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Union Square Quilt Block Progress : Fresh Lemons Quilts

I’ve spent a bit of time this week working on my Union Square quilt blocks. I really like this metallic linen I’m using for the background. I’m kicking myself for only buying a yard. When I got it, I figured I would use it on a bag, not a quilt. Oh well – I’m sure there are plenty of other awesome metallic linens out there, right?

Union Square Quilt Block Progress : Fresh Lemons Quilts

I was in my happy place, chain paper piecing the corner segments for these blocks.

Union Square Quilt Block Progress : Fresh Lemons Quilts

Now to assemble them. When sewing the corner components to the nine patch, I will admit it is a bit tricky getting everything lined up just right. I’m going to cut myself some slack and not worry if it’s a millimeter off.

I also wanted to let everyone know that my Picnic Point quilt pattern (PDF) is now in the shop! (It’s also available on Etsy and Craftsy.) I know a few of you have found it already. 🙂 Thank you!



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    March 23, 2016

    These blocks are so unique…mixing an old pattern with new and modern fabrics! I love the color balance. Can’t wait to see the finished quilt. Thank you for sharing it with us. Have fun sewing!

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    Vickie in Bellingham, WA

    March 23, 2016

    Love it!!!

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    March 23, 2016

    I’m really liking it…can’t wait to see the final product. I may have to add this one to my to-do list!

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    March 23, 2016

    I just want to ask you all a question.
    Do work on one quilt at a time till it is finished or get bored or do you work one 2 or 3 at a time?
    Do you just make a lot of different squares and work out a nice design with these and then put it together? Also how do you get the quilting all done?.Isn’t it quite expensive to get 1 or 2 quilted at the same time?


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      March 24, 2016

      Hi Patricia! I work on multiple quilts at the same time. Probably not the smartest move, but there ya go! For example, right now I have this quilt in the block piecing stage, an improvisational quilt in the basting stage (I was waiting on my backing fabric to arrive), and a whole cloth quilt waiting for batting to arrive. I usually have my layout planned before I make my blocks. For the quilting, I do it personally on my home machine so it’s “free” minus the supplies (I don’t pay anyone to quilt them for me).

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    April 6, 2016

    So many cute. Beautiful patterns and fabric. Looking forward to ordering new fabric

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    April 7, 2016

    That’s a great idea take a quilt block and convert it into a paper piecing pattern, some blocks I thought- I wonder if you can get that same block in paper piecing as I really enjoy the process, and to generate an income doing it, is nice also. Love the background fabric!