Blog Readers Share – May FQ Challenge

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)

20160516_211352Chris 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.

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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?

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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!

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June is just around the corner! Which fat quarters from your stash are you planning to use next month?

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