|This quilt was quite capably held by my friend Eleanor who is quite tall!|
Pattern: Lemonade, a free pattern from the Fat Quarter Shop
Quilted by Terri Bearer
Pantograph: Triangle Tangle
I admit that I've made this pattern at least twice so far (check 2014 Quilts to see it in blue and in purple), but I'm impressed at how great it looks great in conversation prints! Which is good, because I have at least two more Lemonade quilts planned--in horse fabrics and cat prints (although the possibilities now appear endless: animal prints, pug fabric...).
Jeff opened the quilt tonight while Face-Timing with me on the iPhone so I was able to see how much he liked it!
Here are some close-ups of some of the great fabrics in this quilt. I collected Star Trek fabrics for a couple of years in preparation. There are at least 19 different Star Trek fabrics in this quilt. Each of the large squares are repeated in the quilt (a total of twice) plus I repeated the three sashing fabrics in each row. I thought the colors in these prints were rich and vibrant, so I eliminated a couple of black and white Star Trek prints that I will make into pillowcases along with one flannel print.
Star Trek fabrics available at eQuilter (no affiliation, just a happy shopper). You can also check on Etsy and Ebay or just do a Google search for Star Trek fabric. I was able to buy some of these prints at Joann Fabrics a few years ago, but they don't seem to carry Star Trek fabric anymore. They've moved on to Star Wars. If your Trekkie is a purist, make sure you know the difference between original Star Trek and Star Trek, the Next Generation. My brother only likes the original Star Trek.
Happy Birthday Jeff--May you live long and prosper! And Happy Birthday to my brother-in-law Paul (neither of whom reads my blog).
Thanks for visiting. Sorry for my absence in blog land. Linking up on Friday to Crazy Mom Quilts, Richard and Tanya Quilts and Confessions of a Fabric Addict.
Pugs and kisses,