Whenever I think of summer, I think of bright colors, hot days and the sweet taste of a tall glass of lemonade!
Even though the days are longer, my attention span for quilting in my basement is a bit shorter because I am trying to make the most of my time outside.
For me, I know that hot summer days are going to drive me to the basement at some point for a cool off, but I’m smart enough to know I’m probably not going to tackle a major project.
Major projects are for cold and blustery winter days when the wind is howling and chili is cooking in the CrockPot.
When I saw this pattern called “Lemon Slice Pillow” on the Riley Blake Designs Instagram feed, I knew I needed to make it!
Amy Chappell’s Lemon Slice Pillow is a free pattern that you can download from the Thermoweb blog!
I changed mine up a little to make a wall hanging rather than a pillow.
For some reason, our little pupper, Dottie, loves nothing more than tackling pillows and wrestling them to the floor.
Because of this, I’ve removed most throw pillows from around the house or else I’d be playing a game of dozen-pillow-pick-up all summer long.
No one wants to play dozen-pillow-pick-up. Ever. So wall hanging it was!
Cutting directions for Lemon Slice Wall Hanging
If you would like to tweak it like I did and make a quick and simple wall hanging, here are the measurements I used:
• Background Square: 11.5″ x 11.5″ (cut 1)
• First border: 1.5″ x 11.5″ (cut 2) and 1.5″ x 13.5″ (cut two)
• Second border:: 1″ x 13.5″ (cut 2) and 1″ x 14.5″ (cut two)
• Third border: 2.5″ x 14.5″ (cut 2) and 2.5″ x 19″ (cut two)
• Binding – Cut 2 strips of fabric 2.5” x WOF
• Batting & Backing – 19” x 19” (cut 1 from each)
I finished off my wall hanging with a blanket stitch around the lemons and some simple meandering throughout the rest of the project.
This little lemon wall hanging was JUST the perfect project for this past weekend. I started it Friday evening and did not pick it up again until Sunday night, but it’s done and I love it!
Hope you find a little time to sew as well and be sure to let me know how yours turns out!