Monday, February 24, 2014

Doing Deadlines on Design Wall Monday

There was some quality time spent with my sewing machine over the weekend. I got the borders on the quilt that was on my design wall last week and sent it off to the long arm quilter. Then I turned my attention to this project.


This quilt is the free pattern from FatQuarterShop called Layer Cake Lemonade. You can find it here. It makes a nice lap size quilt - 48" X 61" using just one layer cake. The fabric is the new collection from Zen Chic called Sphere. You can see it here. This is going to be a gift and the recipient is fond of turquoise so I thought this line was perfect. Now the collection does have some great yellow accent pieces which I adore but it wasn't right for this person. She likes orange as a accent so I substituted an orange from the Zen Chic Comma line.

I'm going to do some simple wavy line quilting on this so I have it finished for the birthday deadline that is looming.

And I really wanted to do a Schnibble this month and the deadline for that is coming up fast.  I haven't participated for several months and this month was your choice of patterns. There are so many cute Schnibbles I'd love to make and this charm pack was already sitting on my table and it was talking.... loudly.

I love the fabrics and colors in this collection -- hot pink, turquoise, orange, purple, lime green and all those adorable sewing items - buttons, thread, scissors,zippers,pins,tape measures and snaps. I love those snaps! You can see all the fabrics here.

Well I thought about which Schnibble would be best for this line and it hit me like a ton of bricks -- Gentle Arts... it is spool blocks! I've got all 25 cut out and I got 9 sewn together.

Isn't this snap fabric cute cute cute? I bought yardage since I know I'm going to want to use it on another quilt some day.

Now I'm a little leery of how all those points are going to come together. I'm trying to be very accurate but it still has me concerned. I figure I'm going to sew it all together the best I can and if the points don't make me happy I can always sew buttons at the intersections. Cute buttons can cover a multitude of problems.

Happy stitching-
carol fun


  1. What a great idea! Buttons! I'll have to remember that. I have a couple baby lemonade quilts lined up but apparently I will have to wait 4 more years - so I've been told.

  2. I love the blocks and the fabrics1 Great choices.

    You know, I have problems with perfect points as well. But this is the way I look at it. I have never had anyone open up a quilt I have given them, look at my points and hand it back saying, I can't take this, your points suck!


  3. Nice gift someone is going to get! I like the prints and colors a lot.
    I can't believe you listed the colors on the sewing fabric and left out yellow :). Adorable spools!

  4. Both projects are darling. I love the fabric in the Schnibbles too. We had something similar at our LQS last year that everyone was buying to make hangings for their sewing rooms.Perfect choice for the blocks too.

  5. Buttons would so appropriate on this quilt. Sewing notions in all those bright colours are so spring like. Amazing how many quilters are going to work with the brights. I think it's been too long and cold a winter! :)


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