We are now halfway done with the Clementine Quiltalong hosted by Fat Quarter Shop benefitting St. Jude’s Children’s Hospital! I can’t believe we only have 3 blocks left!! This month’s block is called Peaches & Plenty and you can find it over on the Fat Quarter Shop’s Jolly Jabber blog. As with last month’s block, I would up size the pieces that turn into half square triangles by 1/8″-1/4″ so there is enough room to trim them IF you are particular about that. It came together relatively quickly and you really can’t beat the awesome secondary patterns in this block!
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!