Wednesday, November 14, 2018

A Fat Quarter Challenge Flimsy

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. 


Linda said...

Love the combination of the greys and purple with your zany cat FQ. Interesting to see the secondary grey 4 patches and squares on point. Smashing quilt, it will cheer up whoever receives this . AND you even have scraps for your various bins... looking forward to see those popping up one day.

Julierose said...

You did a fabulous job getting all those from one fat 1/4!! so cute, too!! i don't pre-cut scraps; just cut and go and try to use the leftovers in smaller pieces lately...hugs, Julierose

gayle said...

You make the happiest scrappy quilts! And that's a fine use for a fat quarter, too!
I keep trying out different scrap organization methods. Right now I'm sorting strips into bins by color, which is working better than the giant-tangled-pile-on-the-cutting-mat method that I was using previously...

Louise said...

Fun flimsy! You managed to use that lime green even if you didn't like it :)

Quiltdivajulie said...

WELL done -- what a happy cheerful quilt top!!

SandyPA said...

What a lovely combination of colors! Using gray as the background and avoiding a pop of orange keeps this quilt from being Halloween-y. Love the brightness and use of the feature fabric.