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!

Sugarplum Table Runner Quilt Along ~ Week 1

Sugarplum Table Runner by Fresh Lemons Quilts

Today is Week 1 of my Sugarplum Table Runner Quilt Along over at BERNINA’s We All Sew blog. This will be a four week series running through November. You will make four different modern-traditional block patterns. (Two each of the first three blocks and one of the final center block).

Sugarplum Table Runner by Fresh Lemons Quilts

Head on over to We All Sew today to see the fabric requirements and cutting instructions for your fabric.

Sugarplum Table Runner Supplies by Fresh Lemons Quilts

Next Monday we will jump into the first two blocks!

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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