Twilight ~ And Some Weekend News

 Twilight Quilt by Fresh Lemons Quilts: Faith

Twilight Quilt by Fresh Lemons Quilts: Faith

** This pattern is now available in my pattern shop! **

I have been waiting to share this quilt with you for months...8 months to be exact! When editing my photos for this post last night, I noted the datestamp on my quilt photo was August 6, 2012. I can't believe it's been that long! I remember bringing my fabric and sewing machine on summer vacation last year, working to finish this quilt up.

Last Spring, Fons & Porter asked if I was interested in designing a quilt for a future issue, similar to the "style" of my Cutting Edge quilt which had been displayed at Spring Quilt Market. Well, that was a no brainer for me - of course I would! I was lucky enough to work again with the wonderful designer solids by Free Spirit.

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Well, all these months later, I am excited to share with you that my quilt is in the now-available May/June 2013 issue of Fons & Porter's Love of Quilting. You can even buy a kit of my quilt, how cool is that!

 Twilight Quilt by Fresh Lemons Quilts: Faith

Twilight Quilt by Fresh Lemons Quilts: Faith

This quilt measures 60" x 72" and the stars are all paper pieced for perfect accuracy. I quilted mine with a nice meandering design all over. I just love the solids and stars, the colors...I can't wait to get it back in the mail!

Fabrics used in this quilt: Free Spirit Designer Solids in Lemon, Peach Blush, Chartreuse, Caribbean Sea, Light Jade, Jade, Sand Dune, Dogwood, Dark Coral, Flamingo, Winter White.

 Twilight Quilt by Fresh Lemons Quilts: Faith

Twilight Quilt by Fresh Lemons Quilts: Faith

I thought it would be fun to share with you my original mock up for the quilt when I was in the design phase. (I do most of my design work in Photoshop).

 Twilight Quilt by Fresh Lemons Quilts: Faith

Twilight Quilt by Fresh Lemons Quilts: Faith

I think the finished quilt is pretty close to the mockup.

And in weekend news, I'll be speaking this Sunday (4/21) at 2:00 at the Chicago Modern Quilt Guild. They meet at St. Peter's Church at 500 Hannah, Forest Park, IL. Just a little talk about my journey through quilting, my style, what inspires me, my design process. Hopefully people will find it interesting. I always enjoy enthusiastic nodders, so if you go, you know, nod along. lol I'll also be bringing my newly finished Arkansas Traveler Quilt to share, which I haven't posted here yet. Is that any motivation? :)

Visitors just have to pay $5, so I hope you will stop by!