Thursday, June 15, 2017

Here's the thing - Weekend Quilting

I seem to know a lot of people who write books. I watch them go through the whole  process. It appears to be very stressful. Of course, being me I can't help but jump in and say "hey I'll help promote your book when it is out". I'd love to join your blog hop, sew along, book circus.
Of course, fast forward to the books release and I am quietly shitting myself that there won't be anything in the book easy enough for me to sew, I will make a dog's breakfast of it, people will laugh at me, I will humiliate my friend, lose a friend and die alone in a bedsit talking to my canary.

Luckily for me, my friendship, and the aforementioned imaginary canary Jemima's new book is actually just as it states. You guys all know Jemima from Tied with a Ribbon. She is one of the funnest people I know, she is a rockstar dancer and pretty good with a hula-hoop as I learnt at quilt market in St Louis.

Weekend Quilting has simple beautiful  designs that most people really could sew in a weekend.
I told Jemima I would make the easiest thing in the book which I promptly did. I sent Jemima a gushing message shortly afterwards - along the lines of ... OMG I actually understood that first go !!! Jemima's instructions are super clear and the book is a pleasure to read.

This resulted in two surprises.
1. I actually quite enjoyed making this cushion. It came together quickly and I didn't need to fudge it. I even did the quilty bit (yea I may have marked the lines with the back of a bread and butter knife but I like to think of that as a Macgyver life-skill).

2. Cushions are bastards of things to take photos of. They have no internal fortitude. The corners stick out all funny and the bit on the bottom disappears.

received and eBook version of Jemima's book so I can't share any of the inside photos with you but you can go and check out some of the previous posts in the blog hop to see the super-cute things people have been making or you can join in on Instagram too. 

I hope you are feeling chuffed Jemima, you deserve to. It is fantastic !!

Mon May 29 ~ Lisa Cox -  A Spoonful of Sugar Designs
Tues May 30 ~ Robyn Shapiro - The Strawberry Thief
Wed May 31 ~ Melissa LeRay - Oh How Sweet
Thur June 1 ~ Emily Dennis - Quilty Love
Fri June 2 ~ Samantha Dorn - Aqua Paisley Studio
Mon June 5 ~ Nadra Ridgeway - Ellis and Higgs
Tues June 6 ~ Peta Peace - She Quilts Alot
Wed June 7 ~ Stacy Olson - Stacy Olson Design
Thur June 8 ~ Sedef Imer - Down Grapevine Lane
Fri June 9 ~ Elizabeth Chappell - Quilters Candy Box
Mon June 12 ~ Suzy Williams - Suzy Quilts
Tues June 13 ~ Rachel Howard - Family Ever After
Wed June 14 ~ Amy Sinibaldi - nanaCompany
Thur June 15 ~ Jodie Carleton - Ric Rac
Fri June 16 ~ Ange Hamilton - A Little Patchwork
Mon June 19 ~ Heather Andrus - Quilt Story
Tues June 20 ~ Elea Lutz - Elea Lutz Design
Wed June 21 ~ Lauren Wright - Molly and Mama
Thur June 22 ~ Claire Turpin - Claire Turpin Design
Fri June 23 ~ Jennie Pickett - Clover and Violet
Mon June 26 ~ Fat Quarter Shop
Tues June 27 ~ Alisha Orlando - Ministry of Fabric
Wed June 28 ~ Minki Kim - Minki Kim Sewing Illustration

Thur June 29 ~ Jemima Flendt - Tied with a Ribbon