Wednesday, May 23, 2012

lemonade - finished!

I made it my goal this summer to finish some WIP that I have floating around the house and to get the house decluttered and cleaned up. So far I have my room almost done, which is pretty awesome seeing how it is the craft/bed/cat/storage/misc room in the apartment. I'm excited to finish up since I've been organizing my sewing materials and finding fabric I forgot I had! I also destashed a bit and put a lot of my stash in a bag to make quilts for charity.

So, the bright news is - Lemonade is done! I made the top last summer during crazymomquilt's 36 patch quilt along. I had some leftovers from Connecting Threads Sip of Summer jelly roll sampler that I decided to use. What I really liked about the quilts we worked on during this QAL was that we all busted some funky stash fabrics - and the results were always lovely!

I did the binding in orange with white dots. I had more of the sampler left but couldn't find it in the cleaning. As one would guess, I finished the binding last night and found the fabric this morning!

 For the quilting pattern, I decided to try something new. Since "adopting" Bobby, I have enjoyed doing free motion quilting and having the room to move things around. I saw this tutorial for orange peel quilting and thought I would give it a shot. If you have a quilt with a natural grid, I totally recommend trying it out. I practiced a bit and found I was more comfortable doing half circles up and down the columns. This kept them less wonky for me. To each their own! It is gonna look super once I get it washed and wrinkled.

I used a light buttery yellow from Connecting Threads to do the quilting. So very pleased.


  1. It looks fabulous. I was so going to make that 36 patch quilt, it is just so fun!! Love the name to :)

  2. It's gorgeous. I think it's one of my favorite ones and they are all great. I gave mine to my son but plan to make another one of these days.