Unraveled ~ Scraps, Inc

Unraveled, a quilt by Faith Jones for Scraps, Inc : Fresh Lemons Quilts

About a year ago, I was invited to contribute a project to an upcoming book featuring modern, scrappy quilts. I really love scrappy so of course I said yes. The book had another bonus as well, it was being published by Lucky Spool ~ a new company created by the extremely talented Susanne Woods. Susanne is something of a legend in the craft book publishing industry, known for making absolutely beautiful books and I was thrilled to have the opportunity to work with her.

Scraps, Inc : Fresh Lemons Quilts

Scraps, Inc.Vol.1 is a collection of 15 quilt patterns from all sorts of talented designers that I’m sure you will recognize – Allison Harris, Amy Ellis, Lee Heinrich, Amy Smart, Camille Roskelley to name a few!

Unraveled, a quilt by Faith Jones for Scraps, Inc : Fresh Lemons Quilts

Today I finally get to share my quilt with you, Unraveled. Created last winter, Unraveled is a simple and clean design that has fun with negative space. I know a lot of my patterns are paper pieced…but this one is not. (Some of you are probably cheering right now!) This quilt pattern is great for beginners on up.

Unraveled, a quilt by Faith Jones for Scraps, Inc : Fresh Lemons Quilts

I used a collection of plum, aqua and chartreuse prints, and I’m quite pleased with the combination. Unraveled measures 68″ x 85″ and is quilted in a free motion meandering design.

Unraveled, a quilt by Faith Jones for Scraps, Inc : Fresh Lemons Quilts

Lucky Spool is celebrating the release of Scraps, Inc with a discount for you. For about the next week, you can buy the book directly from Lucky Spool for 30% off using the code SCRAPS30. Just in time for holiday shopping, right? I hope you will check it out!

On the Design Wall (Again!)

Fabrics by Anna Maria Horner : Fresh Lemons Quilts

Thank you all so much for your great feedback on my site redesign. I was so happy to hear your kind words and receive your emails. I already feel lighter and more excited to be in this space. I’ve had a really fun couple of days sewing this week. Once I finished my Rocket quilt, my design wall was officially empty of commitments. I went through a few of my work in progresses to see what I wanted to finish up first.

Fabrics by Anna Maria Horner : Fresh Lemons Quilts

I know, if you remember this quilt section you are probably thinking “suuuuure Faith is going to finally finish that one…” I am though. I promise this time! Look at all that empty space on the wall.

This quilt is a spin off of my Poinsettia Mini Quilt Pattern. I’ve added some additional sections and played with color a bit. But the block size and assembly of the main block is the same.

** Update for those asking for a specific pattern for this quilt, as there are some block additions: it will most likely happen in the future. **

Fabrics by Anna Maria Horner : Fresh Lemons Quilts

I dove into my collection of Anna Maria Horner fabrics. I really, really love her designs and colors. I started by cutting an equal number of warm and cool colored fabrics for balance. I also had to cut a lot of cream and black fabric for the background. I’m using up some of my favorite prints, but I think I’ll be happy to have them shine in this quilt.

Fabrics by Anna Maria Horner : Fresh Lemons Quilts

So far I’ve paper pieced half of my components. Only 184 to go! Then I imagine I’ll be spending a lot of quality time with the rotary cutter, trimming these down to the finished size. Hopefully you won’t get tired of this project as I share a lot of my work along the way. It helps motivate me. My goal is to be finished before Christmas!

Change

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This past weekend, I was busy with change ~ a big change. Changes that have been on my mind for at least a year. And if you are reading this on my blog, you probably know what I am talking about! Yesterday, I went live with a big website redesign.

Over the last year, I’ve really felt that I’ve outgrown my old WordPress template, colors, design, and layout. Yep, pretty much everything! Twelve months ago, I set up a test blog on my server and started brainstorming and testing changes. It was so overwhelming and time consuming that I sort of gave up.

Well pretty recently, I decided to revisit the idea. I felt a strong desire to create a more mature, cleaner look. I also wanted specific features, like a menu system in the top header. I had just really outgrown the capabilities of the old set up and my list of pages was just getting out of control!

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I purchased a template on Etsy as my foundation and started digging into the code and making changes that aligned with my vision. (These are the times I’m very happy to have a background in computer programming!)

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I’m so excited about the new look, I actually couldn’t sleep last week as I was thinking about it. I also know change is hard. Every time the Chicago Tribune or CNN redesign their websites, I am the first person to think “WHY!?!?!” Well, I hope not all of you think that when you see this new site.

