We absolutely love that Jemima Flendt of Tied with a Ribbon asked us to be a part of her blog tour, celebrating Quilt Big, her new book with The Quilting Company / F+W Media. Jemima had already been working with us as an Aurifil Artisan for a year when she first came to us with the idea of creating a thread collection to coordinate with her book.
We jumped at the chance, knowing that everything that Jemima does is full of beauty and class. We’ve just loved the collaboration and featured the partnership on our blog back in November. We’re thrilled to have this opportunity to feature it once again!
Quilt Big is a stunning gallery of quilts, featuring 22 supersized versions of blocks that you know and love — Log Cabin, Flying Geese, Indian Star, Home Treasure, and more. Jemima shares step-by-step directions for creating each block and gives instructions for 17 different patchwork projects in which to use them. These blocks are perfect for showcasing large scale prints, an opportunity we don’t often have in quilting.
We are so fortunate to have some super creative quilters on staff and are happy to turn the reigns over to our Social Media Coordinator, Hilary Jordan, who is working on a stunning quilt from Quilt Big. Thank you, Hilary!! <3
Hi everyone! I was so excited when I first learned about Jemima’s Quilt Big book, I’ve always loved traditional quilts and patterns that have a slight modern twist, so it was a no brainer to pre-order this book when it became available last year!
For my project I decided to make the Mosaic Quilt using various blue fat quarters from my fabric stash. My background is a graph paper basic print by Lori Holt from a few years ago, and then I used various prints by Cotton+Steel, Christopher Thompson, Valori Wells, Christa Watson, Lizzy House, and Alison Glass.
My original plan for this quilt was to make a simple four block baby quilt for my two year old, but then I just kept pulling more fabrics from my stash. Eventually I pulled and cut enough to make the full quilt, so my timeline of having it finished by today is slightly off. 😉
I am loving how this quilt is coming together and I’m itching to get it finished! The effect of having the negative and positive blocks using the background fabric is such a simple way to make the same block design look so different. <3
To enter-to-win an copy of Quilt Big by Jemima Flendt + 2 LG spools of 50wt thread (pictured above) from her Quilt Big Thread collection, please click here to head to the Rafflecopter entry page. Entries will be accepted from now through 11:59pm Eastern Time on Monday, February 11! You don’t have to complete all of the entries to win, but the more you do, the better your chance of winning! This giveaway is open to all of our international friends. 🙂
THE BLOG TOUR
The tour is just getting started, so there is lots of Quilt Big goodness to come. We would encourage you to visit all of the stops along the way to check out projects, tips, and more!
Jan 29: Jemima Flendt, @tiedwitharibbon & www.blog.tiedwitharibbon.com
Jan 29: Melissa LeRay, @ohhowsweetco & www.ohhowsweet.com
Jan 30: Ange Hamilton, @alittlepatchwork & www.alittlepatchwork.wordpress.com
Jan 31: Nadra Ridgeway, @ellisandhiggs & www.ellisandhiggs.com
Feb 1: Alyce Blyth, @blossomheartquilts & www.blossomheartquilts.com
Feb 4: Lauren Wright, @mollyandmama & www.mollyandmama.com.au
Feb 5: Aurifil, @aurifilthread & auribuzz.wordpress.com
Feb 6: Amanda Castor, @materialgirlquilts & www.materialgirlquilts.com
Feb 7: Samantha Dorn, @aqua_paisley & www.aquapaisleystudio.com/blog
Feb 8: Sharon Burgess, @lilabellelane & www.lilabellelanecreations.com
Feb 11: Peta Peace, @shequiltsalot & www.shequiltsalot.com
Feb 12: Elea Lutz, @elealutz & www.elealutzdesign.com
Feb 13: Shannon Fraser, @shannonfraserdesigns & www.shannonfraserdesigns.ca
Feb 14: Saija Kiiskinen, @saija_elina & www.saijaelina.blogspot.com
Feb 15: Sedef Imer, @downgrapevinelane & www.downgrapevinelane.com
Feb 18: Kate Basti, @katebasti & www.quiltwithkate.com
Feb 19: Minki Kim, @zeriano & minkikim.com
Feb 20: Ayda Algin, @cafenohut & www.cafenohut.com
Feb 21: Elizabeth Chappell, @quilters_candy & www.quilterscandybox.com
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Jemima Flendt has been around fabrics and crafts for as long as she can remember. Her grandmother used to teach her to crochet and her mum was always making at her sewing machine. She grew up to love and be inspired by all things fabric, textiles, buttons, ribbons, and embellishments.
Jemima started quilting when she was about 16 – making quilts from leftover scraps from her mum’s sewing projects. She was quickly hooked and then started to take classes to learn all about different quilting techniques and skills.
Today, she designs and creates Quilt and Sewing Patterns for her label Tied with a Ribbon. They are distributed throughout Australia and Internationally. Her first book, Weekend Quilting,was published in 2017 and her second book, Quilt Big, will be available in stores in December 2018. She teaches workshops and classes in Quilting and is very passionate about introducing people to quilting and sewing. Jemima contributes regularly to a large number of Publications and Magazines throughout the world and has developed a series of Online Courses published through The Quilting Company.
ABOUT QUILT BIG THREADS
12 Large Spools, 50wt (1422yds/spool), 100% Aurifil Cotton
2405 – 2843 – 5007 – 4060 – 1135 – 2423
2479 – 4020 – 2830 – 1148 – 2810 – 1158
To view this info on our website, click here. For purchasing, please contact your local Aurifil Dealer.
** Images by Jemima Flendt, Hilary Jordan, & F+W Media (as marked)
Thanks for the information. This looks so good!
