Thursday, January 25, 2018

Red and White Clementine Quilt Along Block 1

My Red and White Clementine

I am sewing along to make this beautiful quilt!

I love this pattern!

This is for the

The Jolly Jabber

So much that I am making two quilts.

Above is the large Watermelon Block
in the scrappy red fabrics from my stash.
I am using Kona White for the background of the blocks
in this quilt.

The little Broken Dishes blocks were made with the cutaways.

The piecing instructions called for drawing lines, sewing and then cutting the corners.

Drawing lines is not my favorite thing to do.
It is the only "piecing pet peeve" that I have. 
I think it derives from my vision issues.
I have a difficult time seeing and sewing on the lines.
I have tried a variety of marking pens and pencils over the years
but have never found anything that works for me.

So I always find an alternative method.

This my personally preferred method:

I carefully place the corner square on the main fabric unit
on a cutting board on my sewing table.

Using a 1/4 inch ruler, cut away the corner.

Then I chain piece the triangles and main units.

I love chain piecing!

I also like to sew those little HST into little blocks
for my 15 minutes of play at the end of each session.
Snip the doggy ears and sew!

I find this method fun, fast and very accurate.

For more photos and a free tutorial of a scrap quilt
I am making with this method

Click Here

I call it ...

Precision Piecing Play!
<3 <3 <3

My little kitties find it fun, too. 

Want to sew along  to make one of these
beautiful Clementine quilts?

Clementine Quilt Along Quilt Kit Featuring Mama's Cottage by Moda Fabrics

Click Here For All Info

I have also received a kit of the beautiful

Mams's Cottage Fabrics by April Rosenthal

This kit is gorgeous!

Nothing is more fun than opening a new fabric bundle
Read More Here

You may purchase this  Quilt Kit Here

As I have other quilty andblog commitments,
I have not had time to enjoy sewing my new kit yet.

My second set of January blocks will be posted soon.

To see more lovely Clementine quilts in progress,
please visit my quilt-along friends:

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) (you are here!)
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)

Hope to see you sewing along!


  1. It is going to be a beautiful red and white quilt.

  2. This is going to be so pretty! I am a sucker for a red and white quilt!

  3. I've always wanted to make a red and white quilt. Yours is going to be amazing!


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