Home Run ~ A Finished Quilt

Home Run ~ A Quilt by Fresh Lemons Quilts

I finished my latest quilt and took it on a special trip for photos! Since this quilt features Chicago Cubs fabric, in an ideal world of unlimited time I would have taken it over to Wrigley Field. But you’ll have to settle for a community ballpark. I hope that’s ok. πŸ™‚

Home Run ~ A Quilt by Fresh Lemons Quilts

The Home Run quilt is a gift for a Cubs fan. (Hopefully that’s somewhat obvious!) I mentioned a few weeks ago that these quilt squares are Shoo Fly blocks. I think they look like little baseball diamonds. There are 42 blocks, each measuring 12″ x 12″ finished, resulting in a 72″ x 84″ quilt.

Home Run ~ A Quilt by Fresh Lemons Quilts

I pulled coordinating fabrics in blue, red, white and black for the blocks. My background is mostly white, but when I had a white feature fabric, I switched the background to gray. I fun little twist that allowed me to use those white prints.

Home Run ~ A Quilt by Fresh Lemons Quilts

I wanted this quilt to have a nice soft drape, so I quilted it with straight lines, horizontally and vertically, 1/4″ away from all of the seams. It gives it a nice little poof I think.

Home Run ~ A Quilt by Fresh Lemons Quilts

The backing is from a new Major League Baseball line by Fabric Traditions. Perfect timing, right? My daughter embroidered a label for the recipient (I’ve erased the personal details from the photo).

Home Run ~ A Quilt by Fresh Lemons Quilts

I think it’s a fun quilt. Hopefully a successful “man quilt” and enjoyed through the years. πŸ™‚ And that does complete my 4 gift quilts of Spring! Feeling much relieved and ready to move forward with my next project.



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    May 20, 2015

    This is certainly a successful “man quilt”! I love the colors and fabrics yo used.

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    Lizzie in Sweden

    May 20, 2015

    It’s a Home Run all right! Lovely quilt and a fabulous setting (nice local ballfield eh?)

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    May 20, 2015

    what a cool quilt. nice!

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    May 20, 2015

    A great man’s quilt, perfect for any ManCave!

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    May 20, 2015

    Faith – I love this quilt! It would be perfect for a friend of mine, who has played baseball with my husband for years and is a die-hard Cubs’ fan. I hope you won’t mind if I ‘steal’ your design and layout? Thanks for all the wonderful posts!

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    May 20, 2015

    This should go over well. Great photo shots at the ballpark!!

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    Sharon T

    May 20, 2015

    You certainly “scored” on this one. You knocked it out of the park! Love it!

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    May 20, 2015

    Fabulous! I love the idea of switching to grey background for white backed prints! What a great idea!! It adds interest in spacing them throughout the quilt, too!! I’ll have to remember this one!! Good job!!

    I get SOOOO motivated to begin stockpiling stash materials!! I’ve never done that. I do a quilt and then keep my leftovers of course, but I’ve never had a lot of cash to put into fabrics I’m not sure what I’m going to do with. But I can see how important it is — even if just a little stash — to get the creative juices flowing.

    You have inspired me to do this!! Thanks!!

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    Little Black Cat Quilting

    May 20, 2015

    I love it, it’s a perfect guy quilt! I’m sure the recipient will love it too! πŸ™‚

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    Anne Beier

    May 20, 2015

    This one’s a beauty and the recipient is very lucky. It’s great to use a sports theme for guys. They really do appreciate it.

    I figured out a pattern for this on my own that measures 12 X 12, but I am staggering the position of the shoo fly pies in every other row. I’m going to use the half pies that I have to cut up in some way on the back.

    I am using the Aloha Girl fat quarters. It is for my cousin who lives in Chicago. Hopefully it will be finished by Christmas, along with her brother’s who is just finishing 4th grade.

    Thank you for the inspiration. And don’t forget the “Sugar Pan Dowdy!” πŸ™‚

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    Jessica Lemon

    May 21, 2015

    I love the clean lines on this quilt! The backing is really cool- ties in all the colors of the front. πŸ™‚


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    May 28, 2015

    The quilt is great and I think manly, too. And your ballpark pictures are inspired.

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    Amanda Jean

    June 1, 2015

    Faith, you did an amazing job on using licensed fabric and making it look good! I love the shoo fly block….and it’s such a good choice for the quilt. and I LOVE the photos! perfection!