Wednesday, September 11, 2019

Fat Quarter Flowers - A New Finish and Shortcut Quilt!!!

Today I am excited to share my newest finish, the Fat Quarter Flowers quilt!!!   When my wonderful friends at Fat Quarter Shop  asked if I wanted to try out their new Shortcut Quilt pattern I was all over it because you all know I just love these fun and fast quilts!!! And this Fat Quarter Flowers quilt was just that, so fast and oh so fun to make!!!  

The Fat Quarter Flowers quilt is put together in such a fun way that makes it so you don't have to worry about lining up near as many points, and that is always great when you are working on a fast finish.    The  Fat Quarter Flowers Pattern is actually 20 blocks, but I wanted to make my quilt a little larger so I added an extra block to each row and then an extra row.   It's just 10 blocks more and they went together in no time at all ;)    You know, I am always changing things up just a bit, tee hee hee. 

As you can tell by the name, this quilt is Fat Quarter friendly.   I used a Fat Quarter Bundle of The Print Shop by Sweetwater for Moda.   And I just love that this line had so many wonderful low volume prints.  It worked perfectly for a scrappy low volume background!!!   And of course, I am a huge fan of lines that have lots of red and black, because that means this will work as another Alma Mater quilt ;)    But of course, if you want to make the Fat Quarter Flowers in the original fabrics (awesome Harper's Garden that I am using for my Starstruck Medallion Quilt Along Quilt!!!)  then there is a quilt kit and the backing set for that as well ;)

When it came time to quilt it, I decided on an all over swirl in varying sizes  It is super fast, super pretty, and oh so much fun to quilt.   Swirls are always a good go to for an all over design.  And especially a design with so many sharp points, as it adds to the movement.    And I just love that my favorite 402 So Fine Thread blends so great, even in the red and black prints!!! 

And of course, between the thread and the design, it adds some really awesome texture to the quilt!!!   Doesn't that picture just make you want to snuggle up in this and take a nap :)    It sure does me!!!!    And with the added blocks, my quilt finishes at 65" x 78" so it is a perfect size to do just that ;)  

 And that is my Fat Quarter Flowers quilt!!!  If you would like to make your own Fat Quarter Flowers quilt you can find the free pattern here.  And as a special bonus, Fat Quarter Shop even has a You Tube video that walks you through making the quilt step by step.  How great is that!!!  Oh, and be sure to pop on over to the Jolly Jabber for lots more Fat Quarter Flowers quilting inspiration as there are a few bloggers 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 Day!!
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  1. I have decided that Sweetwater is my favorite fabric designer! This turned out so cute. I am going to have to get a FQ bundle of Print Shop!

  2. Looks great, must check it out....


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