Sugarplum Medallion

Sugarplum Medallion Quilt at Fresh Lemons Quilts

We just wrapped up the Sugarplum Table Runner Quilt Along this week, but I’m not tired of those blocks just yet. I thought it would be fun to play around with them and see how they would look in a full quilt.

Sugarplum Medallion Quilt at Fresh Lemons Quilts

I couldn’t get the Modern Pine Trees block to work with my vision, but I think the rest of the blocks look pretty amazing in this medallion quilt. I started making my blocks and have the center (and the corners – just not pictured here) finished.

Sugarplum Medallion Quilt at Fresh Lemons Quilts

This is such a busy time of the year, but I’m enjoying finding little pockets of time to sit at the machine and work on this quilt. I will share more as I keep creating!

You can find links to the individual Sugarplum block patterns here.

Sugarplum Table Runner Quilt Along ~ Week 3

Sugarplum Table Runner Blocks by Fresh Lemons Quilts

Today marks Week 3 of the Sugarplum Table Runner. During Week 1, we reviewed the fabric requirements and cutting instructions. Week 2 was our introduction to foundation paper piecing, with the Modern Pine Trees quilt block and Poinsettia Flowers quilt block tutorials. Today we will be making the Snowflakes and Golden Star quilt blocks.

Sugarplum Table Runner by Fresh Lemons Quilts

Hop on over to BERNINA’s We All Sew blog for the patterns and instructions. For those of you looking for the PDF downloads of the paper piecing templates, those are located in on BERNINA’s Week 1 post. Happy sewing everyone!

Sugarplum Table Runner Quilt Along ~ Week 2

Sugarplum Table Runner Blocks by Fresh Lemons Quilts

Today marks Week 2 of the Sugarplum Table Runner Quilt Along that I am hosting over at BERNINA’s We All Sew blog. Last Monday, I went over the fabric requirements and cutting instructions. This week we will piece our first blocks – and they are foundation paper pieced! Don’t be nervous though. I took tons of pictures so you can easily follow along and be successful.

Sugarplum Table Runner Blocks by Fresh Lemons Quilts

For those of you stitching along, remember to print out your paper piecing templates at “100%” or “Actual Size”. This is a setting in your printer’s dialog box that pops up when you print. The exact location of the setting depends on your brand and model of printer, but it’s usually on the first screen. Check the scale icon on the template when it prints to make sure it measures at 1″.

I can’t wait to see everyone’s blocks!

Cookbook Sampler

Cookbook Sampler : Fresh Lemons Quilts

I finished my Cookbook Sampler this week! I am really in love with this little quilt. The colors are so cheerful, but I must admit the fabric pull was a challenge for me this time. I had a vision in my mind but (despite my fabric stash) didn’t have a lot of the exact shades of colors I was looking to use. I think I need to put a little more thought into my future fabric purchases.

Cookbook Sampler : Fresh Lemons Quilts

This quilt uses nine blocks from The Quilt Block Cookbook by Amy Gibson. I tried to choose blocks that I felt worked well together, many with a sort of star look to them.

Cookbook Sampler : Fresh Lemons Quilts

I had plans to complete this quilt last week, but I decided to wait and order fabric for the backing. I chose Writings on Walls from the Chalk & Paint collection by Sew Caroline. I love the light green text with the hand lettering feel. The binding is a favorite by Lizzy House, Chasing Butterflies in Backyard.

Cookbook Sampler : Fresh Lemons Quilts

This quilt finished up about 50″ x 50″. I quilted it with straight lines, about 3/8″ apart, using the dual feed on my BERNINA 770QE. I forgot how long straight line quilting takes! I do love how it looks. (My body is sore from a long day at the machine though.)

Cookbook Sampler : Fresh Lemons Quilts

I am thinking about hanging this one up in my sewing room to get me through winter. What do you think?