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)

Friday, February 16, 2018

Hunter Star - A Classic & Vintage Block


Have you heard of the Classic and Vintage Series from Fat Quarter Shop?  They take a classic block and give it a modern spin.   The newest addition is the Hunter Star!  I love this block and the design it makes when you repeat it throughout a quilt.  If you want to make one of your own you can watch the YouTube video that guides you through the process or find the pattern download link on the FQS blog.

I actually made four block and joined them together to create the full star effect.  Each quadrant is 9 1/2 inches unfinished, so all four make a decent sized block. I think I'm going to turn it into a pillow! My blocks are made from two fat quarters from Fig Tree & Co. and a coordinating solid.


I shared this picture on Instagram and felt like I should share here too.  Don't worry is your points don't match...perfection is overrated!  Just enjoy the process!

Thursday, January 25, 2018

Clementine Quilt Along - January Blocks

Hello!  How are you?  Are you excited to see all the wonderful blocks for the first month of the Clementine Quilt Along?  I can't wait to take a look at the block made by all the other fantastic blogger that are part of sharing this project with you!

The first block is called Watermelon Wheel and for this quilt you get be make it in two different sizes.  I couldn't resist taking a couple of pictures in the snow we got last week.  I think this one really captures the beautiful ombre effect of the V & Co. fabric I am using.  You can check out my previous post about the quilt along to see exactly which colors I am using. 

 






As you can see I couldn't stop taking pictures of these blocks.  They were fun and quick to sew together!  I'd love to hear what you think of these block and please let me know if you are going to sew along.  I'd love to cheer you on! 

If you'd like to make you own then to hop over to the Fat Quarter Shop for the pattern.  The pattern is free but if you'd like to help, the Fat Quarter Shop is accepting donations through this link for St. Jude Children's 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)

Friday, January 19, 2018

#2018makenine

I heard about the #2018makenine after seeing a few of my favorite Instagram makers post collages showing what they want to make this year. After a bit of scrolling through the hashtag on Instagram I found Rochelle the creator behind the idea.  If you'd like to read more about how the idea was conceived I encourage you to read her blog post.

She calls it a gentle challenge that you can't fail!

I had grand plans last year to sew a lot for myself.  But with so many fantastic patterns I found myself overwhelmed by all the options.  I wanted to make everything!  And then I didn't really get anything done.  So I've created a collage and now I know where to focus.  I've made a list of links down below, in case you are interested in learning more about the individual patterns. So...



I'm going to try making most of these from my stash of garment fabrics.  The only one that I might have to buy for is the Oceanside Pants, I don't know that I have enough yardage.  I've actually had my Blackwood Cardigan, Esme Top and Mississippi Ave. Dress cut out for a while so I think may increase my productivity.  I made a bonus list just in case.

Bonus
Halifax Hoodie 
Cheyenne Tunic
Shirt No. 1 (a Creativebug class)
Linden Sweatshirt 

Are you doing any garment sewing this year?  Any tips for productivity? 

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...