Let me first say this post is NOT sponsored. I just wanted to share something awesome I found and love. I recently shared on instagram how a box of quilts went missing between my house and my binding client’s. It still makes me sick to my stomach to think about it. My husband and I had been talking about the possibility of designing and printing custom tape for my boxes that I send out and this was the catalyst to get that going. We found a company that prints not only tape, but stickers, etc etc etc. The tape we had printed is the same type of tape that Amazon uses on their packages with those threads that make it harder to rip. I LOVE it! I used it for the first time today and it is soooooo awesome. It is not like normal tape and you do have to wet a sponge, then wet the tape, then attach it, but it was really easy. I love the security it adds to package and the recipients will know for sure what is inside the box when it arrives. 🙂 If you have any tape or sticker needs, I highly recommend Sticker Mule. Follow this link to get $10 off your order! (psssst. 300 feet of tape is only $39 so $10 off is a big deal!) Sticker Mule
Last year I participated in a quilting bee with some local friends. The premise was that each month there would be 1-2 queen bees who would receive their blocks from the other quilters during that month. We each could choose whatever 12″ block (or equivalent) we would like, set up fabric parameters, and watch as our vision came to life. I chose to have my friends make 4 bow tie blocks that were each 6″, used any low volume fabric they chose, and any color other than brown as the main print. The blocks they made ended up making up about 1/3 of this quilt and helped add so much variety to my quilt. There is not a print that is repeated other than a few low volumes.
The response I received to this quilt was really positive and so I decided to release a pattern. As with all of my creations, there are lots of diagrams, some words, and wonderfully thoughtful design as done by my dear husband. This pattern is fat quarter friendly with minimal waste, or works REALLY well with scraps. Ask me how I know. 🙂
You can get it in my Craftsy shop or in my Etsy shop.
Everything is on sale until 9/17/18 (including my comprehensive binding ebook!!)
The past 7 months I have waited and waited and waited for this moment. One of my very favorite things about this quilt when I first saw it was the unique setting. I had never seen a quilt like this and I LOVE how the Clementine Quilt turned out!
I had Debbie of Hobble Creek Quilting use the ginger snap pantograph to quilt this beauty up, and it added just the softness that I was hoping it would for those hard angles. I had the idea to scallop the border, but I had already made my binding and it was not made on the bias. I decided that I could still round the corners and it would likely be just fine with straight cut binding. I had NO issues with it whatsoever, so if bias binding scares you, I can now say that you can absolutely do rounded corners with normal binding! 🙂 You can also just use a dinner plate as your template, which I also now know from first hand experience.
For the final setting instructions, you can head to Fat Quarter Shop’s blog, The Jolly Jabber. Have you been quilting along? This was a bit of a doozie to keep up with every month, so if you’re not to this point, don’t beat yourself up! You’ve got this! It is well worth the effort to finish!