Blog Readers Share #3 – January FQ Challenge

3 02 2016

20160124_151142-1_resizedTricia, who is participating in the 2016 Fat Quarter Challenge, sent me a picture of her quilt. She was inspired by the baby quilt I designed and posted on 15 January. “I had a FQ pack of baby-themed fabrics that needed a project, and this was perfect. I really like the way this turned out.”

The bright colors make me think of “Florida sunshine.” Congrats, Tricia, for using FQs to make such a darling quilt!

Helga's Playtime with PinwheelsHelga also made the “Playtime with Pinwheels” quilt (you will find a link to instructions on the Patterns page of this blog). She left off the final border because her quilt will be given to a Fruechen (preemie) unit at a local Krankenhaus (hospital).

Helga is concerned that the quilt seems “very pink and busy,” but I think it’s perfect for a tiny baby girl! The striped border print she used is so cheerful. The quilt is sure to brighten the nursery and fuel the hopes of anxious parents.

Helga also submitted a FQ idea for a Round Robin of five quilters. She purchased yardage of two blue prints, and gave each RR participant a fat quarter of each. Each participant is to make a center block and then pass it to another person to add a border. There are “rules” for each successive border. Of course, the participants will add coordinating fabrics to the mix. Helga’s block is still a secret at this time; perhaps she and her group  will share photos later of their finished RR quilts that began with just a couple of fat quarters.

Thanks, Helga and Tricia, for sharing pictures of your quilts and encouraging the 25+ participants of the 2016 Fat Quarter Challenge to utilize some of their lovely fabric.





2 responses

5 02 2016

These are both so lovely!

9 02 2016

Fun to see the variations.

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