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summertime lemon slices

This Ringo Pie patchwork bee block is brought to you by:

 I love Merit’s choice for her month, summertime, and the lovely blocks from this theme are amazing!

I used my much horded grid print by Cosmo Cricket as the background and I tried to incorporate appropriate prints for the lemon segments.  It was a pretty challenging block for me, but I’m pretty pleased with how it turned out.  
If you want to see the other blocks I’ve made in the past for Ringo Pie, they’re here, hereherehere, here, here.  Whew.
And just for any gardening buffs out there, here are a few shots from around my yard, luckily these plants are pretty self sufficient!

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43 Responses to summertime lemon slices

  1. sewkatiedid 07.14.2011 at 11:08 am #

    Those are amazing as are the prints you picked.

  2. Mommy B 07.14.2011 at 11:23 am #

    I LOVE the block pattern! It would be perfect for a quilt I’m scheming in my head… Where did you get the pattern?

  3. chris 07.14.2011 at 11:26 am #

    I am so impressed with that quilting! What a fun block…and the fabrics are yummy. I love the flowers in your garden. I wish hydrangeas grew well here.

  4. chris 07.14.2011 at 11:26 am #

    I am so impressed with that quilting! What a fun block…and the fabrics are yummy. I love the flowers in your garden. I wish hydrangeas grew well here.

  5. Anna 07.14.2011 at 11:28 am #

    hi mommyB, the design is my own, just me and my crazy noggin! :)

  6. moxiemandie 07.14.2011 at 11:40 am #


    I’m not surprised that it’s as awesome as it is, but you still always surprise me.

    Well done. 😉

  7. Jennifer at Ellison Lane Quilts 07.14.2011 at 11:40 am #

    Oh so fresh and summery. They are super, Anna!

  8. Krista 07.14.2011 at 11:47 am #

    Amazing!!! And that background fabric is so perfect with the lemons.

  9. kristin 07.14.2011 at 11:49 am #

    anna, this block is SO awesome! i know it’s terrible to ask, but if you wouldn’t mind sharing some kind of template/method (i’m not going to say tutorial!) i think one of these blocks would make a super great summer potholder…wouldn’t that be cute?? anyway, no pressure but i had to mention it. :)

  10. erica 07.14.2011 at 12:09 pm #

    These are GREAT blocks, Anna!

  11. banclothing 07.14.2011 at 12:13 pm #

    Love the vintage feel. I would turn it into a pillow for an airy guest room.

  12. Kerry 07.14.2011 at 12:28 pm #

    Just look at all those curves- this block made me squeal! I am thinking gin and tonic. Wonderful!

  13. Jeni 07.14.2011 at 12:36 pm #

    So ridiculously awesome!!

  14. Lauren 07.14.2011 at 12:55 pm #

    Any chance that you can show a picture of the back? I’m new to quilting and I’m curious about how the seams line up on the back.

  15. kelly 07.14.2011 at 12:56 pm #

    one of my favorite ringo pie blocks ever!!!

  16. Kelly O. 07.14.2011 at 1:01 pm #

    If you could jar your awesomeness and sell it, I’d be your first customer! you are so inspiring Anna!

  17. seaschell 07.14.2011 at 1:24 pm #

    Wow- LOVE these lemon segments! The prints you chose are perfect.

  18. Amy 07.14.2011 at 1:34 pm #

    Nice job with those lemon slices! And I appreciate your garden shots!

  19. Emily Elizabeth 07.14.2011 at 1:37 pm #

    That is just the cutest darn block I’ve ever seen!

  20. Creative Mom 07.14.2011 at 1:50 pm #

    Those are pretty amazing and I love the choice of the grid print fabric.

  21. Ana Degenaar 07.14.2011 at 1:59 pm #

    That’s great! You’re so talented!

  22. Tori 07.14.2011 at 2:09 pm #

    These are so charming!


  23. LT 07.14.2011 at 2:11 pm #

    Those are just fantastic (your lemon slices and flowers). All just the essence of summer!

  24. Elizabeth 07.14.2011 at 2:43 pm #

    Gorgeous! So light and airy and delightful. I now really want a quilt of all fruit slices.

  25. One Shabby Chick 07.14.2011 at 3:34 pm #

    These are absolutely beautiful! I love them – such a great job Anna!!

  26. If Toys Could Talk 07.14.2011 at 3:59 pm #

    What an incredible block! I love the orange slice shapes, the colors, the prints… everything! I couldn’t resist pinning it:

  27. Angela 07.14.2011 at 4:05 pm #

    i want to put that block on a bunch of waffle-weave fabric and make towels for my blue and yellow kitchen!!!

    and you have…hydrangeas!!! love them–they’re all over my neighborhood, and it wasn’t til this summer i realized the “weed” in my front yard i keep trying to pull out every spring is A HYDRANGEA. duh! so hopefully next summer i’ll have blooms, too!

  28. aneela 07.14.2011 at 4:37 pm #

    Love these blocks, the colours are delicious!!!

  29. Erin 07.14.2011 at 7:42 pm #

    my favorite to date! beautiful work Anna!

  30. Ashley 07.14.2011 at 8:24 pm #

    Very,very cool! Love everything about your block!

  31. Kara 07.14.2011 at 10:45 pm #

    I don’t even know what to say…That block is the coolest thing I think I’ve ever seen-it just speaks to me. I think I could make a whole quilt out of it…except that I couldn’t ever figure out the pattern, which would be a problem.

  32. Mary on Lake Pulaski 07.14.2011 at 11:42 pm #

    Those blocks will be a hit for sure Anna!

  33. Jessica 07.15.2011 at 12:11 am #

    mouth dropped open amazing. Just wow. Love the prints and your precise sewing. If I attempted this it definitely wouldn’t be round lemons.

  34. luvinthemommyhood 07.15.2011 at 12:12 am #

    This is gorgeous Anna! I love how it turned out. The lemon slices are so fresh & yummy 😛

  35. Dahlia 07.15.2011 at 2:22 am #

    lovely all around! I could just eat those lemons – beautiful fabric choices. You really have a good eye, Anna!

  36. The Cottage Mama 07.15.2011 at 5:08 pm #

    SO pretty and fresh. Love the simplicity and colors!


  37. Megan V 07.15.2011 at 5:51 pm #

    Soooo cute! What I love most, aside from your impeccable sewing, is that GRID print. Oh my gosh I love it!!!

  38. Diary of a Flutter.Kat 07.15.2011 at 8:38 pm #

    Wow wow so ridiculously wonderful in all respects! Well done!

  39. Erica 07.16.2011 at 8:45 am #

    This block is so cool! Did you design the block?

  40. Allie 07.17.2011 at 12:31 am #

    That block is just amazing! Love it!

  41. Debra 07.18.2011 at 12:38 am #

    That block is just way too cute!

  42. Anna 07.19.2011 at 10:55 pm #

    hey everybody, a few mentioned a tutorial of sorts for these blocks. I think I might be able to pull something together as a sort of example. It might take some time though, I’m so slow these days!!!

  43. @pril 12.30.2011 at 6:38 pm #

    What a very interesting block.


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