Zest - a new quilt pattern!

Saturday, February 24, 2018

This week's Project Quilting theme was "Mellow Yellow." My schedule has been so hectic this year, I haven't been able to participate in any of the challenges yet, but this one came at the perfect time! This week's to-do list included "make Zest pattern cover quilts and write pattern." Just the motivation I needed to get that crossed off!

Zest lemon citrus quilt pattern by Slice of Pi Quilts


The story of the Zest quilt goes way back to Spring Quilt Market last May when I met Liz and Elizabeth of Simple Simon Co. They asked if I could make a lemon quilt using their new "Just Add Sugar" fabric line for Riley Blake Designs similar to my Sliced watermelon quilt. Of course I said yes! You can read more about that story here.

Zest lemon citrus quilt pattern by Slice of Pi Quilts

I knew I wanted to write the pattern for it, but, life. So getting this pattern done feels SO good! It's been on my to-do list for eight months!

This week, I made three mini quilts using Kona solids by Robert Kaufman. Each one measures 16" square. They are quilts 8, 9, and 10 for the year.

The lemon mini quilt uses Kona Citrus, Buttercup, White, and Punch.

Zest lemon citrus quilt pattern by Slice of Pi Quilts

The lime mini quilt uses Kona Kiwi, Chartreuse, White, and Citrus.

Zest lemon citrus quilt pattern by Slice of Pi Quilts

The orange mini quilt uses Kona Torch, School Bus, White, and Kiwi.

Zest lemon citrus quilt pattern by Slice of Pi Quilts

All of the piecing and quilting was done with Aurifil 50wt thread in White #2024. I quilted each one with my walking foot on my Juki TL-9010Q. One has horizontal lines, one vertical, and one diagonal. I used the edge of the walking foot to space the lines, so they are about 1/2" apart.

Zest lemon citrus quilt pattern by Slice of Pi Quilts
Zest lemon citrus quilt pattern by Slice of Pi Quilts
Zest lemon citrus quilt pattern by Slice of Pi Quilts

All three quilts have yellow in them, but it's on the back of the orange one.

Zest lemon citrus quilt pattern by Slice of Pi Quilts
Zest lemon citrus quilt pattern by Slice of Pi Quilts
Zest lemon citrus quilt pattern by Slice of Pi Quilts

Zest uses curved piecing and raw edge applique to create a modern quilt perfect for summer! The intermediate level pattern includes mini and lap quilt sizes, but also includes suggestions for making a table runner and large throw quilt!

The pattern includes directions for a 16"x16" mini quilt, 40"x40" lap quilt, 16"x48" table runner, and 68"x68" throw quilt.

Zest lemon citrus quilt pattern by Slice of Pi Quilts

You can purchase the pattern digitally on both Etsy and Craftsy. (If you live outside the US, please purchase on Etsy.) You can view all my patterns on the "My Patterns" tab at the top of the blog.

Zest lemon citrus quilt pattern by Slice of Pi Quilts

Printed patterns will be available next month. Be sure to tell your favorite quilt shop that you want them to carry it!

Zest lemon citrus quilt pattern by Slice of Pi Quilts



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18 comments:

  1. Those are so much fun! I love your use of color!

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  2. I love them all! They're so graphic and fun. Congratulations on crossing that off your to-do list :)

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  3. Perfect quilts for the theme! Congratulations on getting so much accomplished. :)

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  4. fantastic! congrats on a new pattern!

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  5. so refreshing this time of year! Thanks for sharing and congratulations on finishing the patterns...

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  6. That is a summer quilt, for sure. It makes me want limeade!

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  7. Best of luck on your pattern sales!!

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  8. Alright, this is one of the coolest sets of quilts around. :) Great use of color in them.

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  9. These are so cute! Congratulations on the new pattern. Man, I know what it's like to have a pattern on your to-do list for a while. There is nothing like finally finding the time to write it and release it. So happy for you! Thanks for linking to Wednesday Wait Loss.

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  10. Hi Laura,
    These look so nice and summery! Just what I need to see today after a full day of snow/sleet/ice/rain yesterday. They would certainly brighten any table, wall or anyway they are place. ~smile~ Roseanne

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  11. I'm so glad you got the pattern finished! I love Zest! I know how hard it is to sit down and write a pattern...it is intimidating and it is hard to find the time! I just love these...they make me very happy!

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  12. These are so bright and cheery - nice job!

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  13. These turned out so nicely - gorgeous colors and stunning quilts.

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  14. These are scrumptious, congratulations on a fabulous new pattern!

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  15. Juicy new pattern makes every quilter's mouth water :-)

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  16. Do you stitch around the raw edges before quilting? I can't tell from your photos, but the quilts look fabulous! <3

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  17. They are beautiful, I love them all. Lime is one of my favorite colors.

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