

Make sure to check out the other Makers on this Bluebirds on Roses Blog Tour

Happy Quilting
Jemima x 

Monday, January 7, 2019

End Game Quilt - New Pattern Release

Introducing my latest pattern release - End Game!  

This quilt is all about Bright, Bold and making a statement.  I am so excited to share this pattern with you that I made last year and was featured in Love Patchwork and Quilting (even making the cover).  You can now get your hands on End Game directly from my Store (PDF and Templates) and Wholesale through Creative Abundance (Paper Patterns and Templates).

When I was younger I used to play computer games with my brothers and sisters on an old Atari Game console - that's right - even before Apple Computers!  One game we used to play had shapes drop down and you would make pretty patterns - almost like Tetris but it was more pattern making than stacking them to fit.  After a family gathering one weekend last year, I had been reminded of this and this design was born from those childhood memories.  

As soon as I heard that Tula Pink was putting out a range of Solids, Tent Stripes and Pom Pom fabrics,  I knew these were the perfect fabrics for this design.  The Tula Pink Solids and fabrics I used are listed in the Pattern not only for placement reference but incase you would like to source your own.

The End Game Pattern not only features the pattern in this Full Size Quilt (62.5in x 72.5in) but also a Mini Quilt (20.5in x 22.5in).  There are Coloured Illustrations and Photos in the pattern along with a Colouring Page to help you plan out your own End Game Quilt.  Also included are Fabric Cutting Tags to keep track of your pieces once cut.

Check out the amazing Custom Quilting on this quilt thanks to Carol Brady at The Quilting Cottage. I'm seriously in love with how the quilting makes these individual Triangles look like one so cohesively. 

And because I always believe that Quilting can sometimes be about the little details that add that finishing touch - in the Tent Stripe and Pom Pom fabric Triangles, I hand quilted these with Aurifil Thread 12wt to give it a real handmade touch.  

Doesn't everything look cute in Mini size!  I love making Mini Quilts and one project I wanted to include when I released the pattern was a Mini Quilt version.  I made this version with Tula Pink's Zuma Collection and love how this showcases that this quilt design works just as wonderfully in prints as well as solid coloured fabrics.

Sometimes the back of a quilt never gets enough attention but using this Tula Pink Free Fall Backing has meant the quilting looks awesome on the back just like the front. 

To go along with the Pattern I have created this Acrylic Template Set to make both the Full size and the Mini Quilt versions.  You don't have to have this exact Template as I talk you through lots of options in the Pattern.  But I have found these Templates so helpful to make cutting a breeze with your Rotary Cutter and of course ensuring accuracy with each piece I cut.  

I am so excited about this End Game Quilt - you can check out all the amazing versions made by my Pattern Testers already at #endgamequilt over on Instagram

Wholesale orders for End Game are available through my Distributor - 
They have both the Pattern and Template sets that can be shipped to stores here in Aus and Internationally.  

There are also a large number of Local Quilt Stores stocking this pattern and templates so check out or ask your LQS for End Game.

And in more exciting news!
The #endgamequiltsewalong is coming

You can sign up here for the End Game Quilt Sew Along Newsletter 
which will have all the details going out very soon.

Happy Quilting
Jemima x 

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