Fat Quarter Challenge Flimsy
for Quilts Beyond Borders Challenge
sponsored by Fat Quarter Shop.
40 x 58
This was the fat quarter I used.
I had to get a little creative to have enough for 12 Sawtooth Stars with 6.5 inch centers.
I also used almost all of a small piece of gray and a small piece of purple with flowers. I made flying geese for the star points and the HST pieces in top and bottom borders were cut from the ends of strip used for the Flying Geese.
A lot of people can't believe I don't precut pieces for a lot of my scrappy quilts. Here's what scraps I have from this project. For the 1.5 inch scrap bin there's a couple of small FQ pieces and a purple polka dot piece that I used to border some of the FQs. For the 2 inch scrap bin there is the very end of the piece of the gray solid I used for the background. For the 2.5 inch scrap bin there's purple flower pieces left over from the top and bottom border and nine patch used as one of the star centers. There's lots of bits and pieces of different grays and lime green for the 3.5 inch scrap bin as well as the very last piece of that purple flower fabric. And there's a couple of strings for the string box and some triangle pieces that would normally go into the crumb box; however, I've been trying to make crumb stars with the crumbs after each project instead of throwing them into the crumb box.
I am usually working on a Rainbow Scrap Challenge project that uses scraps from those scrap bins when I see them getting full.