Hi all! John here with this fortnight’s installment of the Fat Quarterly Fabric Pack. I was SO EXCITED to work on this project, because mixing & matching fabrics is my absolute favorite part of the quilt-making process. For this fabric pack I teamed up with Cathy at Wish Upon a Quilt, whose large selection of great fabrics made it really difficult for me to decide on a 9-fabric bundle.
In fact, in my first pass I wound up with 25 fabrics in my bundle:
Fat Quarterly Fabric Pack
Greens & yellows comprise a fun, springtime garden-type mix, with touches of brown and red for some interest. But I knew a bundle of 25 fat quarters would be a tough thing for most quilters to commit to, so I began the process of winnowing it down …
I first cut it down to 16:

Fat Quarterly Fabric Pack
Then 12:

Fat Quarterly Fabric Pack
And, finally, a more manageable bundle of 9 fat quarters:

Fat Quarterly Fabric Pack

This fabric assortment really got its hooks into my brain, and I just had to see it and play with it in person to make sure it “sung” before I recommended it to you all! So I drove over to Wish Upon a Quilt (it’s my local shop!), picked up a bunch of fat quarters, and — over the course of last Friday night and Saturday afternoon — cut everything up into 8.5″ squares and made a simple patchwork quilt.
And you know what? I LOVE it!!
Patchwork Quilt

Note: I did pick up cuts of all of the original 25 prints, plus a few extras and some prints I had in my stash.
Patchwork Quilt
So what do you think? Do you like my selection? If so, the fat quarter bundle is available here. Swing on over to Wish Upon a Quilt and tell Cathy I said “hi”!