I am so excited to release this pattern – like really really excited! It fits all the criteria I need for the perfect quilt pattern – it is a quick sew, it doesn’t require any technical piecing, it is brilliant for large scale prints (my fave) and I am yet to find a fabric range that doesnt suit it perfectly.
So why the name? When I first designed the pattern earlier this year I was brainstorming with my lovely friend Shannyn on different names I could use. After getting far too carried away with Gifs about cats and lemons we settled on the name Lemon Squeezy. Why? Well because it is Easy Peasy of course lol. I can honestly tell you I have been just as excited about the name of this quilt as I have the pattern.
Although I have made a few which I need to properly share I always knew I wanted my cover photo to be a quilt made from Bloomsbury by Bari J. I have coveted this range since it was released and there is not a single print I don’t adore. It was a no brainer that it would be my feature collection for this pattern. I had it all drawn up in Illustrator before I made the quilt so I had an idea of what it would look like but to be honest I was still blown away when I finished her and got her in front of the camera. There is nothing I don’t love about this quilt – NOTHING.
Look at that beautiful bird print stealing the show there. Of course I opted for my favourite wavy quilting too – a tutorial is coming on this I promise.
A bit about the pattern:
- It is fat quarter friendly so if you have a collection in your stash that you don’t know what to do with – this is the perfect project. Alternately if you want to use yardage I wont judge you at all for that – you do you!
- It is perfectly suited to large scale prints that want to shine.
- It comes in 5 size options:
Cot/Crib – 36″ x 48″ (92 x 120cm)
Throw – 60″ x 60″ (150 x 150cm)
Single/Twin – 60″ x 84″ (150 x 210cm)
Double – 72″ x 84″ ( 180 x 210cm)
Queen – 84″ x 84″ (210 x 210cm)
- It is a perfect weekend sew. The large blocks means you can knock out a quilt top in only a few hours from planning to cutting to piecing
- Basic instructions for quilting and binding are included.
I have shared a lot about this quilt on Instagram and Facebook this past couple of months because I have been so excited about it. So anyone who follows me there would have seen some of my makes already, including the one that debuted at Houston Quilt Market last month. A couple more deserve their own blog post which will happen whenever I get a second to stop.
I think this is my favourite photo of all – I couldn’t go past it for my cover photo in the end.
As always I had amazing pattern testers to help me ensure that there were no glaring mistakes that would stop you getting a fabulous finish. First of all Aurora’s – I gasped when she uploaded this pic because the fabrics were just so beautiful and showcased perfectly. She chose to make an extra large quilt with 64 blocks and I am so impressed with her effort.
Emily also blew me away with her 2 throw size quilts which she photographed beautifully as always.
Joanne dove into her Tula Pink stash for her Twin size make and did an epic job showcasing her favourite prints.
And finally Shannyn sent through pictures of her Aztec inspired blocks – I cant wait to see the whole quilt when it is made.
I couldn’t resist another peek at my Bloomsbury beauty. We bought a new loungesuite recently and I am planning to paint our lounge in the New Year. I cant wait to get it all done up so I can share pics of the quilt in the perfect corner of my home.
And for the next 48 hours there is a special competition in my Facebook group too – Piccolo Pattern Studio – so please feel free to join the fun there. Remember too that if you ever want to test a pattern for me I routinely put the ones I am working on in this Facebook group and choose my testers from there.
And that is me happily over and out for another night, I still have a tutorial I am hoping to share this week and another new pattern to release next week as well – it is all systems go at Piccolo Headquarters at the moment!