Stitching Quadrants and Monthly Sparks

Poinsettia Quilt Quadrants : Fresh Lemons Quilts

I think I overestimated the amount of work I would be getting done last week. It’s amazing how getting ready for a holiday and having the kids home can really take up all my sewing time. It was nice to relax though! All I managed to accomplish on my Poinsettia quilt was remove the paper from the foundation paper pieced components.

Poinsettia Quilt Quadrants : Fresh Lemons Quilts

I’m slowly getting back into the swing of things at the sewing machine and iron though. Chain piecing through the smaller components and stitching them together to form the corner block quadrants. If you look at the section of the quilt that was completed a couple of years ago, you’ll notice that although it is scrappy, I did follow certain “rules” with my fabric placement. Each quadrant is composed of two fabrics from the same color family. I’m working my way through color piles and making those corners now.

Poinsettia Quilt Quadrants : Fresh Lemons Quilts

Yellow and blue down, pink-purple-orange-red-and-green to go!

Scraps, Inc : Fresh Lemons Quilts

Just before Thanksgiving, I received a package with my Scraps, Inc contributor book copies. I know I already blogged about it, but it is such a beautiful book. It looks quite pretty with my latest fabric pull too. :)

Monthly Sparks and Fabric Spark : Fresh Lemons Quilts

Today I also wanted to share with you a new fabric subscription club over at one of my sponsors, Fabric Spark. Monthly Sparks is a monthly fabric subscription program beginning in January 2015. Each month you receive 12 fat quarters of fabric, curated by one of the six bloggers you see above (including me!). It’s definitely a fun way to add a unique mix to your fabric stash each month. Also, not a bad gift idea for the holidays – hint hint!

Ok, back to sewing these quadrants together – wish me luck as I keep chugging along!

“Saturday” Sales ~ Black Friday Edition

Saturday Sales

Yes, I know it is not Saturday. :) But today is Black Friday, a huge shopping day here in the United States (and maybe elsewhere?) In celebration of the kick off of the gifting season, my sponsors have a LOT of sales for you today. I’m sure you’ve all been very good boys and girls this year, so treat yourself – or send this post as a huge hint to those who are looking for holiday ideas for you!

If you have questions about any of the below sales, please contact the individual shops as I will not be checking my email that often this weekend.

Craftsy ~ Black Friday Sale Extended thru Monday, 12/1 at 11:59PM MT. All Classes $19.99 or less!

Southern Fabric ~ 25% off or more on the entire store. 25% off storewide on all full priced items (discount will be given at checkout) and hundreds of markdowns for up to 50% off.

The Intrepid Thread ~ Starting at midnight Eastern time on Thursday 11/27 until midnight Eastern time on Friday 11/28 all yardage and half yard bundles will be at least 30% off, with even deeper discounts in our clearance section.

Custom Labels 4U ~ Free shipping on Custom Woven Labels until 12/31, using coupon code FRESHLEMONS.

Gotham Quilts ~ For our first Black Friday ever, we are going all out: ALL FABRIC is on sale for up to 50% off! That’s everything from solids to organics to brand-new collections like Utopia. Sale runs from Friday the 28th through Monday the 1st. No coupon code necessary! Plus, free US shipping on orders over $75. Check out all our fabrics here.

Sew Modern ~ 20% off all fabric with code BIGTURKEY, Friday November 28th through Monday December 1st!

The Loopy Ewe ~ 20% off all Loopy Short Stack Collections, Black Friday through Cyber Monday. No coupon code needed – sale prices will be marked.

Fat Quarter Shop ~ 25% OFF the Entire Store on Friday, November 28th until Saturday November 29th at Midnight CST. *Discount cannot be combined with any other offer and is not applicable to clubs, programs or purchase of gift certificates and it cannot be applied to previous orders. No coupon codes necessary.

DuckaDilly ~ 20% off today only (Friday, November 28th). Storewide! Discount may be applied to both regular and sale priced items (excludes gift cards and subscriptions). Use coupon code BlackFriday2014 during checkout.

Shabby Fabrics ~ Shabby Fabrics is having their Black Friday sale starting on WEDNESDAY through SUNDAY! They will have select items in their shop on sale. As a bonus, if you are a part of their email newsletter list, you will be sent exclusive coupon codes in addition to the items on sale on the website! They also have $1 club and BOM signups. 20% off Patterns & Books. 20% off Remnants & Pre-Cuts. Up to 30% off on sale fabrics. 40% off Home Décor Items. 50% off on Clearance Items. Again these are all starting on Wednesday-Sunday!

