Welcome to my turn on the blog tour for Jemima Flendt’s debut book with Fons and Porter – Weekend Quilting!
The sub title for Jemima’s book is Quilt and Unwind with Simple Designs to Sew in No Time and that is a perfect summary of the book. Jemima’s debut publication covers a range of techniques from english paper piecing to raw edge appliqué and if you haven’t tried one of those before, don’t worry because the book gives you step by step instructions and illustrations to create simple yet beautiful pieces. I also love that Jemima has used a variety of colours and prints for each of her projects, which really shows the impact these selections can have on your project.
The first project I made was the Avenues Mini Quilt project which uses foundation paper piecing. I have only paper pieced a few times before. However Jemima’s fantastic guidance filled me with confidence so I decided to make that particular mini to help Jera Brandvig’s showcase her latest collection with Lecien Fabrics La Conner at Spring Quilt Marker 2017.
For the blog tour I decided to make another foundation pieced quilt, this time one of the projects from the front cover. The sparkles mini quilt uses foundation paper piecing and is great way to use some of your favourite scrap pieces. I decided to add a border to the mini as I made it for my soon to be here niece as a baby quilt. I selected the Teacup Pavillon Print from Amy Sinibaldi’s Charleston collection with Art Gallery fabrics. I tried to pick up the key colours in the print by using fabrics that featured red, green and blue as well as adding a few yellow tones.
For my low volume background I used the text print from Amy’s collection Paperie andtried to match the tones with a few other prints I had in my collection. I hand quilted the quilt using Aurifil 12wt thread in 2026 (a pale cream thread). Finally I backed my mini with double gauze which is hands down my favourite backing to use as it seems to get softer and cosier with use. And I definitely make my quilts to be used.
I have already started on my next project. The raw edge appliqué project titled Blooms Mini Quilt. I got some of the acrylic templates for this project from Ministry of Project (being see through they are fantastic for fussy cutting) and my test piece turned out so well I can’t wait to make the mini with all its gorgeous blooms and pretty leaves.
Thank you so much for joining me on my stop for the Weekend Quilting blog tour and most importantly you can now buy Jemima’s book direct from Jemima’s Tied With A Ribbon webpage or from most book stores including Amazon and Book Depository!
If you are on instagram make sure you check out the latest #weekendquiltingthebook, #weekendquiltingshowcase, #weekendquilting, #tiedwitharibbon, #tiedwitharibbonpatterns, #fonsandporter hashtags to see all the amazing projects that have been produced so far.
And then on Monday pop over Heather from the Quilt Story blog to see what project she has chosen to showcase.
6 thoughts on “Weekend Quilting Book Tour”
Ange this Sprakles Mini Quilt is just spectacular. Along with all the proejcts you have made for the Weekend Quilting Showcase – you have made some beauties. Thank you so much for taking part and your inpsiration.
Aww thank you so much Jemima!!
Loving that second mini quilt you made, what a great pattern.
I absolutely adore this book Mara!
The Avenues mini quilt is so sweet. I could buy the book for that one alone. x
Its such a wonderful book, I’m sure you’ll make so many of the projects !