2015 ~ A Year in Review

2015 Year in Review : Fresh Lemons Quilts

It’s the last day of 2015! The last two weeks have gone by in a blur. My parents came to visit for Christmas, then we went out of town with more family for a post-Christmas trip to Michigan. For those who were curious, my kids loved their Maker’s Totes. I love the holidays, but I am always ready for the calm that January brings.

I thought it would be fun to do a little 2015 wrap up, and then look forward to 2016. I made 11 quilts in 2015.

2015 Year in Review : Fresh Lemons Quilts

Five were gifts: Hanna Hearts, Spidey, Scrappy Kaleidoscope, Home Run, and Nautical.

Two were quilt alongs: Scrap Plus and Snowflake.

Two were for new patterns in my shop: Poinsettia and Four Square.

I also sewed quite a few bags in 2015. All but one of these comes from a pattern by Noodlehead…I guess you can say I’m a fan!

2015 Year in Review : Fresh Lemons Quilts

Besides the Scrap Plus and Snowflake quilt alongs, I also created a few additional tutorials for all of you: Star Bunting, Posy Strip Pillow, and the Fresh Spool Series.

Fresh Spool Series : Fresh Lemons Quilts

My kids started their very first quilting bee ~ Not Your Mama’s Bee. It’s been a fun experience creating with them every month!

Not Your Mama's Bee : Fresh Lemons Quilts

I continued to enjoy the honor of being a BERNINA Ambassador, and contributing a bit on the We All Sew blog. A vintage friend also joined my family – my “new-to-me” Singer Featherweight.

Singer Featherweight: Fresh Lemons Quilts

Of course, as always, I had much bigger plans in my head for the year. But I am happy with what I accomplished. For next year, I hope to share more quilts, more patterns, more quilt alongs, more tutorials…simply put, more bright, fresh inspiration! I hope you will continue to follow along. You can always sign up for email notifications so you don’t miss a post.

I want to thank all of you for visiting this year. This blog of mine had over 2.6 million pages loaded in 2015! I am continually humbled by your support and kind words as I share my quilting journey. Here’s to a great 2016!



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    December 31, 2015

    Stopping by or opening up my newsletter for Fresh Lemon Quilts is a high point of my week. I’ve so enjoyed following along with you as I started my own quilting journey the last few years. Here’s to a great 2016! And now you’ve got my wondering if I shouldn’t try a Noodlehead bag next year….

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    December 31, 2015

    Your posts are always an inspiration for me to sew more. Thank you for sharing.

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    Linda Crawford

    December 31, 2015

    I always love to see what you are working on. Have a great New Year!

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    December 31, 2015

    Well done for 2015! I really enjoy seeing your posts. Thanks for sharing the joy of your quilting.

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    December 31, 2015

    I agree with LIzzie…just seeing Fresh Lemon Quilts come up on my email makes me smile! Have a Happy 2016 and bring on the inspiration!!

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    December 31, 2015

    Happy New Year to you and thanks for all the bright happy inspiration!

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    December 31, 2015

    I appreciate so much about your blog especially your generous spirit. There’s always something interesting to make or a few words or picture that inspires me to try something different. I envy you your gorgeous sewing space and 2 kids who are eager to sew. And I’m very envious of that Featherweight. Happy New Year.

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    Anne Beier

    December 31, 2015

    What a great and productive year you’ve had, Faith. Wishing you and your family a healthy, happy New Year!!

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    December 31, 2015

    I would say you have had a very productive year and one I have thoroughly enjoyed you sharing. Many thanks & I am looking forward to sharing your ventures in 2016

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    December 31, 2015

    I am always so excited to see a new post from Fresh Lemons in my mailbox – your blog is my favorite! Your projects are always “fresh” & inspiring. I’m always wanting to dive in & make what you’re blogging about. Can’t wait for your new posts in 2016!

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    December 31, 2015

    So many beautiful makes for 2015! I’m looking forward to seeing what you make in 2016 😀

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    Kim B.

    January 1, 2016

    Everything you make is so beautiful, but it was Poinsettia that simply blew me away and was so fun to watch. Happy New Year!

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    January 1, 2016

    Featherweight! Such a simple and warming addition to a sewer’s world. Enjoy! I love mine. I’m also loving using Cotton #8 to hand quilt for a modern primitive (yes, I did juxtapose those two words) look. I always enjoy your posts, mostly for color inspiration. You’ve helped me break into modern quilting after so many years of traditional. It’s positively smile-making. Thanks. Lyn

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    Rosemary B

    January 1, 2016

    Dear Faith, I am so glad you have a blog and you share with all of us.
    You are indeed crafty and inspiring.
    Your kiddos are adorable.
    Happy New Year

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    Anne Burden

    January 1, 2016

    Happy New Year. Thank you for sharing. I am working on a Christmas snowflake quilt and enjoying it.

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    January 1, 2016

    You are still one of my favorite blogs to follow. Inspiring posts, great quilts & lovely design (in the quilts and the blog). All the best for 2016 to you and your family!

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    January 2, 2016

    Thank you Faith for your wonderful blog! I so enjoy everything you share with all of us. I wish you continued success in 2016