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 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

Patchwork on Point and 100 Quilts for Kids

Phew! I’m back from a week away on vacation, my daughter has now officially started the 1st Grade, and I am finally finding a bit more time at the sewing machine! In fact, yesterday I managed to finished quilting and binding my latest quilt, Patchwork on Point.

This quilt features a variety of fabrics from Heather Dutton for Modern Yardage. You can read more about these particular fabrics in this blog post. I paired Heather’s fabrics with a few coordinating prints from my stash. I really love the colors in this quilt. I think it would be good for a girl or a boy.

The design is simple, squares on point, but I created a bit of interest by grouping prints in sets of four. I wanted this quilt to have a fluffy look and texture, so I only quilted the negative space in a free motion meandering design. The quilt measures 45″ x 45″.

Some of you may be wondering how this one washed up, since the Modern Yardage fabric has the design printed on it. I didn’t use any special detergents, just my Kirkland Free and Clear liquid from Costco (because I think the final recipient will be washing it in whatever they have at home). I would say it reacted as expected. A bit of fading on the darker colors. I don’t think it takes away from the quilt in any way, but just something to keep in mind as you select your fabrics for your project. You can read more about the suggested washing/drying for the fabric here.

I am donating this quilt as part of Katie of Swim Bike Quilt‘s 100 Quilts for Kids quilt drive. If you haven’t had a chance to link up your quilt to donate, you have until September 30th. It’s a great cause and a wonderful way for you to help in your own community. And there’s prizes too. 🙂

An Heirloom Finish

Heirloom Front

I’m pretty embarrassed to post this quilt today. Not because I don’t love it – I definitely do. But I finished this quilt top over 1 year ago and it sat for that long, waiting patiently to be quilted and finished.

Heirloom Drape 1

I’m not sure what exactly took me so long. Other projects with deadlines mostly. Forgetting it was in my pile of quilt tops as well. It wasn’t until the Naperville Modern Quilt Guild did a tangerine/aqua challenge that I was finally motivated to finish it!

Heirloom Detail 2

The fabric for this one is from Joel Dewberry‘s Heirloom collection in the Citrine palette. The sashing is Kona Solids in Stone.

Heirloom Wall

I cut my squares to 7.5″ (unfinished) and my sashing is 1.75″ wide (unfinished). I love the on point, simple look of the design. The finished quilt measures around 61″ x 75″, so it’s a good size for cuddling under on the couch.

Heirloom Detail

It took me awhile to figure out how I wanted to quilt this one. In the end, I decided on a free motion meandering. I kind of wish I had done straight lines, but I really wanted to get it done by the NMQG challenge meeting deadline and honestly, I felt like the quilt top had sat for long enough and I needed to just get it done.

Heirloom Drape 2

I’m still deciding what I will do with this quilt, but I’m leaning towards giving it as a Christmas gift this year. I think I know just the person. 🙂