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Thread: Easy Fat Quarter child quilt

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    Easy Fat Quarter child quilt

    I really have a hard time figuring out how to use fat quarters and stopped buying them because of that. But what to do with the ones I already have?

    These FQs popped up while hunting through my stash and when I needed something quick and easy to do. But what???

    Well, I liked the scenic fqs used in the quilt center best, so I squared them up and then cut them in half length-wise.

    Next, I found some (quite a few) previously cut 2.5 black strips - aka 'scraps' - and framed 4 of them with the black strips. Then I framed 4 more of them, and sewed the two rows together.

    Just like that, the quilt center was done!

    Some leftover light blue fabric turned up - it worked well with the background of the FQs, so I cut it into 4" or 5 " strips to use as a border. I also used one of the co-ordinating FQ to put owls in the corner.

    Hunted down a good sized blue flannel leftover and used it as backing, made the quilt sandwich and quilted it. The quilting is flowers and butterflies, and worked nicely.

    Finished size before quilting was 35 x 47.

    It turned out cute enough for some little one to love to tatters!
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    Very pretty and a great way to use your fat quarters.
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    Beautiful!
    Looks totally preplanned.

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    Very nice! Great job!

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    But completely unplanned. Thank you!

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    You're so right. Some little one will be in love with it.

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    you're right that is adorable! and some little one will LOVE it!
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    that looks awesome.....job well done

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    I really like the arrangement you came up with, it all comes together beautifully!

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    I really like your quilt!

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    Great quilt!
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    Really cute!
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    Sew cute!!!!!!!!!

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    That large scale print is perfect for the black grid, like looking at a scene through a wrought iron window or something. Too cute.
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    That is beautiful!

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    What a great way to use your FQ's.

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    Excellent idea! This is a lovely and adorable quilt!!! The flower and butterfly quilting is perfect for it. Yup...it will be loved to tatters!!!

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    Totally cute and I myself would cuddle with it and love it to tatters!
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    Wonderful!! Have been trying to figure out something that appeals to me using black stripes. Yours is perfect.

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    Super cute. I love the design you came up with for your fat quarters. It's simple but adorable! Thanks for sharing your idea.
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    Came out great!
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    Ooooooh! That is so sweet..some little one is going to really love that sweet, soft quilt.
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    Just love it, great job and thank you for sharing
    Have a Blessed day
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    Great job - may have to try that. thanks for sharing

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    that is really cute
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    Have a great day and happy sewing !

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