There is something about text prints that I love and Oriental text prints are really hard to ignore! I saw this print and loved the deep blue colour (no idea what it says!) so when I was buying fabric on Crafsty and realised that my shipping costs would be the same if I bought some charm packs and a jelly roll, or added in a fat quarter bundle, I didn't hesitate to pad out my order with this 15 FQ bundle from Robert Kaufman. There was a choice between a blue or a red colourway and of course I went for blue!
As soon as I got it, I opened it up, admired all the pretty prints and then promptly put it away again. It's been sitting on a shelf staring at me this past while and of course I keep walking by thinking, I must do something with that bundle!
Then I saw what Susan @ The Bored Zombie did with her similar purchase and then Fat Quarter Shop released a free pattern, Fat Quarter Fizz, using pretty much these colours so that was it. My mind was decided for me!
The pattern calls for 20 FQ's and so I added some creams from stash and some lightweight denim material, I had been gifted from my Aunt, to make up the numbers. (Hope this works - not used denim in a quilt before!) There was some difference between the cuts in my stash and this bundle. Some of my FQ's were 18 x22 and some 18 x 21 so a bit of lining up and trimming to cut 4 at a time was needed.
What I like about Fat Quarter Shop's free patterns is the clever way they show you to make a quick simple quilt. In this case using two 6.5" rulers to cut 13" strips.
The 13" strip is then sub cut into a square and a rectangle and you take one large dark square and sew to a small light rectangle and vice versa and cut them up again! So that is what I will be doing this week.
They will probably go back on the shelf for now!
Any suggestions for these?