Vintage Quilt Revival Blog Hop : Charity Sampler

Vintage Quilt Revival : Fresh Lemons Quilts

I hope you’ve all enjoyed seeing everyone’s blocks from the Vintage Quilt Revival Blog Hop over the last week. They all did such a great job and today Katie, Lee and I are happy to share with you the quilts we made from the 20 blocks. We didn’t really specify fabric styles or colors, so this was true challenge. Everyone mailed their blocks to Lee and she spent time mixing and matching them into 3 piles of coordinating blocks.

Charity Sampler / Vintage Quilt Revival Blocks : Fresh Lemons Quilts

I received blocks that were centered around primary colors – Reds, blues, yellows, etc. I had seven blocks and played around with them on the floor of my sewing room until I had a layout I liked.

Charity Sampler / Vintage Quilt Revival Blocks : Fresh Lemons Quilts

I sewed them into diagonal strips – 2 blocks/3 blocks/2 blocks. Then I improvisationally added a putty colored solid to the strips. Initially I did have “normal” corners on this quilt, but in a fit of creativity (or craziness? lol) I chopped them off to create angled corners. Since this quilt is toddler sized, I thought it made it a bit more whimsical and also called attention to the diagonal layout of the blocks. Plus, then the quilt was easily named by my daughter – “the quilt with all those corners.” lol

Charity Sampler / Vintage Quilt Revival Blocks : Fresh Lemons Quilts

The back is a great print from Carrie Bloomston’s Collage fabric line. I didn’t have quite enough so I added a coordinating turquoise to the edges. The binding is a Lizzy House Pearl Bracelet print.

Charity Sampler / Vintage Quilt Revival Blocks : Fresh Lemons Quilts

For the quilting, I did closely spaced wavy lines, at an angle. I talk a lot about wavy quilting on this blog, but just as a refresher – I use the running stitch on my machine (Bernina stitch #4), max out the width and set the length to 4.0. I use my walking foot while quilting. I used the edge of the blocks as my starting point for the first line, and after that just used the 1/4″ marking of my walking foot as a loose spacing guide.

As we said at the beginning of the week, these samplers are going to be donated to various charities. I haven’t decided where to send this one just yet. I was certain you all would have some ideas for me! It is baby/toddler sized. Feel free to leave your ideas (and websites if you have them) in the comments!

Vintage Quilt Revival : Blog Hop

This week Katie, Lee and I are hosting a fun little party to celebrate the release of Vintage Quilt Revival. If you are a regular visitor, you probably already know that our book is based on 20 classic quilt blocks. Each block is used not only in 3 different samplers, but in its own individual project as well.

Vintage Quilt Revival

This week, we’ve asked 20 awesome bloggers to share a block they created out of the book. In the last month, after they sewed they blocks, they mailed them back to us to combine into 3 special charity quilts. Katie, Lee and I will be sharing those on Friday.

Vintage Quilt Revival

I hope you will follow along and check out all the talented individuals who created blocks!

Vintage Quilt Revival

Vintage Quilt Revival Blog Hop Schedule
January 13th (Monday):
Crazy Mom Quilts – Amanda Jean
Don’t Call Me Betsy – Elizabeth
Film in the Fridge – Ashley
Happy Quilting – Melissa
Noodlehead – Anna

January 14th (Tuesday):
I’m A Ginger Monkey – Katy
Quilting Is My Therapy – Angela
A Quilting Life – Sherri
Sew Mama Sew – Kristin
Tall Grass Prairie Studio – Jacquie

January 15th (Wednesday):
Christa Quilts – Christa
Diary of a Quilter – Amy
Quilting Gallery – Michele
Sew Take a Hike – Penny
V and Co. – Vanessa
West Coast Crafty – Susan

January 16th (Thursday):
Bijou Lovely – Holly
Don’t You Know Who I Am – Sukie
Lily’s Quilts – Lynne
One Shabby Chick – Amber

January 17th (Friday):
Swim, Bike, Quilt – Katie
Freshly Pieced – Lee
Fresh Lemons Quilts – Faith

Vintage Quilt Revival

I hope you end the week feeling inspired!

Alison Glass Blog Tour!

Fabrics by Alison Glass

Welcome to the final stop on the Alison Glass Sun Print and Clover Sunshine Blog Tour! I was lucky enough to spend the last week working with some beauties from both of Alison’s latest lines. I really love the color palette she created with these prints. And text lovers rejoice – there is an entire rainbow of text prints.

Shoo Fly by Fresh Lemons Quilts : Faith

I decided to pair my fabrics light print/dark print and create Shoo Fly blocks. These are really simple, striking blocks. Svetlana of s.o.t.a.k. handmade has a tutorial for making a 12″ square. Mine are slightly smaller 9″ finished blocks, so instead of cutting 4-1/2″ individual squares I cut 3-1/2″ ones.

Shoo Fly by Fresh Lemons Quilts : Faith

Alison is hosting a giveaway on her blog as part of the tour. Be sure to click over for a chance to win a prize of 74 fat quarters, one of each print in her new collections.

Even though I’m the last stop of the blog hop, if you haven’t visited everyone else be sure to check them out for inspiration!

