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An Interview, New Fabric and Sewing Progress

Fabric Stack by Fresh Lemons Quilts

A bit of this-and-that for you today. First, I wanted to share that I did a little interview over at Hudson Valley Quilts. There is a pattern giveaway in the post, so be sure to go check it out and enter. :)

Arkansas Traveler Progress by Fresh Lemons Quilts

I’ve still been busy working on my Arkansas Traveler quilt, but I did manage to finish the paper piecing and trimming. What a relief! I’m hoping to get the blocks sewn together this week, but I’m leaving for Quilt Market on Thursday so I’m not sure there will be time. I’ll share if I do though!

As much as I love this quilt I’m working on, and I really think the finished product will be perfect in my house, I do miss sewing with a big variety of colors. So much so that I put together a bundle for whatever is next (the photo at the top of this post). It started with ordering some fabrics and then I added from my stash. The new fabrics in the stack are from October Afternoon’s Sidewalks line and Joel Dewberry’s Bungalow line and are currently available in shops. You may also recognize some of Violet Craft’s Waterfront Park in there. She put such great stash builders into her latest line – must haves!

If any shop owners are heading to Houston this week for Quilt Market, we will be doing a Schoolhouse Session on Friday at 3:05 to show off Vintage Quilt Revival. I hope you will come check it out!

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15 Responses to “An Interview, New Fabric and Sewing Progress”

  1. 1
    Judi says:

    Liked seeing your blocks in progress

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    Amelia says:

    I’m relatively new to sewing and have never actually made a quilt yet. I noticed you mentioned Houston in your post. Is this event something novices would enjoy, too?

  3. 3
    Michele says:

    Pretty bundle. I can’t wait to see what you will do with it. Thanks for the interview link. She is semi-local to me and it is always great to “meet” local quilters. Have fun at market.

  4. 4
    Jenn Wagner says:

    I live in Houston and go every year! I don’t have a shop but maybe I can still find you and say hi.

  5. 5
    Cheryl M says:

    Looking forward to seeing you in Houston! The fabrics in the bundle are so pretty!

  6. 6
    Linda Crawford says:

    I am with you I like to work with color. Have a great time at Houston!

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    Lea says:

    Such pretty fabrics and your paper pieced blocks are lovely. I’m looking forward to seeing what you do with them. I understand what you mean about working with 2 colors. I love the end results of a quilt with 2 or 3 colors. But it isn’t easy for me to sew one together because I like to work with so many different colors at once in a quilt. That was a great interview with Hudson Valley Quilts.

  8. 8
    Carolyn Loewen says:

    I’m looking forward to seeing what will come out of this new pile of gorgeous fabric.

  9. 9
    rosa says:

    Yummiest fabrics and blocks !

  10. 10
    Irene S says:

    I love the great mix of colors so vibrant, will make a great quilt. Your blocks look perfect, just started trying paper piecing I think it’s going to take sometime to perfect lol

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    sarah schraw says:

    I know exactly what you mean! I love the look of 2-tone quilts but the process is not as exciting.

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    diana alexander says:

    I love that bundle! And your blue design is GREAT!

  13. 13
    Liz says:

    I live in Houston and will be at the Quilt Festival the following week. Feel free to email me if you need any suggestions on where to get good food and have a great time! :)

  14. 14
    Mom says:

    Happy birthday Faith! Hope you have great success at Market!

    Mom

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    kelly says:

    Hi Faith! I’ve been quilting on and off for many years and a little over a year ago discovered these online communities. Wanted to say thanks since your page and work has been one of several to reinvigorate my quilting and love of textiles.

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