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!

43 thoughts on “summertime lemon slices

  1. sewkatiedid says:

    Those are amazing as are the prints you picked.

  2. Mommy B says:

    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 says:

    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 says:

    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 says:

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

  6. moxiemandie says:


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

    Well done. 😉

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

  8. Krista says:

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

  9. kristin says:

    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 says:

    These are GREAT blocks, Anna!

  11. banclothing says:

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

  12. Kerry says:

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

  13. Jeni says:

    So ridiculously awesome!!

  14. Lauren says:

    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 says:

    one of my favorite ringo pie blocks ever!!!

  16. Kelly O. says:

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

  17. seaschell says:

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

  18. Amy says:

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

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

  20. Creative Mom says:

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

  21. Ana Degenaar says:

    That’s great! You’re so talented!

  22. Tori says:

    These are so charming!


  23. LT says:

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

  24. Elizabeth says:

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

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

  26. What an incredible block! I love the orange slice shapes, the colors, the prints… everything! I couldn’t resist pinning it: http://pinterest.com/iftoyscouldtalk/pins/.

  27. Angela says:

    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 says:

    Love these blocks, the colours are delicious!!!

  29. Erin says:

    my favorite to date! beautiful work Anna!

  30. Ashley says:

    Very,very cool! Love everything about your block!

  31. Kara says:

    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. Those blocks will be a hit for sure Anna!

  33. Jessica says:

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

  35. Dahlia says:

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

  36. SO pretty and fresh. Love the simplicity and colors!


  37. Megan V says:

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

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

  39. Erica says:

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

  40. Allie says:

    That block is just amazing! Love it!

  41. Debra says:

    That block is just way too cute!

  42. Anna says:

    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!!!

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