Thursday, August 16, 2018

Clementine Quilt Along - my July post in August

So....

The finishing directions were posted by Fat Quarter Shop in July and I really thought I was going to be able to actually get this one done on time.

I got all my smaller blocks set on point and things were looking good.  I decided to give all my blocks are really good pressing since several had gotten a bit wrinkly over the last few months.  Once they were all pressed...reality hit.  My big blocks aren't all the same size, most are close and I'll be able to work around the differences but one is significantly smaller than the rest.  I admit that I felt a  defeated.  I thought I'd been so careful with my cutting and piecing.  So I put it all away and went on vacation.  When we got back I pulled it all out again and shared this post on Instagram.



Getting away and clearing my head, let me change my mindset and I've got a plan to get this top done.  I have enough fabric left to remake this block, being very careful to get it the right size.  Once the top is ready, I think I want to send it off to be longarm quilted.

Tuesday, June 26, 2018

Clementine Quilt Along - June Blocks

I'm a day late getting these blocks posted for you all to enjoy.  I don't know why by June always seems to get away from me...it could be the end of school chaos or that we have 4 family birthdays this month or that my oldest spent a week at Boy Scout camp.

Anyway...

What you really came to see is the beautiful blocks that complete the Clementine Quilt!  This month's block is called Strawberry Star.  Check out the blog post at Fat Quarter Shop to download the pattern and help raise money for St. Jude Children's Hospital.


Once again I just can't seem to get over how much these color make my color loving heart happy!


 This is the small block.


This is the big block!



Next up is putting all the blocks together and figuring out how to quilt it! 

Don't forget to take a look at what my fellow bloggers are making!

April of April Rosenthal (@amrosenthal)
Bonnie of Sunset Family Living (@sunsetfamilyliving)
Cara of That Crafty Cara (@thatcraftycara)
Carrie of Moda Cutting Table (@modafabrics)
Denise of Pieced Brain (@piecedbrain)
Elise of Elise and Emelie (@eliseandemelie)
Gina of Carpe Quiltin (@gina_tell_carpequiltin)
Heather of A Creative Pursuit (@acreativemama)
Hilary of By Hilary Jordan (@byhilaryjordan)
Jan of Cocoa Quilts (@cocoaquilts)
Jen of Heritage Threads (@heritage.threads)
Joanne of Quilts by Joanne (@turtlequilterjo)
Kairle of Kairle Oaks Handcrafted Goodness (@kairleoaks)
Kendra of Good Starter (@good_starter)
Kristen of 3 in the Nest (@threeinthenestraleigh)
Kristina of Center Street Quilts (@centerstreetquilts)
Leah of Ponderings from My Heart (@ponderingsfrommyheart)
Melanie of A Bit of Scrap Stuff (@mellierc)
Melissa of Happy Quilting (@happyquiltingmc)
Pat of Pat Sloan (@quilterpatsloan)
Pat B. of Life in the Scrapatch (@scrapatches)
Patty of Elm Street Quilts (@elmstreetquilts)
Rebecca of One Wee Bird (@oneweebird)
Sarah of 123 Quilt (@123quilt)
Seema of SSK Craft Shop (@sskcraftshop)
Sherri of A Quilting Life (@aquiltinglife)
Sondra of Out of the Blue Quilts (@sondradavison)
Stephanie of Quilt ‘n Party (@quiltnparty)
Tanya of Tanya Quilts in CO (@tanyaquiltsinco)
Teresa of Aurea’s Kitchen (@aureaskitchen)
Vickie of Crocheting Vixen (@crochetingvixen)

Friday, May 25, 2018

Clementine Quilt Along - May Blocks

Welcome back!  It's time for the next set of blocks in the Clementine Quilt Along!

This months block are called Pineapple's Puzzle.   These blocks have lots of hsts.  I've got a suggestion for you if you are like me and want to put scraps to use...in the small block I was able to use corners that were trimmed off in previous months to create the hsts.


If you are sewing along with us (or just joining now) you can find all the pattern on the Fat Quarter Shop's Clementine Quilt Along page.



Here's a peek at all my blocks together!



Don't forget to check out all the other gorgeous blocks being made by these talented quilters!  And if you are financially able please consider donating to St. Jude Children's Research Hospital.

