I am so excited to be a part of this showcase. Jemima Flendt (@tiedwitharibbon) is a dear friend of mine, and I remember emailing back and forth when her book was just in the most beginning stage. What a joy it is for me to see it come to life. Jemima is such a talented and kind person, and her warmth is translated perfectly in her debut book, Weekend Quilting, released by Fons and Porter (@fonsandporter). The abundance of approachable and fun projects made picking only one very tough!
We were in the middle of selling our home and moving when we were choosing our dates, so I made this mini months ago, as not to be stressed if I couldn’t unpack in time or located all my necessities before my showcase date was up. The book proved its title – I made this mini in a weekend, between all of the other things going on. I’d just pop in to my sewing room as time allowed, and thoroughly enjoyed watching it come together.
I chose the Sparkles Mini Quilt, and used some of my all time favorite prints from Yuwa, Lecien, Sevenberry, Art Gallery and Moda. Because each piece is on the small side, I stuck with smaller prints so that they could really shine. I don’t normally keep many low volume prints on hand, but I do love dots, so those got put to good use here. To save time, I selected all my fabric ahead of time, and calculated how many A pieces I would need, and how many B. Then I cut enough fabric squares of each and just went to work picking as I sewed. Its nice that you can play around with the final layout quite a bit before the whole mini is sewn together.
Jemima wrote out fantastic instructions. The projects are laid out in a logical way, organized way based on the technique you’re wanting to try. The projects are approachable and beautiful, and this will a book I turn to often for lessons and inspiration.
Hand quilted within the low volume triangles, and then machine bound to finish. This mini just makes me so happy. Its made with my favorite colors, with my favorite fabrics, using a pattern written by a favorite friend. You can find Weekend Quilting at your local bookstore, or Amazon. To see all the projects made from Jemima’s book, be sure to check out these hashtags on Instagram: #weekendquiltingthebook #weekendquiltingshowcase #weekendquilting #tiedwitharibbon #tiedwitharibbonpatterns #fonsandporter
Be sure to check out each stop on the showcase! Here’s the full lineup of amazing sewists:
Mon 29th May Lisa Cox – A Spoonful of Sugar Designs
Tues 30th May Robyn Shapiro – The Strawberry Thief
Wed 31st May Melissa LeRay – Oh How Sweet
Thurs 1st June Emily Dennis – Quilty Love
Fri 2nd June Samantha Dorn – Aqua Paisley Studios
Mon 5th June Nadra Ridgeway – Ellis and Higgs
Tues 6th June Peta Peace – She Quilts Alot
Wed 7th June Stacy Olson –Stacey Olson Design
Thurs 8th June Sedef Imer- Down Grapevine Lane
Friday 9th June Elizabeth Chappell – Quilters Candy Box
Mon 12th June Suzy Williams – Suzy Quilts
Tues 13th June Rachel Howard – Family Ever After
Wed 14th June Amy Sinibaldi – nanaCompany
Thurs 15th June Jodie Carleton – Ric Rac
Fri 16th June Ange Hamilton – A Little Patchwork
Mon 19th June Heather Andrus – Quilt Story
Tues 20th June Elea Lutz – Elea Lutz Design
Wed 21st June Lauren Wright – Molly and Mama
Thurs 22nd June Claire Turpin – Claire Turpin Design
Fri 23rd June Jennie Pickett – Clover and Violet
Mon 26th June Fat Quarter Shop
Tues 27th June Alisha Orlando – Ministry of Fabric
Wed 28th June Minki Kim – Minki Kim Sewing Illustration
Thurs 29th June Jemima Flendt – Tied with a Ribbon