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!!!