Quilt with the Pros: Weekend Quilting Book Showcase

It’s the eternal struggle for quilters—time. Fortunately, popular Tied with a Ribbon blogger Jemima Flendt understands wanting to quilt but not having time to tackle a big project. Her new book, Weekend Quilting, features 16 beginner-friendly projects to sew in no time.

Using eight basic blocks and techniques, from Nine Patches and Pinwheels to English paper piecing and applique, Jemima shows you how to create quilts, runners, pillows, and wall hangings in just a few days. She also offers tips on saving time, working with precuts, choosing a color palette, and adding interest to quilt backs. “I don’t think of backing fabric as just utilitarian,” she writes. “I like to put personality into this part of the project as well. I prefer to use a fabric that will make the quilt reversible and a design on its own.”

And while the designs in Weekend Quilting are simple enough for novices to make, the finished projects don’t look “easy.” Just inspired. So inspiring, in fact, we’re ready to cancel our weekend plans and quilt. And we’re not alone.

For the next five weeks, quilting and sewing bloggers from around the globe will be making projects from Weekend Quilting and sharing them online. There will also be great giveaways along the way, including fabric, thread, and copies of Weekend Quilting. So stop by the blogs below to check out the fabulous eye candy and see what you can win!

Star Filled Skies Quilt by Jemima
Star Filled Skies Quilt by Jemima

Here’s a peek at who’s participating in the Weekend Quilting showcase:

Monday, May 29th: Lisa Cox — A Spoonful of Sugar Designs

Tuesday, May 30th: Robyn Shapiro — The Strawberry Thief

Wednesday, May 31st: Melissa LeRay — Oh How Sweet

Thursday, June 1st: Emily Dennis — Quilty Love

Friday, June 2nd: Samantha Dorn — Aqua Paisley Studios

Monday, June 5th: Nadra Ridgeway — Ellis and Higgs

Tuesday, June 6th: Peta Peace — She Quilts A Lot

Wednesday, June 7th: Stacy Olson — Stacey Olson Design

Thursday, June 8th: Sedef Imer — Down Grapevine Lane

Friday, June 9th: Elizabeth Chappell — Quilters Candy Box

Hearts on Fire Quilt by Jemima
Hearts on Fire Quilt by Jemima

Monday, June 12th: Suzy Williams — Suzy Quilts

Tuesday, June 13th: Rachel Howard — Family Ever After

Wednesday, June 14th: Amy Sinibaldi — NanaCompany

Thursday, June 15th: Jodie Carleton — Ric Rac

Friday, June 16th: Ange Hamilton — A Little Patchwork

Monday, June 19th: Heather Andrus — Quilt Story

Tuesday, June 20th: Elea Lutz — Elea Lutz Design

Wednesday, June 21st: Lauren Wright — Molly and Mama

Duck, Duck, Goose Mini Quilt by Jemima
Duck, Duck, Goose Mini Quilt by Jemima

Thursday, June 22nd: Claire Turpin — Claire Turpin Design

Friday, June 23rd: Jennie Pickett — Clover and Violet

Monday, June 26th: Fat Quarter Shop — Fat Quarter Shop

Tuesday, June 27th: Alisha Orlando — Ministry of Fabric

Wednesday, June 28th:  Minki Kim — Minki Kim Sewing Illustration

Thursday, June 29th: Jemima Flendt — Tied with a Ribbon

Happy quilting!

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