Using fat quarter cuts is one of my favorite ways to mix fabrics for these simple little picnic quilts I’ve been making. I’ve made several now, though I’ve only managed to keep one for myself. I absolutely love all the fabrics I used in this quilt, I think it’s my favorite one so far…
(It’s quilted straight, I promise… It only looks crooked because of the way my son is holding the quilt up.)
These fabrics are just a random selection of fat quarters and yardage I bought from my local fabric shop during one of their 99 cent fat quarter sales.
I just cut the fat quarters into fourths and arrange them in whichever way looks best, and sew them together.
We gave this particular quilt to my son’s 2nd grade teacher as a teacher appreciation gift. I really wanted to keep it for myself, but I managed to give it up… (I have already cut enough rectangles to make a 2nd quilt for myself, but I just haven’t gotten the motivation to put it together yet…)
This orange birdie fabric was my favorite fabric cut and inspired the color theme of the entire quilt…
It’s so hard to look wide awake at 6:30 in the morning!
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Jamie Sanders is a wife and mom of 2, located in the heart of Texas. She founded Scattered Thoughts of a Crafty Mom in 2011 as a place to share creative ideas and family friendly recipes. Her work has been featured on Martha Stewart, Woman’s World, HuffPost, TODAY, Pioneer Woman, HGTV, CNET, Good Housekeeping, Yahoo, Oprah Daily, and Redbook, plus many other publications. To date, she had given away just under a million free pdf sewing patterns.