Group 1 – Feathers, Text, Party Streamer
8.19.13 – Olivia Jane Handcrafted
8.21.13 – One Shabby Chick
8.23.13 – Silly Mama Quilts
8.26.13 – Threadbias
8.28.13 – KD Quilts
8.30.13 – April Rhodes

Group 2 – Feathers Quilt Pattern
9.2.13 – The ADD Crafter
9.4.13 – Sew Sweetness
9.6.13 – I’m A Ginger Monkey
9.9.13 – Ellison Lane Quilts
9.11.13 – Olivia Jane Handcrafted
9.13.13 – Imagine Gnats

Group 3 – Clover Sunshine
9.16.13 – Crafty Fox
9.18.13 – One Girl Circus
9.20.13 – Sew Sweetness
9.23.13 – There and Back
9.25.13 – J.M.B.
9.27.13 – Modern Maven

Group 4 – Corsage, Bike Path, X & +
9.30.13 – Gen X Quilters
10.2.13 – Don’t Call Me Betsy
10.4.13 – Canoe Ridge Creations
10.7.13 – Jacey Craft
10.9.13 – Bijou Lovely
10.11.13 – Me!

For one of you lucky readers, there is also a giveaway today on my blog! Just leave one comment for a chance to win a fat quarter stack of a colorful selection of Alison’s fabrics (similar to below) and a copy of her pattern, Color Plus.

Alison Glass Fabric

Good luck everyone! I’ll pick a winner Sunday evening, October 13th.

++++ Closing comments to pick a winner! ++++

The winner is #262, Linda Crawford! Linda said “Love these fabrics, what great colors. Love your shoo-fly too. Thanks for hosting such a great give away.”

Thank you Linda and I hope you enjoy your fabric and pattern! I’ll be in contact for your mailing information. Thank you all for your comments and visiting!

The NYC MQG Double Wedding Ring Quilt Challenge


NYC MOD Quilt Guild Double Wedding Ring Quilt Challenge

Welcome everyone to my stop on the NYC MOD Quilt Guild Double Wedding Ring Quilt Challenge! The NYC MOD Quilt Guild has partnered with EZ Quilting/Simplicity, Interweave and Juki to challenge you to show everyone your creative spin on this classic pattern.

The Double Wedding Ring Quilt is a pattern that is probably on many quilter’s bucket lists. It wasn’t really a block I ever thought I would make, but when Victoria Findlay Wolfe asked if I was interested in giving it a try and joining the blog tour, I couldn’t resist saying yes.

Double Wedding Ring Quilt by Fresh Lemons Quilts : Faith

I decided to dig into my Anna Maria Horner fabric stash and pair the prints with ivory and blacks for the background and cornerstones. I’m using EZ Quilts Double Wedding Ring Templates that can be found at Simplicity or your local quilt shop. I’m pairing the templates up with this tutorial.

Double Wedding Ring Quilt by Fresh Lemons Quilts : Faith

Initially I was going to do a single ring mini quilt, but cutting these pieces out was sort of addicting, so now I’m not sure what size I will end up making. Time to practice my sewing of curves!

To play along, simply make a Double Wedding Ring quilt that falls into one of the following categories:

SMALL: ONE RING! Easy! size: under 20″ or smaller… This is a great way to play and learn your curves, and try your own version of making this fun design!

TRADITIONAL: 4 rings or larger… Make the traditional double wedding pattern by using the template and your choice of fabrics…not straying to far from the traditional style. Four rings or larger for this category… must have three layers and bound.

MODERN: 4 rings or larger… ANYTHING GOES! How can you interpret the double wedding ring, put a MODERN spin on a traditional design? Piece it, applique, fuse, whole cloth? Possibilities are ENDLESS!!! No rules other then, it must have three layers and bound.

Then visit the challenge page to upload your finished quilt image. The deadline is December 1, 2013. There are tons of sponsors and great prizes for the winning quilts.

NYC MOD Quilt Guild Double Wedding Ring Quilt Challenge

If you’d like a chance to win the templates I’m using for this quilt, just leave one comment in this post. I’ll pick a winner on Sunday night.

And be sure to continue visiting along with the blog hop, there’s bound to be some great inspiration!

July 8th
​NYC MOD​ Quilters –
Interweave –

July 9th
Emily Bailey –
Shelly Pagliai –

July 10th
Amy Ellis –
Faith Jones – Me!

July 11th
Amy Smart –
Monica Solorio-Snow –

July 12th
Dan Rouse –
Elisa Albury –

July 13
Jenny Cameron –

July 14th
Jane Davidson –

July 15th
Joanna Wilczynska –
Jackie Kunkel –

July 16th
Kathy Doughty –
Juki –

July 17th
Lisa Mason –
Flaun Cline –

July 18
Pat Sloan –
Jessica Alexandrakis –

July 19th
Jacquie Gering –
Lee Heinrich –

Good luck and happy sewing everyone!

++ Closing comments to pick a winner! ++

The lucky winner is #115, Kathi! Congratulations and I will email you for your address.

I loved reading that so many of you will be joining in the fun! I can’t wait to see what everyone comes up with. :)