Friday, May 16, 2008

A little "Lemon Aide"

A follow-up on the previous post.

Before I quilt, I thought I would share the fix I did on what is now known as the "Lemon Aide" quilt instead of the Lemonade Quilt. I couldn't bring myself to do the "Frog Stitch" as a couple people suggested.

(Frog Stitch is a new word in my sewing vocabulary I had to ask Julia what it meant, I really laughed when I found out it meant "ripit")

Anyway I cut the lemon blocks a little smaller, added a 1/2" border around each one so they fit. I think I actually like it better.

And another messenger bag made from the test block. Now Mary wants me to make a half a dozen more messenger bags and create the pattern.

I made the little "Infant Gift Set" for a sample at the store using her Minky. She has found it a slow seller and wants it gone, to make room for more quilting fabric.

The pattern I wrote for the Infant Gift Set includes a receiving blanket, a changing pad, with a pocket for wipes and diaper, it also has the directions for a pair of moccasins.

Mary at "All About Quilts" has put her Minky on sale at cost $8.50 a yard, if any one wants some email me I have pictures I can send of the colors that are available and give you her phone number.

Her website is being built but I think she hired the slowest person in the industry.

Happy Quilting!



  1. I really like your fix on the Lemonaide quilt. I think that it is an improvement on the original pattern. That little purse is soooooo cute!

  2. I love the Lemon Aide quilt. It is gorgeous. The Infant Gift set is just so adorable. AWwwwwwww, I love it.

    I received my patterns from you and can't wait to finish up a project so I can get started on them. You are one talented lady. Brown Bag Designs is on it's way to the top.

    Thank you for sharing your talent through you pattern. Karen

  3. The messenger bags look like a great way to use those extra blocks! Your solution with the frames on the lemon quilt is a good one, I think it looks better that way than it would have without the frames.

    Finally, the minkee baby set looks great, I'm sure it will help clear out the minke in no time. Back when I worked in a fabric shop, we learned quickly that a sample will sell even the wierdest, ugliest fabric in no time. We had some hideous fabric with flying pigs on it that just would not sell. Someone serged a few placemats and within the week, that fabric was all sold.

  4. It's ALL darling! Every bit of it!

  5. Great fix - I actually like your version better. The bag you made from the test block is very cute too.

  6. I love your version - the Lemon Aide Quilt is just wonderful! And the messenger bag is inspiring me to make one - I've been thinking I would and now I can hardly wait to start it.

  7. You do such a great job, even when it's fixing mixed up directions. I like the bag too.

  8. Oh Janet, you have been so busy, everything looks great, you go girl.

  9. Love your lemon aide quilt! So fun! And the messenger bag is adorable!