Clementine Quilt Along with Fat Quarter Shop – Block Three

Kristina_CenterStreetQuilts_MAR

It’s already time for the third block in the Clementine Quilt Along with Fat Quarter Shop! If this is your first time hearing about it, it’s a quilt along by Fat Quarter Shop that runs for the first half of this year as the blocks are released one at a time. Each month’s block becomes available on the 25th of the month and can be downloaded from Fat Quarter Shop’s website for a suggested $5 donation to St. Jude Children’s Hospital. For more information or to download this month’s block, you can check out the Clementine Quilt Along blog post at the Fat Quarter Shop’s blog HERE.

Clementine Quilt Along_March Block_HST

March’s block has a lot of half-square triangles, so I thought I’d share a little tip that I use every time I make one. Frequently, a pattern has you cut out the original squares 7/8 inch larger than the finished half-square triangle is going to be. I always, always, always round that up to a full inch. Then, after sewing 1/4 inch on either side of the diagonal and cutting them apart, I trim the half-square triangles down to 1/2 inch larger than the finished size. By cutting the original squares just a touch bigger, it allows for a little bit of wiggle room to trim it to the exact size needed. For me, it really makes all the difference in getting my points to line up!

Clementine Quilt Along_March Block

I really enjoyed sewing this block together and can’t believe that we’re already half way through with the quilt along blocks!

You can check out the other bloggers sewing along with the Clementine Quilt Along below. Happy sewing!

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)

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