Sunday, March 25, 2012

Lemondrop? Lemon Pie? Lemonade… Mouth? Really?

I set the goal on The Evil Monkeys’ wall hanging of making one block per day .  So far I’m only two days behind, which I think you’ll agree is astonishingly good if you know me at all.  I’d forgotten how much fun it is to sew something colorful that doesn’t require, you know, the ability to think coherently for more than ten minutes at a time.  Saying that, I haven’t really been thinking very hard about the fabric combinations, other than to sort of generally have an even mixture of lights and darks… It’s possible the lack of thought used in this project could show badly when I’m done.

I have worked out the setting I want to do (I think) and it only requires 24 blocks… so I’m more than a third of the way there.  Of course, then there are the border blocks… but they’re just straight lines, I should be able to whip up two or three in the time it takes to do one of these curved blocks.

It’s a theory.  Go with it.

Blocks 2-9.  This is going to be one busy quilt:



TLo has decided that this is the “Lemonade Mouth Quilt”, because the (slightly nauseating) Disney movie “Lemonade Mouth” is her current favorite highschool-kids-dancing-around-and-singing-for-the-purpose-of-overcoming-injustice-and-unpopularity movie. 

As opposed to Star Wars… which is just her OBSESSION.  (On the plus side, we no longer have to worry about what will happen when she doesn’t get her letter to Hogwarts in 3 years.)


  1. TLo cracks me up! I didn't realize she was obessed with Star Wars. The quilt is beautiful. Do you remember the black and pink quilt Great Auntie Phil made me for my high school graduation? She said it was the first quilt she ever made in her entire life with black fabric!

    1. I think about that almost every time I make a quilt... because I don't think I've ever made one without black in it. Except the one I made for Grandma, she's not really a black kinda lady. She's more... taupe.

  2. Going to be a very interesting quilt - I really like it.

  3. I can't wait to see the finished quilt. I am one of those people who just doesn't get why cutting fabric into tiny little pieces and then sewing it all back together is fun. I do like the result tho.

  4. These blocks are gorgeous! I've never in my life made anything with black and white prints, so this looks totally wild and out-there to me. Shows off those lovely sunny yellows so nicely, too. Love the two blocks in the bottom row, especially. It's going to be really fun to see this come together.

  5. This should be awesome when finished (go, go, go!) but I think it also has the potential to create some type of short circuit in the brain of the maker. Wise of you to work on only one block a day!

  6. Wow! You've got a lot done, of a very complicated pattern. They look fantastic too!

  7. HOLY CANNOLI! It looks FANTASTIC! You've been busy, my friend, but your efforts look mahvelous!

  8. That is so pretty. I'd never have the patience, but I love the look of the little pieces coming together. DD wouldn't tolerate a quilt that wasn't pink. On pink. Maybe, for a contrast, some... pink.


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