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!!


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.


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.



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.



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.

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:
♥ 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!

Doing 1 of these things will get you 1 chance to win, doing 2 things will get you 2 chances, etc.



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


I finally got around to completing this baby quilt for my new grandniece! Phew!

I wanted to use hexie flowers in a fun way – scattered through the quilt like a garden bed. The bright, fresh colours of the solids give some contrast and help the flowers really pop against the background of the quilt. This quilt really was about pairing Liberty prints with Solids to help them to really sing! Although I played around with a huge variety of different rainbow coloured Liberty prints in the background, I tried to stick to the pinky peach and yellow colour scheme within the flowers to bring some consistency!


I thought that hand embroidering around them in a petal pattern would be a sweet finishing touch!


I chose Kayoko C for the centre of each flower – not to just give them a yellow pollen look, but also because it is just such a gorgeous yellow Liberty – I am in love! It is a bit softer than if I had have used the solid lemon yellow… Yellow and pink just go so nicely together and stops it from being TOO girly girly – which is definitely okay at times but not really what I as going for here!

I actually used the same Kayoko C fabric as the binding to tie it all together nicely – we don’t have Kayoko Bias pre-packs in the shop – however I do have some on the roll that you can purchase by the metre, just pop me an email if you are chasing some. You can see the backing fabric here as well – Daniel DJ C was the perfect mix of all the pastel pinks, peaches and yellows!

Here it is! Finished and waiting to head off to it’s new home. I really don’t think there could be a nicer gift than a soft and beautiful Liberty quilt! 🙂 I hope the family likes it!


If you have any questions please ask away in the comments!