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Crosses and Losses Quilt Blocks

And then there were four. I spent more time yesterday cutting out background pieces for my Crosses and Losses blocks. Slow going to be sure! Usually I’m a huge planner and would do all my cutting, then all my piecing of segments (in this case, half square triangles), all my trimming, then all my final block assembly. I guess I’m feeling a bit antsy to see immediate progress because I have decided to focus my efforts on making a handful of blocks at a time.

Crosses and Losses Quilt Blocks

I cut my next twelve bright fabrics and started chain piecing those. I promise it’s more than it looks in this pile. Because these blocks finish up at 8″, some of the HSTs are on the smaller side. I hope to get some time between errands today to get these trimmed up and pieced into more Crosses and Losses quilt blocks. Stay tuned!

Quilts for Baby…or Babies!

Rag Quilts Fabric Pull : Fresh Lemons Quilts

Sometimes I forget how fun it is to open up all the tubs of fabric and create a scrappy pull. A couple weeks ago I made two rag quilts for twins that will be born any minute now. When I create a stack of fabrics for a project, I typically start with a favorite and work my way from there, pulling scrappy coordinates or complimentary pieces. For the baby girl, I started with one of the new florals from Tiger Lily by Heather Ross. She is just the best when it comes to whimsical and beautiful fabric. I decided on a light and airy palette, and I think I achieved that by adding fabrics by Cotton + Steel, Lizzy House, Anna Graham, more Cotton + Steel, and more Lizzy House.

Rag Quilts : Fresh Lemons Quilts

For the boy’s rag quilt, I will admit I was staring at the fabric from my son’s Cargo Duffle. So I started with the dinosaurs and ocean animals from Natural History by Lizzy House.

Rag Quilts Fabric Pull : Fresh Lemons Quilts

I added in coordinating green and blue prints by Cotton + Steel again, Amy Butler, Bonnie & Camille, and believe it or not…more Cotton + Steel. The stripe is an old Lizzy House print, I believe from her Hello Pilgrim line.

Rag Quilts : Fresh Lemons Quilts

They are backed in white minky and both turned out so very soft and cozy. If you have never made a rag quilt before, I do have a photo tutorial in my Pattern Shop. It gives basic directions for making a small lovey, and you can use the technique to make a rag quilt of any shape or size.

Rag Quilts : Fresh Lemons Quilts

I’ve pulled a third set of fabrics for a future quilt. Maybe something baby sized for my shop? I’m not sure, but I am loving the colors so much that I doubt it will sit lonely for long!

Rag Quilts : Fresh Lemons Quilts

I hope all my USA readers have a wonderful Thanksgiving this week. Travel safely and check back in Friday…there just might be some Black Friday sale information here waiting for you.

Snowflake Quilt Along ~ Week 3

Snowflake Quilt Along ~ Week 3 : Fresh Lemons Quilts

Welcome to Week 3 of the Snowflake Quilt Along! I have now seen a few pictures of finished quilt tops and I am so excited for everyone – they look fantastic! If you are just joining in, you can find links to all the posts as they go live on my Snowflake Quilt Along page.

Snowflake Quilt Along ~ Week 3 : Fresh Lemons Quilts

In this week’s post over at BERNINA’s We All Sew blog, we will be finishing up the quilts. So great ready to baste, quilt and bind and head on over.

Snowflake Quilt Along ~ Week 2

Snowflake Quilt Along ~ Week 2 : Fresh Lemons Quilts

Welcome to Week 2 of the Snowflake Quilt Along! I hope everyone enjoyed creating their blocks. I saw a few popping up here and there on blogs and Instagram. Looking good! If you are just joining in, you can find links to all the posts as they go live on my Snowflake Quilt Along page.

In this week’s post over at BERNINA’s We All Sew blog, I’m talking all about quilt top assembly. My top tip would be to check and double check the direction of your blocks once you lay them all out. I can’t wait to see everyone’s quilts! Happy sewing. 🙂