I had the pleasure of getting to know Jemima of Tied with a Ribbon back in 2015 when we were both members of a birthday club (the group of us sent handmade gifts to each member during her birthday month). I loved seeing the lovely projects Jemima made each month, and I was soon an avid follower of her work. I’m very excited today to be participating in the blog tour for her new book, Weekend Quilting. True to its name, the book contains a variety of projects that could truly be completed in a weekend.
I decided to break into my Liberty of London fabric stash for this project. I have a dream of having Liberty pillows on my couch, so I am working on making a few. I picked a few of my favorite prints and got to work.
I chose the Hopscotch Mini quilt because of it’s cute layout, and because strip piecing is always speedy and very little waste (I’m always worried about wasting Liberty with lots of scraps). I loved Jemima’s version, so I chose similar colors for mine, especially highlighting the pink.
The strip piecing was fun and fast, I was able to get all the blocks sewn in just a couple hours. And before I knew it I had a quilt top.
I just love how this turned out, and that it could easily become a whole quilt too! I cannot wait to get mine turned into a pillow so that I can enjoy it even more.
There are so many sweet projects in this book, that could truly be made in a weekend! Make sure to visit some of the other bloggers to see their makes! And, if you’re checking social media, be sure to look through the #weekendquiltingthebook and #weekendquitlingshowcase tags.
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