I’m delighted to be part of this Blog Hop celebrating the publication of a lovely new book – 50 Fat Quarter Makes, edited by Ame Verso. I contributed 5 projects to the book, along with my fellow authors, who are also participating in the Hop – so check them out, I am proud to be in their company!
Monday 1st June – Jo Avery – myBearpaw
Tuesday 2nd June – Liz Betts – BetsyBetts
Wednesday 3rd June – Ali Burdon – VeryBerryHandmade
Thursday 4th June – Jesse Fincham – MessyJesse
Friday 5th June – Louise Horler – SewScrumptious
Monday 8th June – Kevin Kosbab – Feeddog
Tuesday 9th June – Emily Levey – StrawberryPatchRamblings
Wednesday 10th June – Cynthia Shaffer
Thursday 11th June – Kaye Prince – MissPrint
Friday 12th June – Ame Verso – StitchCraftCreates
Here are my makes:
Sunglasses case using 1 FQ Port Victoriana by Amy Butler.
All you fabric lovers out there will know how difficult it is to create something with just one FQ. I am so impressed with some of the ideas that the other designers came up with.
Crochet hook case using FQ of Millie, Mini-star (both Country Escape) and Damask (Corner Shop), all from Tilda.
I really enjoyed working with these gentle pastels from Tilda – and I love the way that the stylist has complimented the fabrics I used with these pretty yarns and that fab crochet hook.
A round fabric basket using FQs of Jane (Sweet Christmas), Kitchen Stripe (Seaside Life) and Porcelaine Cup (Christmas Play) all from Tilda
I never envisaged this for kitchen storage (in spite of the cups!) but love how the stylist has done so – it looks just right.
Cushion made with 5 FQs of Stripe, Dots, Paisley, Amelie and Buds, all from the Delilah collection by Tanya Whelan.
I was channelling hidden shabby chic geek with this one! Wish I could steal the cushion back, along with that lovely chair.
Quick tied quilt using 10 FQs of Hopscotch, Forget Me Not, Pressed Flowers (Cameo); Sprig, Zinnia, Rosebud (Alchemy); Camel Blanket, Trapeze (Hapi); Charisma (Lark); Passion Lily (Soul Blossoms) all by Amy Butler.
My intention with this one was to demonstrate a super-simple really quick picnic-style quilt, which is bagged out rather than bound, and tied rather than quilted. You could easily make this in an afternoon. I was really pleased (and relieved!) by how well the fabrics from all these different Amy Butler collections worked together.
And here are some of my favourites by the other very talented designers:
Crafter’s Storage by Cynthia Shaffer
I’m not surprised this made it onto the front cover – it’s so gorgeous and practical.
Baby Bear’s Quilt – also by Cynthia Shaffer
It amused me how many of us chose to use this adorable cute teacup fabric from Tilda!
Fabulous tea-cosy by Liz Betts of BetsyBetts
I love the graphic style of this one, and the way the fabrics work so well together.
Adorable girly skirt by Emily of StrawberryPatchRamblings
This lovely Anna Maria Horner fabric was also selected by lots of the designers. I love the deep border that Emily has added to make this skirt really stand out.
Fantastic Chevron quilt, again by Emily of StrawberryPatchRamblings
I know I probably shouldn’t say (don’t be cross fellow-designers), but this was my favourite make in the whole book. It really shows what goodies you can create with just 10 FQs. I love the colour combination and design that Emily has put together here.
I have a spare copy of this fab book to give away to one lucky winner. I am very happy to post to anyone, anywhere. So please do just leave a comment on this blog post to be in with a chance of winning. Tell me what you like about Fat Quarters (or just say – pick me!). An extra chance in the draw to anyone who publicises the giveaway on social media and LEAVES AN ADDITIONAL COMMENT to tell me about it. This giveaway will end on Friday 5th June at midnight (BST).
Lovely Jo (who has done sterling work organising this little blog hop – thanks Jo!) is giving away another copy (and gorgeous fabric – I told you she was lovely) if you want to be in with another chance of winning.