I have challenged blog readers and myself to use pre-cuts this year. Between January and March, the challenge is using Fat Quarters and/or Quilter’s Candy. Several blog followers have shared pictures of their projects for your inspiration.
Ronda made a fun, mid-sized purse from two Fat Quarters – one for the outside, and one for the lining. Click on the collage to zoom in and read pattern information (michellepatterns.com). Ronda notes that the grocery bag size uses larger cuts of fabric.
Maridee cut hexagons from Quilter’s Candy 2 1/2″ squares to make a charming table topper. “I used the English paper piecing technique. I think it looks a bit summery -which is good since I have so many fall things. I need to branch out in my color choices.”
Stephanie has several projects underway.
She is happy to report she has finished 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 finish!)
“There were some delays. After the top was finished, the first time, it bothered me that the cats, flowers, and state names were sideways and upside down. You have to rotate your blocks 90 degrees in order to make the pinwheel; something I did not initially consider. I took the top apart and put it back together so everything would go in the same direction. Unable to locate the gold and coral Cotton & Steel fabrics, at a price I was willing to pay, I opted for a gold grunge fabric for my stop border and a small floral print in coral for the outside border. Except for quilting, this 2016 project is complete.”
The kit of fabrics for this wallhanging was in one of the goodie bags from the Loving Stitches retreat last fall. Finishing at 2”, the squares for the half-square triangles started a smidgen larger than Quilter’s Candy. Loving Stitches (in Fayetteville, NC) provided everything needed, including backing, for this fun project. “Nothing fancy, I did quilt it myself.”
Sally made a Double Four Patch quilt adapted from an Eleanor Burns “Quilt in a Day” design (from her 2014 Block Party, available on YouTube). The soft gray/green and white background fabrics allow the Quilter’s Candy jewels to sparkle!
Sally writes, “I made this with 2 mini-charm packs plus background and 2 1/2” squares cut from white strips. It was lots of fun and very easy.”
Click here to link to My Sewful Retirement blog where Karla shows a very cute snowman wall quilt made from Quilter’s Candy and also a mat for the top of her washing machine (to catch all the drips from laundry detergent).
It’s not too late to jump on the First Quarter Challenge Band Wagon! I’d love to share a picture of your project (email@example.com).