I've continued my investigations into fat quarter quilts, and have made my design using actual fat quarters! I went down to the Bramble Patch (my local quilt shop) and hoped to buy a fat quarter pack. Unfortunately, while they had lots of fat eighth packs, and other goodies, no fat quarter bundles. So, I had to make my own. I chose the Moda Chantilly range and picked 8 fat quarters which I thought made a nice set. Then I started cutting and sewing, and this is the result!
A little dark, but you get the idea. And this is what was left over!
A few 1.5" squares and some 2" strips. Good, eh?
I have to confess that there was a little joining of fabric to make the last block, but that's patchwork! Nine fat quarters would be an insurance policy, but to get a quilt finishing at 48" x 48" from 8 fat quarters, is pretty amazing.