Tuesday, July 17, 2012

Lemon Tree Quilt

{ my second post of the day}
I took an advantage of cool temperature last night and hand bounded the Lemon Tree quilt. When I came to the last stitch of the binding it was full of excitement. It is almost like welcome a new family member to join us. This quilt is so summer and so cheerful. Lots blue, green, and yellow. It is just perfect color to describe my summer days.

I used the solid fabric pieces from my stash and scrap pieces from the quilt top fabrics.  The solids are corn yellow and robin egg. They are so well matched together. These are from Kona Cotton solids. This coming fall, I would like to start a stash for solids.  They are nicely balance out the printed prints and also bring the simplicity to the quilt.

 I attempted a different quilting pattern. I don't know what to call it. I did many free hand pencil drawings before I get on the machine. I used total of 6 full bobbins. The pattern does bring out the nice texture of the quilt. I wish the throat of Bernina machine is a little wider, so it would fit this quilt better and my arms can have more room to move around. 

 my busy little helper.. I can't ask for more..

The quilting pattern goes from the top to the bottom. It gives nice tree leaves look.  Now I think I see lots bow ties. Do you?

 This quilt is really fun and easy to make.  It is really a simple patchwork style quilt. I cut each squares in 6"x6" and have total of 154 squares. The backing fabric is about 5 yards. I always give a little room to my quilting edges, but I don't give 4 inches on each side. I think one inch will do the job.

This afternoon I took this quilt with me and found a great place to photograph it. The tree shadows are perfect reflections to the quilt. Do you see my lemon tree growing in this quilt?

 I have a big love of this quilt at this moment!  I used my favorite prints for majority of the quilt.  Most prints are Denyse Schmidt and some other prints that I have been hoarding. saving.

This quilt marks the quilt number 3 for this summer. It is measured 60"x77".  I have been happy with the productive summer and quilts that have turn out. I wish more cool temperature days here, so I can just sew on and on. ..



  1. chase
    what a wondeful quilt. I love the simplicity of it. it really shows off the fabrics. I also love the quilting.

  2. Lovely lemon tree quilt! My favorite pic is the one with your "helper" showcasing it - what a good sport! Fabulous quilting, too!

  3. I love your quilt, the yellow on the back is particularly wonderful! Patchwork is my favorite type of quilt to look at and to make. I haven't done one in a while, I would love to make one - too many WIPs going on right now though - ahh! lol :)

  4. these colors together are so amazing!! I love your new quilt! I'll have to try that quilting sometime, it looks great!

  5. It's so pretty! Love the colors, the quilting and the name you gave it...
    ; )

  6. I love your latest quilt, it's gorgeous! And I really like the back too, it's hard to choose which is my favorite.


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