April of April Rosenthal (@amrosenthal)
Bonnie of Sunset Family Living (@sunsetfamilyliving)
Cara of That Crafty Cara (@thatcraftycara)
Carrie of Moda Cutting Table (@modafabrics)
Denise of Pieced Brain (@piecedbrain)
Elise of Elise and Emelie (@eliseandemelie)
Gina of Carpe Quiltin (@gina_tell_carpequiltin)
Heather of A Creative Pursuit (@acreativemama)
Hilary of By Hilary Jordan (@byhilaryjordan)
Jan of Cocoa Quilts (@cocoaquilts)
Jen of Heritage Threads (@heritage.threads)
Joanne of Quilts by Joanne (@turtlequilterjo)
Kairle of Kairle Oaks Handcrafted Goodness (@kairleoaks)
Kendra of Good Starter (@good_starter)
Kristen of 3 in the Nest (@threeinthenestraleigh)
Kristina of Center Street Quilts (@centerstreetquilts)
Leah of Ponderings from My Heart (@ponderingsfrommyheart)
Melanie of A Bit of Scrap Stuff (@mellierc)
Melissa of Happy Quilting (@happyquiltingmc)
Pat of Pat Sloan (@quilterpatsloan)
Pat B. of Life in the Scrapatch (@scrapatches)
Patty of Elm Street Quilts (@elmstreetquilts)
Rebecca of One Wee Bird (@oneweebird)
Sarah of 123 Quilt (@123quilt)
Seema of SSK Craft Shop (@sskcraftshop)
Sherri of A Quilting Life (@aquiltinglife)
Sondra of Out of the Blue Quilts (@sondradavison)
Stephanie of Quilt ‘n Party (@quiltnparty)
Tanya of Tanya Quilts in CO (@tanyaquiltsinco)
Teresa of Aurea’s Kitchen (@aureaskitchen)
Vickie of Crocheting Vixen (@crochetingvixen)

Wednesday, April 25, 2018

Clementine Quilt Along - April Blocks

Welcome back!

I can't believe we are already 4 months into the Clementine Quilt Along!

This month's block is called Coconut Cross.  After looking at the previous blocks all together, I decided to group the warm and cool colors together to help bring a bit more balance to the over all composition.  I'm happy with the way they turned out.  The smaller block got the cool colors and the larger block got the warm colors.


This picture show just how different the block sizes are.  The small is only 12 1/2 inches unfinished and the large is 20 1/2 inches.

 

And because I can't not include pictures that show how it's all coming together...

 


Don't forget to check out all the other fabulous quilts being made during the quilt along.  You can check the hashtag #clementinequiltalong on Instagram or all the other makers blogs at the links below.

*April of April Rosenthal (@amrosenthal)
Bonnie of Sunset Family Living (@sunsetfamilyliving)
Cara of That Crafty Cara (@thatcraftycara)
Carrie of Moda Cutting Table (@modafabrics)
Denise of Pieced Brain (@piecedbrain)
Elise of Elise and Emelie (@eliseandemelie)
Gina of Carpe Quiltin (@gina_tell_carpequiltin)
Heather of A Creative Pursuit (@acreativemama)

Hilary of By Hilary Jordan (@byhilaryjordan)

Jan of Cocoa Quilts (@cocoaquilts)

Jen of Heritage Threads (@heritage.threads)
Joanne of Quilts by Joanne (@turtlequilterjo)
Kairle of Kairle Oaks Handcrafted Goodness (@kairleoaks)
Kendra of Good Starter (@good_starter)
Kristen of 3 in the Nest (@threeinthenestraleigh)
Kristina of Center Street Quilts (@centerstreetquilts)
Leah of Ponderings from My Heart (@ponderingsfrommyheart)
Melanie of A Bit of Scrap Stuff (@mellierc)
Melissa of Happy Quilting (@happyquiltingmc)
Pat of Pat Sloan (@quilterpatsloan)

Pat B. of Life in the Scrapatch (@scrapatches)

Patty of Elm Street Quilts (@elmstreetquilts)

Rebecca of One Wee Bird (@oneweebird)
Sarah of 123 Quilt (@123quilt)
Seema of SSK Craft Shop (@sskcraftshop)
Sherri of A Quilting Life (@aquiltinglife)
Sondra of Out of the Blue Quilts (@sondradavison)
Stephanie of Quilt 'n Party (@quiltnparty)
Tanya of Tanya Quilts in CO (@tanyaquiltsinco)
Teresa of Aurea's Kitchen (@aureaskitchen)
Vickie of Crocheting Vixen (@crochetingvixen)

Thursday, April 19, 2018

Flying Geese Straight Furrows - A Classic & Vintage Block

 
Hi Everybody!  Just posting a quick block for the Fat Quarter Shop's newest Classic & Vintage series.  This one is called Flying Geese Straight Furrows.  It's a pretty straight forward block of half square triangles and larger squares.  I love doing these blocks because they are a great introduction to more traditional blocks done in fun ways. For my block I used all stash fabric, the stripes are from Daysail by Bonnie and Camille and the white is Kona.

