Monday, June 08, 2015

50 Fat Quarter Makes Blog Hop

Today it's my turn on the 50 Fat Quarter Makes Blog Hop! I'm posting late in the day because I'm busy (and having a blast!) teaching appliqué with Sandra Mollon at a week-long quilt retreat on Lake Tahoe. So I thought I'd share some of the beautiful scenery along with my projects from the book, which is filled with projects made from 1 to 10 fat quarters.


Quirky Pencil Case (2 fat quarters)



The diagonal zip gives this simple pencil case a bit of a twist. The second fat quarter makes the lining; the two fat quarters give you enough to make three pouches.

Striking Pocket Organizer (4 fat quarters)



Fussy-cutting symmetrical designs from the fat quarters makes the fabric the star in these simple wall pockets.

Retro Ring Placemats (6 fat quarters)



The freeform, interwoven bias rings are a version of the technique I'm demoing for the retreaters tomorrow morning! Designing the pair of placemats was kind of a puzzle to squeeze out two placemat tops, two backs, binding, and the bias strips from the six fat quarters while keeping a variety of fabrics in each mat.

Check out the book for another 47 fun projects, and keep following along with the contributor blog hop!

5 comments:

Vicki H said...

Love the Quirky Pencil Case.

myBearpaw said...

Your place mats are my favourite project in the whole book Kevin! Very jealous of your retreat setting also!!

Michele T said...

Beautiful scenery!! I love those placemats, gives the table a modern look!! We are due for some new ones!!

Diane Beavers said...

Hello Kevin, It's wonderful to meet you!
I'm just beginning to experiment w/fussy cutting so the wall pockets would be a great first time project for me. (your serene Lake Tahoe backdrop is the best).
The Quirky Pencil case is too cool. It reminds me of one of my sewing mishaps:)
Enjoy your re-treaters, and thanks for sharing your talents.

OhioLori said...

Love the Pocket Organizer for sure! & this great Book is already on my Wish List too. :)

thanks for the Awesome pictures! Beautiful there!