More Blocks, More Color

More Blocks, More Color : Fresh Lemons Quilts

October is such a crazy month around here. We spend the weekends trying to fit in all our Fall fun before the weather turns, plus what seems like a million birthdays and soccer games. I did manage to get a bit of sewing in last week though. I added three more blocks to The Quilt Block Cookbook quilt and I am so happy I did!

More Blocks, More Color : Fresh Lemons Quilts

You may remember my initial quilt top with six quilt blocks. I decided it needed to be a bit larger, so I pieced three more blocks from the book.

More Blocks, More Color : Fresh Lemons Quilts

I really love the colors on this one. My goal this week is to baste and quilt. Hopefully I have a finished quilt to share with you by Friday!

National Parks Birthday Club ~ Month 2

National Parks Birthday Club by The Frosted Pumpkin Stitchery : Fresh Lemons Quilts

As the daylight gets shorter and the weather cools down, I continue to have fun working on the National Parks Birthday Club by The Frosted Pumpkin Stitchery. I had a bit of a “oh no!” moment this month when I discovered I miscounted my top border by one. Yep, amateur hour over here! So far it hasn’t been a big deal though, I just moved a couple stitches around at the top of the Yellowstone and Hawaii scenes and I don’t think it takes away from the overall design.

National Parks Birthday Club by The Frosted Pumpkin Stitchery : Fresh Lemons Quilts

In my usual too-many-projects-going-at-once ways, I started two additional cross stitch patterns over the last month as well. Both are from Satsuma Street. I pretty much want to make everything in Jody’s shop. She also has some holiday sneak peeks on Instagram that are getting me excited.

Satsuma Street patterns : Fresh Lemons Quilts

I am starting out with the Washington, DC pattern from her Pretty Little City series and the Halloween Cat (my first time cross stitching on linen – eek!) I think my goal on the cat pattern will be to finish by Halloween….2017!

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
Link to Purchase / EU Link to Purchase (includes VAT)
#summersampler2016 Instagram Posts

Fabric Spark Fabric Kits
Simply Solids Fabric Kits

Summer Sampler 2016 ~ Week 20

Summer Sampler 2016 ~ Week 20

Here we are ~ Week 20 of the Summer Sampler 2016 Quilt Along. Our final block. Tiled Stars, by Lynne Goldsworthy of Lily’s Quilts, is the perfect block to use up all those tiny scraps you’ve accumulated over the summer.

Summer Sampler 2016 : Week 20 / Tiled Stars by Lynne Goldsworthy

One last look at all the blocks up on my design wall.

Summer Sampler 2016 ~ Weeks 1 thru 20

They are now off the wall, sewn into a very large and very heavy quilt top. This week I’m in the process of finishing the quilt and double checking the pattern for those of you who have been sewing along. I can’t wait to share it next week!

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
Link to Purchase / EU Link to Purchase (includes VAT)
#summersampler2016 Instagram Posts

Fabric Spark Fabric Kits
Simply Solids Fabric Kits