You can download the free pattern from Fat Quarter Shop's blog post and don't forget to check out the video tutorial. The pattern calls for Triangles on a Roll but if you don't have any on hand you can do the HSTs the traditional way.  Another option would be to pop on over to the Freshly Pieced pattern shop and buy Lee's Perfect HSTs *.  I love that they come with multiple sizes and that I can print only what I need.


Don't forget to take a look at the block that they other makers shared and use the hashtag #WildGeeseStraightFurrowsQuilt on Instagram to share what you make.

*Disclaimer - I purchased this on my own and share it because I love it.  I am no way affiliated with Freshly Pieced.

Sunday, March 25, 2018

Clemenitine Quilt Along - March Block

 

It's month three of the Clementine Quilt Along with Fat Quarter Shop.  That means we've made half the blocks for this quilt already!  This month's blocks are called Peaches & Plenty.  They are full of half square triangles and flying geese.  



March has be a busy month and I wasn't sure that I was going to get these done on time but I'm so glad I did!  I'm in love with the way these colors play together and I'm getting really excited to see this quilt complete.

All the big blocks
All the little blocks

 Stop by the Fat Quarter Shop get you hands on this month's free pattern and don't forget that if you are financially able they are collecting donation for St. Jude Children's Hospital.

Sunday, February 25, 2018

Clementine Quilt Along - February Block


Allow me to introduce...Broken Berries, the February addition to the Clementine Quilt Along for St. Jude Hospital.  These two give me all the happy feelings!  I just love the way the ombre fabrics are showing off in these blocks.


My goal is to use every one of the eight colors I chose, so there aren't any color repeats between the two different block sizes.  I think this will give me a good spread of color in the finished quilt.


Want to see the January and February blocks together?


I know the answer is "YES!"


Although the patterns are free, if you can a donation to St. Jude is greatly appreciated.

And don't forget to visit the other bloggers that are quilting along!

*April of April Rosenthal (@amrosenthal)
Bonnie of Sunset Family Living (@sunsetfamilyliving)
Cara of That Crafty Cara (@thatcraftycara)
Carrie of Moda Cutting Table (@modafabrics)
Denise of Pieced Brain (@piecedbrain)
Elise of Elise and Emelie (@eliseandemelie)
Gina of Carpe Quiltin (@gina_tell_carpequiltin)
Heather of A Creative Pursuit (@acreativemama)

Hilary of By Hilary Jordan (@byhilaryjordan)
Jan of Cocoa Quilts (@cocoaquilts)
Jen of Heritage Threads (@heritage.threads)
Joanne of Quilts by Joanne (@turtlequilterjo)
Kairle of Kairle Oaks Handcrafted Goodness (@kairleoaks)
Kendra of Good Starter (@good_starter)
Kristen of 3 in the Nest (@threeinthenestraleigh)
Kristina of Center Street Quilts (@centerstreetquilts)
Leah of Ponderings from My Heart (@ponderingsfrommyheart)
Melanie of A Bit of Scrap Stuff (@mellierc)
Melissa of Happy Quilting (@happyquiltingmc)
Pat of Pat Sloan (@quilterpatsloan)

Pat B. of Life in the Scrapatch (@scrapatches)
Patty of Elm Street Quilts (@elmstreetquilts)
Rebecca of One Wee Bird (@oneweebird)
Sarah of 123 Quilt (@123quilt)
Seema of SSK Craft Shop (@sskcraftshop)
Sherri of A Quilting Life (@aquiltinglife)
Sondra of Out of the Blue Quilts (@sondradavison)
Stephanie of Quilt 'n Party (@quiltnparty)
Tanya of Tanya Quilts in CO (@tanyaquiltsinco)
Teresa of Aurea's Kitchen (@aureaskitchen)
Vickie of Crocheting Vixen (@crochetingvixen)

Clementine Quilt Along - my July post in August

So.... The finishing directions were posted by Fat Quarter Shop in July and I really thought I was going to be able to actually get this o...