Wednesday, July 25, 2018

Clementine Quilt Along - July


This is it people! The final stretch! The end is near! Wait... that makes me sound like I'm talking about the end of days. No, no... I'm talking about the final instructions for the Clementine Quilt Along (CQA)!


Since January, Fat Quarter Shop has released a quilt block every month as part of their charity quilt along the Clementine Quilt Along. Every block is available to download but they do ask that you make a donation to St. Jude Children's Research Hospital (donation link). It's a great way to support a great cause! All the info can be found on the Clementine Quilt Along page.  


All the blocks have really fun fruit names and every month I looked forward to learning the new names. You can see all my monthly blocks (and their names) here:



True to form, I didn't follow the pattern. Sometimes, I just can't help myself! I always justify it by telling myself that what I'm really doing is showing all you lovely people different options. Yeah... So, in this version of the quilt, I opted to keep the on point blocks square and I left off the borders. Really though, I am a firm believer in doing what works for you! Change sizes! Add/delete borders! Swap blocks! You do YOU! 


I used the Biscuits and Gravy fabric collection from Basic Grey Fabrics for Moda. I love, love, loved working with this collection. It's a color palette I don't usually go for but it made me happy every time I was using it. I hope this quilt will continue to bring me joy every time I see it. I quilted it with a basic serpentine stitch. That's the same I way I quilted this quilt nearly a year ago, and I swore I wouldn't use it again because of how much that quilt shifted. But, that quilt has become one of the most comfy couch quilts I have and it's because of the quilting! So, I decided to try the serpentine stitch again; and I also used every basting pin I had in the house to keep the shifting to a minimum! Lol. I think it turned out great.


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Be sure to check out all the other quilt bloggers who quilted along!

April of April Rosenthal (@amrosenthal)
Bonnie of Sunset Family Living (@sunsetfamilyliving)
Cara of That Crafty Cara (@thatcraftycara)
Carrie of Moda Cutting Table (@modafabrics)
Denise of Pieced Brain (@piecedbrain)
Elise of Elise and Emelie (@eliseandemelie)
Gina of Carpe Quiltin (@gina_tell_carpequiltin)
Heather of A Creative Pursuit (@acreativemama)
Hilary of By Hilary Jordan (@byhilaryjordan)
Jan of Cocoa Quilts (@cocoaquilts)
Jen of Heritage Threads (@heritage.threads)
Joanne of Quilts by Joanne (@turtlequilterjo)
Kairle of Kairle Oaks Handcrafted Goodness (@kairleoaks)
Kendra of Good Starter (@good_starter)
Kristen of 3 in the Nest (@threeinthenestraleigh)
Kristina of Center Street Quilts (@centerstreetquilts)
Leah of Ponderings from My Heart (@ponderingsfrommyheart)
Melanie of A Bit of Scrap Stuff (@mellierc)
Melissa of Happy Quilting (@happyquiltingmc)
Pat of Pat Sloan (@quilterpatsloan)
Pat B. of Life in the Scrapatch (@scrapatches)
Patty of Elm Street Quilts (@elmstreetquilts)
Rebecca of One Wee Bird (@oneweebird)
Sarah of 123 Quilt (@123quilt)
Seema of SSK Craft Shop (@sskcraftshop)
Sherri of A Quilting Life (@aquiltinglife)
Sondra of Out of the Blue Quilts (@sondradavison)
Stephanie of Quilt 'n Party (@quiltnparty)
Tanya of Tanya Quilts in CO (@tanyaquiltsinco)
Teresa of Aurea's Kitchen (@aureaskitchen)
Vickie of Crocheting Vixen (@crochetingvixen)

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Until next time!
- Sarah

Monday, June 25, 2018

Clementine Quilt Along - June


Hey there! It's JUNE already and that means it's the time for the final block pattern in the Clementine Quilt Along!


The Clementine Quilt Along is a charity QAL hosted by Fat Quarter Shop in partnership with Moda Fabrics and benefiting St. Jude Children's Research Hospital (donation link). Every month, Jan. 2018 through June 2018, Fat Quarter Shop releases a new block for FREE but the catch is that they ask you to make a donation every time you download a block. It's a great way to support a great cause! All the info can be found on the Clementine Quilt Along page.

The June block is called Strawberry Star and I think it's my favorite of all the blocks!


The more observant among you may have noticed that this block is used in the Clementine Quilt Along logo. How many of you just scrolled to the top of the post to check it out?

It's almost like finding a Hidden Mickey. ;)

Oh, it's the little things in life that amuse me. Anyway... you can see my previous blocks by clicking the following links:


Also, every month I say that it's not to late to join in the fun because the blocks go together really fast, but... it's getting close to the end. I mean, this is the LAST block pattern to be released. So yeah, there's still time but it's not I'll sew a little bit here and there time, it's more like I hope everyone likes pizza because I'm too busy sewing to cook time.

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Be sure to check out all the other amazing bloggers quilting along!

