Hi all! John here with this fortnight's installment of the Fat Quarterly Fabric Pack. I was SO EXCITED to work on this project, because mixing & matching fabrics is my absolute favorite part of the quilt-making process. For this fabric pack I teamed up with Cathy at Wish Upon a Quilt, whose large selection of great fabrics made it really difficult for me to decide on a 9-fabric bundle.
In fact, in my first pass I wound up with 25 fabrics in my bundle:
Greens & yellows comprise a fun, springtime garden-type mix, with touches of brown and red for some interest. But I knew a bundle of 25 fat quarters would be a tough thing for most quilters to commit to, so I began the process of winnowing it down ...
I first cut it down to 16:
And, finally, a more manageable bundle of 9 fat quarters:
This fabric assortment really got its hooks into my brain, and I just had to see it and play with it in person to make sure it "sung" before I recommended it to you all! So I drove over to Wish Upon a Quilt (it's my local shop!), picked up a bunch of fat quarters, and -- over the course of last Friday night and Saturday afternoon -- cut everything up into 8.5" squares and made a simple patchwork quilt.
And you know what? I LOVE it!!
Note: I did pick up cuts of all of the original 25 prints, plus a few extras and some prints I had in my stash.
So what do you think? Do you like my selection? If so, the fat quarter bundle is available here. Swing on over to Wish Upon a Quilt and tell Cathy I said "hi"!