I love any star block 🙂
A rail fence block.
Have to say love Stars.. but right now..my very favorite block is the Churn Dash! 🙂 Thank you for chance to win your give-a-way 😀
I like Christine enjoy making any type of star block
what a hard question … my favorites include Birds in the Air and Bear Paw
My favorite block is Jacob’s Ladder…I love how versatile it is.
Star blocks are my favourite and I have designed quilts with stars.
Ohio Star is my favourite block. And I love blue and white quilts.
I love Jemima’s curated thread collection!
Churn Dash!!! Who doesn’t love that one!
I love all circle/round blocks
I love log cabin blocks!
Thank you. I love the collection
Love the thread collection! And bigger blocks to make quilts faster, what isn’t to like about that.
Churn Dash block. I also like a simple rail fence block.
My all time favorite block is card trick.
Lovely thread color combinations!
I’m a sucker for the pinwheel block🙂
That’s a tough question, but I’ll have to say wedding ring.
I still love the variations with flying geese
Such a great concept for a quilt book! My favorite all time quilt block is the log cabin.
Log cabin is my go to block! I love this thread, and my featherweight thanks you…
I love log cabin blocks. But in this bigger format, I think I’d have to choose any star variation! Thank s for the inspiration as always.
My favourite block for quick charity quilts is the rail fence block.
Star blocks and pinwheels!
I love the Trusty 9 patch! Thanks for the chance to win.
My favourite block is the carpenter’s star. I love the idea of bigger blocks! Not only is it satisfying, but it gives me a chance to showcase more of the fabric prints I love. Looking forward to seeing more from this book!
I love this Mosaic quilt with the big blocks!
I don’t yet have a favorite block but really enjoy making big block quilts!
Neat quilt book and cool thread color collection! Neat! My favorite quilt block is any one of them that has a star or stars in it! They are just so pretty! Enjoy your day! 🙂 🙂 angielovesgary2 atgmail dotcom
My favorite block since I first learned to quilt has been the Log Cabin. I have always said we can make log cabin quilts our whole life and they can all be different.
I like making churn dash blocks. Fun and easy!
My Favorite Quilt Block is the Pinwheel ! Thanks for sharing!
My favorite quilt block is the Ohio Star.
Stars are my fav, but Flying Geese would be a close second!
I love Star blocks
My favourite block is the Feathered Star.
I usually like the feathered star, but right now I LOVE YOURS! Fantastic job of showing off the stripe fabric.
Looks like a great book! And I love churndash blocks best!
Feathered Star! Love your thread choice s
I love all kinds of star blocks. I can’t remember all the names of those I like but all of them are fun to make! Thanks for the chance to win this great book. Looks wonderful!
My favorite block is the log cabin.
Winding ways is one favorites.
The Quilt Big Aurifil collection are beautiful.
Love Jacob’s Ladder block! What a wonderful BIG idea for a book!
I love the Pinwheel Block… it’s simple but fun!
My favorite is log cabin – so many variations. Thanks.
My favourite would be anything star like, but mostly wonky stars.
Flying geese is my all time favorite block.
Many favorites….I suppose, log cabin!!
Flying geese is the first block to come to mind, so I think it must be my favourite!
I love using the Economy Block for fussy cutting.
I’ve been quilting over 30 yr and still have not found a favorite but found I can do many patterns with the Drunkard’s Path.
I love a Granny Square block. Always has been my favorite.
I love basket blocks and so many more.
My favorite is the Pinwheel block.
My favorite is the churn dash.
My favorite block is the Hunter’s Star. Love it! Thanks!
My favorite block is the Bear Paw block 🙂
Log Cabin with stars of any kind as a close second.
Log cabin is my favorite.
What a great book! My favorite block is the Churn Dash.
My all-time favorite block is Snail’s Trail. It provides such movement in a quilt top. Thank you.
I love any kind of star block.
Square in a Square block and any Star block. Thank you Jemima, I love how your baby quilt grew!
I don’t really have a particular favorite block – sometimes it’s the fabric that makes a certain block be my favorite at the time! Thanks so much for the chance to win 🙂
I think star blocks are my favorite. Especially when I get perfect points!
I like pinwheels and card tricks.
So much pretty!
Wonderful big blocks. My favorite block is the log cabin.
I adore star blocks!
This looks like a great book. I like the block shown. I like star blocks. Flying geese as well.
I love Farm girl vintage by Lori Holt
Did it say block? I thought it said book! I love House blocks!
I love stars and Log Cabins. Book looks like fun! Thanks.
My all time favorite quilt block is a star.
Star blocks are my favorite!
My favorite block is a log cabin, though lately I’ve also been loving star blocks of all kinds.
What a great giveaway. Thanks for the chance to win. I don’t have a favourite block but lean towards ones that allow for some fussy cutting.
My favorite block is the log cabin. I’m really looking forward to getting my hands on Jemima’s book, it looks wonderful
Those blocks are wonderful. I love the colors and the way they look together. My favorite block is Sister’s Choice, but I also love Churn Dash and Log Cabin. Thank you for the chance to win this book and two spools of my favorite thread!
Stars, any star pretty much!
I love the churn dash block.
My favorite quilt block is Variable Star.
My favorite quilt block is churn dash. Thanks for the chance to win! firstname.lastname@example.org
My favorite quilt block is the drunkards path. Thanks for the fun!
I love star blocks , especially the Ohio star.
I like any star block.
My first quilt was a log cabin so I am still partial to those blocks.
I usually like the block that I am making and it is my current favorite so today Crazy anne– paper pieced
I have never used or even seen aurifil thread== i need to look for it