Weekend Quilting: Quilt and Unwind with Simple Designs to Sew in No Time is the wonderful new quilting book by talented West Australian quilter, Jemima Flendt from Tied with a Ribbon. I have been following Jemima’s quilting adventures for many years, and am so excited to be part of the Book Tour for her first book. This lovely volume includes 16 clever projects to make pillows, mini quilts, table runners and more. The book is highly instructional, with each chapter covering a different technique. You can then put your skills into practice by making the projects that use that particular skillset.
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Whether it be English Paper Piecing, Pinwheels, Nine Patches, Foundation Paper Piecing, – Weekend Quilting will have your mastering a range of quilting techniques in next to no time! As someone who juggles work and family life, I don’t get much time to sew these days so I particularly enjoy projects that can be easily constructed in a weekend. Weekend Quilting will inspire you to get creative and many of the projects would make wonderful gifts.
As part of the Book Showcase, I made one of the projects in the book, the Avenues Mini Quilt. The instructions were easy to follow, with lots of helpful diagrams and tips and tricks to achieve professional results. The book included templates for the foundation paper piecing. I made my project using Charleston and Les Petites fabric by Amy Sinibaldi for Art Gallery Fabrics.
I resized the mini quilt so that it would fit on my pegboard which sits in my sewing room. I love the stripey binding.
I added some printed tape from Daily Like that I found on my recent holiday to Seoul, South Korea. I love the message to “Find the Joy” – perfect words to live by.
The backing fabric is Charleston The Row – perfect for this little mini with the row of houses and trees. Available from Ministry of Fabric.
Fons & Porter are generously giving away a copy of Weekend Quilting to one lucky A Spoonful of Sugar reader. To enter, simply log into the rafflecopter giveaway box below with your email address or facebook account. Complete as many of the giveaway options as you wish – if you already follow A Spoonful of Sugar or Tied with a Ribbon on instagram etc, just click the button below for an automatic entry. Giveaway is open World Wide until June 10, 2017. The winner will be notified by email and announced here on this post. Good Luck!