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Fat Quarter Fizz: Hello Fall

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I am excited to be participating in the Fat Quarter Shop’s latest Shortcut Quilt, Fat Quarter Fizz. Yes, you guessed it, this quilt is made with fat quarters. AND, it’s a free pattern that you can download and make yourself.

I chose to work with Hello Fall by Sandy Gervais. I just love the gorgeous warm colours in this line. The fat quarter bundle comes with a super cute bonus panel that you can see how I used it the backing photos below.

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This fabric bundle does not have a lot of light fabrics, most are in the dark or medium values. However, I chose the light/medium fabrics based on how well they contrast with the dark fabrics that I wanted to use. You don’t see my step-down pattern as well as some of the other fabric choices, but I’m very happy with my more harmonious quilt. Here are the light and dark fabrics I chose from the FQ bundle:

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Evaluating the layout before stitching the top together:

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I took Milo and his girlfriend Mollie with me for the photo shoot. Some finished photos, with only one side of the binding stitched around to the back.

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Milo is showing off his belly crawl in this photo. Sorry Milo, but it doesn’t show in a still photo!

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Let’s see the back panel. Isn’t Milo being very helpful? Notice how well his ball matches the quilt!

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Tricked Milo into getting off the back, and at least Mollie moved off the panel so we could see it. Isn’t the owl super cute?

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For the quilting, I chose an Aurifil 50wt thread in colour #2140. It’s a beatiful cross between cheddar orange and gold.

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I did straight line quilting, about 1/2″ away from the seam lines, then echoed the first stitches so that I had four lines of quilting 1/2″ apart. I used the edge of my walking foot as a guide. When quilting horizontally, I just drew lines bisecting the larger rectangles so that I could maintain the same quilting design from top to bottom and left to right.

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Fat Quarter Fizz

Ready to make your own version?

Kimberly Jolly from the Fat Quarter Shop has put together a short video showing how to make the Fat Quarter Fizz.

Head over the the Jolly Jabber blog to see other variations of this quilt. Download the free pattern here: Fat Quarter Fizz.

For more Fat Quarter Fizz fun, be sure to visit the other bloggers participating in this event. I can’t wait to see what fabrics everyone else chose.

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This post was published on August 6th, 2014. Post topics: Free Projects, My Quilting Journey. Post tags: , .

6 Responses to “Fat Quarter Fizz: Hello Fall”

  1. Tracey M says:

    I love your fabric choice for this quilt! I have purchased some to use to make a table runner for fall.

  2. Patty says:

    Autumn is my favorite time of year and the colors that go along with it are my favorite. I just don’t like what comes after! Beautiful collection of fabrics.

  3. Carol says:

    I love Sandy Gervais’ fabric designs, and I love fall. What a beautiful quilt!

  4. Caryl W says:

    What a fun quilt….I want to make it and in those fabrics. I always love SG fabric designs. Thanks for sharing.

  5. ana gomez says:

    me encantan sus diseños. me gustaría saber donde adquirirlas telas en Miami, lugar donde reside mi hermana y atraves de ella tenerlas. resido en cali ‘Colombia y aprendo el patchwor quilting en PATCHWORK QUILTING & CALI. PAGINA EN FACEBOOK. GRACIAS FELICITACIONESSSS- ANA GOMEZ.

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