Monday, December 3, 2018

Fat Eighth Fruit Cake!!!

Today I am excited to share my Fat Eighth Fruit Cake quilt and isn't it just so fun!!    This quilt is a Shortcut Quilt from the Fat Quarter Shop and I absolutely love these patterns.  They go together super fast and always make a spectacular finish!!!    And I am so glad I got to quilt along on this one, because I just love it :)


The original pattern uses Fat Eights, obviously by the name and it is so great ;)   But I decided to make another Alma Mater quilt and used Kona Red, White, and Black in yardage.  But of course, you could use any 3 Kona Solids.   And the fun thing about the yardage meant that I was able to do an extra step of strip piecing, which sped things up even more ;)   And that is always great!!!   Just FYI, I used 3 Yards of Red, 1 1/2 Yards of White, and 1 1/2 Yards of Black and then 5/8 Yard for binding ;)


 And I just love the secondary design created from the alternating white and black blocks.   So pretty!!!  They look like a pretty box flower made from other flowers.   Awesome!!   The quilt finishes at 64" x 75" so it is a wonderful size to cuddle up in :)


When it came time to quilt it, I decided on an all over open center swirl in red.  I tell you what, I just love quilting these Alma Mater quilts in red, I just love the way it stands out on the black and white and then blends away into the background.   I know I just said that the other day, but it is so true ;)


And the fun thing about this quilt is that it has already has a new home.  It actually finished it back in September so it could be raffled off at the Homecoming parade and it raised some amazing funds for scholarships.   And being able to use my love of quilting to help raise funds for students to go to my Alma Mater, well that just brings a huge smile to my face :)  Ya I love SUU, Once a T-Bird, Always a T-Bird!!!


 And that is my Fat Eighth Fruit Cake quilt!!!  If you would like to make your own Fat Eighth Fruit Cake quilt you can find the free pattern here and the accompanying You Tube Video right here that walks you through putting it together ;)   And be sure to pop on over to the Jolly Jabber for lots more Fat Eighth Fruit Cake finishes.  They are always more quilting inspiration!!!  You are going to have so much fun making this quilt!!!


Thanks for popping in today :)  I just love having this wonderful little corner of the internet to share my love of quilting with each of you and am so grateful for your visits each and every day!!!

I hope you have a very Happy Quilting Weekend!!
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10 comments:

  1. Beautiful! Both of them :) I like this pattern!

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  2. How much yardage did you need to do the three colors?

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    1. Sorry, I should have included that in the post. I have added it ;) I used 3 yards of Red, 1 1/2 Yards of Black and 1 1/2 Yards of White, and 5/8 Yard for Binding

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  3. This is just lovely! Thank you for sharing the link!

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    1. I never would have given this pattern a second look based on the pattern picture. But after seeing your quilt, I will definitely bookmark it. Do you mind if I pin your picture?

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  4. I agree with KaHolly. Your 3 color version is stunning!

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  5. Yes! Your three color quilt is amazing. It definitely makes the original pattern worth a second look, just like KaHolly said. Goodness, you have a good eye.

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Have a Happy Quilting Day :)

Melissa