Each month of 2016, I’m making a conscious effort to use some fat quarters that I’ve accumulated over the years. And I invite blog readers to join the challenge. If you email me a picture of your project, I’ll share it on the blog, thus inspiring other readers. (aby dot quilts at gmail dot com)
Chris sent a picture of her project. Aren’t the flowers fun? The curves in the stems and petals add so much eye-catching movement. The challenge project was adapted from “Summer Afternoon ” in a book written by Cynthia Tomaszewski Chris uses the quilt on her kitchen counter or as a cover for her stove top (when not in use).
Helga sent pictures of two quilts. The first is from the book Modern Baby: Easy, Fresh, and Fun Quilt Designs. “Daddy’s Little Girl” was designed by Melissa Corry. Helga used various black and white print fat quarters. I love the effect of dark at the top and bottom fading to light in the center of the quilt. I think Helga is happily busy making quilts for a baby granddaughter who is due this summer! She plans to applique the baby’s name on the quilt in bright letters down the right side once she is born.
The second baby quilt was made from a charm pack (5″ squares) and white background fabric. Aren’t the wonky stars a fun way to showcase the pretty, floral fabrics?
If you remember from April’s Blog Readers Share FQ Challenge post, Helga’s grandson, Jonathan, was sewing a Sudoku quilt for his expected sister. The quilt top is finished! Helga just helped with the pinning and ironing. Hooray for you, Jonathan!
June is just around the corner! Which fat quarters from your stash are you planning to use next month?