Tag: Fat Quarter Friendly

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Tricks and Treats: Have FUN with Halloween Quilts!

The first frost may be weeks off, but when the Halloween prints are hitting fabric shops, we quilters know the harvest season is approaching! Halloween quilts are just plain fun to make. It’s not a traditional, heirloom category, so we quilters can really let go and get crazy—now’s the time for novelty prints or neon…

Happenstance Quilt

Happenstance Quilt

Designer Karen Westra Lee was inspired to create this earth-tone quilt after seeing Tonga Crossroads, a quilt by Cheryl Malkowski. Use a design wall to align your blocks and alternate squares for the most dramatic effect. About This Quilt Finished Size: 81″ x 99″ Finished Blocks: 198 (4½”) blocks Rating: Intermediate Designed by: Karen Westra…

Martha Washington's Star Quilt

Martha Washington’s Star Quilt

Liz Porter and some of her friends began a fabric exchange by pulling dark and light prints for pinwheel blocks. When Liz assembled the blocks, she stitched one at the center of each stunning Martha Washington’s Star blocks and used the remaining blocks for the pieced border. Watch this Quick Hourglass Units video to help…

Oh, Happy Day Quilt

Oh, Happy Day Quilt

Dodi Poulsen’s adorable bed quilt displays a collection of bright and lively prints that mimic the colors of a summertime flower garden. About This Quilt Finished Size: 69¼” x 86½” Finished Blocks: 24 (12″) blocks Rating: Intermediate Designed by: Dodi Lee Poulsen Recommended Tools: Fons & Porter Rotary Cutter, Olfa 12″ Spinning Cutting Mat, and…

A Tisket A Tasket Quilt

A Tisket A Tasket Quilt

Gather 20 of your favorite print fat quarters to make this twist-on-tradition basket quilt. Designer Christina McCourt uses a collection of summertime prints for her large throw. We also offer it in queen and twin size. About This Quilt Finished Size: 64″ x 76″ Finished Blocks: 20 (12″) blocks Rating: Intermediate Designed by: Christina McCourt…

Just Because Quilt

Just Because Quilt

Alene Bailey made this gorgeous scrappy quilt because she likes the look of the positive/negative blocks. Dig deep into your stash and collect light and dark hues, or gather a selection of new fat quarters. About This Quilt Finished Size: 72″ x 92″ Finished Blocks: 168 (6″) blocks Rating: Easy Designed by: Alene Bailey Recommended…

Indulgence Quilt

Indulgence Quilt

Designer Krisanne Watkins pulled from her stash of batiks to make this gorgeous quilt featuring the simple Four Patch unit. She says that Indulgence takes her back to the time when as a child, she could not decide upon a favorite color. “Indulgence allows me to choose all of these colors and put them in…

Cat's Cradle Quilt

Cat’s Cradle Quilt

Lynn Roddy Brown’s design is classic quilting at its best. Start by selecting 10 or more dark print fat quarters from your stash. The end result is a pretty throw in rich, warm hues. About This Quilt Finished Size: 58½” x 69″ Finished Blocks: 20 (7½”) blocks Rating: Intermediate Designed by: Lynn Roddy Brown Recommended…

Star Struck Quilt

Star Struck Quilt

Krisanne Watkins says she designed this quilt as a way to use bright, scrappy Sixteen Patch units. She learns something new with every quilt: “This time I challenged myself to design a border treatment with the same 16 patches as used in the quilt center,” she says. About This Quilt Finished Size: 62¼” x 77¼”…

All Together Now Quilt

All Together Now Quilt

Designer Susan McDermott made triangle-squares in four sizes and combined them in a variety of ways to make 6″ blocks for this stunning scrap quilt. Our diagrams show you how to arrange the blocks to achieve the same result. About This Quilt Finished Size: 90″ x 90″ Finished Blocks: 225 (6″) blocks Rating: Intermediate Designed…

A Maze of Little Gems Quilt

A Maze of Little Gems Quilt

If you can make a triangle-square and a Flying Geese unit, you can make this striking quilt. Gather a variety of bright solids and prints, then get ready for quilt kudos. About This Quilt Finished Size: 86″ x 95″ Finished Blocks: 72 (9″) blocks Rating: Easy Designed by: Nancy McNally Recommended Tools: Fons & Porter…

Colonial Medallion Quilt

Colonial Medallion Quilt

This beautiful quilt by Liz Porter features a center panel that is a late 1700s reproduction of a “calicoe” panel printed by textile printer John Hewson of Philadelphia. Most of the border fabrics Liz used are in the style of printed fabrics from that time period. About This Quilt Finished Size: 78″ x 78″ Finished…

In The Blue of the Evening Quilt

In The Blue of the Evening Quilt

Anything goes in LaVerna Griffin’s quilt — modern fabrics, traditional prints, even batiks. Here, the blue units stand out, unifying the quilt. LaVerna says she owes the inspiration for this quilt to Bonnie Hunter, who is famous for scrappy quilts. About This Quilt Finished Size: 105″ x 105″ Finished Blocks: 16 (18″) blocks Rating: Intermediate…

Graphix Quilt

Graphix Quilt

This cheerful quilt features a bold mix of stripes, dots, and checks. The candy cane binding finishes it nicely. We offer helpful tips on piecing curves and finishing the quilt with binding. About This Quilt Finished Size: 52″ x 65″ Finished Blocks: 80 (6½”) blocks Rating: Intermediate Designed by: Sue Linam Recommended Tools: Fons &…