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A tick for Lime Fizz

Tuesday, July 31st, 2012



Today once the teenagers had headed off and I had finished editing a couple of things I managed to get down to some hard sewing at lunchtime. Five hours and half a billion petals later I’m done. The Soda Pop quilt has officially been renamed Lime Fizz and is ready for basting. This is such a fun quilt to make. The petals are added using bondaweb and then just straight stitched down – which turned out to be much easier than I thought it would be. I made it to take part in the quiltalong run by Sew Allegorical. The pattern is by the inimitable Katy Jones aka I’m a ginger  monkey and features in the Fat Quarterly Shape Workshop for Quilters. The fabrics are mainly Sweetwater’s Lucy’s Crab Shack and Reunion.

This is such a totally different project for me – way out of my comfort zone – and I love it! Even the teenagers were surprised (I think at the fact that I could produce something so cool!!). If you want to have a look at what the others in the quiltalong have made, you can head over to the flickr group by clicking here.

So…on with project number two….

By the way, I’m a bit disillusioned with the Olympics – Britain’s medal hopes seem to have been rather over-egged – I’m wondering if we will ever manage to get a gold medal in anything at all and if the Chinese will end up with twice as many medals as the rest of the world put together. 


8 Responses to “A tick for Lime Fizz”

  1. Katy Says:

    Woot, well done! And I told you, it’s too early for most of ours yet, this always happens in the first week, since we tend not to rock out the weightlifting and the like 😉 Apparently we got 10 of our medals in Beijing on one day, so fret not!

  2. Donna Says:

    Your quilt looks amazing – I just may have to add it to my extremely lengthy to do list. And re the Olympics – I’m Canadian and we always seem to fret over our medal count as well. It was a huge deal when we finally got our first gold medal in Vancouver – the whole nation breathed a sigh of relief. So fingers crossed for GB (both sets of grandparents are British so I do have a stake in this!)

  3. Wendy Says:

    I’m loving your quilt, I have the Lucy’s Crab Shack charms on my design wall right now trying to decide what to do with them…

  4. moira Says:

    Helen, it is a triumph! I want one!

  5. Cathy Underhill AU Says:

    Helen Lime Fizz is fabulous, great work! xo

  6. diane stanley Says:

    I just got my template from Katy, now I need to decide on the fabric. This looks really good. Can’t wait to see it quilted

  7. Betty van Os Says:

    Your quilt is simply stunning: I love the colors!
    they’re bright but not loud.
    How are you going to quilt it?
    following the pips/peels/pops?
    About those medals: it’s Sunday now, the day after Super Saturday!

  8. Sarah Says:

    Try being Australian! Our team was talked up to win so many golds in swimming and won one. That’s fine. there has been some excellent achievements. Us normal Australian’s are so sick of our media interviewing silver medallists with the opening line “You must be so disappointed with your second place”! It’s terrible viewing. They just won a silver medal for their country for goodness sakes! Anyway, now Great Britain has so many gold medals, you must be proud and happy. they took them all from australia in the rowing and cycling 😉 Love your blog!