For my birthday this year, my daughter gave me a set of fat quarter fabrics…
(that’s kind of a funny name, right?)
Fat quarter is just a name for a piece of fabric cut into 18″ x 21″.
These are the different fabrics. They look great together, don’t they?!
She bought this set at Walmart… they have some really nice fabrics lately.
(I don’t work for Walmart, this isn’t an ad!! I’m just a happy recipient) 🙂
I cut each piece into jelly roll strips (2 1/2 in. by the width of the fabric)…
and sewed them in two’s.
Aren’t they pretty colors? I probably would’ve never chosen this grouping but the more I worked with them, the more I liked them!
Then I cut those long strips into 2 1/2 inch strips
and separated them into little stacks
so that I could put them together “randomly” on purpose 🙂
Here’s what it looked like when I sewed two of those together…
I got a square of four different but coordinating fabrics.
I kept thinking, “Cute!”
I had some pretty white fabric that had a very light printing on it…
you’d have to click on the picture in order to see it.
I didn’t want just a solid plain white. This one worked perfectly!
I “practiced” how I wanted to sew these squares together…
I liked the way they looked “on point”, so…
I sewed the white squares and the four-squares into long strips, labeling them by numbers so I could later put the strips in order,
and hung them on a hanger to keep them “organized”.
This is how it looked when it was all sewn, close up.
I still have to decide how I want to finish it…
What kind of border?
But it was so much fun to put together!
Thanks to my daughter for such a thoughtful gift 🙂
If you have any suggestions, I’d be thrilled to hear them!