Sunday, April 14, 2019

End Game Quilt Sew Along - Week 6

Well I can't believe we have come to the final week of the End Game 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 End Game 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.

Did you see in the Latest issue of Love Patchwork and Quilting that the End Game Quilt Sew Along got a mention. So cool right!

I was asked to put together a list of Aurifil Threads that Match the Tula Pink Solids I have used in my End Game Quilt.  So here is my list of Aurifil Colours to match the Tula Pink Solids.

Top left through to bottom right..
Sapphire - #2780
Cornflour - #2730
Agean - #1148
Limeade - #1231
Pear - #5015
Tula - #2479
Sweet Pea - #2515
Taffy - #2435
Glacier - #2800


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

1 - Quilt It Yourself - for those keen to quilt your own Quilt there are lots of ways you can tackle this.  I have Quilted all of the End Game Mini Quilts I have made.  They don't have extravagant quilting on them - just simple lines following the diagonal of the triangles, using the seam line and my 1/4in foot on my machine as my guide.

If you are quilting the Full Size End Game Quilt you will need to fill in your quilt with a lot more Quilting because of the size of the Triangles.  You can do this in lots of different ways - Straight Line Quilting, Cross-Hatching over the entire quilt, 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.

2. Hand Quilting - no this isn't a crazy idea at all.  I love Hand Quilting and am even working on Hand Quilting a version I am making as a gift for an upcoming Baby arrival for a friend.  I love the texture that Hand Quilting creates - it is so snuggly and soft and gives such an amazing texture to the quilt.  If you are keen to Hand Quilt your End Game Quilt then check out this Blog Post I wrote all about my favourite Hand Quilting Tips and Tools to use.

3. Send it to a Professional - there are lots of reasons to use a Long Arm Quilting service.  Find a Quilting service you are happy with and chat to them about your needs for this Quilt.  Always remember that when you send your Quilt to be Long Arm Quilted - your batting and backing fabric need to be at least 4in bigger on all sides than your Quilt top.  

I had Carol Brady of the Quilting Cottage Custom Quilt my Original Tula Pink Solids End Game Quilt.  Custom Quilting is different to Edge to Edge Quilting so chat to your Quilter about what your budget is and what you want the quilting to look like.  

Here are some Pics of different Quilting that The Quilting Cottage has done on some different versions of End Game Quilts I have made.

Original Tula Pink Solids End Game Quilt - Custom Quilted by The Quilting Cottage

Edge to Edge Floral Quilting design all over to compliment these Forage Fabrics 
(collection by Anna Graham)

Edge to Edge Wave pattern on these Sunprint 2019 Fabrics
(collection by Alison Glass)


Carol Brady from The Quilting Cottage is offering those here in Aus 20% off Edge to Edge Quilting if you send your End Game Quilt to her to be Quilted.  (valid till 15th June)

Kaitlyn from Knot and Thread Design in the US is offering 20% of Edge to Edge Quilting if you send your End Game Quilt to her. (valid till 15th June)


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

For our final week we have 2 amazing Sponsors with prizes up for the final week of the End Game Quilt Sew Along.

Sew Stitching Happy are giving away this FQ Bundle, Thread, Pencil and Unicorn Scissors 
Gift Pack to one winner

Aurifil have one of my Quilt Big Thread Collections to give away as a Major Prize for ONE lucky winner.

So to be in the running post your pics from the weeks prompt on Instagram to - #endgamequilt#endgamequiltsewalong and #tiedwitharibbonpatterns.  It also helps to tag me - @tiedwitharibbon to make sure I see your post.

A massive thank you again to everyone who has bought my Pattern(s) and participated in the End Game 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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