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!
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.