Just Add Sugar + TGIFF

Thursday, June 22, 2017

Summer is in full swing around here, and I'm excited to share more summer-themed sewing I've been doing!

Just Add Sugar lemon quilt

At Quilt Market last month, I got to meet Elizabeth and Liz of Simple Simon & Co., and they were just as genuine and kind in person as I'd imagined! They won the best booth award for their new fabric line "Just Add Sugar" with Riley Blake Designs.


Just Add Sugar booth by Simple Simon & Co. at quilt market

"Just Add Sugar" is a lemon-themed fabric with a great back story.


Just Add Sugar fabric by Simple Simon & Co. for Riley Blake Designs

When I introduced myself, Elizabeth actually had seen my Sliced watermelon quilt! She asked if I could make a lemon quilt with their fabric. Fast forward and month, and here it is!

The whole time I was working on this quilt, I kept craving a frozen strawberry lemonade! The colors are so bright and summery!


Just Add Sugar lemon quilt

I pieced all the curves, but decided to applique the teardrop shapes this time. (Can you see that center fabric is actually little tiny flies?? Every part of this quilt says summer!)


Just Add Sugar lemon quilt

All piecing and quilting was done with Aurifil 50wt thread in white #2024. The batting is an 80/20 cotton/poly by The Warm Co. I used my walking foot to quilt straight lines on the diagonal. It created a great texture!

I really love how fun this quilt is, and the hot pink binding is like the straw in the lemonade glass! It's the perfect final touch!


Just Add Sugar lemon quilt

The print on the back is my favorite in the whole collection!


Just Add Sugar lemon quilt

Once finished, we headed out to the local golf course for a photo shoot. This was my first time on a golf course in my whole life! Did you know the grass near the holes is only 1/8" tall?? I didn't even know that was possible!

Just Add Sugar lemon quilt
Just Add Sugar lemon quilt

The finished quilt measures 36" square. This is my 23rd quilt finish for the year and my 102nd since I started quilting in 2010! (See all my quilt finishes here.)

Just Add Sugar lemon quilt


Just Add Sugar lemon quilt

How about you? Have the longer summer days helped you finish any projects lately? I have a few more summer-themed projects planned for the next few weeks!

Add your recent finishes to the TGIFF linky party below! It will be open through Saturday night. (Did you know you can link up a post from Instagram, Facebook, Flickr or a blog? Don't be shy! It's okay to sew and tell!)


23 comments:

  1. I love the lemon quilt -- the colors are amazing! Nice work!

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  2. What an awesome collaboration! Those prints are so sweet and the quilt is perfection.

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  3. How can I get a copy of the lemon pattern? Thanks so much.

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  4. The prints are beautiful and your quilt is just gorgeous!!

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  5. Such a summery fun and refreshing quilt!

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  6. Laura, this is another great little quilt! What fun to be asked by them to do this quilt. Great job!

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  7. What a fun summery quilt!! Thank you for hosting this week!

    -Soma

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  8. What we all want to know is are you offering the pattern! It's awesome

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  9. This one is lovely design that I must appreciate. It is attractive and provide best glance at first look. Thanks for sharing it.

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  10. This is just fabulous, Laura! :)

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  11. Love this! The bright yellow is a show stopper, especially as a big lemon! The binding representing the straw is just plain genius!

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  12. A great quilt that just screams summer. Lovely

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  13. The perfect summer finish! Thanks for hosting TGIFF.

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  14. I couldn't stop thinking of this quilt, so I've now purchased your Sliced Watermelon pattern and I'm anxiously waiting for the release of the fabric. So much yumminess, so little time. ;)

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  15. This is a fantastic quilt. You may have found your niche! Definitely you're great at it. Thanks for hosting TGIFF, too.

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  16. What a fun summer quilt! It's understandable about your craving as you worked on it! Thank you for sharing!

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  17. Yet another fabulous quilt!! Nope, summer hasn't helped me do more quilting - far less in fact! I spend every spare minute (outside working full time) renovating my house and garden! I need to take a break and sew...

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  18. How can I get a copy of this pattern?

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