Connecting Threads ~ Kits at 40-60% off, Fabric Bundles at 40-60% off, and 3-1/2 Yard Bulk Cuts at 55% Off.

Cuts of Cotton ~ 30% off all Bundles. (excludes Kona Patchwork City and Doe Pre-Orders). Coupon code blackfriday, discount runs Friday and Saturday.

Fabric Spark ~ 20% off all fabric Friday November 28 to Monday December 1, Promo code: Black20.

Fresh Modern Fabric ~ Save 20% storewide using code SAVE20 at checkout. Coupon code valid from Thursday, November 27th, through Monday, December 1st.

Dragonfly Fabrics ~ Sale! Friday – Monday: Spend $35.00+ and receive 10% off purchases with code blackfriday10, Spend $50.00+ and receive 15% off purchases with code blackfriday15, Spend $75.00+ and receive 20% off purchases with code blackfriday20.

LiMa Sews ~ 20% off your fabric order at LiMa Sews, through Monday 12/1, with the code HOLIDAYS2014.

Canton Village Quilt Works ~ Cyber Monday Sale! 25% off ALL Batik and Kaffe Fassett Fabrics – Dates for the sale are Cyber Monday (12/1) ONLY.

Lovequilting.com ~ Now through Cyber Monday, December 1st, save 20% off your entire purchase! There’s still plenty of time to get started on your homemade holiday décor or gifts. And you can shop in your jammies! Need creative suggestions? We have panel/fat quarter sets to suit everyone on your list – from the musician to the beach lover to the cat fancier! These make great lap quilts, table runners, placemats, wall hangings, aprons or totes. Incorporating a panel helps your projects go together super quickly and they look great too! Be sure to check out our great selection of patterns, which are all beginner friendly. Use coupon code TURKEY and click apply. Start Shopping Now!

Fort Worth Fabric Studio ~ November 26 through December 1, 30% off ALL Holiday House AND 20% off ALL (non-holiday) Bundles, Pre-cuts, and Kits. No code needed – discounts will automatically pop into the shopping cart.

My Modern Quilt Shop ~ Celebrating Black Friday thru midnight Cyber Monday with our biggest sale ever! Large selection of clearance fabric $6.99/yd. 20% off everything else with code GOODDEAL. Great selection of modern quilting cottons: Tula Pink, Kaffe Fassett, Amy Butler, Art Gallery Fabrics, Dear Stella, Carolyn Friedlander, Modern Solids, Precuts, Patterns from Jaybird Quilts, and more.

Lark Cottons ~ Save 25% on fabric from Alexander Henry, Free Spirit, Moda, Riley Blake, and Windham Fabrics through Tuesday Dec 2nd. Includes fabric from designers Heather Ross, Denyse Schmidt, Joel Dewberry, Bonnie and Camille, Sweetwater, Lotta Jansdotter and many more. No coupon code necessary! Save an additional 5% off your entire cart on orders over $100 with discount code Take5, or save an additional 10% off your entire cart on orders over $150 with discount code Take10. Discount codes must be entered on shopping cart page to be applied.

Discover Fabric ~ Black Friday Super Weekend Sale. Great Selection of Designer Prints on sale for $6.50, $7.50, and $8.50 a yard. Look for additional clearance items up to 10% off – added to the Sales/Clearance Section. Sale starts Thursday November 26 at 6:00 PM through Sunday November 30 at 6:00 PM. As always free shipping over $75.00. Follow us on Facebook and signup for the newsletter to receive information about our upcoming Giveaways.

Restash

Fabric Stash : Fresh Lemons Quilts

Those of you following my latest work in progress (here and here) know I’ve dug deep into my Anna Maria Horner fabric stash, as well as my black and cream prints. I decided to do a little restashing from Anna Maria’s currently in print collections, Honor Roll, Pretty Potent, and Dowry. Although these prints won’t make it into the current quilt, they will definitely be welcome additions to my fabric stash.

Fabric Stash : Fresh Lemons Quilts

I also ended up using a lot of my black/cream stash. I went to Fat Quarter Shop and did a search on “Black“, and several awesome black/cream prints came up. All but 2 of these are from that search.

Fabric Stash : Fresh Lemons Quilts

About half of these are from Sweetwater’s Elementary collection. So for those looking and wondering where to start, these are some great current prints that are readily available! If you are looking to do some fabric shopping – be sure to stop by Friday for a *lot* of deals from my sponsors. ;)

I hope all my readers in the United States have an awesome Thanksgiving tomorrow. I’m especially grateful for those around me, most of all my husband and children. I can’t wait to spend some quality time with them over the next few days!

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!