A little help, please?

I bought some fabric.

Like, 35 fat quarters.

I’m making a quilt….I just have no idea what kind. Suggestions? I have the Turning Twenty pattern. Should I start there?

And if you’re looking for a mindless easy crafty project, try these flowers from Heather Bailey. My neighbor and I made a bunch last Friday night whilst we sat and chatted until the wee hours of Saturday morning. These are just mine.

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  1. You could do Surprisingly Super Simple. I think it uses fat quarters….

  2. ca-ute!

    and i'm drooling over your fat quarters. as you know, i don't quilt and therefore have no ideas for you…

  3. I just made a Stacked Coins quilt. It was super easy and it turned out so cute!

  4. What a beautiful stack! It will be great in whatever you decide. But when I saw the stack I immediately thought of this…. http://cicadastudio.net/misc/dowoodprojectsheet.pdf

    Can't wait to see the finished product!

  5. CosmoGirl Carla says:

    Hmmmm . . . drooling over those yummy fabrics. As far what kind of quilt, I love simple quilts – nine patches, log cabins, fence rails, stars. But those fabrics might need a more sophisticated pattern, maybe? I'm sure whatever you decide to create using them will be beautiful.

    Loving the flowers too! Are they still called yo-yo's, or am I just dating myself? LOL Planning a girl's weekend away in a few weeks and these may be a fantastic project to work on while we're sitting around the fire in our pj's, sipping Cosmos, watching chick flicks.

    Thanks for sharing!

  6. Oh my goodness, I spent two hours last night just looking at quilt blogs looking for ideas. I'm on my way to a quilt store tomorrow and want to be there with a purpose so I don't spend too much :)

    So far this is my fave:
    http://twiddletails.blogspot.com/2009/08/completion-and-free-pattern.html

    Quilty blogs often have easy tutorials and patterns. I suggest hitting them up!

  7. I changed my mind….that fabric needs to have bigger cuts to showcase the beautiful patterns, so, no on the dogwood project sheet. I say go for the turning twenty. It will be gorgeous!

  8. i love stacks of fabric. love love love. i don't know names of quilts, but Im really into modern designs right now. like at Film in the Fridge.

    also? those flowers are super cute

  9. I think you should give paper piecing a whirl!!! (It's my new obsession….)

  10. Oooo adorable flowers! I definitely want to try them. As for the quilt, I like the pattern you have or I also think those fabrics would look awesome in a block quilt! Whatever you choose I can't wait to see it!

  11. Love your flowers! My friend and I just started making those, too. Super easy and super cute!

  12. Awww! You're making me a baby quilt, aren't you?!? You're the best!

  13. What a delicious dilemma to have! How about a crazy nine-patch? Oh, Fransson! has a great tute. http://www.ohfransson.com/oh_fransson/2008/05/did-you-see-me.html
    I agree you need fairly big blocks to appreciate the material, though. Though I do love the stacked coins quilt as well. Can't wait to see what you decide! Good luck!

  14. Your cool friend, Cheryl says:

    Oh that stack of fabric! I would probably just sit and look at it like that for another month before I could bear to disturb it.

  15. I need some of that orange and pink fabric! I have been looking for some just like that. Do you know where I could get some?

  16. ShellyLynn says:

    I've had this quilt bookmarked for a while and I don't even quilt! It's just so pretty. :) http://www.redpepperquilts.com/2009/06/zig-zag-quilt.html

  17. Char @ Crap I've Made says:

    Great suggestions….keep 'em coming!

    The fabric is MeadowSweet from Sandi Henderson. I bought a fat quarter assortment from Fabritopia.

  18. The Mathis Family says:

    YOu could just mail them to me! Ha ha ha! Those are such cute patterns! I'm getting a new house and I could do a million things! So…if you want…send em my way!

  19. Those flowers are yummy!

  20. As for the quilt, so don't know a thing about quilting but I really love white quilts with just patches of color, over pattern on pattern. Kwim? If you want to check out a new blog, my friend from A Drop in the Bucket makes tons of quilts and I love all her designs. She's in my sidebar. :)

  21. The fabric is awesome!! I just made a couple of turning twenty quilts for my mom's for Christmas. I was really happy with the way they turned out! I thikn you're totally on the right track! BTW, who am I to give any advice to you! YOU are my inspiration!!!

  22. beautiful fabrics..they will make a lovely quilt.
    what plans do you have for your fabulous flowers??

  23. Char @ Crap I've Made says:

    Correction: It's *only* 30 fat quarters.

    And I have no plans for the flowers. My neighbor's been wearing hers and then carrying around the spares in her purse to hand out to anyone that asks.

    Maybe I'll do a giveaway…..

  24. Cute flowers!!! I know absolutely nothing about quilting. But I am interested in learning. Can't wait to see what you make!

    XOXO
    Jen

  25. Sam, Adrianna, Zoe, and Penny says:

    I was too cheap to buy the Turning 20 pattern, but I made my own version here: http://crafterhours.blogspot.com/2009/10/joint-effort.html and I looooove it! I say go for it – it's one of the best patterns for spotlighting your gorgeous fabric (ie: none of the pieces are very small)

  26. Connie's Place says:

    Love all the new fabric you got!!!
    All the bright colors are super.

  27. Midwestern gone Idahoan says:

    Love your fabric – I saw a lot of those fabrics and WANTED some too!! I did get a few of them!! I am making a 12 x 12 square (well 9 of them total) for a sister's weekend in May. Then we will give each sister or SIL and my mom a square. In the end we will have 9 different squares for a quilt!!! YEA!!!!!! I have tried a few different ideas and haven't found the 'right' one yet!! But I have found or hope I have found the one I am going to do!! Something I thought of on my own – as far as I know!!- three strips of fabric (4×12) and then in the middle I am going to do a heart in a different fabric and let it fray the edges. Does that make sense? I am excited!! Good luck! I love quilting!! And pretty new at it!

  28. calicodaisy says:

    Turning Twenty — fast and easy. I made one a few years ago and just had it quilted. Very nice. My Meadowsweet just showed up in my mailbox this week. Love it!
    – michele

  29. LOVE that stack of fabric

    Here are two of my favorite quilts
    http://chickpeastudio.typepad.com/chickpea_sewing_studio/2008/01/making-a-birthi.html
    and
    http://chickpeastudio.typepad.com/chickpea_sewing_studio/finns-quilt.html

    They are both simple and show off the fabrics so nicely! I am sure whatever you pick will be beautiful with those fabrics.

  30. I have made the Turning Twenty quilt. It was the first quilt I'd ever made and by far my favorite (I was 19 when I made it.)

    I highly suggest it!

    Lindsay
    http://www.passengerseatkindofgirl.com

  31. I agree, the Turning Twenty quilt is fast and easy! A great way to show of a variety of super cute fabric.

  32. You could do a sampler with different quilt blocks like the ones listed above. I can’t decide either so I may do that with the fabric I’ve chosen.

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