I just finished a blog post about dinner, and decided to do a quick post about my latest quilt. I wouldn't want you to think I 'm not sewing!
I recently won some fabrics. I think I blogged about it in March. Anyway, one of the prizes was an assortment of 14 batik FQ pieces from Hoffman of California, in the Honeysuckle colorway. It's a beautuful collection of teal blue and brown, with golden tans and a little green. I'm making a quilt, but also have 5 blocks left over. They will be a small table runner and 2 snack mats. The pattern for the quilt is from Atkinson Designs, called Yellow Brick Road. It's pretty easy and fast, and the lap size uses 12 FQs. A Fat Quarter (FQ) is a piece of fabric that is about 18 by 22 inches. A normal quarter of a yard is 9 by 44. A FQ is a half yard (18 inches) cut in half by the width. Picture a small cake. Instead of cutting 4 thin slices, you cut it into 4 squares (an X). That's a fat quarter!
The top is currently complete, with border, but this picture shows how it looked on Enright's design wall, before we moved some squares around. Each square is 9 1/2" at this point. Isn't it a great wall? Perfect for playing with pieces (and large enough for a lap quilt! The border is teal, like the larger teal (darker) section in the 2nd square from the right, top row. As soon as I find backing fabric, it will get basted and quilted.
Do you like it?? It's really pretty in person!