Monday, August 20, 2018

Oh My Darling


"Oh, my darling... oh, my darling,...oh my darling Clementine...."

(Sorry to plant that song in your head!)  This is my latest finish, gifted to my daughter in honor of her birthday and her new apartment at school.

The block patterns were part of Fat Quarter Shop's Clementine QAL - this year's charity quilt.  I choose a different setting for my blocks than the QAL and am in love with how it turned out!



Each month, you made one large 20'' block and a smaller 12'' block.  I chose to put 4 of my 12'' blocks on the back of the quilt.  The remaining blocks (1 large, 2 small) will likely become couch pillows.


To quilt, I did straight line quilting with my walking foot on the diagonal, leaving three gaps (roughly 5'' wide) that I filled with one continuous feather.  The quilt measures 68 x 68 ''.


My daughter loves the quilt and will enjoy using it on her couch!  (That said, her couch is going to be yellow - belongs to her room-mate.... not quite sure of the shade of yellow though!)


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



I'll be linking up my finish with  Freemotion by the River,   WIP Wednesday's,  Let's Bee SocialMidweek Makers.  Needle and Thread Thursdays, Finish it Up Friday and Finished or Not Friday.

Have a wonderful day! Patty

15 comments:

  1. What a great setting and finish. I think adding in the 12" blocks on the back ties the two sides together really well, and it's fantastic knowing the quilt is already being used and loved!

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  2. Love this quilting idea - leaving a part blank for more quilting but not haveing to over do it! Perfect. I am sure she will be thrilled to have it with her in college. Do you use the permalinks later in your linking up or leave it as it is?

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  3. I can see why your daughter loves it! I do too! The quilting is fabulous! I, too, gifted a quilt to my daughter this weekend. She graduated from a Massage Therapy- Healing Touch program in Denver. It is her third diploma but none the less special..thus a quilt!

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  4. Yay! Great finish for some spectacular blocks. Very creative setting.

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  5. This is such a great alternative setting for these big blocks. Your daughter is lucky!

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  6. Another awesome quilt. I love your setting and quilting. Very nice.

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  7. it is awesome!! Love the quilting you did on it!!

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  8. Pretty finish! I love how you placed the blocks and the "babies" on the back! Nice colors, too!

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  9. Lovely quilt, especially the colors you used - well done!

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  10. Very pretty. I especially love the splash of color in the white background. Denise@fortheloveofgeese

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  11. Great finish! I especially love the simple straight line quilting design with that pep of FMQ (feathers).

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  12. Such a pretty quilt. I really like how you quilted it, too. Very cool.

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  13. It's a beautiful finish. I've been informed by my college student, that it doesn't matter what color anything is, if it's a quilt from home, it works in the decor of whatever living arrangements you have.

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