Just a very short post so you know I’m not sitting around over here. I’ve assembled the Modern Solids Challenge quilt top, pin basted it and am starting the quilting. From these peeks, is is what you expected?
So close to being finished! Back to work!
Today I’m very pleased to introduce you to a new sponsor of my blog, Shabby Fabrics. Shabby Fabrics is an online quilt shop that carries beautiful quilt shop quality fabrics ~ many florals, kits, block of the months and patterns. They also offer free shipping on domestic orders over $75.
I did a little browsing around Shabby Fabrics and thought I’d share my favorites! Believe it or not, it’s the perfect time to start sewing for the holidays. This Christmas Pure and Simple line is so fun!
I’m in love with Heather Bailey’s sweet new line, Up Parasol.
I’m always looking to add text prints to my stash, and these from Lakehouse Dry Goods are absolutely perfect!
I always get emails about what type of basics I buy. Shabby Fabrics carries tons of dots from Michael Miller – Ta Dots, Kiss Dots and Pinheads. As well as a huge variety of stripes! Love the blenders by Patty Young.
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I hope you aren’t tired of seeing these blocks, but I have good news for you if you are. These are the final few! I am done with the paper piecing and will be completing the quilt top and quilting this week. I’m really excited to share with you the finished quilt soon ~ and the story about how I came up with the blocks and design.
Last week I had a big delivery on my front porch – many, many, many copies of my paper patterns. I am happy to announce I’ve been picked up by a few wholesale distributors (Brewer, Checker, and E.E. Schenck Co.). If you are a shop owner and buy through one of these companies, I hope you will consider carrying my pattern line. They are already listed at Brewer, Checker (search Fresh Lemons Quilts as the Vendor) and hopefully will be up soon at E.E. Schenck Co. And for you non shop owners, you can still buy patterns (paper and PDF) in my online shop here on the blog.
I spent a bit of time yesterday working with my daughter on her Halloween costume. She really likes these bird wings (found here and here). I usually don’t really make costumes – I know, I know. But this one seemed pretty straight forward and we are able to make it together. She of course picked out 2 of my most hoarded out of print fabrics (the orange Henna Garden by Sandi Henderson and the Pink Coriander by Amy Butler). Looks good in the wings though! If we don’t mess the project up too much, I’ll share the finished costume here next month.
Ok, back to work finishing the Modern Solids quilt!
Happy Saturday everyone! The last week has felt suspiciously Fall-like here, and that makes me want to sew! Here are some deals from my sponsors for the upcoming week. Enjoy your shopping!
Dragonfly Fabrics ~ 15% off purchases made September 20-24th, using discount code Fresh15. Apply code at checkout.
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My Modern Quilt Shop ~ 20% off new Cotton + Steel with code FRESHCOTTON thru Sep 30th. All Kaffe Fassett Collective $8/yd. Our best Basics/Blender/Solids in Halloween colors, deep discounts up to 25% off!
Shabby Fabrics ~ Over 250 fabrics at 30% off and 72 colors of Presencia Finca Embroidery Floss on sale at 50% off! They also have a large selection of quilt blocks & kits, patterns & books and trims on sale.
Southern Fabric ~ 20% all full priced Moda until the end of the week (9/21), no coupon needed.