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Block Testing, New Fabric and Kits!

Fresh Lemons Quilts

Earlier this week I posted a bit about Cotton + Steel, and today I wanted to share a bit of what I’m doing with the fabric right now.

Fresh Lemons Quilts

I grabbed a stack from the basics collections and have been testing a new block I’m making for a soon-to-be project. I’m not going to be making the final quilt in these fabrics, but thought they would be fun to test with!

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These look like little tents to me. :)

I also pulled out my Arkansas Traveler work in progress and decided to go sort of bold for the backing. This print is from the Mustang line by Melody Miller for Cotton + Steel.

Fresh Lemons Quilts

I also recently added a few more prints to my stash from Joel Dewberry’s Birch Farm line (left 2 prints) and Anna Maria Horner’s Pretty Potent line.

Fresh Lemons Quilts

I think the Birch Farm prints will be a great addition to my low volume collection, and Anna Maria Horner’s prints…well I just love her designs and colors and I will easily work those into future quilts.

In other fun news to share, I’ve kitted a couple of my patterns for online shop Fabric Spark. I selected fabrics that I think work perfectly for my Island Girl and Twilight Patterns.

I know coming up with fabrics for a pattern can be one of the hardest parts, so I hope this makes the process easier and painless!

And finally…you guys, I’ve been so busy sewing this week. I finished up my quilt with the Kona flying geese. I just need to get a chance to go out and take pictures. In the meantime, here is a sneak peek.

Fresh Lemons Quilts

I did some fun playing with negative space that you can’t see here…hopefully that will be enough of a tease for you to come back next week and check out the finished quilt!

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21 Responses to “Block Testing, New Fabric and Kits!”

  1. 1
    Connie W says:

    Nice job with the flying geese I really like the solid colors with the white . It is very fresh looking.

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    Danneel Mitchell says:

    You are killing me! :) Everything you do is so beautiful and refreshing! I can not wait to get my hands on the new line (C&S) I am looking forward to making quilts my sisters! Keep up the great work!

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    Adrienne says:

    How do you get such perfectly sharp points every time? Pinning, glue basting, winging it? Your work is so inspiring, and I love your blog. Always a good read. Thanks so much.

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    Anne Beier says:

    Wondering too, how you get such perfect points ever time? Have you done a tutorial on this? If not, would you be willing? Maybe a small QAL using the tents or flying geese in October or November? I promise I’m not trying to get you to work harder that you already do. And you are always so busy. Just thinking Adrienne, above and I would be probable sign-ups.

    I looking at something last week that reminded me of your Arkansas Traveler’s blocks you stated and were in a post…..when was it? I thought that crisp blue with the text and graphic fabrics would make a stunning quilt.

    Can’t wait to see what you will do with that negative space and the Kona solids. Great work, Faith.

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    Daryl says:

    I love the C+S tents. You have created a fun and interesting showcase for those basics. Not sure what fabric you’re planning to use in the final project, but these would make a great quilt. I think the basics are my favourite part of the line.

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    Lee says:

    I picked up a quilt book from Connected Threads and the authors called the background fabric “the field” fabric. Thought that was different and interesting. It was new to me…how about you?

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    Ruth Stark says:

    I love your test blocks. Are you sure you don’t want to create a quilt with them?

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    ina says:

    love the kona flying geese!!! ;p

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    BillieBee says:

    Really like the look of the C & S.

  10. 11
    Karen says:

    I love anything in rainbow solids! Can’t wait to see the whole quilt.

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    Sondra says:

    Wonderful work, you are always inspiring.

  12. 13
    LJ says:

    That’s a great looking block/variation of the flying geese. Was it difficult to make?

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      Faith says:

      Hi LJ! It was a bit tricky and I did do some paper piecing. :) I’m hoping to make it into a pattern once I perfect my method and make a quilt.

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    Linda King says:

    I still dont know how to make the flying geese, wishing you would show me, and show us how you get those darn points perfect. A few ladies tried to show me how, but they were not the greatest to teach. How about it? Will you do a tute on flying geese?

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    Carol J. says:

    The flying geese are wonderful. Isn’t it great that we access for solids in so many colors. I like you new design as well and am looking forward to the reveal.

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