Thursday, January 25, 2018

Clementine Quilt Along - Watermelon Wheel

It's the 25th and that means it is the start of the Clementine Quilt Along hosted by the Fat Quarter Shop!!!!  Today I am so excited to share the first set of  blocks!!!  These first set of blocks are called the Watermelon Wheel blocks and they are just so much fun to piece!!!!  Look at all of those fun points and I just love all of the movement ;)



Each month, for the next 6 months, there will be two blocks to make.  They are the same block design, but one is a wonderfully larger 12" block that is great to piece and goes together in a snap.  And the second is a super cute 6" block that is wonderful for building technique of piecing with smaller sizes :)   They are both just so fun to make!!! 



So are you joining in the Clementine fun???  If so, you can download the block pattern right here and it is requested for each pattern you download to donate $5.00  to the St. Jude Children's Research Hospital  :)  This is Fat Quarter Shop's annual charity QAL that is raising funds for an amazing organization that is leading the way in understanding, treating, and working to defeat childhood cancer.  What a wonderful way for us all to make a difference !!   And Fat Quarter Shop and Moda will match up to $20,000 of the donations raised.  So let's help them reach that goal ;)  



This year it is all about Fat Quarters for this Quilt Along and after some playing around in my stash, I decided to use Farmer's Daughter by Lella Botique for Moda and I just love the chic colors and prints!!!  I have already gone through and paired my fabrics into groups of four for each month, so excited!!!   If you are quilting along and want to use the original Mama's Cottage fabrics you can find a Quilt Along Kit right over here, or if you want to pick a different fabric like me, you just need 24 Fat Quarters, an accent fabric and some background fabric ;)    You can find the Fabric Requirements here ;) 




And like always, Fat Quarter Shop has made awesome  You Tube video tutorials that walk you through making each month's blocks.  There are some great helpful hints and you can see it put together step by step!!!   




Be sure to share all of your Clementine progress on social media with #clementinequiltalong and check out these fabulous bloggers who are quilting along for some Watermelon Wheel block inspiration :)  

*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)

So that is the first block in the Clementine Quilt Along!!!!   I will continue to share a new set of blocks on the 25th of each month.  So fun!!!  So what do you say, wan't to come Clementine Quilting Along??  You are going to have so much fun!!!

Thanks for popping in today ;)  Have a Happy Quilting Day!!

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4 comments:

  1. I LOVE that you're using Farmer's Daughter!! Can't wait to see your finished product!!

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  2. I love your blocks, especially in the Farmer's Daughter fabric! Vanessa seems to come out with the prettiest fabrics.

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  3. Very cute blocks!! Pretty in the fabrics you chose.

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  4. Your block is so charming. I sure like your fabric choices.

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Melissa