Quilt Big Blog Tour

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! 

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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. 

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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. 😉 

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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 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.

Quilt Big
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)


  1. 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 😀

  2. Love the thread collection! And bigger blocks to make quilts faster, what isn’t to like about that.

  3. 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.

  4. 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!

  5. 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

  6. 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.

  7. I usually like the feathered star, but right now I LOVE YOURS! Fantastic job of showing off the stripe fabric.

  8. 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!

  9. 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.

  10. 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 🙂

  11. This looks like a great book. I like the block shown. I like star blocks. Flying geese as well.

  12. 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.

  13. My favorite block is the log cabin. I’m really looking forward to getting my hands on Jemima’s book, it looks wonderful

  14. 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!

  15. 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

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