Blog Readers Share – March FQ Challenge

7 03 2016

Thanks, Blog Readers, for accepting the year long challenge to use your stash of Fat Quarters! Jump in at any time, and be sure to share a picture of your project to inspire us. (Email your picture and explanation to aby dot quilts at gmail dot com.)

Do you remember this picture of Chris’ placemats made from fat quarters of vintage damask fabric in February? She used the scraps this month to make a coordinating hot pot trivet. Great idea, Chris!

20160209_135253     March 2016


Stephanie tried out the FQ friendly “Playtime with Pinwheels” I designed. (You will find a link for the instructions on the Patterns page of this blog.) The Pinwheels, left over from another project, were trimmed to 4 1/2″ square and then framed as per the instructions. I love the bright blue borders, don’t you? Stephanie writes, “It was fun to make, and I will make another.”


20160206_133517Oooops, I missed sharing Ronda’s Valentine mug rugs with you in February. She related, “I had some leftover pink fat quarter  material, some cute owls with hearts fat quarter left from a Christmas pack, and some heart fabric used to make a table runner. So, I took my best friends out to dinner for Valentine’s and made them all mug rugs using the above mentioned FQ and heart material (which I fussy cut for the center squares). Also to make the mug rugs I wanted  to  try a new method, Fold and Sew – demonstrated by Peg Spradlin in a National Quilter’s  Circle video on you tube. I loved doing this method. Making the mug rugs was fun, and my friends loved them.” (Take a few minutes to view Peg Spradlin’s video; she shares some awesome quick and easy ideas for using 5″ squares with 10″ squares. Just click on Peg’s name above to link to you tube.)

What will YOU make with your Fat Quarters in March?







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