Mayflower Quilt : Fresh Lemons Quilts

Throughout the end of January, I spent some time working on this little quilt featuring the vintage Mayflower block. The Mayflower is one of the 20 blocks featured in Vintage Quilt Revival. I thought it was a great option to showcase those new Carolyn Friedlander fabrics that arrived last month. I combined the new Carkai fabrics with some from Carolyn’s previous lines, and one purple Denyse Schmidt print from her Chicopee collection.

Mayflower Quilt : Fresh Lemons Quilts

The background of this quilt is a mixture of two white-on-white prints from Cotton + Steel. That wasn’t my original plan, but I ran out of the first fabric so I had to improvise. I think it was a happy accident though!

Mayflower Quilt : Fresh Lemons Quilts

The quilt layout was inspired by another Vintage Quilt Revival pattern – my Geometric Slide quilt. I still enjoy the look of blocks slowly traveling down the quilt.

Mayflower Quilt : Fresh Lemons Quilts

My Mayflower quilt is 36″ x 36″, and it serves an important purpose. I created it as a base for a couple tutorials I have coming soon on BERNINA’s We All Sew Blog – basting and binding. I will post here when those go live! I think they are great for beginners, but also for experienced quilters who enjoy seeing how others work.



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    February 2, 2016

    Awesome,love the colours.l got Barbara Brackman’s book out of the library and was wondering if you have made a quilt with number4160.If so can you direct me ,if not can you make something modern with your beautiful starch and share with this community’s?I look at your site everyday

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      Anne Beier

      February 16, 2016

      Faith – That is a fun little quilt. Pretty, cute, upbeat. What more can I say.
      I look forward to Bernina Tutorials.

      And I agree with Theresa above.
      Something modern from Barbara Brackman’s book – 4160 is a good one!!
      I’m not sure what Theresa means by starch, unless you use starch in your ironing. This is new to me. When I first learned to quilt starch was not used.
      What is the benefit? And I would imagine you’d use a light starch spray, so it would not be hard to machine or hand quilt through. What kind would either of you recommend?

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    February 2, 2016

    Such a crisp, clean quilt, Faith! That’s why VQR is one of my favorite books. I’m looking forward to your tutorials–I’m a beginner and can use all the help I can get!

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    February 3, 2016

    very cute – love it!!

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    February 3, 2016

    Beautiful! I love traditional patterns redone with a modern twist 🙂

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    February 4, 2016

    Love this quilt! Such fun colors.

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    February 8, 2016

    Great quilt

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    February 8, 2016

    I went to a lecture by Pat Sloan and she mentioned The Splendid Quilter, and while looking for that I found your website. Am enjoying browsing your website and blog


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