Friday, June 10, 2011

More Fat Quarter Quilts

Not much sewing going on here; too busy with other things.  That happens sometimes.  Last night, I took a few of my quilting books to bed with me, looking for more fat quarter ideas. 

Miss Rosie's Spice of Life Quilts, by Carrie Nelson, is full of designs that mostly use fat quarters.   

The book includes the pattern for Ginger Belle.  I made this pattern recently using fat quarters from the Rural Jardin line.  My version is due to be quilted in July.

This is Moose Tracks (red version) and 501 (pink and blue).  Definitely going on my list.  It does require three yards of focus fabric.

This might be my new favorite!  It is a variation on log cabin, called Raise the Roof.  I can see it in Fig Tree scraps, using the lights and the darker prints.

This is Elizabeth.  I saw it on several blogs last year, but can't remember where.  If I recall correctly, a couple of bloggers made it out of a combination of French General designs.  I think it might work for the Etchings line too.

I made Seaside Cottage in 2006, using a fat quarter bundle of the  3 Sisters Seaside Rose fabric line, plus some yardage for the sashing.  The block is square within a square within a square - I did not use a pattern, just figured it out myself, using a 5" charm square for the center.  Each block is about 10" square.

I was going for a blended look, which you can see in this block.  There is not a lot of contrast between the three fabrics in each block.  This is a throw size quilt that I keep in the bedroom for naps or as an extra cover when it is extra cold.   

I certainly don't need a quilt tonight; we're having another scorcher!


  1. That is my favorite book! It has so many patterns I need to make that I just keep it bedside.
    I currently have Opening Day as a WIP and I just finished Elizabeth this last April.
    Take a look:

  2. Love, love, love this book and have a number of "must make" projects on my list from it. Now just to find that elusive time to get them done lol.


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