Friday, 12 September 2014

Fat quarters

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.

3 comments:

sewkalico said...

Excellent. Now the instructions please ;)

Mad about Craft said...

It's really lovely!

Sew Create It - Jane said...

oooh...lovely! Haven't been to the Bramble in a long time...should treat myself to a field trip sometime :o)