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.

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?

More Blocks, More Color

More Blocks, More Color : Fresh Lemons Quilts

October is such a crazy month around here. We spend the weekends trying to fit in all our Fall fun before the weather turns, plus what seems like a million birthdays and soccer games. I did manage to get a bit of sewing in last week though. I added three more blocks to The Quilt Block Cookbook quilt and I am so happy I did!

More Blocks, More Color : Fresh Lemons Quilts

You may remember my initial quilt top with six quilt blocks. I decided it needed to be a bit larger, so I pieced three more blocks from the book.

More Blocks, More Color : Fresh Lemons Quilts

I really love the colors on this one. My goal this week is to baste and quilt. Hopefully I have a finished quilt to share with you by Friday!

Summer Sampler 2016 ~ A Finished Quilt!

Summer Sampler 2016 ~ Scrappy on Point Quilt : Fresh Lemons Quilts

The moment I’ve been waiting for all summer long is finally here! Today I’m sharing my finished Summer Sampler 2016 quilt. This Scrappy on Point quilt layout is one of three quilt pattern options that our quilt along subscribers received today. It features our 20 quilt along blocks on point and the negative space is full of low volume blocks and sashing.

Summer Sampler 2016 ~ Scrappy on Point Quilt : Fresh Lemons Quilts

Since the beginning, I knew I wanted my layout to have the same scrappy, low volume look as my quilt blocks. I also knew that this would mean a lot of extra work once my quilt blocks were finished. I think it was worth it though. This is now officially the biggest quilt I’ve ever made, finishing up at 100″ x 100″. I used a widescreen fabric by Angela Walters for the backing and binding ~ Whirlwind in White from her Drawn Wide line. It was amazing and meant no piecing the back.

I quilted this using a larger free motion meandering design on my BERNINA 770QE with no problems at all. I was so nervous, but the large throat space made quilting a breeze. This photo shows my quilt halfway finished and tons of room to spare on the machine.

Summer Sampler 2016 ~ Scrappy on Point Quilt : Fresh Lemons Quilts

In fact, the hardest part of finishing this quilt was figuring out how to photograph it! I ended up laying it in my yard and taking the pictures from the elevated deck. This quilt has a super long drape on a queen sized bed and is just slightly not wide enough for a king. You could add a bit of extra width on both sides though if you want it even bigger.

Summer Sampler 2016 ~ Scrappy on Point Quilt : Fresh Lemons Quilts

Wow, what a great summer it has been! I feel like we’ve all learned a ton, accomplished so much…I’m feeling quite proud and I hope you are as well. Congratulations to everyone who quilted along!

Below you can find the Summer Sampler 2016 details, as well as custom shop fabric bundles for the quilt along. You can join at any time. If joining after Week 1, you will initially receive all the patterns up to the current date.

Special note: If you are having trouble and don’t see your pattern email, it has likely been marked as SPAM by your email service. Please email Lee at FreshlyPieced@gmail.com and she can resend your link.

Summer Sampler 2016 Kickoff Details
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