They sat on my shelf (for close to a year, I think) while I waited for inspiration to strike. Inspiration came when I found the perfect coordinating fabric that combined all the colors:
The plan was to make a strippy quilt using the floral fabric to tie it all together.
I cut strips from each of the fat quarters, but I also needed strips of white fabric to sew in between them. This was another time when my Stripology ruler was the perfect tool for the job:
You lay the slotted ruler down one time, make several cuts at once, and when you remover the ruler, you have all your strips cut:
Next step was to sew a white strip to each of the colored strips.
Strip noodles anyone?
I lined up the white/fabric strips on my design board until I got an arrangement I liked:
This was looking nice, but would not be wide enough for a kid's quilt, so I went back to the beginning and created a second set of strips:
Now the resulting quilt would be too big. Just like Goldilocks, I needed to find the combination that was just right. I cut one set of strips in half, and then I liked the proportions.
I sewed it all together, and added more floral fabric to make a border:
But...what to do with the leftovers from the strips I cut in half? That was easy, make a second quilt! I cut a 3rd set of strips from my original fat quarter bundle, added the white strips and created a second quilt.
I did not have enough of the floral fabric left for a border on this one so I just made the outer white borders a little wider.
When all was said and done, I had two quilt tops to donate to Quilts for Kids. 😄
With the leftover bits, I cut out some squares for the upcoming months of the Rainbow Scrap Challenge. Being only 2 months into the challenge, we have not done aqua, green or blue. I've got a head start!