Thursday, January 25, 2018

Clementine Quilt Along - January!

Hello all and welcome to the Clementine Quilt Along! What's that? Huh? Say what?...

The Clementine Quilt Along is Fat Quarter Shop's 2018 charity quilt along! Every month from January to July 2018, Fat Quarter Shop will release one quilt block pattern to make the Clementine Quilt. The block patterns will be available on the 25th of every month and are free to download. They only ask for a suggested donation of $5 for every pattern you download, with all proceeds benefiting St. Jude Children's Research Hospital (donation link). This year Fat Quarter Shop is partnering with Moda Fabrics to match up to $20,000 of donations! Isn't that amazing?! PLUS, at the end of the quilt along, Fat Quarter Shop will be auctioning off their Clementine quilt, and all of the auction proceeds will be donated to St. Jude as well!

Want more info??? Check out this landing page for the Clementine Quilt Along. Also, Fat Quarter Shop has a limited number of kits available if you want to make your quilt in the exact fabrics shown above. Get em' while they're hot!


I'm thrilled to be one of the bloggers participating in the quilt along this year! Here is my January block. It's called Watermelon Wheel!

As much as I love the fabric from the quilt kit, I decided to use this gorgeous Biscuits and Gravy fabric by Basic Grey for Moda.

Love it! Seriously, I couldn't be happier with my fabric choice for this quilt. I already have all my fabric combos picked out for the rest of the quilt along. Here they are, in order of course, lol.

I. Can't. Wait. for next month's block. In the meantime, I'll have to be satisfied with seeing everyone else's January block. Let me know if you are quilting along so I can see your work! Also, be sure to check out all the 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)


Until next time!
- Sarah

Friday, January 5, 2018

Double Nine Patch - A FQS Quilt Along!

Hey all!

I'm back with another fun quilt along project with the Fat Quarter Shop (FQS)! Their new Double Nine Patch quilt is part of their Classic and Vintage series. It truly has a classic flair that I think everyone will love. The pattern is available to purchase as a downloadable PDF file, OR you can purchase the kit and make the exact quilt you see here!

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The thing that I love about classic quilt patterns is that you can make them as classic or as modern as you want depending on the fabrics you use. OR... you can make them with holiday fabric if a major holiday is coming up. Any guesses which route I took?

Yep, I went with holiday fabric. :) When the FQS approached the quilt along quilters with this project, they gave us the choice to make just one block or a whole quilt. I opted to make the block, but I turned it into this festive wall hanging. I used scraps from this Christmas quilt I made earlier this year. Or, I guess that would be last year. I'm still adjusting to the new year, lol. Anyway, yay for using scraps! PLUS, now I have some matching holiday decor.

I had a lot of fun making this wall hanging but I think my favorite part is the embellishment I added. I put a border on the block and then added a fun piece of natural twine that I had lying around. I had just enough twine to frame the block and add a bow.

I used a large zig-zag stitch to attach the twine. Then I used hot glue to add a few jingle bells to the bow tails. I just realized as I'm typing this why exactly I love this project so much. It's because every bit of it was made with stuff I already had! It's a great feeling to use the resources you have, especially when they all come together so well. "I love it when a plan comes together."

There you have it! I highly recommend this pattern, especially if you are looking to make a quick, classic quilt. Also, be sure to check out the FQS blog The Jolly Jabber to see some of the other projects made using this awesome pattern!


Linking up with:

Needle and Thread Thursday @ My Quilt Infatuation
Can I get a Whoop Whoop Fridays @ Confessions of a Fabric Addict
Finish It Up Friday @ Crazy Mom Quilts
Finished or Not Friday @ Busy Hand Quilts
Thank Goodness It's Finished Friday - Hosted by Anja Quilts this week


Until next time!
- Sarah