Spring 2022 Fat Quarter Project
At our Christmas party in December 2021 we were set a fat quarter challenge to be presented at the AGM in April.
In tables of six members, each person was asked to bring in a spring-themed fat quarter. Each piece was cut in half, one half retained and the other half passed to the person on the left. Each piece received was also then cut in half, with half being passed on. And so on until all pieces had been distributed. We were then challenged to make something out of the materials we had finally ended up with. With the exception of a backing if required, no other material was to be used to complete the challenge.
Well, it would seem that some of our members had a lot of fun with this and below are some examples of the groups ingenuity........
Anna made this coil pot by winding the material around thick cord and machining it together in a circle.
Sue turned her materials into a set of sewing artefacts. Clockwise from the left: scissor holder, glasses case, needle holder, wristband pin cushion and thread catcher.
This lovely pillow was made by Mary.
Debbie produced this very clever mug carrier.
Norma decided to make a Japanese rice bag, which is still a work in progress.
This basket was made by Diane.
Carol created this brilliant pouch for her sewing machine needles.
Mags produced this adorable little garden set for her grand-daughter who is eagerly awaiting the arrival of a new baby brother. There is a wigwam and a small quilt and pillow.
Karen has put together her materials into this pretty block.
Even though Jennifer did not feel inspired by the materials she ended up with, she did create this lovely little dolls quilt on the left.
She also belongs to a French quilting group and brought along a couple of pieces, on the right, showing what can be achieved with more co-ordinated colours.