Blog Readers Share – February FQ Challenge


The participants in the Fat Quarter Challenge, an open-ended Quilt A-Long, are busy as bees!

Diane is working on a quilt for her granddaughter. She is making “stars so far; the large one is 12″ and smallest are 3,” and, yes, I’m doing ‘y’ seams. Great directions for the LeMoyne Star assembly in LeMoyne Stars Made Easy by Sharyn Squier Craig. I’m making 6 more LeMoynes and planning on an approximately 36×42 quilt top. I’ve used about 12 FQs in the stars, plus other fabrics for the right color combos. Will send more pics as I make progress!”

DSC_0251For an explanation of Stephanie’s basket made from fat quarters, travel to her blog. Click here to see how she transformed 3 FQs into a sweet basket that holds . . . fat quarters. Stephanie loves collecting fabric that pictures sewing notions like thread, scissors, pins and measuring tape. It was difficult for her to cut into those pristine fat quarters, but she’s happy to have made something useful with three of them. And, of course, some scraps remain for her sewing notions fabric “archive.”

20160209_135253Chris has been looking at some vintage fabric in her stash for years, wondering what to make with it. It’s blue and silvery white, not quilting cotton. I would call it damask wherein the design and the colors are reversed on the right side as compared to the wrong side. Chris made some simple, yet elegant placemats with the FQs of fabric, and she’s already got an idea for using more FQs in March!

Bibby Moore's SnowflakeIn October 2015 I invited you all to participate in Bernina’s “Snowflake” quilt along. The quilt was designed by Faith Jones who blogs at Fresh Lemons Quilts. Bibby recently sent a picture of her quilt top. She commented that she thinks her quilt would look more cohesive if she had chosen similar shades of orange. She had a lot of orange scraps and used a range from sienna to marigold. She thinks it is not as effective because the oranges are too different. Also she thinks it is better to have one color dominate; the teals and oranges are of similar intensity which makes it harder to see the snowflake pattern. By making this quilt, Bibby learned a lot about color and achieved a different effect than Marie’s quilt, or Sana’s quilt, or my quilt.

Congrats, Bibby, for finishing your delightful quilt top!

Do you have a picture of your project to share? Email it to aby dot quilts at gmail dot com.



3 thoughts on “Blog Readers Share – February FQ Challenge

  1. Aby, I know it’s been awhile, but I keep tabs on what’s happening in your world. I’ve just gotten a wonderful piece of news and wanted to share it with you. My quilt The Charleston Mourning Quilt has just been accepted into the Yeiser Art Center’s Fantastic Fiber 2016 exhibit. It will show there from April 9 – June 4, 2016. I’m attaching a picture.

    This is for you and not for general consumption. But I wanted you to know! I’m so excited! Beth

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