Tuesday, May 1, 2018

April Goal Met - Sort Of

My goal for April was to "make something with" the fat quarters my friend, Leigh, had recently given to me.   I didn't realize just how many there were in that deceivingly small gift bag until I set the goal and then counted them.  I knew I couldn't use all 47 in one month, but I knew I could make "something".  I chose the green batiks and started cutting squares for my first Disappearing Nine-Patch.  A search through my stash resulted in some purple that looked good with the print, and I found three different cream prints for a neutral. 

The fabrics played well together, I thought.

To make that nine-patch "disappear" you cut it into four pieces .....

..... and sew them back together in a different configuration.

I felt like a small inner border was needed and found the perfect eggplant that was a close match for the dark lines in the purple print.  Stash to the rescue again!  I hadn't planned to use the purple stripes in the border at all, but I had used every last bit of green so I ended up using it on the corners. 

This is all that was left of the purple!

I may not have used up all the fat quarters, but I did "make something with" a portion of them.  Eight to be precise.  That's something!

It's just a flimsie for now, not a finished quilt, but it will have a home.  How could it not, right?  It's too cute.  

This was my 6 & 6 in 2018 goal for April.  Linking up with pomegranate and chintz.


  1. I like it :). What size did the flimsy end up at? I have sooooo many fat quarters but have no idea what to do with them. I have books that are supposed to be for fat quarters, but you have to have so many of the same print/color or you have to have more than I have in a fat quarter bundle - and I'd really like something bigger than a wall hanging/placemat.

  2. Very pretty. I like how this turned out.

  3. Great colors. I love D9P quilts.

  4. That turned out really cute. I love the colors. Can't wait to see what you do next.

  5. It looks so great! Love those colors together, and the eggplant border with cornerstones is just perfect. D9P is one of my favorite patterns :)

  6. Well done for hitting your goal -and what a great way to use up some fat quarters. I like the colour combination a lot, and the dark purple sashing is a really nice touch.

  7. Wow!! that looks fabulous! well done you. A great pattern to use up fabrics - wonder what you'll do with the others??!!