For those of you who are up to date and following along with the Clementine Quiltalong, Month 2’s blocks are up and available on the Fat Quarter Shop blog! They are called the Broken Berries Block. Once again, there is a 12.5″ block and a 20.5″ block. They come together relatively quickly with some chain piecing and pack a fun punch!
If you like to have a little extra room for trimming half square triangles (HSTs), I suggest upping the measurements for the pieces which become HSTs by 1/4″. I sew with a very scant 1/4″ seam and I did not have space to trim some of the pieces as much as I would have liked. Other than that, they are very straightforward and are really fun to watch come together!
As always, a donation of $5 is suggested per month’s pattern you use and you can donate here: St. Jude’s + Fat Quarter Shop. Are you quilting along? Are you staying caught up? It’s been a really fun thing for me to participate and have something to look forward to sewing each month.
Every year Fat Quarter Shop hosts a fabulous quiltalong that benefits a specific charity. This year they have chosen St. Jude’s children’s hospital! Each month January-July there will be one block pattern in 2 sizes to complete. At the end there is a really fun way to make the setting unique. It is suggested that per pattern you use, you donate $5 to St. Jude’s by clicking this link or following the same link from one of Fat Quarter Shop’s blog postings. For the first month, we get to make Watermelon Wheel. It’s a clever block that is really simple to construct, thanks to strip piecing! For the block, head to this Fat Quarter Shop post!
Do you have a collection of mini charm packs or am I the only one? I never, ever know what to do with them. I’ve used them to make pouches in the past, but there are ALWAYS, always mini charms left over. When Fat Quarter Shop opened up participation in this quiltalong, I was so excited because this quilt uses mini charms!!!!!!!!! The shortcut version I made is a small baby quilt, and it uses 4 mini charm packs. I chose to use Modern Background Luster Metallic by Zen Chic for Moda, but could you imagine making a bigger version and mixing different lines of mini charms together? It would be such a fun quilt and it would be a great stash buster. The components for this quilt come together very quickly and will definitely be a quilt I’ll be making again. To get the free pattern, visit The Jolly Jabber, Fat Quarter Shop’s blog and then get to stash shopping!