Thursday, October 30, 2014

New Quilts to share and make - and how they came to be!

Back today with two new quilt patterns to share with you.  This beauty is called Love Letters.  I made it in memory of my "Adopted Grandmother".  When I was a young girl my own Nanna passed away from Cancer whom I was very close with.  In fact she was the one who taught me how to crochet and sewing as a young girl. After her death her best friend then literally took me then as her own Grand daughter and Anna was such a big part of my life until a few years ago.  We used to write letters to each other from when I was a child to just before she passed and it is those treasured letters that I hold very dear in my heart.  This quilt was basically a "letter" to her although she is not here to hold it but for her to know that she is still so cherished.

Designed to feature a range of prints such as this beautiful Beauty Queen range by Jennifer Paganelli or you could entirely make this with fabrics in your stash  - it is a great quilt to feature fabrics in a bold way and make the designs in the fabric the true star (or heart) of this design.

This makes a lap size but can be easily changed to make it smaller or larger as needed.  The big heart is my favourite.  And how can you go past stripy binding.

This pattern is available now in my Etsy Store - here -

It is a down loadable PDF pattern so you can get sewing straight away on this beauty and sew a story for yourself.

Every Which Way is the quilt that I made for Homespun Magazine earlier this year - although the original one was made for my hubby in a Navy and White colour way.  Since he has only just gotten it back and as he was so keen to start using his own quilt I decided to make a new quilt for this pattern to show how it can look so striking and effective made in a different colour way. 

This is a modern take on the traditional Flying Geese block - let the fabrics do the talking here and you have a quilt that can be made for so many different people.  

This Quilt features Garden Party Tango by Iza Pearl Design and was so fresh and bright - just how I love things.

Both of these quilts were quilted by Carol from The Quilting Cottage.

Available now also as a PDF Pattern in my Etsy Store - here - 

Jemima x x

Sunday, September 7, 2014

All the pictures from the Sew Along August - 2014 Retreat

What a great weekend of sewing, teaching, inspiration and wonderful food!  Claire and I were thrilled to have a wonderful bunch join us again and several for the first time.  Here are some of the pics of what we got up to.

Things kicked off on Friday night with our "Mystery Project"  - we were very lucky to have Ribbons Galore provide some divine ribbons for the ladies to make these sweet Tissue Cozy's. 

A big thanks to Ribbons Galore for providing these ribbons that perfectly matched our project.  Stop over and check out their online store filled with beautiful ribbons, hardware and handmade items - bursting with so many colours, designs and patterns.

Made by Denise

"Twisted Lone Star Quilt" made by Hanna

"Sew Reel Quilt" - made by Nicola

"Under the Umbrella's" - made by Michelle

"Around Town Medallion" - centre block made by Pamela

"Sew Reel Quilt" - made by Lindy

"Yule Tide Tree Skirt" - made by Liz

"Harlequin Quilt"  made by Madeleine

Such a great weekend and already looking forward to the Retreats for next year.
Jemima x 

Tuesday, August 26, 2014

Starstruck Quilt - new Quilt Pattern!

"Oh Boy"  is certainly right - this fabric range by Lori Whitlock for Riley Blake Fabrics is a winner for the boys. 
I am really excited to release my new pattern Starstruck.

Starstruck is a quilt to show off and feature those wonderful patterned and feature fabrics you have been eying off or dying to use. It is a fun and modern quilt pattern with the feature fabric or patterned fabric becoming the star of this quilt. 

Whether you are after a quilt for a baby, girl or boy this quilt pattern will be just what you are after and very versatile to suit different fabrics, colours and patterns.

This fabric range has just the right mix of the cutest patterns with aeroplanes, animals and cars as well as great co-ordinates to go with it. The range is now available and I am sure it will be a hit.

The quilt pattern is now available here at my- 

Etsy Store available for immediate download in PDF format. 
Happy sewing!  This quilt I had long arm quilted by Carol over at The Quilting Cottage.  I love the stars and loops that add to the design of the blocks.

Jemima x x

Thursday, August 21, 2014

Sweet Home - How sweet it is.

It is easy to create beautiful quilts when you start with beautiful fabrics.  I have been sewing with Melly and Me's latest range "Sweet Home" from Riley Blake Fabrics for Millhouse Collections.  

And it is just the cutest!  The range includes a beautiful feature Main print with just the right mix of co-ordinating fabrics with flowers, characters and geometric prints all to complement in three different colour ways.  Of course I had to go pink!

I just knew that my new pattern - Hop, Skip, Jump! would just be perfect for these fabrics with such a beautiful panel print to feature.

I pieced this quilt using Aurifil in #2024 - my go to white!  I used 50wt for the piecing.  Ta Da!

I machine quilted it using the lines in the quilt and echoed this through the feature print.  For the machine quilting I used Aurifil #2423.  Just the perfect shade of pink to work across all the colours and even through the white and pink spot background. For the binding Aurifil #4020 was just perfect to match the hot pink heart fabric.

I could not resist putting a strip of the feature print through the backing.

Melanie from Melly and Me has a new range that will be out in December called Wildflower Meadow - this range looks equally as beautiful.  

Head over to my Etsy store and you can download the PDF Pattern direct to get sewing straight away.

Jemima x 

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 
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