Friday, April 27, 2018

Fat Quarter Cubes - A Short Cut Quilt!!

You all know how much I love Short Cut Quilts so when Fat Quarter Shop asked if I wanted to make their latest Short Cut quilt called Fat Quarter Cubes, I was all over it!!!    And how cute will this be for a new picnic blanket this summer!!!  So fun ;)


Fat Quarter Cubes goes together super fast as it takes advantage of big pieces cut from Fat Quarters.  You can find the free pattern right here  ;)  As you can see, I went ahead and added an extra row of blocks as I wanted mine to be square instead of twin size.   It's easy to figure out the math on this one for changing it up :)   And it's obviously Fat Quarter friendly, hence the name, so it's easy to grab a stack and get sewing!!


 I used a combination of fabrics from Amy Smart's two fabric lines.   You might remember the Crossroads quilt and tutorial I shared when Gingham Girls came out, and earlier this week I shared the Criss Cross Applesauce quilt and tutorial using Amy's Sunnyside Ave.   I had two bundles of leftover from these projects and knew they were the perfect fabric for this summer picnic blanket.  And isn't it awesome how well the fabrics from both lines play together.   I love it when designers do that ;)


When it came time to quilt it, I tried something new.  I wanted to give it the look of fun little daisies, like in the fabric, so I just started in the corner with a daisy center and then looped some petals around it.   Then I would start another center, and away I went filling in the space.  I just love the happy little flowers it creates and the wonderful texture!!!



And I used up every scrap of leftovers I had from both fabric lines in this quilt.  What didn't get used in the front of the quilt was cut into strips for a scrappy biding, which I absolutely love!!!!   And the last few leftover strips were used in the back of the quilt.   I love a little piecing in the back to add a pop of fun!!!


And that is my Fat Quarter Cubes quilt!!!  My quilt measures 87" x 87" so it is going to be a nice big blanket for picnics.   And it was so fun to make such a big quilt so fast!!!  Thanks Fat Quarter Shop for another great Short Cut Quilt!!!   And be sure to pop on over to the Jolly Jabber for lots more Fat Quarter Cubes quilts and inspiration :)


Thanks for popping in today and I hope you all have a very Happy Quilting Weekend!!!

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8 comments:

  1. This is such a fun looking quilt and what a great way to use FQs.

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  2. Great quilt, and I love the quilting you did on it: so fun!! Hugs, H

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  3. Very cute, love the pattern and fabrics!

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  4. Great pattern for a picnic quilt. Thanks for bringing this one to my attention. My daughter has been hinting that she needs a picnic quilt.

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  5. Seeing this quilt reminded me of when my girls were younger (8 & 11) and at home on summer break. The younger one had obviously watched an Eleanor Burns program, made herself a cardboard template, drawn around it and cut into fabric I had purchased for making work clothes.
    When I got home all I could do was praise her creativity then help her put together her 9-patch quilt. The patches included selvage edges and the 5/8" seams were pressed open. The fabric was also not pre-washed.
    This is the first quilt that I know of in our family so as a dressmaker I had no idea what we were doing, we just winged it. It's still not quilted but it turned out pretty good. :)

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Melissa