Weekend Quilting by Jemima Flendt – a Fons & Porter book
Available online at Amazon for $24.99 Cdn.
With just a little time on my hands I decided to pick up this book, solely because of its title. However when I flipped through the pages I found it to be a useful learning tool.
The book is set out in 10 chapters, covering everything from basics to techniques for beginners and experienced quilters. Chapters 2 to 9 cover the Half-Square Triangle, Flying Geese, the Pinwheel, Equilateral Triangles, English Paper Piecing, Applique, and Foundation Paper Piecing. Each of these chapters starts with a how-to section, followed by detailed instructions for projects using the technique.
I decided to tackle Chapter 9 - Foundation Paper Piecing, and chose a mini quilt called Avenues. The instructions were easy to follow and once the pattern template was photocopied the quilt went together very quickly.
I chose a mix of prints in the Dreamer collection by Windham Fabrics for the house and tree blocks and Honeymoon from Cotton & Steel for the background fabric. The birds in the background can be seen flying by the houses and trees and the colour complements the tones of the houses.
I enjoyed my day making trees and houses and have already picked another mini quilt from Chapter 6 in the book which covers equilateral triangles. Triangles have always been a challenge for me so it will be interesting to see if these instructions make the process clearer as I attempt to make Kite Tails. Now I just need to pick my fabric and get started.
There are lots of different fabrics to choose from at Two Flying Geese if you decide to buy this book and make one or more of the projects.
Keep watching this site if you want to know how my kite tails turns out.
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