You guys! We did it!!! We made it to the final block pattern for the Clementine Quiltalong! This has been such a fun quiltalong and it is just going to get better from here. One of the things I love most about this quilt is the unique setting and we are now almost ready to do that. Month 6’s block is called Strawberry Star and I know I’ve said this before, but THIS one is my favorite. They saved the best (and also the easiest) for last. I have a soft spot for star blocks and these adorable 4-patch stars are no exception. You can find the pattern for this month’s block on The Jolly Jabber, Fat Quarter Shop’s blog.
Happy Summer! Today is actually my birthday and what a better way to celebrate than a new, free short cut quilt tutorial by Fat Quarter Shop! This is a fun quilt that only uses 2 different blocks to create such a unique look. When I saw the mock-up for the quilt, I wondered how it would look in solids. Then I got to thinking further that maybe I could limit myself to just a few colors and it would create an interesting effect. I never know if things will actually turn out like my mind’s eye sees it before I get sewing, but I am very pleased with how this turned out. I used just 3 Moda Bella solids: 30’s Blue, Royal Blue, and trusty 97 white. These were some of the complimentary blue’s from the Moda line Feed Sacks True Blue by Linzee Kull McCray. I tried to keep the quilting simple and in a way that complimented the design of the quilt. For a showcase of the other blogger’s quilts and a link to the free tutorial, be sure to visit Fat Quarter Shop’s blog, The Jolly Jabber.
As many of you may have noticed on instagram and facebook, there is another version of the Splendid Sampler book being released in the fall with some freebies released before then. I thought this would be a great time to remind any of you who might be looking for 6″ quilt blocks to add to this quilt, or any other, that I have 33 of them on my Tutorials page, towards the bottom. All of the blocks there either have free instructions right there or a link to a free tutorial elsewhere.