Modern Quilts, Home Decor, and Handcrafted Clothing

Category — Fabric

Fabric Bundles and Paper Piecing

It’s been a flurry in my house this week as we prepare for a bit of downtime next week for Spring Break. Between some quilt designing, laundry folding and errand running, not a ton of sewing got done. That’s ok, I did do a lot of prep work for my next project.

Isn’t that fabric up there pretty? That is a really fun Fat Quarter bundle I put together for Fabric Spark. (And yes, you can buy your own!) I’m so happy with how it turned out! I’m sort of picturing tiny wonky stars made out of those colors, but not totally sure yet.

I did cut all my fabric for my Shimmer blog hop project this week. And my paper piecing templates.

Next time I sit at the sewing machine, I should just fly through these blocks (hopefully!) These are pretty similar to the Arkansas Traveler blocks.

Things will be a bit quiet here over the next week while I take a little break with my family. I hope to be nice and relaxed when I return! :)

March 28, 2014   14 Comments

Welcome LoveQuilting.com!

Today I’m very happy to share with you a new sponsor here on the blog – and a new shop to me – LoveQuilting.com! LoveQuilting.com is an online fabric shop started by owner Nancy Ottaviano. I am always completely interested in how those in the fabric and quilting industry got their start, so I asked Nancy to tell me a little bit about her history.

Nancy ~ “I started my career in the 1980’s in the construction industry, as one of very few women at the time. I proudly worked my way up to the role as Chief Estimator for a commercial metal stud framing and drywall contractor. Along the way, in the early 2000’s, I found my inner passion for quilting.

While I love the modern quilt movement, and I am inspired by contemporary art quilting, and I respect the traditional quilt style, I don’t classify myself one way or another. I consider my quilt style to be eclectic. What is eclectic, you ask? The adjective, eclectic, describes people who choose from different sources. In my case, I have found inspiration from all 3 of the above mentioned quilt styles.

I created this online quilt shop as a portal to share my passion for not just the luscious fabrics available today, but also for the process of creating wonderful quilt projects. Lovequilting.com carries only top quality quilt fabric to offer you an enjoyable shopping experience. If you have a special request, feel free to email me.”

I had a great time clicking around Nancy’s shop. She carries Fabric, Kits, Patterns and Accessories.

You cannot go wrong with blenders, perfect for building your stash…

Great bold designs…

Handy tools…

You can keep in touch with LoveQuilting.com through the following links:

Facebook
Twitter
Blog
Instagram and Connected Threadz as Lovequilting.com

Big welcome LoveQuilting.com!

March 26, 2014   8 Comments

Saturday Sales

Saturday Sales at Fresh Lemons Quilts

Happy Saturday everyone! I thought it would be fun to share some great deals from my sponsors today. Enjoy your shopping!

Fort Worth Fabric Studio is offering 40% off Fashion Plate by Henry Glass through April 9 ($5.85 per yard) and 40% off all Moonflower by Quilting Treasures through April 9 ($5.70 per yard)!

Plain Jane Quilting ~ 1 cent per square inch on all quilting patterns (basic density) and 50% off batting. 3/19 – 6/1

Fabric Spark ~ free shipping up to a value of $50.00 on any North American order, from Friday, March 21st to Wednesday, March 26th. Use the promo code freshlemons.

Fat Quarter Shop ~ 50% off Paint Box by Cynthia Rowley with code PAINTSALE500 at checkout. Ends 3/28/14!

Dragonfly Fabrics ~ Save 20% on Minky by Shannon Fabrics through March 29th. No coupons needed. The discount will be applied in the shopping cart!

LoveQuilting.com ~ For every $50 that our wonderful customers spend, they will receive an entry into a drawing to win a gift certificate for a one year subscription to Thequiltshow.com (a $42.95 value). Two lucky winners will be announced on April 15th. Purchases are eligible up to April 15th. And, shipping is always FREE on orders over $50!

Connecting Threads ~ One-week sale on spring fabrics through March 24th. Tools are also on sale, now through March 24th.

Stash Fabrics ~ In preparation for the release of the new Stash Fabrics website, there are over 400 bolts currently listed in the YARD SALE section of the Etsy shop for up to 50% off. Lots of AMH, Tula Pink, and Denyse Schmidt for $8/yard including some voile. Select Melody Miller prints are 50% off! If you would prefer half yards, no problem! Contact us for a custom listing and we’ll set it up for you!

Contemporary Cloth ~ Clearance: Fabrics, Fabric Stamps/Stencils, Wall Decor and Destash Books!

Southern Fabric ~ Cuzco by Kate Spain yardage 50% off; Road 15 by Sweetwater yardage and precuts 40% off; La Bouquet Francais by French General 20% off; Muslin Mates by Moda 10% off.

My Modern Quilt Shop ~ Special sale $8.50/yd on all Art Gallery Fabrics in stock. Includes Jeni Baker Color Me Retro, Nordika, Minimalista, Squared Elements, Pure Elements Solids, and Pat Bravo Carnaby Street. Prices good thru midnight Sunday 3/23/14. Low $4.95 domestic shipping and orders over $50 ship free.

Lark Cottons ~ 10% off recent arrivals (includes Ansonia, April Showers, Blown Away, Botanics, Botanique, Cat Nap, Mirabelle, and Wee Wander) and 30% off everything else with coupon code spring14 through Wednesday March 25th. (Code is entered on shopping cart page).

Pink Chalk Fabrics ~ Spring Clearance Sale: 100′s of new additions to our sale section.

March 22, 2014   7 Comments

Welcome Pink Chalk Fabrics!

Pink Chalk Fabrics

Today I’m very pleased to share with you a brand new sponsor of Fresh Lemons Quilts, Pink Chalk Fabrics! I’ve been a fan of Pink Chalk Fabrics for quite some time. In fact, I was curious when I discovered owner Kathy Mack’s shop so I went digging in my email Inbox. It looks like I first ordered from her in 2011 – Moda Bella Solids in Stone. Still a favorite!

Pink Chalk Fabrics is an awesome shop that has modern fabrics:

Patterns:

And lots of fun extras including some of the most glorious ribbon you will ever see:

Tons of notions:

Zippers in a wide range of colors:

Rulers:

And…nail polish! That’s right, you can actually have your nails match your favorite fabrics.

One thing I really recommend, sign up for Pink Chalk’s newsletter, “Chalk Talk”. I receive it and it is always full of great information, including their “What Goes With What?” series. Super helpful when trying to coordinate fabrics.

You can also find Pink Chalk Fabrics on the below social media sites:
Facebook
Blog
Instagram
Twitter
Pinterest

Big welcome Pink Chalk Fabrics and thank you so much for supporting my sponsors!

March 20, 2014   5 Comments