Friday, June 15, 2018

Fat Quarter Favorites!!!

It's funny how the timing of things work out ;)  I am still reeling from excitement of finishing my Splendid Sampler quilt yesterday that had waited for a year to be finished, and now today, I get to share 3 quilts that I have been keeping a secret for over year!!!   So exciting to finally get to share these finishes!!!

So early last year I was asked if I wanted to contribute to a Fat-Quarter Favorites book.  These would be quilts that are made strictly with Fat Quarters!!!   And you all know how much I love Fat Quarters, I was all over this!!!   I submitted a few designs and was thrilled a few weeks later to hear that not 1, but all 3 designs I submitted were accepted for the book!!!   And I got stitching :)


The first quilt is Double Dutch and was inspired by the idea of turning pinwheels into dutch windmills, hence the name ;)   I used Fat Quarters from Lella Botique's Farmer's Daugther line for Moda and love the way it allowed me to add a 4 color scheme in the quilt while still having a great variety of prints.   And don't you just love those 4 colors together.  And all you need to make it is 16 Fat Quarters and some background!!! 


My second quilt in the book is How They Shine.  And you all know how much I love Star Quilts!!!   And I love the secondary design that is created in this quilt by changing out the background and print layout.   It is a super fun one to make and I used Corey Yoder's Flower Mill line for Moda that really makes each block pop.  And all you need to make it is 20 Fat Quarters and some background!!!


And last, but not least, my third quilt in the book is called Red Cross.   And I just love this design and it's wonderful geometric interlocking puzzle.   And it was so super fun to piece together!!!  And picking out all of the fabrics, just as fun ;)    I used a whole variety of shades of red all from different fabric designers for Moda.   I love the way all the different shades play together, and then you use the last of the fat quarter scraps for a wonderful scrappy sashing that gives that finishes off the interlocking design and creates some fun secondary designs.     It's just so fun!!!   And again, all you need is 16 Fat Quarters and some background!!!

And those are my three quilts in Fat Quarter Favorites!!!   I will be back next week with individual posts on each of these three quilts to share more of the details in the design, piecing, and quilting ;)  But for now, I am just thrilled to finally get to share these quilts!!!  


And this book is filled with so many more amazing designs that are all made with our favorite stashed Fat Quarters!!!   If you are like me and have stacks of Bundles and Individual Fat Quarters, you need Fat Quarter Favorites in your quilting library ;)    And if you are lucky, you can pop on over to Martingale and enter in a chance to win your own e-copy!!!    And even if you don't win, you can still pop over to see lots more of all the great quilts in Fat-Quarter Favorites!!!    

Good Luck and I hope you have a very Happy Quilting Weekend!!!  

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20 comments:

  1. Beautiful! I especially like Double Dutch and look forward to reading about each of them next week.

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    1. Thanks Lisa Marie!!! Double Dutch is a great one and goes together pretty quick ;)

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  2. Lovely quilts! I wish they had used one of yours on the cover.

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  3. Double Dutch is my favourite, I love the fabric choices too. x

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    1. The Farmer's Daughter really was the perfect print for this quilt. In fact, I have had the design for quite some time and was just waiting for the right fabric ;) Perfect match!

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  4. Such a beautiful patterns. I am of the view that the most beautiful, modern quilt patterns are hand crafted types.

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    1. Thank you!! These were certainly fun to design and make ;)

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  5. 3 great quilts! I especially love the first two, and I can see the third in all blues (like Edyta Sitar prints). That book is going to be a "must have"! Hugs, H

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    1. Oh, all blues would be so pretty!!! But of course, I would think all purples, tee hee hee :)

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  6. Beautiful designs! The first two especially pull at my heart strings - flowers and stars :)! Love how you designed them!

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    1. I am right with you, Flowers and Stars :)

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  7. Congratulations! All of your quilts are great and I am looking forward to learning more about each one.

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    1. Thanks so much Judy!! I look forward to sharing more ;)

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  8. Congratulations. I ordered my copy on June 16th. The excitement of new patterns had me download the e-book. Already picked out the fabrics for How They Shine and will start it as soon as my other projects are completed. Thank you again for wonderful patterns. Donna Weeks (aka Momma Llama)

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    1. ohhh, I can't wait to see your How They Shine quilt!!! So exciting ;)

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  9. Three super designs, Melissa! Congrats on their inclusions in the book, AND YAY, for finally being able to share them with us!!!!!

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    1. Thanks so much Sarah!! And yes, it is so fun to finally get to share after I have been keeping secrets for so long :)

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

Melissa