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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16 comments:

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

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

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

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  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!

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  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!

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  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

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  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

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

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

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

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  12. Thanks for the smile this morning!

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  13. Super nice quilts. So cheery!

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Thank you so much for your sweet comments. I just love hearing from you!!
Have a Happy Quilting Day :)

Melissa