Weekend Quilting Book Review and A Giveaway

It’s my absolute pleasure to be todays stop on the Weekend Quilting Book Showcase.   I’m lucky enough to call Jemima from Tied with a Ribbon my friend so I’m doubly excited to share her first book with you all!

Weekend Quilting highlights Jemima’s love of teaching by stepping you through seven quilting techniques with beautifully clear instructions and diagrams.   You’ll learn how to  perfectly piece Nine Patches, Half-Square Triangles, Flying Geese, Pinwheels, Triangles as well as all the skills you need to complete English Paper Piecing and Appliqué projects.   You can then apply those skills to any (or all!) of the 16 fun decor projects in the book.

I had a hard time narrowing down a project to make from Weekend Quilting because there are just so many great ones to choose from.   In the end I decided on the In the Middle Mini Quilt because… churn dash blocks!   They’re one of my favourites.

Photo Credit: Weekend Quilting: Quilt and Unwind with Simple Designs to Sew in No Time – Fons & Porter

The instructions and diagrams for this project made making it a breeze.   In no time at all the quilt top was together and then it was just a matter of working out how I wanted to quilt and finish it.

Jemima has included instructions for making a zippered pillow back in the book so I combined the mini quilt with the finishing instructions to make this Euro sized pillow.

I used a simple straight line method of machine quilting on my domestic machine with lines half an inch apart.

I’m super happy with how it turned out and, how it perfectly complements my daughters bedroom linen.   Quite unintentional I promise but clearly Georgie and I both have a bit of thing for aqua -:).

To make your own In the Middle Mini Quilt or any of the other great projects in the book you’ll need your own copy of Weekend Quilting: Quilt and Unwind with Simple Designs to Sew in No Time.    You can get yours in just a few simple click from either Jemima’s website or from a quilt store near you.

Photo Credit: Weekend Quilting: Quilt and Unwind with Simple Designs to Sew in No Time – Fons & Porter


I have a spare copy of Weekend Quilting to give away to one lucky winner along with a few charm packs from Windham fabrics to help with your first project from the book and, these nifty little Weekend Quilting project cards from Jemima.

Thanks everyone for your entries into this little prize pack.   The lucky winner is Kristin.

The Weekend Quilting Book Showcase is running from May 29 to June 29.  Follow along for more inspiration from the book and more fun giveaways!

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



96 thoughts on “Weekend Quilting Book Review and A Giveaway

  1. Your churn dash pillow is gorgeous! This is my favorite block! Super generous giveaway.

  2. I just love your churn dish pillow! This book looks like one o need in my collection!

  3. Wow!! Love your work as always Peta. Your creations always manage to inspire me, the churn dash block is on my “one day” list but you have managed to move it up the list as always. Another great book to add to my list of purchases and things to complete (I’m still yet to complete the scrap jars quilt from the Vintage Vibe book). Thanks for the inspiration, you are a superwoman with how much you get done & also for the opportunity to win the book.
    krissy020978@hotmail.com xo

  4. Just adore your choice of colours Peta and how you turned it into a pillow. Thanks for being a part of the Weekend Quilting Showcase my friend.

  5. I love how well look the aqua and dark blue together. Love your simply but effective quilting.

  6. I love your beautiful churn dash pillow! Your daugther will be so happy to have it in her bedroom!

  7. I am also a lover of churn dash blocks. And the table topper and pillow must be on my to do list.

  8. I love the layout on the Churn Dash pillow, it’s such a new way to use a traditional block! This looks like a great book with lots of cute, quick patterns!

  9. I love your pillow and it looks so polished and professional. I would love to have the book.

  10. Love the pillow Peta. ❤️❤️. Looks like an awesome book too😊. Thanks for all your inspiration. You are a very clever lady😊😉

  11. Thank you, Peta, for quilting inspiration! I love your churn dash pillow and the book sounds like a “must have”!

  12. This sounds like a great book to learn some quilting basics. It would be wonderful to own. Your pillow is beautiful. Thanks for the giveaway

  13. I adore the Churn Dash quilt; the colors and the unique way it is put together. Your pillow is also so sweet, love the teal. Thanks for offering the book & goodies.

  14. Great choice of pattern and the soft colors are happy and fresh! What a great book for busy quilters and fast satisfaction. I never think of pillows, but they make great gifts and can so easily be switched out seasonally! Thanks for the giveaway…fingers crosssed.