April of April Rosenthal (@amrosenthal)
Bonnie of Sunset Family Living (@sunsetfamilyliving)
Cara of That Crafty Cara (@thatcraftycara)
Carrie of Moda Cutting Table (@modafabrics)
Denise of Pieced Brain (@piecedbrain)
Elise of Elise and Emelie (@eliseandemelie)
Gina of Carpe Quiltin (@gina_tell_carpequiltin)
Heather of A Creative Pursuit (@acreativemama)
Hilary of By Hilary Jordan (@byhilaryjordan)
Jan of Cocoa Quilts (@cocoaquilts)
Jen of Heritage Threads (@heritage.threads)
Joanne of Quilts by Joanne (@turtlequilterjo)
Kairle of Kairle Oaks Handcrafted Goodness (@kairleoaks)
Kendra of Good Starter (@good_starter)
Kristen of 3 in the Nest (@threeinthenestraleigh)
Kristina of Center Street Quilts (@centerstreetquilts)
Leah of Ponderings from My Heart (@ponderingsfrommyheart)
Melanie of A Bit of Scrap Stuff (@mellierc)
Melissa of Happy Quilting (@happyquiltingmc)
Pat of Pat Sloan (@quilterpatsloan)
Pat B. of Life in the Scrapatch (@scrapatches)
Patty of Elm Street Quilts (@elmstreetquilts)
Rebecca of One Wee Bird (@oneweebird)
Sarah of 123 Quilt (@123quilt)
Seema of SSK Craft Shop (@sskcraftshop)
Sherri of A Quilting Life (@aquiltinglife)
Sondra of Out of the Blue Quilts (@sondradavison)
Stephanie of Quilt 'n Party (@quiltnparty)
Tanya of Tanya Quilts in CO (@tanyaquiltsinco)
Teresa of Aurea's Kitchen (@aureaskitchen)
Vickie of Crocheting Vixen (@crochetingvixen)

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Until next time!
- Sarah

Friday, May 25, 2018

Clementine Quilt Along - May


Hey everyone!

It's reveal day for the May block of the Clementine Quilt Along!


The Clementine Quilt Along is a charity project that is being hosted by the Fat Quarter Shop. Each month, for six months, they are releasing a free block pattern. Fat Quarter Shop is partnering with Moda Fabrics for this project and all proceeds will go to St. Jude Children's Research Hospital. So, they ask that if you download a block pattern that you make a donation (donation link). It's a fun way to support a great cause! You can find more information on the Clementine Quilt Along page.



This month's block is called Pineapple's Puzzle. I am loving these fruity names! You can see my previous blocks and their fruity names by clicking the following links:


All the blocks are so fun! I am really looking forward to the block for June. It's the last block in the project! They go together really fast so it's not too late to join in all the fun!

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Be sure to check out all the other bloggers quilting along!

April of April Rosenthal (@amrosenthal)
Bonnie of Sunset Family Living (@sunsetfamilyliving)
Cara of That Crafty Cara (@thatcraftycara)
Carrie of Moda Cutting Table (@modafabrics)
Denise of Pieced Brain (@piecedbrain)
Elise of Elise and Emelie (@eliseandemelie)
Gina of Carpe Quiltin (@gina_tell_carpequiltin)
Heather of A Creative Pursuit (@acreativemama)
Hilary of By Hilary Jordan (@byhilaryjordan)
Jan of Cocoa Quilts (@cocoaquilts)
Jen of Heritage Threads (@heritage.threads)
Joanne of Quilts by Joanne (@turtlequilterjo)
Kairle of Kairle Oaks Handcrafted Goodness (@kairleoaks)
Kendra of Good Starter (@good_starter)
Kristen of 3 in the Nest (@threeinthenestraleigh)
Kristina of Center Street Quilts (@centerstreetquilts)
Leah of Ponderings from My Heart (@ponderingsfrommyheart)
Melanie of A Bit of Scrap Stuff (@mellierc)
Melissa of Happy Quilting (@happyquiltingmc)
Pat of Pat Sloan (@quilterpatsloan)
Pat B. of Life in the Scrapatch (@scrapatches)
Patty of Elm Street Quilts (@elmstreetquilts)
Rebecca of One Wee Bird (@oneweebird)
Sarah of 123 Quilt (@123quilt)
Seema of SSK Craft Shop (@sskcraftshop)
Sherri of A Quilting Life (@aquiltinglife)
Sondra of Out of the Blue Quilts (@sondradavison)
Stephanie of Quilt 'n Party (@quiltnparty)
Tanya of Tanya Quilts in CO (@tanyaquiltsinco)
Teresa of Aurea's Kitchen (@aureaskitchen)
Vickie of Crocheting Vixen (@crochetingvixen)

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Until next time!
- Sarah

Wednesday, April 25, 2018

Clementine Quilt Along - April!



Hey guys! It's time for the reveal of the April block for the Clementine Quilt Along hosted by Fat Quarter Shop!


It's already month 4 of the quilt along! We are more than halfway through! It's not too late to join in though. The construction of the blocks is fairly quick so anybody who wants to quilt along will be caught up in no time. Also, the quilt along is for a great cause - supporting St. Jude Children's Hospital. The blocks are free to download but donations would be appreciated (donation link).

This month's block is called Coconut Cross.


I've really been enjoying these block names! Every month I look forward to learning the name of the new block. You can see the previous blocks I've made (and their names) here, here, and here.


