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Fresh Fat Quarter Quilts

Another recent finish – and it’s another baby quilt! Clearly I’ve been on a baby quilt kick so far this year. This quilt was made using a pattern from Andy Knowlton’s book Fresh Fat Quarter Quilts. If you’ve got stacks of unused Fat Quarters in need of a pattern, this book is full of great ways to use them!

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Blue and gray baby boy quilt - Lucky Star pattern from Fresh Fat-Quarter Quilts by Andy Knowlton

There are multiple patterns in this book that I would love to try. The first one I went with was Lucky Star. I love the large scale star motifs.

Blue and Gray Lucky Star Quilt - pattern by Andy Knowlton in Fresh Fat Quarter Quilt book - made by Amy Smart

The shades of blue and gray made for a perfect baby boy quilt. The back is a super soft woven gray and white gingham – classic if you ask me. 🙂 

I was so excited to make this quilt as a baby gift for a special baby in our extended family. I’m way overdue on finishing and gifting this one – partly because this is the quilt I was working on last fall when I had my rotary cutter incident. (doh! and yikes!)

I’m glad to have recovered and loved finishing this quilt. The super cool quilting is by Melissa of Sew Shabby Quilting. I love how the large scale Simple Cables design complement the large scale stars and keep the quilt soft and drapey at the same time.

Fresh Fat Quarter Quilts book by Andy Knowlton

There are so many great patterns in this book all designed for using fat quarters. It’s full of ideas to help you bust through that fat quarter stash! 

One of the cool features is that their organized by the number of fat quarters needed to make each quilt. (Quilts also require yardage for backgrounds, borders, binding, etc.)

Here are a few of my favorite Fat Quarter Patterns from the book:

This one is called Penelope.

And this one is called Sunny Day. Andy has a way with designing and writing patterns that are super easy to follow and make (and finish) with a fresh twist on classic styles.

Grandstand Quilt pattern by Andy Knowlton featuring Modern Farmhouse Fabric from Riley Blake

image from A Bright Corner

You can see lots of other quilts made using this book at A Bright Corner. This is one of my favorites. It’s called Grandstand and Andy made it using the Modern Farmhouse fabric collection from Riley Blake (available here and here.)

You can find Fresh Fat-Quarter Quilts at your favorite quilt store, Amazon, or directly from the author Andy herself.

Happy Easter my friends! It definitely feels different this year – less family gathering, less hoopla, but a little more sincere. I hope you have a sweet weekend wherever you are.     

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3 Comments

  • Reply
    Norece
    April 11, 2020 at 4:55 pm

    Thanks for reminding me abt this book, it came in the mail and I completely forgot about it! Thanks for posting

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    Kay
    April 12, 2020 at 12:11 am

    I love the simplicity of this quilt an dhow it is so much more than a baby quilt, this can easily be used for many years. x

  • Reply
    Adrienne
    April 12, 2020 at 9:18 am

    It’s beautiful, Amy. I’m sure it will be cherished.

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