Monday, September 2, 2013

Fat Quarter Friendly Quilts...

What quilter doesn't love a fat quarter pack? Even my husband, who could not tell you the size of a fat quarter, knows that they're collected by quilters everywhere. I have mixed emotions about them. They look so pretty all tied up, but I'm always anxious to pull each fabric out to get a closer look. Someday, if I win the lottery, I'll buy two of each one - one to open and one to look pretty on the shelf!

Scrumptious - photo used with permission by Camille Roskelley at Simplify

Your favorite fat quarter pack would be really useful for three of the quilts in my new book, Simply Modern Christmas.

First up, Garden Lattice...

This pattern looks fantastic in so many color combinations! Here's my original one in grays and yellows...

I recently made a new one using a Nordika fat quarter pack - the line by Jeni Baker from Art Gallery Fabrics. I changed it a little by putting the blocks on point and adding setting triangles in gray. I'll show you more of this one once it's quilted!

"Joy" is also made with fat quarters...

And the first one I did using primarily Meadowsweet by Sandi Henderson (the blocks are set straight here instead of on point)...

And finally "Argyle"...

Here's my "Wild Child Argyle", with it's single rebel block...

You'll also notice I changed the colors and used white and black, creating an "X" effect across the quilt. I love how changing up the fabrics a bit can change the whole look of the quilt!

So grab a fat quarter pack {yes, you have to open it} and get sewing. Don't forget to add anything you make from the book to the flickr group!


  1. These are so pretty that I want to stop what I'm doing and dig in to my special fat quarters. Thanks for the inspiring trunk show and lecture at the guild on Wed. night.

  2. Great quilts! I've never seen a Garden Lattice quilt that I didn't love!

  3. I am planning on a Christmas version of garden lattice and figured out that a jelly roll and a charm pack will be enough for a lap quilt. Can't wait to get started! Your's is one of my favorite blogs. I always love your fabric choices.

  4. Beautiful quilt them.

  5. I love it all! EVERYTHING you do! :)

  6. Well, it's official. This book is on my LIST. Great designs!

  7. Great post (as always)! Love your mini quilt show.

  8. I'm probably in the minority as I only own two FQ stacks. One was a gift and the other was an enormous bargain that I couldn't pass up. Thanks for the reminder that all of the pretty, pretty fabric is TO BE USED :-)

  9. Wow!!! This book is on my list too! I love all of these!

  10. Oh, these are AMAZING! I love fq quilts - it allows me to feed my fabric addiction without guilt! I think this new book is a total MUST!


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