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The supremely talented Jemima Flendt (from Tied with a Ribbon) has released her first book, Weekend Quilting! YIPPEE!

I was lucky enough to receive a digital copy earlier in the year and I can tell you it is jam-packed full of sweet little projects that you will be just itching to start! As you may have gathered from the title, the 16 projects are supposed to keep your hands busy for a couple of days at most – they really perfect when you want to accomplish something that looks amazing in a short amount of time. The instructions are clear and easy to follow, making it suitable for quilters of all skill levels. Jemima has a beautiful soft aesthetic with her fabric and pattern picks- see if you can spot the Liberty that she uses in different projects!!
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As a sponsor and Liberty provider to Jemima, we can not be more proud of her and her fantastic book – of course I was pleased as punch to be invited to participate in the Weekend Quilting showcase.

For my showcase project, I couldn’t resist the cute little houses and trees in the Avenues Mini Quilt… I mean it is a bit of a dream of mine to live in a house constructed entirely out of Liberty! The foundation paper piecing templates were all provided in the book and it was a breeze to follow the concise, beautifully illustrated instructions.
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I used some of my open Scrappy Boho packs for the mismatched fabrics in the colourful houses and trees… in the pattern Jemima re-uses the same fabrics throughout the quilt, but I decided to do all of mine mismatched – because that’s just my scrappy kind of style!

I used Bellis for the binding to pop against the grey Capel K background, and the pale Cosmos Paisley as the backing.
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I then embroidered on some grass and added a couple of yoyo suns poking out over the treetops – because why not? I love adapting patterns to add a little bit of my own personality 🙂 It’s such a cute and whimsical little quilt, I’m very happy with the result!

You can purchase Weekend Quilting through Jemima’s website, here.
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♥ GIVEAWAY ♥ 

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We are teaming up with Jemima and her publisher, Fons & Porter, to offer our followers a pretty darn special Weekend Quilting Giveaway!!!

We have kitted up the fabric to make your very own Avenues Mini Quilt out of Liberty – and we will be offering it as a prize along side a free copy of Weekend Quilting provided by Fons & Porter! Yippee!!! 🙂

The winner will receive –

1 copy of Weekend Quilting by Jemima Flendt
As well as The Strawberry Thief Liberty Kit for the Avenue Mini Quilt, consisting of:
♥ 2 x Scrappy Boho Packs
♥ 50cm x background fabric (Capel K)
♥ 1 x Cosmos Paisley Fat Q
♥ 1 x Bias Binding pack
♥ Enough batting to complete the quilt.

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We think this is a really awesome prize  – but you’ve got to be in it to win it! You can enter as many times as you like by doing one or all of the following:
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♥ Follow The Strawberry Thief (@the_strawberry_thief) AND Jemima (@tiedwitharibbon) on Instagram
♥ Repost The Strawberry Thief photo of our Avenue Mini Quilt, using the hashtag #TheStrawberryThiefShowcaseGiveaway so we can see!
♥ Like and follow us on Facebook (thestrawberrythief) and share our Giveaway post
♥ Tag as many friends as you like on our Instagram or Facebook Weekend Quilting showcase posts
♥ Follow us on Pinterest (#berrythief) and Re-pin our Weekend Quilting showcase pin
♥ Comment on this post with your favourite thing to do on the weekend!
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Doing 1 of these things will get you 1 chance to win, doing 2 things will get you 2 chances, etc.
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♥ COMPETITION CLOSES MONDAY 5TH JUNE 2017 – WINNER WILL BE ANNOUNCED ON TUESDAY 6TH JUNE. GOOD LUCK!!! ♥

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Follow the Weekend Quilting Showcase:

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Mon 29th May             Lisa Cox – A Spoonful of Sugar Designs

Tues 30th May            Robyn Shapiro – The Strawberry Thief (Hello there! That’s me!)

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

Comments
Barbara Woods
19.11.2017
Great book
Veronica
19.11.2017
I love to find something creative to do whether its sewing or calligraphy.
Jane
19.11.2017
I like to sew small projects or baby quilts on lazy Sunday afternoons
JaniceCarole
19.11.2017
well, my weekend was messed up with a trip to the hospital to have an emergency appendectomy. Otherwise I would have been with family at a reunion. Currently I have fabric on my cutting table ready to be cut. It is hanging off the edge which was fun to come home from the hospital and seeing my beautiful paisley fabric awaiting my return.
Jeneta
19.11.2017
I love having a bit of a sleep in and spending time in the garden on the weekends.
Hannah W
19.11.2017
Just back from church with my family and I was thinking how much I love that part of the week, then I read your question:)
NancyB from Many LA
19.11.2017
I love crafting and watching old movies!
NancyB from Many LA
19.11.2017
Love to craft and watch old movies!
Sandy K
19.11.2017
I spend a lot of time in the garden on weekends.
Vicki H
19.11.2017
I like to catch up on reading over the weekend.
Mariana Galvagno
19.11.2017
I love making pouches!
Kristine Clay
19.11.2017
I love doing my sewing and crochet on the weekends when I have my husband around to help with the kids.
Kathy E.
19.11.2017
Such an awesome prize for a wonderful book that I'd love to have! On the weekend, I like to catch up on my sleep and enjoy a lazy morning or two. If I get lucky (and push the laundry and shopping to the side), I'll spend some time in my sewing room!
Sandy May
19.11.2017
Like to work on baby quilts during the day and do embroidery at night. Like your cute little house project.
allison pogany
19.11.2017
My favorite thing to do on the weekend is to fall asleep on a chaise by the pool!

