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Welcome Sew Modern ~ and a Coupon!

Sew Modern

Today I’m welcoming a new sponsor to the blog ~ I’d love to introduce you to Sew Modern! I met shop owner Lauren nearly 2 years ago, in a Starbucks at QuiltCon! It was so great talking to her, and I was thrilled when she contacted me to start sponsoring the blog.

Sew Modern is a brick and mortar shop located in Los Angeles, California, as well as an online store. For those of you that aren’t lucky enough to live in southern California (like me, but I was born there!)…doesn’t this look so fun and welcoming? I love knowing my fabric comes from a happy home.

Sew Modern

Sew Modern stocks fabric yardage, scrap packs, bundles and precuts.

They also carry every color of Robert Kaufman Kona cotton solids and many other solids as well. You know I love solids!

Sew Modern stocks patterns and notions as well, including some of my favorite “This Took Forever” labels. I seriously want to slap that onto every single quilt I make.

Have you heard about the SOAK nail polish that matches your favorite fabrics? They have some of that too!

You can keep in touch with Sew Modern by subscribing to their blog (tutorials! recipes! ~ subscription on the righthand column of their blog), signing up for their newsletter, Twitter, Facebook, Pinterest, YouTube and Instagram.

And now for the coupon! Sew Modern has generously offered all of you a 20% discount in the shop, using coupon code FRESH20. The code is good through Tuesday, October 7th. Thank you so much Sew Modern! And thank you to all of you for your awesome support of my sponsors.

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Basting! Quilting!

Modern Solids Challenge : Fresh Lemons Quilts

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?

Modern Solids Challenge : Fresh Lemons Quilts

So close to being finished! Back to work!

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Welcome Shabby Fabrics!

Shabby Fabrics

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.

You can keep in touch with Shabby Fabrics on Facebook, Twitter, YouTube (tons of video tutorials!), Pinterest and Instagram. I hope you will go check them out, and thank you so much for always supporting my sponsors!

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Final Blocks and a Big Delivery

Modern Solids progress : Fresh Lemons Quilts

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.

Quilt Patterns : Fresh Lemons Quilts

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.

Bird Wings : Fresh Lemons Quilts

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!

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