When Life Gives You Lemons - A Fruit Salad Block

About a month ago, my good friend Lori had a slight change in employment. (Publishing is a rough industry these days.) She took that lemon and decided we were both making lemonade. All the blog improvements in the last month, including Fruit Salad, are from her sweetening up the place. It was my idea, but she helped me plan it out, design graphics, and took the best photos.

And in addition to being my design consultant, photography expert, and SEO analyzer, she’s also relaunching her own brand at loribarbely.com and beachesboozebungalows.com. Check out her Instagram (@loribarbely or @bchbzebungalows) if you want to feel warm - she's a photographer out of Orlando, Florida, and she's an expert on islands.

When Life Gives You Lemons Quilt Block

So, in honor of Lori’s lemonade, it’s time for the lemon block! Get the printer-friendly pattern here!

I am using the same neutral (Kona White) in all my blocks, and I use the Quilt in a Day triangle ruler to trim my half square triangles.

When Life Gives You Lemons Quilt Block

When Life Gives You Lemons - 10.5x18.5" unfinished

If you’re joining me in these blocks, please use #fruitsaladquilt on Instagram or comment here so I can find your blog!

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And this is why I had Lori take over my photography - CC is NOT breaking the rules because I said stay off the photography equipment, and she is very clearly not on the equipment, thankyouverymuch.