207: Lime Grape Fizz

207: Lime Grape Fizz

Okay Peeps, for starters…I was horrified to find out today that a BUNCH of you commented on the last two entries…and I didn’t even know they were there waiting to be approved!  I gotta talk to my Web Guru and see what’s up with that.  Usually I get an email right away asking to approve or not approve all comments to keep the spammers out…I didn’t know you were all in there waiting to talk to me!  Please accept my apologies…along with those to my contest winners whose packages STILL are sitting there. Yikes! I really gotta get those done!

I am kinda in a rush this evening, as I have still some of those same deadlines looming over me…but I wanted to share this newest quilt that is actually in a magazine that you could actually still get, because it just came out! 

lime grape fizz  

I just got this quilt back this last week and a couple of issues as well…I will be in a guest blog over at Quiltmakersometime later this week, and there you will be able to see a picture of the inspiration for this design.  It is based on a horrendous whole cloth comforter we found somewhere (side of the road maybe)  but we thought it would work for the emergency kit in the car… I will post a link to that entry when it gets posted over there…(Ha, I still need to write it up!)

   mag with LimeGrapeFizz 
I can’t take credit for the name which I absolutely love for this quilt…When I was naming it..I drew a blank…I ended up calling it the Eva quilt after the line of Moda fabric it is made from…but I guess when the Quiltmaker peeps had it at Houston Quilt Market they were showing it in a Schoolhouse session and asked for name suggestions…and someone there gave it the name Lime Grape Fizz…I totally love it, and I would never have come up with it….If you were the one who named this quilt…I really want to know so I can send you a little something (eventually 🙂 )  lime grape fizz2 

and here is the cheesy designer photo shot…I gotta get a better picture for these things….name in lights  

So that’s it for this post..this Quiltmaker issue should be out there soon or already, so hurry up and get yourself a copy!
I have more to write about as usual (a lot more actually), but I have to get back to a project that Christine at Michael Miller asked me for using this line, and I am already behind on it.  It will be online eventually too.   The Sweetie Pie quilt will be available online soon too, maybe this coming week.  I will let you know when, or you can just check my new downloads page to find any of the free online patterns I have done.

Oh and on the six-pack battle I think the score is Donuts 8 / Washboard -6  ….sigh…tomorrow’s a fresh start, right?


  • Cool quilt! I love the color combos and I agree that the name is perfect. Thanks for sharing it.

    Like you, I had a giveaway a few weeks ago. And, like you, the giveaway items are sitting in a lovely pile on my shelf waiting to be mailed. Sigh…. 🙂

    Oh good!! I don’t feel so alone on the tardy mailing of great prizes…. double sigh 🙂 🙂

    January 31, 2010 at 10:36 pm
  • Very nice photo. Isn’t it fun to see your face in print? Darling quilt and I too like the name! Congrats!

    February 1, 2010 at 5:40 am
  • Congratulations, once again.
    That’s a great picture of you…but, when did all that gray hair sneak up????

    February 1, 2010 at 8:17 am
  • The quilt name sounds like a 50s roadside diner…and I love the colors!

    February 1, 2010 at 9:15 am
  • Hi Scott–As I recall from that Schoolhouse when we showed your quilt, it wasn’t one person who named it “Lime Grape Fizz.” We landed on that name from a combination of things that different people said. Which is often how we name quilts for the magazine. It could have been that one person said Grape Fizz, someone else said Lime Grape Squares and in the mix, it became Lime Grape Fizz!

    February 1, 2010 at 12:52 pm
  • Kenda


    Beautiful Quilt I love the Design and the colors. Of course I have always been par shall to Green and purple. And the name so fits the way the quilt looks.

    February 2, 2010 at 8:07 am
  • SewLindaAnn


    The quilt name is very catchy and fun, love it! I got my mag. in the mail yesterday and I love the quilt. I think your picture is fine, I don’t know many people who are satisfied with their pics!

    February 4, 2010 at 6:09 am
  • Thank you so much for the comment on my weblog! I did an update on my Lent Challenge today.

    I TOTALLY love this quilt (Lime Grape Fizz) and am scheming to doing this quilt! Fell in love with it thru the QuiltMaker magazine article. Saw your name, saw your information and am totally digging your weblog! Sew On!

    Thanks for all the Blog-love, Shannon! Be sure to send me a picture of your version of Lime Grape Fizz….or download it on my flickr group page http://www.flickr.com/groups/1294513@N23

    February 22, 2010 at 11:07 am

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