Lemon Linens

Tuesday, January 21, 2020

One of the hardest parts of being a pattern designer is the secret sewing!! There are often projects going on behind the scenes that can't be shared as they're being made. Sometimes these quilts are for magazines or not-yet-released fabric lines or collaborative projects where there are many people involved. 

I'm so excited to be able to share a secret sewing project with you today!! I made several projects using Benartex's Lemon Fresh fabric collection for their Modern by the Yard e-zine!

DIY kitchen items to sew - kitchen towels, tea towels, double oven mitt, lemon quilt table topper

The Number 15 + TGIFF

Thursday, January 9, 2020

One of my quilty goals for 2020 is to make more quilts for FUN and less for business. And one of my favorite things to participate in is Project Quilting! It's a yearly challenge that starts each January where you make a quilt in one week. (Then you get a week break, and then do it again!) In all, there are six challenges each year. There are usually no size requirements, so mug rugs and mini quilts count!

The first challenge this year was released on Sunday January 5th and dubbed "Notably Numeric." The challenge was to create a quilt by January 12th and use numbers to inspire your quilt. Numbers!! Of course I HAD to participate!! 

I had SO many ideas!! Numbers fabric (of which I have lots!), calculator (I already made that quilt), pi (but I make a quilt with that theme every Pi Day!), hopscotch, Sudoku, telephone, dominoes, color by number... And that's when I realized there was a quilt on my "some day" list that had numbers! I was going to make a Chiefs quilt!

Chiefs quarterback Patrick Mahomes mini quilt

But not just any Chiefs quilt. A Mahomes quilt!

2019 in Quilts + 2020 Goals

Tuesday, December 31, 2019

I'm so excited to recap my quilty year! I love looking back and remembering all the stitches I've made!

Want to take a guess as to how many quilts I made in 2019??


The final count was 124 quilts!!

Where's the hands on cheeks and mouth wide open emoji?? 

Quilts I made in 2019

Christmas Cathedral Window Pillows

Thursday, December 26, 2019

Now that Christmas has passed, I can share these cathedral window pillows I made! There are just two in the picture, but I actually made four!

Cathedral window pillows

Crayon Pillow Tutorial

Wednesday, December 18, 2019

The first time I saw Mathew Boudreaux's (aka Mister Domestic) new Playroom fabric, I immediately thought how fantastic it would be for making crayon pillows!! You know, like those giant inflatable crayons you can win from carnival games? But pillows!! It sounded so fun!

Crayon pillows

I'm elated to tell you that idea came to reality, and the pillows are featured in the Lookbook for the fabric collection!! Be sure to hop over there and see all the amazing projects included!!

Three Birds with One Bag!

Sunday, December 8, 2019

If you've been around here for long, you know 3-D sewing makes me all squirmy and uncomfortable. But somehow, I found myself with THREE different 3-D sewing challenges on my to-do list that all needed done before the end of the year!

1. The November Aurifil Artisan challenge was to make a Sallie Tomato bag (the deadline was extended into December!)
2. The December Island Batik Ambassador challenge was 3-D sewing
3. As a Kraft-Tex Ambassador, I needed to make two projects before the end of the year (see the first one here)

Although it seems obvious in hindsight, it was just about a week ago when I realized all three of these challenges could be met with the same bag!

Holly bag by Sallie Tomato using Island Batik fabric, Aurifil thread, and Kraft-Tex

Giveaway Party - December

Sunday, December 1, 2019

It's time to party!! It's a Giveaway Party!!

I sure hope you've bookmarked the Giveaway Party page and keep coming back regularly! There are SO many giveaways linked up here every month!!