In July of 2017, Lindsey of Pen and Paper Patterns announced her Sewology Block of the Month. I bought her pattern immediately and then to my utter delight, there were different colorways suggested and this gorgeous pink and orange version caught my eye. I figured it would be something that not many people would choose. It also uses my favorite Kona cotton color, Pink Flamingo. It is THE perfect pink. I fell behind a few times during the year, but finished on time.
Kaitlyn of Knot and Thread quilted it in this perfect loop. I wanted something that would give it a nice overall texture without taking away from the awesomeness of the blocks Lindsey designed. I backed it in one of my favorite prints of all time, Rosa from Rifle Paper Co.’s debut line for Cotton + Steel. The colors are a perfect match! I’ve really been loving rounded corners lately and couldn’t help but round these corners as well. Since the curve is pretty gentle, I don’t find that I need to use bias binding, which is always a win in my book!
This July, Kairle Oaks and I hosted such a fun quiltalong that featured the traditional, beloved Churn Dash block. It took me awhile to get my act together and actually finish my quilt, but once I did, I wished I had done it sooner! It is so much fun to see these blocks pop with the hand quilting. It has been on our couch since the minute it was finished being bound and washed. My boys love finding the cute sheep blocks and looking for all of the other fun prints from the Panorama Cotton + Steel fabric line.
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!