I'm using Biscuits and Gravy fabric by Basic Grey for Moda and I loooove how these fabrics look in these blocks. So, all in all, I'm really pleased with how my blocks are coming out and I can't wait for next month!

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Be sure to check out the other quilt bloggers who are quilting along!

April of April Rosenthal (@amrosenthal)
Bonnie of Sunset Family Living (@sunsetfamilyliving)
Cara of That Crafty Cara (@thatcraftycara)
Carrie of Moda Cutting Table (@modafabrics)
Denise of Pieced Brain (@piecedbrain)
Elise of Elise and Emelie (@eliseandemelie)
Gina of Carpe Quiltin (@gina_tell_carpequiltin)
Heather of A Creative Pursuit (@acreativemama)
Hilary of By Hilary Jordan (@byhilaryjordan)
Jan of Cocoa Quilts (@cocoaquilts)
Jen of Heritage Threads (@heritage.threads)
Joanne of Quilts by Joanne (@turtlequilterjo)
Kairle of Kairle Oaks Handcrafted Goodness (@kairleoaks)
Kendra of Good Starter (@good_starter)
Kristen of 3 in the Nest (@threeinthenestraleigh)
Kristina of Center Street Quilts (@centerstreetquilts)
Leah of Ponderings from My Heart (@ponderingsfrommyheart)
Melanie of A Bit of Scrap Stuff (@mellierc)
Melissa of Happy Quilting (@happyquiltingmc)
Pat of Pat Sloan (@quilterpatsloan)
Pat B. of Life in the Scrapatch (@scrapatches)
Patty of Elm Street Quilts (@elmstreetquilts)
Rebecca of One Wee Bird (@oneweebird)
Sarah of 123 Quilt (@123quilt)
Seema of SSK Craft Shop (@sskcraftshop)
Sherri of A Quilting Life (@aquiltinglife)
Sondra of Out of the Blue Quilts (@sondradavison)
Stephanie of Quilt 'n Party (@quiltnparty)
Tanya of Tanya Quilts in CO (@tanyaquiltsinco)
Teresa of Aurea's Kitchen (@aureaskitchen)
Vickie of Crocheting Vixen (@crochetingvixen)

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Until next time!
- Sarah

Sunday, March 25, 2018

Clementine Quilt Along - March!



I can't believe we are already three months in to the Clementine Quilt Along! For those of you who may be wondering what that is, it is a charity quilt along hosted by Fat Quarter Shop (partnering with Moda Fabrics) and benefiting St. Jude Children's Research Hospital. The blocks patterns are free every month but they do ask that you give a small donation for each download (donation link).

This month's block is called Peaches & Plenty!


It's such a fun block, but oh, those points! These blocks have been point testers for sure. They aren't too bad as long as you are careful when pinning and sewing. Or, if you are wild and carefree, you probably don't care. :)


This month I decided to press some of my seams open to reduce some of the bulk. It worked out really well and I think I may press all my seams open for the next block.


Just for fun, I wanted to see how all three blocks looked together so far.


I think they look great and I can't wait for next month's block! You can read more about January's block here, and February's block here.

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Be sure to check out the other bloggers who are quilting along!

April of April Rosenthal (@amrosenthal)
Bonnie of Sunset Family Living (@sunsetfamilyliving)
Cara of That Crafty Cara (@thatcraftycara)
Carrie of Moda Cutting Table (@modafabrics)
Denise of Pieced Brain (@piecedbrain)
Elise of Elise and Emelie (@eliseandemelie)
Gina of Carpe Quiltin (@gina_tell_carpequiltin)
Heather of A Creative Pursuit (@acreativemama)
Hilary of By Hilary Jordan (@byhilaryjordan)
Jan of Cocoa Quilts (@cocoaquilts)
Jen of Heritage Threads (@heritage.threads)
Joanne of Quilts by Joanne (@turtlequilterjo)
Kairle of Kairle Oaks Handcrafted Goodness (@kairleoaks)
Kendra of Good Starter (@good_starter)
Kristen of 3 in the Nest (@threeinthenestraleigh)
Kristina of Center Street Quilts (@centerstreetquilts)
Leah of Ponderings from My Heart (@ponderingsfrommyheart)
Melanie of A Bit of Scrap Stuff (@mellierc)
Melissa of Happy Quilting (@happyquiltingmc)
Pat of Pat Sloan (@quilterpatsloan)
Pat B. of Life in the Scrapatch (@scrapatches)
Patty of Elm Street Quilts (@elmstreetquilts)
Rebecca of One Wee Bird (@oneweebird)
Sarah of 123 Quilt (@123quilt)
Seema of SSK Craft Shop (@sskcraftshop)
Sherri of A Quilting Life (@aquiltinglife)
Sondra of Out of the Blue Quilts (@sondradavison)
Stephanie of Quilt 'n Party (@quiltnparty)
Tanya of Tanya Quilts in CO (@tanyaquiltsinco)
Teresa of Aurea's Kitchen (@aureaskitchen)
Vickie of Crocheting Vixen (@crochetingvixen)

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Until next time!
- Sarah