Weekend Quilting with Jemima Flendt

July 5, 2017   /   bynnettles  / Categories :  Feeds

It’s the end of a long week and you’re ready to unwind with some quilting time. What will you make? Professional quiltmaker and sewing pattern designer Jemima Flendt (Tied With a Ribbon) has a fantastic new book that’s filled with ideas! Weekend Quilting, as it’s appropriately titled, features 16 quilt projects you can create in just a few days or less.

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“Knowing that time spent sewing is a luxury these days, I believe that the time you do spend sewing should not only be enjoyable but productive,” Jemima writes in the book’s introduction. “With that in mind, the quilts and projects in this book were designed for you to create over a weekend. Many of the projects can be made for your home or as a gift. With everyone leading such busy lives these days, taking the time to make something by hand should be treasured because each ‘perfectly imperfect’ stitch has been made with purpose and care.”

The format of the book is really fun. Each chapter focuses on a different quilt block or technique. Chapters include: The Nine Patch, The Half-Square Triangle, Flying Geese, The Pinwheel, Equilateral Triangles, English Paper Piecing, Appliqué and Foundation Paper Piecing. Jemima walks you step-by-step through creating that chapter’s block or technique before showing you how to apply the lessons to different quilting projects while you build upon your skills.

While these projects are designed to be quick-and-easy, they certainly aren’t boring. In fact, they are positively stunning and should appeal to a wide range of quilting styles. There’s also lots of variety with full-size quilts, mini quilts, table runners and pillows.

Here are some of my favorite designs in the book:

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Hearts on Fire Quilt

Hearts on Fire Quilt: Half-square triangles are used to create this stunning heart quilt, one of the larger projects included in the book. The design finishes at 60 1/2” square.

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All About Hex Pilow

All About Hex Pillow: I just love this hexagon pillow. Use English paper piecing and fussy cut coordinating fabrics to create one for your home. Finished size is 22 1/2” square.

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Avenues Mini Quilt

Avenues Mini Quilt: House blocks are always so much fun to make. Use coordinating prints or make it super scrappy. This foundation-pieced quilt finishes at 17 1/2” x 19 1/2”.

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Summer Breeze Table Runner

Summer Breeze Table Runner: Decorate your summer table with this beautiful runner featuring sweet pinwheel blocks. The finished size is 18 1/2″ x 50 1/2″.

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Star-Filled Skies Quilt

Star-Filled Skies Quilt: Jemima shows you how to turn flying geese blocks into star blocks to create this stunning quilt. The finished size of this design is 48 1/2″ x 60 1/2″.

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Blooms Mini Quilt

Blooms Mini Quilt: The unique circular shape of this mini quilt really makes this design stand out, and the appliquéd flowers and leaves are lovely. The finished size is 18″ square.

Weekend Quilting also includes chapters on quiltmaking basics and finishing techniques. And, you’ll also find helpful tips and tricks throughout the book on working with precuts, sewing on the bias, adding a personalized touch to a finished piece and more.

Ready to start creating? Weekend Quilting is available to purchase in our online shop. Order your hard copy now, or download the digital edition and get started today.

Happy (Weekend) Quilting!
Natalie

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