Monthly Archives: August 2020

Lemonade Stand – Finished

Let me introduce you to my longest-ever quilt project.  I had to go back and look, and I originally posted this quilt top in the summer of 2015.  So five years later, here we are.


When I went to read my first blog post about this quilt top, I was reminded that it turned out much pinker than I had planned. It is quite pink!  But you know what?  I love pink, so it’s fine.


Plus, at this point, I worked on it for so many years I’m just happy it’s done.  I think I finished quilting it a couple of years ago, but then it sat waiting for binding for a long time, and I pretty much procrastinated every step of the way.  But again, it’s done.  Don’t we all have those projects that just kind of hang over our heads?


This quilt is a mix of Amy Butler and Lotta Jansdotter fabric, as well as a few other odds and ends I had in my stash.


The back is solid yellow and is actually an old bedsheet I found in my parents’ linen closet.  It’s a mystery where it came from, how it got there, or what other bedding it went with, but it works well with this quilt top and really shows off the quilting.


I am a huge fan of using bedsheets – whether new or old – as quilt backs.  I’m especially a fan of recycling older or vintage bedsheets as a way to reduce waste.  Let this serve as a reminder to always check the linen closets of family members.  You never know what goodies you may find.


Now, five-plus years after I started, I’m finally adding this quilt to the finished pile.  Feels good.