{Book Review} Weekend Quilting

A couple of months back, Fons and Porter kindly sent me a few new wonderful books for book reviews. One of which is this beautiful book "Weekend Quilting' by Jemima Flendt. Jemima has a blog at Tiedwitharibbon where she shares her creativity in sewing and quilting. I am a big fan of her work so I was really excited when flipping through her amazingly written book for the very first time.



Fons and Porter never fails to impress me with their book and printing quality. I have nothing but positive comments. What I really like about "Weekend Quilting" book is that the instructions are very clear and straightforward. Not lengthy or in a nagging tone. You make what you see. Fuss free easy sewing.

"Weekend Quilting" is divided into different chapters to teach on different sewing techniques from flying geese to pinwheels to english paper piecing to foundation paper piecing. There is definitely a project for you to try out. This book is great for beginners to intermediates. There are plenty of pictures for step by step instructions and most importantly, not too lengthy words or paragraphs which I find it hard to understand sometimes.

I was completely smitten by the "Blooms Mini Quilt" project with so many pretty flowers and leaves. And also, I finally found the "Heat and Bond" interfacing for appliqué in my local shop. How would I miss the chance to try it out on this project's applique?



I made a cover for my yarn basket. Now my yarns are shaded from the sun and dust from lying in the recycled flower basket.




I bring the yarn basket whenever I take a rest for some quiet crochet time. It has moved from room to room in the house.







I like how well it fits the basket.




I took a week long to machine appliqué the flowers and leaves. Not too difficult with my new found favourite blanket stitch in the sewing machine. It just takes a bit of patience and effort.



I sew two lace on each side to tie to the basket handle.




When I started arranging the appliques on the background fabric, I felt like an artist trying to paint a beautiful picture of a garden. It was truly a enjoyable and happy time for me.



This "Blooms Mini Quilt" can also be used as a table mat. I used it once when my friends came over for tea. They were so impressed.




Machine quilting was done completely on the normal walking foot. Not free motion quilting.  I just went a little slower during quilting so I could move the needle through the spaces. It worked anyway and looks great anyway. I was lazy to fix the free motion foot.



I hope you enjoyed what I made for this book review. You can get the book from here, here and here. Grab one soon to make something for your house, yourself or your loved ones.

Fabrics used for this project is designed by The Cottage Mama (Lindsay Wilkes) from Riley Blake Designs and Penny Rose Designs. The pretty collection is called "Prim & Proper". I really really love the vintage inspired prints and colours. Thank you Kristl for sending them to me!

And Thank you very much Jodi for sending me this lovely book!xx

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Jemima said...

Hello Wynn, thank you so much for your lovely review of my book. Your Blooms Mini Quilt is just gorgoeus. Thank you. Jemima