Wednesday, July 25, 2018

My Clementine Quilt Top

I've really enjoyed making the blocks from Fat Quarter Shop's Clementine QAL.  (Click here to see photos of all my blocks.)    

When it came time to assemble the quilt top, I debated (and debated) with myself on what to do.  The original layout is just lovely but the resulting quilt is bigger than I wanted to quilt on my domestic machine.   I laid the blocks out on the floor and walked around them for days trying to decide what to do.

Photo credit to Fat Quarter Shop 

I actually started sewing one layout using just the larger blocks but then realized (eek!) my math was wrong and the dimensions of the final quilt wasn't going to work.  Out comes my seam ripper and back to the drawing board.

This layout yields a quilt 64'' square which is just the perfect size!

With the QAL, there were 6 large blocks in total and the 6th one will become a matching pillow.  4 of the 6 smaller blocks are on the back.

The quilt is all basted and the quilting is underway!  I am doing a combination of straight line stitching on the diagonal and then some FMQ.  I am about half-way on the straight line quilting.

I'm gifting this to my daughter as a couch quilt is celebration of her new apartment at school with her oldest girlfriend.  Its a surprise though - don't tell her!

Fat Quarter Shop's Clementine QAL benefits St. Jude's Children's Research Hospital.  Quilters are encouraged to donate $5 for each block pattern.  I really love how the FQS QALs support a different charity each year.  If you love the fabrics in the sample quilt, you can order the kit!

You can ready more about the QAL and get the finishing instructions on the Jolly Jabber and read more about the Clementine QAL.  

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Have a wonderful day! Patty


  1. Patty love your setting of blocks. Am interested in seeing the completed quilt and the smaller blocks on the back.

  2. Beautiful quilt top! I am glad you were able to create a new arrangement that worked for you. Your daughter is very lucky to be the future recipient!

  3. That turned out really nice. I know she will love it.

  4. Looking good, Patty! I love these blocks!

  5. Nice setting! Lucky daughter recipient :)

  6. What a fantastic setting for the blocks. I bet your daughter is going to love it!


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