Sometime back in the early 2000s, I received a very generous gift of a bundle of 36 Moda Patchwork Garden fat quarters. The fabrics were beautiful, and so richly colored. I put them in a basket on my shelf, as I didn't have a project immediately in mind, and then somehow over 10 years went by.
I started cutting 2 1/2 inch wide strips from the fat quarters, and cut those into 8 inch long strips.
|The leftovers from cutting the 8 inch pieces.|
I grabbed three strips each of two colors to make two three strip blocks.
I made many blocks that alternated light and darks, but some used two darker fabrics since the bundle contained more dark than light fabrics overall.
|Not much waste in making those pieces.|
|Plenty of the sage green that inspired the quilt!|
|The final lay out.|
|Close up of a portion of the quilt.|
It was a joy to surprise Priscilla with this quilt! I was delighted to find the perfect project and perfect recipient for the fabric bundle! The quilt finished at 60 x 72 inches, and washed up nice and crinkly and soft. I did not wash the fabrics before completing the quilt. Despite being at least a decade old, the fabric was in beautiful condition.
I have kept the leftover pieces (some big and some pretty small) and will try to create something using up those scraps in the near future. I was surprised that I didn't have more left over from 36 fat quarters! There is plenty for another project, so stay tuned!