Tuesday, October 28, 2014

Fat Eighth Frenzy with the Fat Quarter Shop!!!

NOTE - If you are looking for the Terrific Tuesday Giveaway Day post you will find it here ;)

Okay, so it is no secret that I love the Fat Quarter Shop's Shortcut Quilt series.  They are so fun for making a quilt that really goes together in a snap.  They have covered every pre-cut except for the Fat Eighth Bundle and today is it's day to shine!!!   Fat Eighth Frenzy is here and it even comes along with a bonus quilt!!!

I was super excited when I saw this pattern and even more excited when I was trying to decide what fabric bundle to use and stumbled upon the Ann Kelle Remix Fat Eighth bundle.  Oh, I do love me some rainbow goodness!!!  And I knew that this pattern would just be so fun in a rainbow.

I started Fat Eighth Frenzy and had the quilt top done in no time.  I just love these short-cut quilts.  I just wrote right on my pattern where I wanted the colors placed.  And I was so happy when it was all done.  I mean seriously, you cant help but smile at a rainbow ;)

I quilted my Fat Eighth Frenzy with some large swirls.  I wanted to keep it pretty soft and love how the large swirls really tied into the large design :)

And then it was time to use the leftovers ;)   Yippee for some HST goodness!!!  I once again mimicked the rainbow layout with just a few changes to keep the colors balanced that I had. The fun thing about this bonus is that the layout possibilities are endless.  I mean, 2 in 1 projects are always fun but then getting to make it entirely your own, . .  double bonus!!!   I think this would make the cutest car seat snuggler ;)

And if you do large swirls on the large quilt, you obviously are going to quilt small swirls on the small quilt ;)   I just love quilting swirls!!!

And now I know you want to whip one up yourself, it is just so easy and fun!!!   You can find the free downloadable pattern here :)    And yes, like all the other shortcut quilts, Kimberly has done a wonderful video tutorial that walks you through step by step of each quilt.  Here is the Fat Eighth Frenzy Tutorial and here is the Bonus Quilt Video ;)  These are so great for all of us visual learners ;)

So pop on over to Fat Quarter Shop and get your pattern and a Fat Eighth Bundle!!!  Fat Quarter Shop has even marked down all of their Fat Eighth Bundles 20% Off just for the release of this fun new short-cut quilt!!  Yippee!!!

And be sure to stop by the Jolly Jabber to see all of the other amazing Fat Eighth Frenzy quilts made by some other awesome bloggers :)  Inspiration galore ;)

Thanks for stopping by and have a Happy Quilting Day!!!

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  1. These fabrics are so bright it makes me smile.

  2. Love the rainbow quilts! Bonus for them coming out of one bundle!

  3. They both turned out beautifully. Love the bright colors and the swirl quilting is perfect.

  4. FQS also post abput the fat eighth quilt on Instagram, and I was so excited! I absolutely love the bright colors you chose for your quilt!

  5. This is an amazing quilt and you are right, I DO WANT TO MAKE ONE MYSELF NOW! Thanks for yet another WIP my dear! Lovely job!

  6. It's lovely Melissa!! I'm so impressed with your quilting, especially since I know that you started with the long arm not too long ago!! Hugs, H

  7. Such fun bright colours! Another fast quilt pattern : )

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    1. The IT site is one of my favorites. I like their curiously coordinated and Pantone color of the year sections. Renragjd@gmail.com

  9. The only Halloween stitching I've done has been in cross stitch. Renragjd@gmail.com

  10. so colourful Melissa, have downloaded the pattern my list is so so long now of things I want to do

  11. Looking for something quick...thanks for the inpsiration and link Melissa!! Your came out little bright happy quilty hugs!!!

  12. Thanks for the smile this morning!


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