Fresh Lemons Patterns in Action

I think one of the most exciting moments I have as a blogger is when I receive an email from a reader that made one of my patterns or tutorials. I LOVE seeing the photos and hearing the story behind the quilt. I thought I would feature a few here.

The first quilt in the above photo is by my friend Kelly. I can’t tell you how flattered I was when she cut into her Katie Jump Rope stash to make the Kaleidoscopic Kites Quilt Pattern.

The second quilt you see above was a really fun surprise.

Photo from Laura Gunn blog

Last May I received an email from Lynne Miller of the St. Louis Modern Quilt Guild. Fabric designer Laura Gunn asked the guild to make a quilt for Quilt Market using her new Painter’s Canvas line. Lynne chose my Lemon Squares pattern. She did such a great job, it is really stunning. And I was honored to even have a little tiny piece of me at Quilt Market…talk about exciting!

The third quilt in the top photo is by Shannon and is also the Kaleidoscopic Kites Quilt Pattern. This was Shannon’s first quilt where she followed a pattern from start to finish. Her fabric selection and quilting is just beautiful.

Photo from Shannon’s blog

Another reader, Mitzi of Love, Live, Quilt, created a quilt based on my Echino Squared (sorry, no pattern for this one!) But she is one smart cookie and figured it out herself. 🙂

Photo from Mitzi’s blog

Last but certainly not least are these twin beauties by Katie of Katie’s Corner.

Central Park Twins. Done!

Wow! She used my Lemon Squares pattern with Kate Spain’s Central Park fabric collection and I am totally loving the results. Katie added more blocks to make these twin sized. Beautiful Katie. 🙂

If you have made a quilt from one of my patterns, or do so in the future, I would love to see it.



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    August 14, 2011

    I’m a member of the St. Louis Guild and Lynne’s quilt was BEAUTIFUL! Thanks for featuring it.

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    Kelly B.

    August 14, 2011

    Keep coming up with these wonderful patterns and we’ll keep making them!!! 🙂 I have my solids all ready to go to copy the summer sampler exactly like you made it!

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    August 14, 2011

    getting ready to start my own version of your k. kites….AFTER I make 25 more wonky flying geese, that is. Love your creativity!! And appreciate the fact that you share with the world. It is a God-given talent, I do believe.

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    August 14, 2011

    Hi! I just found your blog. Beautiful quilts!!!

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    Laura G

    August 14, 2011

    Your quilts are exactly like your business name “fresh””. They are also exciting to look at and fun to make. Thank you for sharing your patterns

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    Miss Nancy

    August 14, 2011

    Great, wonderful, fun quilts! Thank you for sharing.

    Have a super great sewing and stitching day.

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    August 15, 2011

    Isn’t it amazing how changing the fabrics or just changing the palette creates a whole different look?

    I think I can understand what a buzz it would give you.

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    August 15, 2011

    awww…you showed my quilt. Thanks again for the inspiration! I can tell you that quilt made one little 4 year old boy VERY happy!

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    August 15, 2011

    To my suprise I saw my quilt on your blog! Thanks so much, I love to the others too…thinking I will start another one with the Lemon Squares. Big Thanks again!

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    Katie B

    August 15, 2011

    Thanks for the great patterns, Faith! Your Kaleidoscopic Kites is in my “to-make” list!

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    August 15, 2011

    Shannon is a friend of mine and let me tell you, she’s a natural at this whole quilting thing! She has great things ahead of her, that’s for sure. I found your blog through her a couple of months back!

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    August 16, 2011

    Yea Lynne, She did a beautiful job! I am proud to know her as part of the St Louis Modern QUilt Guild…

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    Lynne Miller

    August 16, 2011

    Thanks, Faith, for mentioning my quilt. (BTW, the “Lynne” above, is not me). 😉

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    August 17, 2011

    all of your quilts/patterns are beautiful, but I LOVE that Lemon Squares pattern!!! It’s really stunning the way the SLMQG put it together with those colors.

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    September 4, 2011

    I was just wondering how many squares I would need to make this for a twin size bed? I love it and I want to make it for my daughter’s bed!

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      September 4, 2011

      Each finished square is 9″. So you just need to figure out what size you want the finished quilt and divide the height and width by 9″. Then that is your number of rows across and down.