SpicedChaiQuilt_Fall Colors

Did you see my post about the Spiced Chai Quilt Along? I thought it would be fun to mock up a few different color options. The first quilt is the one pictured in Vintage Quilt Revival.


Love this quilt in fall colors!

SpicedChaiQuiltgrayBackgroundWhat about something with a light gray background?

SpicedChaiQuiltFallColors2Similar to the first variation, love this with the browns.


Halloween forever?

SpicedChaiQuiltRainbowOr maybe something with a more rainbow vibe?

Are you quilting along with us!?

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Spiced Chai Quilt Along

Fall is in the air and it makes me want to sew!! Anyone up for a #spicedchaiquilt quilt along!?

This sew along is super relaxed, Instagram based, and starts October 2. I will be posting a schedule–if you need to work ahead or fall behind, that’s perfectly ok. If you follow the schedule, you will have a finished quilt before Halloween. Yes!
This quilt is made of 12 traditional Tea Leaf blocks (similar to a Maple Leaf block but without the stem) and one mega-block.



10/2 Week 1: cut fabric + make mega block

10/9 Week 2: make tea leaf blocks

10/16 Week 3: piece the quilt top + baste the quilt

10/23 Week 4: quilt + bind + celebrate

Fabric Requirements

Finished Size Quilt: 60” x 60”
2 yards white fabric
2 yards total gray solid fabrics in various shades *
1 citron FQ
1 plum FQ
1 jade FQ
1 orange FQ
4 yards backing
68” x 68” batting
5/8 yard binding


Grab your copy of Vintage Quilt Revival and start gathering your fabric (or I have a few signed by me, @freshlemonsquilts + @lee.a.heinrich in the shop, $19.99, free shipping).

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Pixie Dust Star Block

After making the Pixie Star block in the 6” sizes, I want to use the design to make a baby quilt with a single, giant star. Love this star! All those pieces might be a little easier to sew, too! This block, designed by Kelly Bowser of Kelbysews, is totally customizable, and would look great in a monochromatic, ombre, rainbow, 2 tone, or any other color scheme you can think of!

Happy Sewing!

Pattern: Summer Sampler 2017
Fabric: Anna Maria Horner

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Spring Star Summer Sampler 2017I just love Spring Star, Block #10 of the Summer Sampler 2017.  This block was made for bold prints, don’t you think?!

How much do I like this block? Enough to unpick quite a bit because I was lazy and hurrying when I made it, and the center wasn’t even close to kind of matching. Ha!

I have enjoyed using so many different prints by Anna Maria Horner in this quilt (and especially this block). Don’t forget to check out the #summersampler2017 hashtag, lots of beautiful and varied blocks will start popping up today.

Spring Star TipOne quick tip when making this paper pieced block–when you put right sides together, match up the fabric (to the right of the pin) and not the corners of the pieces. You can see here there is a little triangle overlap (to the right of the word “allowance”) when you match seams, not pattern pieces.  When I first sewed 2 pieces together, I tried to match up the corners of the pattern pieces. It doesn’t work!

Happy Sewing!

Pattern: Summer Sampler 2017
Fabric: Anna Maria Horner [6 different fabric lines, if I counted right]

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