Wednesday, August 13, 2014

"Oh Boy" - such a fantastic range for the Boys!

I have to admit I find it much easier to pick "girly" things.  I have 2 girls, most of my friends have girls as do my family.  So when it comes to picking fabrics for the boys I do find it a little harder.  Well "Oh Boy" hits the mark.  This fabulous range by Lori Whitlock is for Riley Blake Designs.  I have been lucky enough to get my hands on some thanks to Millhouse Collections and is just super duper cute.





So off to create and sew with these great colours and patterns to design a new quilt.  Couldn't ask for a better job!  Stay tuned as this pattern will be available soon.

Jemima x x

Tuesday, July 22, 2014

Bits and Pieces


How this year is flying by!  I was thrilled to bits to have my second Quilt  for Homespun featured in the current July Issue.  This quilt is called "Every Which Way" and was made using lots (and lots) of Flying Geese.  


A while back I had said that creating quilts for Homespun would be a great goal to work towards.  As by the end of the year I will have 3 quilts published - I am pinching myself just a little.


With this winters weather it has been great to pick up some crochet again.  I stumbled across Spun Right Round and completely fell in love with this yarn.  I love how the colours all melt together and I have decided to make a Coco Cowl. In fact a skein of the Hand spun Hand Dyed Rambouillet in "Girl Drink Drunk"  has also been covered by me. 


A new pattern release - I am super excited to have released my

This Applique pattern features both a Santa Claus and Gingerbread Man design in the Pattern for you to choose and is available now in my Etsy store
You can Applique the characters any way you choose so whether you like to machine stitch or hand sew then this pattern will work for you.


You can get started on your Christmas crafting straight away as this pattern is available as a PDF - Immediate download.  Santa will be chuffed to fill these up this year and the family will love these for many years to come.


Jemima x 

Monday, July 7, 2014

Custom Order Baby Girl Triangles Quilt


A custom order quilt for a new baby due to arrive very soon.  In fact by the time that the quilt was ready the little one had made an early arrival.


This quilt features Kona Cottons in Ash, White, Coral and Peach.  Although hard to pic out from the pic there is also a beautiful Andover Chambray in Chalice.  It has stunning threads of metallic silver through this fabric which I got from Hawthorne Threads.

 

I used my favourite Aurifil thread - #2024 in 50wt to piece it and then chose to quilt the lines of the triangles using #2405 - Oyster also in 50wt.  It has a slight pink/peach hue and worked well over all the fabrics.



Enjoy baby girl!

Jemima x 

Tuesday, June 24, 2014

Sparkling Confetti Quilt


This is my Sparkling Confetti Quilt.  Made with lots of pink, purple and aqua fabrics from my stash.  Some of the pieces are actually the last few pieces I had of some of my favourite fabrics.  


I have used Sketch by Timeless Treasures as the grey fabric to off set all the coloured pieces.  The border fabric is by Michael Miller and has the sweetest butterflies and flowers on it.  This fabric inspired the colour range of fabrics used in this quilt.

The quilt is 112cm x 112cm (44in x 44in) in size making it a great quilt for a young child or toddler to snuggle or use to travel with.  


The quilt was pieced with Aurifil cotton in white - #2024 - 50wt and was machine quilted  using Aurifil cotton in a favourite of mine -  variegated grey #4060.  I have quilted tramlines over the quilt to keep the quilting out of the way of the beautiful confetti effect of the blocks.


This backing fabric has this beautiful floral design and I used a hot pink fabric with bubbles for the binding.


This quilt is now listed in my Etsy Store here - 


Monday, June 16, 2014

Hop, Skip Jump! Quilt Pattern release

I have said that there is so much going on behind the scenes at the moment and now I can share with you one of those projects.  Here is my Hop, Skip, Jump! Quilt.  It has been quite a work in progress but it feels so wonderful to now share it all with you.  


I wanted to make a kids quilt that used a feature fabric or panel to create a fun and bright quilt that could be made by all level of sewers.  I worked towards making a design that would prove versatile over a range of colours and prints and would make a sweet snuggle quilt or cot size quilt for a child to cherish and love.  


The pattern is now available for instant download in my Etsy store here 


A big thanks to Peggy Sass Photography for her wonderful pictures of my Little Red Riding Hood version of this quilt.

This fabric came from Hawthorne Threads and is Little Red Riding Hood by Tasha Noel for Riley Blake fabrics.

And just to show how other prints can be used to make this fun quilt here is one I made using this great Plane novelty fabric.


My quilts were all pieced with my go to thread - Aurifil #2024 - 50wt.  I then machine quilted the Little Red Riding Hood quilt using a free motion Loopy pattern in the same Aurifil thread.  For the Planes quilt I used the variegated Aurifil #4060 - 50wt.  This grey to white variegated thread goes so well over different colours.  If you haven't used Aurifil - it is a game changer.  Best thread I have used by far.

I would love to see any quilts you make using my Hop, Skip Jump! pattern.  Happy sewing.

Jemima x 

Tuesday, June 10, 2014

Green Tea and Sweet Beans Quilt Progress Update

I have busily working away (in among other projects) on the blocks for my Green Tea and Sweet Beans Quilt by Jen Kingwell

Orange Peels

Double Drunkards Path

Hexagon Panel

Tulip Blocks

Day Lily

Igloos

Flower Blocks

Applique Block 2

This quilt certainly has been a challenge.  The original pattern is mainly hand pieced and needle turn but I decided to stick with my strengths and use methods that I felt more comfortable with and knew I was better at.  There were definitely blocks outside my comfort zone and making all the templates from paper meant having to be very accurate but I am loving being pushed to work for this quilt.  

I used a "cheats method" of Needle turn for the Igloos and Orange Peels but decided to hand blanket stitch the flowers instead as I felt my Needle turn wasn't the best.  But in saying that the teacher in me would say that there is only one way to get better at techniques.  

So far I am loving how this quilt is coming together.  The individual blocks are filling up my design board and I think it was a very smart idea to go with the Starter Kit from Westwood Acres.  It was great to have a place to start and keep some continuity throughout the blocks of the quilt.  


Jemima x x

Thursday, May 29, 2014

Triangle Little Red Riding Hood quilt all complete


Sometimes I love to make quilts - just because!


I had in my stash a bundle of the beautiful "Little red Riding Hood" fabrics by Tasha Noel for Riley Blake Designs.  I have actually been working on a whole new quilt pattern using these fabrics that will be released soon (but more on that another day).



And with a new quilt ladder to hang quilts and to use as a prop for photos.


Fussy cut triangles that feature Little Red Riding Hood, The Wolf and Grandmothers house have been incorporated to compliment the triangular design and for interest.  



Now available this sweet Cot size quilt in my Etsy store 

Jemima x

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