Blog Readers Share – September and October FQ Challenge

31 10 2016

I’d like to thank Patti, Stephanie, and Maridee for sharing pictures of projects that incorporate fat quarters. You, too, are invited to participate in the year-long challenge of turning some of your fat quarters into quilts. Please send a digital picture to aby.quilts@gmail.com

Patti sent a picture of four projects made from a bundle of fat quarters procured several years ago. She found some coordinating batiks and made a wall quilt as well as three table toppers. They will be Christmas gifts for her son-in-law’s mother and three sisters. Way to go, Patti! You creatively used your FQs and have a head start on making Christmas gifts.

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Stephanie wrote, “Quilters attending the Loving Stitches Retreat last month received an index card sized agenda every morning.  It outlined the demos, meal times, etc., that would occur that day.  I loved it.”

“I took that idea to my teaching at QSC (Quilters of South Carolina) Pieceable Retreat last week.  Using a Hallmark card software program, I printed cards for each day that included the ‘agenda.’  I went a little further than Loving Stitches by including a sewing themed fat quarter in the envelopes I prepared for my students.  As a student, you love receiving little gifts, like a fat quarter.  This was no exception.”

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“Some of my fat quarters were yardage in a previous life, and I cut yardage down to make some of the fat quarters. In October I used 21 fat quarters by giving them away!”

Maridee made this quilt from a pack of FQs acquired from Web Fabrics in Purcellville, Va. It was a “Special of the Day” that she couldn’t resist. All are coffee related prints. The design is a combination of several blocks/techniques she’s seen over the years. Check out the scrappy binding!

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November is just one day away, and I am busy planning and sewing a FQ project to share with you on the 15th. How about using a few FQs in your own cache? Make a table topper, baby quilt, tote bag, pillow, or holiday gift!

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3 responses

1 11 2016
scstephquilts

I would love to get instructions/pattern for the quilt Maridee made.

12 11 2016
Fat Quarter Challenge – scstephquilts

[…] Aby’s September/October  posting showed a project made by Maridee.  It includes various techniques she has learned over the years.  I really liked the quilt and Maridee was kind enough to send me general instructions for the construction. […]

9 02 2017
First Quarter Challenge – Blog Readers Share | abyquilts

[…] piecing the top of “Maridee’s Quilt.” (Stephanie admired a quilt shared by Maridee on this blog post and asked for construction specifics. Hooray for a fun Fat Quarter […]

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