Thank you FQS for inviting me to make the FQ Fizz quilt. There are so many great projects happening at the Fat Quarter Shop and I am always excited to be a part of the fun.
Fat Quarter Fizz is a free pattern by Fat Quarter Shop. As the name implies, it is Fat Quarter friendly and the pattern has instructions for Crib, Lap (small and late), twin, Queen and King Size quilts.
The cleverness of this pattern is the placement of the light and dark fabrics to create a cascading effect. The pattern is easy, quick and can be made with a multitude of FQ combinations.
I have made the large twin which finishes at 60 1/2″ x 72 1/2″ with 20 FQ’s from the Basic Grey, Basic Grunge bundle from Moda. I just love the texture of the Grunge fabrics and the selected colours in this bundle are like a heavenly rainbow.
To prove how quick the quilt is to make, I started at 10am one morning and finished quilting it by 11pm that night ( with 1 million interruptions in between ). The binding I did the next evening. The multi-coloured binding was made by joining all the left over bits of the FQs.
FQ Fizz was quilted with Aurifil 2600 50wt cotton using a geometric pattern by Karlee Porter. The light, silvery grey thread beautifully melts into the colourful grunge fabrics.
Backed in my favourite IKEA print.
Read the Jolly Jabber today to see the blue and white version of the quilt and links to other bloggers and their fabulous take on FQ Fizz.
Kate of Kate Spain Designs
Shruti of 13Woodhouse
Barb & Mary of Me and My Sister Designs
Pam from Pam Kitty Morning
Caroline from Sew Can She
Vickie from Spun Sugar Quilts
Tonya from The Crafty Mummy
John from Quilt Dad
Jane from Quilt Jane
Michele from Quilting Gallery
The free pattern can be found here : http://static.fatquartershop.com/media/wysiwyg/pdf/FQFizz.pdf
and the link to the accompanying video tutorial can be found at http://youtu.be/6bNFkjKJKrU.