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Kylie C
19.11.2017
A cup of something warm, a fire, a good movie and some hand stitching! What else would you need on a weekend? Not that it is likely to happen!
Abbie Simons
19.11.2017
I love spending time with my 2 granddaughters. Elliana is 21 months and Everly is 2 months they keep me hopping!
Julie
19.11.2017
My favourite thing to do on the weekend is to curl up with a my hand piecing and watch a movie.
Jeanette Warner
19.11.2017
Love to fossick in my sewing room if I'm not working!
Louise King
19.11.2017
My favourite thing to do on a weekend is as little as possible, but it never turns out like that! So it's washing, cooking, baking, gardening, ironing, cleaning with a bit of time for sewing thrown in for good measure - usually whilst drinking!
Sue Adams
19.11.2017
My favourite thing to do on a wintery weekend is to have a quilt on my lap as I hand quilt it and look at the quilt changing as the quilting is added, bliss.
Ella
19.11.2017
I like to take my toddlers to their swimming lessons and then put them down for their naps so that I can have some precious 'me' time to craft.
Barbara P
19.11.2017
My favourite weekend thing to do is to walk down to our local shop and have a coffee at the little mobile pop up coffee van. Exercise and caffeine as a reward, it's a win win thing. Not crafty I know, but it sets me up for the rest of the day.
Fiona Byl
19.11.2017
I love sitting in front of the fire stitching the day away on the weekends. Very calming and relaxing.
Kristine J
19.11.2017
I love slowly working on my quilts on the weekend!
Melody
19.11.2017
My favorite thing to do on the weekend, or any time, is eat lobster ď
Gail
19.11.2017
What I love and rarely happens is to quilt all weekend. Ideally with someone else preparing luscious meals for me to enjoy when I take a break. Oh well
Caren M
19.11.2017
Window shopping for quilt fabric . . . Eye candy! Especially with my sister
Caren M
19.11.2017
Quilt or window shoppe for more quilt fabric, especially with my sister, makes the best weekend!
Lesley Warren
19.11.2017
I love upstyling op shop purchases with Liberty edges, covered buttons, pockets and boho stitchery.
Esther
19.11.2017
A perfect weekend would be family time and some portable hand sewing.
Mara
19.11.2017
I love just hanging out with my kids on the weekend, watching cartoons, playing shop or going out for a picnic and baseball.
Anita
19.11.2017
My favorite thing to do in the weekend is to go to the movies.
Allison
19.11.2017
Loely fabrics in that miniquilt! The book looks very interesting! I spent my weekend working on a paper pieced top that I started on retreat and planting three window boxes!
LINDA
19.11.2017
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LINDA
19.11.2017
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THANK YOU !
LINDA
19.11.2017
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LINDA
19.11.2017
Hi, love to quilt on my weekends! Love your projects! Thanks for sharing!
Carolyn Hendry
19.11.2017
Wow, the book and quilt kit look awesome, thanks for your giveaway! My favourite thing to do on the weekend is to spend time with family and to do something creative with either fabric, paper or wool.
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19.11.2017
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19.11.2017
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19.11.2017
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Anita
19.11.2017
Saturday's are for fun ( sewing, hiking, biking), Sunday's are for church & rest.
Chris
19.11.2017
My weekend was all rain so I was inside sewing and church on Sunday.
Pam
19.11.2017
This quilt is absolutely delightful! Thanks for the beautiful post. My favorite weekend thing is sewing!
Amanda Harwood
19.11.2017
My favourite thing to do on the weekend is to do anything crafty - sew, quilt, stitch, knit. Seeing a project finished at the end of a weekend is even better because you have something for all your hard, but much loved work.
Amanda Christensen
19.11.2017
My favorite thing to do on the weekend is to sleep in and then sew!
Rebecca K.
19.11.2017
My favourite thing to do on the weekend (or really any day) is quilt! Thanks so much for the chance to win - I love this project so much. 💕
Heather
19.11.2017
Looks like a fun book! And those fabrics are so pretty !

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