Modern Quilts, Home Decor, and Handcrafted Clothing

Catching Up

TATB Sept Bee Block

I feel like things are settling down here from summer and I’m going back to a bit of a routine. That is a nice feeling. Yesterday I made my Twice Around the Block September bee block for Jen. She asked for Drunk Love blocks (ala Denyse Schmidt) and sent a collection of Anna Maria Horner fabrics. So fun!

I am also pulling out some UFOs and getting to work. First up is my Parisville quilt. (Excuse the bad camera phone photo.)

Parisville Progress

I really can’t believe I’ve had this one sitting around for months. Yesterday I finished all the blocks for the top and hopefully today or tomorrow I will have a chance to start sewing them together.

September 21, 2011   14 Comments

Stripes in Action

Quilt Top Peek

Here is a quick peek at what I’ve been working on this week. You can see a tutorial on how to make these blocks here. I can’t wait to show you the back of this soon-to-be-quilt. Hopefully nap time today will offer me a chance to baste and begin quilting!

June 17, 2011   15 Comments

Work in Progress

Quilt Top Work in Progress

I am going to be offline most of next week so I wanted to leave you with something pretty to look at while I’m not blogging. I started cutting into my Parisville this week. I am really liking how the colors work together – this may end up being a nice quilt for my family room!

Also, I have signed up for a Twitter account so if anyone is over there, come find me! @FreshLemons I can’t promise I will ever say anything deep and meaningful but hopefully it will be another way to keep in touch! I’m having a lot of fun keeping up with all the Quilt Market tweets and pictures. It’s *almost* like being there.

May 13, 2011   12 Comments

Odds and Ends

Breezy Good Folks Strip

I hope everyone in the US had a wonderful Thanksgiving. We certainly did and now that we have returned home, we are getting a dose of winter temperatures. I have been avoiding going outside to take photos, but things I wanted to share were starting to pile up. So I braved the cold and wind (see above photo) – it is just plain blustery here in Chicago!

Good Folks Strip

I had quite a few strips of Anna Maria Horner’s Good Folks line left over as scraps and I finally put them to good use for this crib quilt top. I probably can officially say this is my favorite line of fabric. It reminds me of something you would buy in Anthropology – so bohemian.

Zen Garden

I’ve also added a bit of new fabric to my stash. I loved this print, Zen Garden, in Patty Young’s new line, Sanctuary. It’s such a great basic to have on hand.

Dr Seuss

In the spirit of the holiday’s, I finished my first Christmas gift for my 1 year old son. I affectionately call him Linus as he drags his blankets all over the house. I’m hoping he’ll love this Dr. Seuss blanket (with a ribbon tag). The back is a soft blue plain minky. Very cuddly.

EcoEnclose

And finally – and this is really getting into the minutia of my life over here – I ordered new packaging for my rag quilt kits in my Etsy shop! Boring, right? Oddly enough, I’m pretty excited about this. I ordered some felt off Etsy a few weeks ago and it was sent to me in a bag made by EcoEnclose. Biodegradable, reusable, made in the USA – it was such a great thing! So of course I needed to get some too.

I hope everyone is sewing up a storm for the holidays. I have a few things on my to-do list and hopefully I get motivated to stop huddling under quilts on the couch and start working.

November 30, 2010   11 Comments