  15. I love churn dash too! Your pillow is wonderful. Looks like the book is full of great information and projects!

  16. The Churn Dash pattern is timeless and looks fantastic in a pillow. I love working with smaller quilts.

  17. right now with work, the only time I get to quilt is on the weekend – love the pillow

  18. I love the pillow and you nailed the color perfectly for the churn dash pattern. The aqua and black is perfect.
    The book deserves a good look for a weekend of quilting with friends.
    Thanks for the giveaway.

  19. Rec’d your book in last week’s mail. And started a Churn Dash quilt because of your inspiring encouragement. Well done!

  20. I love the churn dash pillow so cute with gorgeous fabric makes it a winner! Thanks for offering this giveaway.

  21. Love both the quilt pictured and your big pillow. Looks like a great book. Thanks for offering this giveaway.

  22. Love the way the blocks butt up to each other, super pattern. Fabrics a source of inspiration. Bet you had fun.
    I’d love this book

  23. I love your aqua pillow!! It’s just lovely and I would love a copy of the book 😊

  24. The colours you chose for the pillow are perfect. Churn dash is a favourite block for me. Book looks great

  25. Churn dash blocks are one of my favorites too. I like the straight line quilting you did on your pillow. This looks like a great book to have.

  26. I would like to try my hand at the project in the photo that looks like interlinking hexies w/low volume centers. Thank you for your generous giveaway.

  27. You made a really cool churn dash pillow! Lovely and cute! I hope to get a copy of this book one day. Such wonderful projects! Have a great day! angielovesgary2 atgmail dotcom

  28. I’ve been following this blog hop and love every single project that’s been shared! I know I’d love this book too! Your pillow just might be snagged by your daughter…that aqua is so soothing and pretty! Great pillow. duchick at gmail dot com

  29. I’m glad to find your blog through the weekend quilt site! Love the churn dash pillow!

  30. There are two blocks I really like. One is the churn dash and the other is the Dresden. I really like how putting the edges together on this churn dash changes the overall feel. Love it.

  31. I love your pillow. I am a new quilter, and would love to add the book to my growing collection of resources.

  32. Love the pillow- the design, the color and the quilting! I need to do more weekend projects!

  33. Love your pillow and your book looks awesome. Thanks for the opportunity to win it.

  34. Lovely pillow – Churn dash is my fav block! Thanks for an interesting blog post! This book looks awesome! churcae(at)auburn(dot)edu

  35. This book is on my wish list. I haven’t tried a churn dash block yet but this looks like my new favourite block to try.
    I love the colour combo. This would brighten up our long winter days to come in New Zealand.

  36. I’d love to see how that Churn Dash block goes together on point. It looks so interesting!

  37. Love your cushion💙💙💙 A few of these on my bed would look amazing!! Thanks for inspiring me!!

  38. Love your work and the color combination. I hope to create something as wonderful some day.
    Thanks for the share.

  39. LOVE your Pillow!!! (Churn Dash is my fave block right now) Thank you for chance to win your give-a-way!! This book looks Awesome!! 😀

  40. This book looks like it will make weekend more enjoyable. Thanks for the chance at an awesome giveaway.

  41. This book sounds perfect. I love to quilt but rarely am able to squeeze in time to do so. Thank you for the giveaway.

  42. As a newbie to quilting I am now so addicted thanks to inspirational people like yourself! I might not be the most accurate quilter on the block nor the quickest, but I certainly have fun. Practice will eventually make perfect? Thanks so much for offering the giveaway.

  43. I have always loved churn dash and your little pillow is gorgeous! The book looks wonderful too. Thanks so much for the chance to win!

  44. I really like the pillow cover you made, especially the colors – so bright and crisp. I might have a thing about aquas now too (hehe). And if the projects in the book are as exciting as the quilt on the cover (and your pillow, of course) I’m going to have to have a copy. Thanks for sharing with us.

  45. This is absolutely lovely! The color selection (yes, I’m partial to blues, but Still, WOW) and the quilting. Well done!

  46. I have never tried this pattern but as the book makes it a simple and easy pattern to follow, I think I might have to try it soon.
    The colours are also not my first choice but remind me of sitting somewhere cool and peaceful on a hot summers day.

  47. Gorgeous pillow and mini quilt! I love the colors. ❤️ Thanks for the opportunity to win a wonderful prize!

  48. Amazingly beautiful churn dash pillow!! Love, love, love the color value placement!!

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