Latitude Lattice

 Latitude by Kate Spain : Fresh Lemons Quilts

Latitude by Kate Spain : Fresh Lemons Quilts

As I type this post this morning, I have a visual of me standing with a microphone, tapping it..."is this thing on?" Wow, I haven't blogged in over a month! Hopefully some of you are still with me. :) I've slowed down a bit over the last few weeks - enjoying time with my family and puppy, doing some baking, crafting with my kids, plotting and seed-starting for my garden. It's been fun! This doesn't mean I've left my sewing machine. Here and there I've been planning and stitching some gift-quilts. The first uses beautiful fabric from the talented Kate Spain, called Latitude.

 Latitude by Kate Spain : Fresh Lemons Quilts

Latitude by Kate Spain : Fresh Lemons Quilts

It's generally really hard for me to decide on a fabric and quilt design for a gift quilt. I second, third, and fourth guess myself the entire way. But I have loved this fabric every since I saw it, and I hope the recipient will too.

 Latitude by Kate Spain : Fresh Lemons Quilts

Latitude by Kate Spain : Fresh Lemons Quilts

I'm using the Lattice quilt tutorial from Kati at From the Blue Chair. It's the perfect pattern to use with a jelly roll. Kati provides a template for marking your ruler. It makes for easy trimming (and no paper piecing).

 Latitude by Kate Spain : Fresh Lemons Quilts

Latitude by Kate Spain : Fresh Lemons Quilts

I've been busy chain piecing and have finished the initial piecing of all my blocks.

 Latitude by Kate Spain : Fresh Lemons Quilts

Latitude by Kate Spain : Fresh Lemons Quilts

I'm going to spend this snowy Monday ironing and trimming everything. Then time for layout!

 Latitude by Kate Spain : Fresh Lemons Quilts

Latitude by Kate Spain : Fresh Lemons Quilts

Hopefully I will check back in soon with my finished quilt top!