Sugarplum Medallion

Sugarplum Medallion Quilt at Fresh Lemons Quilts

We just wrapped up the Sugarplum Table Runner Quilt Along this week, but I’m not tired of those blocks just yet. I thought it would be fun to play around with them and see how they would look in a full quilt.

Sugarplum Medallion Quilt at Fresh Lemons Quilts

I couldn’t get the Modern Pine Trees block to work with my vision, but I think the rest of the blocks look pretty amazing in this medallion quilt. I started making my blocks and have the center (and the corners – just not pictured here) finished.

Sugarplum Medallion Quilt at Fresh Lemons Quilts

This is such a busy time of the year, but I’m enjoying finding little pockets of time to sit at the machine and work on this quilt. I will share more as I keep creating!

You can find links to the individual Sugarplum block patterns here.

Sugarplum Table Runner Quilt Along ~ Week 4

Sugarplum Table Runner Quilting by Fresh Lemons Quilts

Today we are wrapping up our Sugarplum Table Runners over on BERNINA’s We All Sew blog. Just in time for December! For those of you who have stitched along with me, it sure feels good to finish up in time for the holiday season, right? If you would like to catch up and make your own project, you can find links to all the posts here.

Sugarplum Table Runner Basting by Fresh Lemons Quilts

This week’s post covers two different finishing options. The first is a traditional quilted and bound finish. The second is a modified technique that incorporates pompom trim instead of binding.

Sugarplum Table Runner by Fresh Lemons Quilts

I can’t wait to see everyone’s finished projects!

A New OttLite + Giveaway!

OttLite Giveaway at Fresh Lemons Quilts

Winter is just around the corner and in my neck of the woods, that means we see a lot less of sun for a few months. My sewing space is up on the third floor of our house, and there are definitely some dark corners where the roof slopes down. Proper lighting is a must-have in those areas, especially considering it’s where I have my cutting table.

OttLite Giveaway at Fresh Lemons Quilts

Recently, OttLite contacted me and asked if I’d like to try out a new lamp – and also offered up the same lamp for one of you! They sent me an LED Crane Lamp (Amazon affiliate link / OttLite link), and I’ve been testing it out for the last month or so.

OttLite Giveaway at Fresh Lemons Quilts

This lamp is a bit different than my other two Ottlites. They are shorter and more compact – which I do love. I have the Slimline Task Lamp by a sewing machine and a Folding Task Lamp that I gave to my daughter for her bedroom desk. This LED Crane Lamp is tall, slim, and adjusts like crazy.

OttLite Giveaway at Fresh Lemons Quilts

It has a heavy/solid base to sit on the table, or you can take that piece off and attach a clamp, to clamp it to the edge of a table top and not use any of your working space for the base. Great flexibility!

I turned all the lights off in my sewing room and closed the blinds, and took a picture to show just how bright this lamp is. You can place the lamp high to spread the light around, or angle it to direct the light where you’d like it to shine.

OttLite Giveaway at Fresh Lemons Quilts

OttLite has generously offered to send one of these LED Crane Lamps to one of you! How is that for a holiday gift? Just leave a comment to enter and I will pick a winner next Tuesday, November 29th. If you’d like to purchase an OttLite as a gift for a fellow crafter, you can find lots of styles on the OttLite website (looks like they are having a Black Friday sale too!), your local craft store, or Amazon (affilite link). Good luck everyone!

++ Closing comments to pick the lucky winner! ++

Congratulations to our lucky winner, #257, Sabra Kachelein. I will be in contact! Thank you all for commenting – it appears we all need good lighting! I hope you will consider putting an OttLite on your wish list this year.

Sugarplum Table Runner Quilt Along ~ Week 3

Sugarplum Table Runner Blocks by Fresh Lemons Quilts

Today marks Week 3 of the Sugarplum Table Runner. During Week 1, we reviewed the fabric requirements and cutting instructions. Week 2 was our introduction to foundation paper piecing, with the Modern Pine Trees quilt block and Poinsettia Flowers quilt block tutorials. Today we will be making the Snowflakes and Golden Star quilt blocks.

Sugarplum Table Runner by Fresh Lemons Quilts

Hop on over to BERNINA’s We All Sew blog for the patterns and instructions. For those of you looking for the PDF downloads of the paper piecing templates, those are located in on BERNINA’s Week 1 post. Happy sewing everyone!