Maridee is participating in the 2016 Fat Quarter Challenge, and she sent a picture of her “Playtime with Pinwheels” quilt. You can find instructions for making the quilt on the Patterns page of this blog.
Blog Readers Share #2 – January FQ Challenge27 01 2016
She writes, “Just finished this version of your pinwheel design. I’m calling it FUSSY Old Pinwheels. Being in the military, I see acronyms everywhere and often make up my own. This one is Finally Used Some Six Year Old Pinwheels. The pinwheels are left overs from a quilt I made for our third granddaughter before she was born 6 years ago. Four patches are made from my stash of 2 1/2″ squares. Flower print, lime, 2 pinks and 2 turquoises were fat quarters. This will be donated to Project Linus.”
My friend, Stacy, and some of her neighborhood sewing friends are making pillowcase dresses to send to a tropical country. Acting on a hunch, she modified the instructions and made a dress with FQs.
Stacy writes, “Success! Four fat quarters makes just the right size medium ‘little dress!’ I turned the fat quarters with the 21 inches horizontal, sewed two together for the front, then two for the back. The seams are down each side; then I followed the directions on the website for the armholes, elastic, and ties. I would note, however, that the bias binding I used was small, and the sewing would have been easier if it had been double width! I’ll make sure to use the larger size when I make the next ‘little dress!’ ” You will find the original pillowcase dress pattern on this website http://www.littledressesforafrica.org/blog/
Way to use those Fat Quarters, Maridee and Stacy! Who else has photos to share for the FQ Challenge? Send them to aby dot quilts at gmail dot com.