** Oh, side note: the first time you load images, it will take longer than usual. It will speed up as they cache in your browser. **

All the blog content is still here. My biggest fear was somehow losing something important – or, you know, everything. The tabs that you used to see in the header are now listed in the blog menu up there. I’ve also made some (hopefully) helpful changes, like organizing my tutorials by category, listing my finished projects by year, creating a page with wholesale information, and giving my shop an easier to remember name.

Really, the best part about this new design though is it’s ability to grow with me. As I offer more tutorials, patterns, quilt alongs, and whatever else might come along over the next years. I hope you will take some time to look around. I’m sure I’ll be tweaking things over the next few days, but it’s mostly here!

Saturday Sales

Fresh Lemons Quilts Saturday Sales

Happy weekend everyone! As we get closer to the holidays, I know many of you are working hard on handmade gifts. I thought I’d share some specials from my lovely sponsors this weekend!

Custom Labels 4U ~ Free shipping on any order of wholesale custom woven labels until 11/30/14 using discount code FRESHLEMONS

The Intrepid Thread ~ Christmas fabric is on sale 30% off and over 1000 items in their clearance section, some as low as $4.99 per yard. The Intrepid Thread is so excited to announce their new Block of the Month program using Elizabeth Hartman’s book Patchwork City.

Dragonfly Fabrics ~ 15% off all purchases through November 22nd with the code FreshLemons15

Fabric Spark ~ Fabric Spark is launching Monthly Sparks. You can get 12 fat quarters, curated by talented bloggers like Faith! Imagine a unique collection of beautiful designer fabric arriving every month ready to start a new project. Or getting a fresh injection to your stash every month to give you new ideas and flexibility. You’ll be charged $42.00 each month plus shipping and can cancel any time during the year. See Fabric Spark for details.

The Quilted Castle ~ Don’t miss their Blowout Sale category where everything is 3.99 per yard. They have 60 collections marked down to 50% off or more in their Sale Category. They also have several Birch Organic collections marked down at least 30% – Charley Harper, Avalon, Ipanema, Marine Too, Robotic, Safari Soiree, Storyboek and Yay Day.

My Modern Quilt Shop ~ 20% off with coupon code HOLIDAYWISH thru Sunday Nov 16th!

Discover Fabric ~ On Sale this week all Christmas Prints- including Holiday Cheer By Jan Shade Beach and Cocoa & Cookies By Shelly Comiskey. Also, look for all clearance items up to 20% off – added to the Sales/Clearance Section. As always free shipping over $75.00. Follow them on Facebook and signup for the newsletter to receive information about their upcoming Giveaways.

Cuts of Cotton ~ Take an additional 10% OFF anything in the SALE section, using the discount code clearance at checkout. They also have Carolyn Friedlander’s Doe collection available for pre-order, as well as new Calicos from Dear Stella in stock.

LoveQuilting.com ~ They are excited to announce a Lovequilting.com exclusive that will be pictured in the Dec/Jan 2015 issue of Quilter’s Newsletter. Be sure to check out the Quilt Bee section for Clear The Jelly! Inspired by a popular online game played by over 93 million people everyday, this would be the perfect gift for your gaming enthusiast! Kits for this Lovequilting.com exclusive are available here.

Flash sale through Monday, November 17th, save $5 on orders of $50 or more with coupon code JELLY. Shop Now!

DuckaDilly ~ Enjoy 10% off storewide through Sunday, November 16th. Use coupon code Autumn2014 during checkout. (excludes subscriptions, sale merchandise, and gift cards).

Lark Cottons ~ Save 25% on fabric from Alexander Henry, Free Spirit, Moda, Riley Blake, and Windham Fabrics through Saturday Nov. 22nd. Includes fabric from designers Heather Ross, Denyse Schmidt, Joel Dewberry, Bonnie and Camille, Sweetwater, Lotta Jansdotter and many more. No coupon code necessary!

Take an additional 5% off the entire cart on orders over $125 with discount code Take5, entered on the shopping cart page.

Fresh Modern Fabric ~ Save Now AND Save Later at Fresh Modern Fabric this weekend from 11/15 through 11/17. Take 10% off your entire order now with coupon code SAVE10NOW entered at checkout. All orders will be sent with a coupon to be used on a future fabric order and the more you spend now the higher the discount on your coupon. Spend the following amount now (total purchase minus 10% discount and shipping) and get the corresponding coupon to be used on a future order:

$0.01 – $30.00 receives a 5% Off Coupon
$30.01 – $65.00 receives a 10% Off Coupon
$65.01 – $100.00 receives a 15% Off Coupon
$100.01 – $150.00 receives a 20% Off Coupon
$150.01 – $200.00 receives a 25% Off Coupon
$200.01 and greater receives a 30% Off Coupon

Coupons can be used storewide on any future order and will expire on 12/31/14.

Southern Fabric ~ Today only! 20% off all full priced goods with coupon code fresh20