Each month this year I’m trying my best to diminish my stash of fat quarters by sewing some into a project. You can read previous blog posts on the subject by typing “fat quarter challenge” in the Search box in the top right corner of this blog page.
My challenge this month was using these coordinated lavender and mint green prints purchased some time ago. When I unfolded the neat triangles of fabric, I discovered they were NOT fat quarters; they were 10″ x Width of Fabric cuts. Since I had planned to make a Yellow Brick Road quilt which calls for fat quarters, I looked at the cutting instructions to see if they could be modified for “long” quarters. Not exactly!
So I set the project aside, and overnight my brain came up with an alternate cutting plan to efficiently utilize the fabric. (Does your brain sub-consciously solve problems for you overnight? It often works for me!)
I’ve provided a link to instructions for “Organized Chaos,” a 40″ square baby quilt, on the Patterns page.
Jump into my challenge – how will you use some Fat Quarters, Long Quarters, or other pre-cut bundle in April? Helga already sent a picture of a Fat Eighth project in progress. I’ll post about it soon, and I’d like to include a picture of your project as well. Send a digital picture and explanation to aby dot quilts at gmail dot com.