A Fall Mini and Bee Blocks

Fall Mini Quilt : Fresh Lemons Quilts

My Fall Mini Quilt is complete. Thank you so much for your advice on the quilting. I ended up just keeping the quilting in one direction. I love how it looks draped on my sewing room couch, and I’m happy to have had a little project to work on last week as I prepped for my daughter’s birthday this weekend.

Fall Mini Quilt : Fresh Lemons Quilts

I cut my squares 3″ x 3″ for this quilt and placed them on point. All the prints except one yellow are from Leah Duncan’s fabric lines. The solid is an Essex linen (very easy to work with!).

Not Your Mama's Bee : Fresh Lemons Quilts

My kids and I also wrapped up their September bee blocks for Not Your Mama’s Bee. Yes, I somehow manage to spend hours at the sewing machine with that crazy character up there. 🙂

This month we sewed blocks for Jen’s daughter. She requested string blocks from Ashley’s tutorial, using navy, aqua, lime and purple. I think we nailed it! (My son’s block looks smaller but that’s just an optical illusion. They are both 12″.)

I’m very excited for next week. I’m going to be making a quilt and writing a pattern for a quilt along that will be appearing on BERNINA’s blog We All Sew sometime near the end of the month. I’ll give sneak peeks along the way!



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    October 2, 2015

    Nice job! I really like the one directional line quilting and how well it works with the stems on the flowered patterns. I am going to try that my self–easy quilting for me with no swirls and twirls.

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    October 2, 2015

    Love your mini! The quilting is perfect. And those kids, oh, my! Your son is a typical little boy, but he sure can sew! Your daughter is going to take after her quilty mom, I see! Nice job, kids!

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    Diane B

    October 2, 2015

    Faith I just love straight line quilting period and your Autumn quilt exemplifies what those lines can do…on the diagonal it just adds so much texture. What a beauty:)

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    Anne Beier

    October 2, 2015

    Nice quilts. Your kids are so cute.

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    Janet Deschamps

    October 2, 2015

    Can’t wait for the quilt along! Kudos to you for spending time with your kids sewing!

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    October 2, 2015

    Love the quilt, and I think the straight lines worked best. What is the overall size of this quilt? I need to make a baby quilt, and I’m thinking this would be a cute design, easy, and it looks like a good size. It could accommodate any fabric choice, too. Thanks!

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    Anja Clyke

    October 2, 2015

    Your fall mini is awesome. Such a simple pattern but yet so striking with the fabric choices.

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    Kathie L

    October 2, 2015

    Looking forward to your project for Bernina. Love your mini and your kid’s blocks.

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    Carie @ Space for the Butterflies

    October 2, 2015

    Oh hasn’t it turned out fabulously, the straight line quilting really works well doesn’t it!

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    October 3, 2015

    Hey, you 2 guys–I can really see how much you’ve learned as beginning quilters! I really like how you each decided how the lights and darks should go together–they’re different and both great! I’m a 67 year old beginner (!) and I’ve never made a string block–you have such straight seams! Maybe I should come over (all the way from Maine) and learn a few tips from you.

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    October 5, 2015

    I vote for straight lines-lovely quilt.
    If I won I’d get some Modern Background Paper!

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    October 8, 2015

    Kyler cracks me up! You have very talented and beautiful kids. Hope you guys are all doing well.


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