Sunday, February 9, 2020

Rainbow Popsicle Quilt Along - Week 5

What an amazing few weeks it has been through the Rainbow popsicle Quilt Along. We are here at the end and while that is certainly sad - have a look at all the amazing you guys have made - simply stunning!

So now that your Quilt Tops are all complete its time to start to think how you will Quilt your Rainbow Popsicle Quilt and Bind it.

Post your pics from the weeks prompts on Instagram to - #rainbowpopsicleqal#rainbowpopsiclequilt and #tiedwitharibbonpatterns.  It also helps to tag me - @tiedwitharibbon to make sure I see your post.

WEEK 5 - 


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

1 - Quilt It Yourself - 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.

The Mini Quilt this is a great size to tackle yourself - even if this is your first time quilting a project.

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 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 Rainbow Popsicle 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 Rainbow Popsicle 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. 


Carol Brady from The Quilting Cottage is offering those here in Aus 20% off Edge to Edge Quilting and Custom Quilting (discount only applies to having the same identical Custom Quilting as mine) if you send your Rainbow Popsicle Quilt to her to be Quilted she will also send it back return post - free of charge (within Aus only). Discount valid till 29th February, 2020.


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 saved our Biggest Prizes till last.

Troll Brothers Quilt Designs have a CA$100 Store Voucher for one lucky winner.

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

A massive thank you to all of you that have joined in along the way on this Quilt Along.  Its has been great fun and so inspiring to see all your different variations of this pattern. I hope you have enjoyed it just as much.

Happy Quilting
Jemima x 

Sunday, February 2, 2020

Rainbow Popsicle Quilt Along - Week 4

Welcome to Week 4 and how amazing are all the #rainbowpopsicelquilt Tops starting to look.  I hope you are nicely surprised by just how quickly this design sews up.  Now for some fun with adding some Applique Sprinkles to your Popsicle.

Post your pics from the weeks prompts on Instagram to - #rainbowpopsicleqal#rainbowpopsiclequilt and #tiedwitharibbonpatterns.  It also helps to tag me - @tiedwitharibbon to make sure I see your post.


Adding the Sprinkles to your Popsicle is of course also totally optional.  You might have chosen a busy fabric or just want to leave them off.  Your Sprinkles also become a great way to hide any of your Half Square Triangle points that maybe just didn't come together as well as you hoped so you can cover them with a Sprinkle.

Applique has long been one of my Quilting favourites.  I love each step of the process from tracing to cutting and then sewing.  I prefer to use paper-backed Fusible Web when making my Applique shapes because it allows for easy tracing and cutting.  Not all Fusible Web is the same so you may need to experiment to find a brand that works for you.

There are many machine stitches you can use for sewing down your Applique shapes.  You can use a Blanket Stitch to sew around the outside raw edge of your shape.  Or you may like to create a raw edge Applique, which uses a Triple Stitch sewn just within the shape outline.  I also love to Hand sew the applique so you might like to do it this way as another option.


For the Sprinkles you will be following the same method as described below.

This is taken from my book - Weekend Quilting


This week we have 2 amazing Sponsors 

You could win this F8 Rainbow Liberty Bundle thanks to Ava and Neve

Thanks to Fabric Stork they have a Fat 1/4 Bundle of Earthen by Katarina Roccella for Art Gallery Fabrics.

Happy Quilting