Palete Cleansing

Palete Cleansing : Fresh Lemons Quilts

I’m back! Those of you that follow me on Instagram know that I just spent ten wonderful days in Ireland with my husband to celebrate our 10th anniversary. It was a great break, a beautiful country with just the nicest people. I missed my kids a lot though – it was the longest I’ve ever been away from them (by far!) I’m happy to be home, getting back into the routine of soccer and sewing on scout patches.

Ireland : Fresh Lemons Quilts

I always feel slightly lost when I return to my sewing machine after a break. I feel like I need a bit of a project cleanse before tackling something large. There’s just something about simple squares that helps calm my mind.

Palete Cleansing : Fresh Lemons Quilts

I pulled some Fall inspired colors, mostly from Leah Duncan, and paired them with an Essex linen. I can’t get enough of using a textured neutral lately.

Palete Cleansing : Fresh Lemons Quilts

This probably won’t be a large quilt. Maybe a large pillow? I’m going to enjoy piecing it together this week.



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    Rosemary B

    September 23, 2015

    Happy Anniversary

    I love this fabric collection you compiled 😀
    I do love textured solids too

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    September 23, 2015

    Happy anniversary and welcome home! I love the colours you’ve chosen, they’re autumn but on a sunny day!

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    September 23, 2015

    Welcome back home. I loved your beautifull Ireland pictures. And those fabrics look delicious.

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    September 23, 2015

    Happy Anniversary! So glad you had this opportunity to go to Ireland. Love the quilt colorway and grey solids!

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    Laura @ Prairie Sewn Studios

    September 23, 2015

    Love these beautiful colors. Is the linen easy to work with? I really like the look of it, but always a bit afraid.

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    Karen @ Badlandsquilts

    September 23, 2015

    Happy Anniversary!

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    September 23, 2015

    Happy Anniversary!

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    September 23, 2015

    Happy Anniversary ! A wonderful memory of Ireland and a great experience . Welcome home. Oh.. Love the new colors, can’t wait to see your finished project

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    September 24, 2015

    How fun to get to go to Ireland for your anniversary! I was just sitting here thinking of which storage “thing” to pull up and cut out to get it kitted for future attention for a palette cleanse before I tackle my next priority work of the week (really need the mental break – perfect term for the endeavor!) I like your version of doing a palette cleanse better – more fun for sure! And the project you’re working on for it is really delightful. 🙂

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    September 24, 2015

    Oh this looks great! I have these exact prints (the Leah Duncan ones anyway) set aside for a future Swoon … I was thinking white background but seeing your choice of linen colour is making me think twice.

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    September 24, 2015

    Fun fabrics! I always feel a little lost after being away too….
    Congrats on your anniversary – so cool you got to take an exciting trip to celebrate. It’s a good thing!

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    September 25, 2015

    Happy Anniversary!

    This looks like a fun book!

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    September 25, 2015

    Yes! I’m quite inspired by your choice of “fall inspired colors”

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    September 27, 2015

    Gorgeous fabrics xxx


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