Wednesday, August 6, 2014

Fat Quarter Fizz | Free pattern and a giveaway



A few months back I posted a quilt top I made using one of the Fat Quarter Shop's wonderful free Shortcut Quilt patterns. Shortcut Quilts are quick and easy patterns designed by Kimberly and the fabulous team at the Fat Quarter Shop to use and showcase pre-cuts. I'm back today to show off my version of the newest Shortcut Quilt, the Fat Quarter Fizz! (The free pattern is launching on the Fat Quarter Shop's blog today.)


The Fat Quarter Fizz uses -- you guessed it! -- fat quarters. For my version, I chose the Mormor line by Lotta Jansdotter. The pattern calls for 20 fat quarters to make a large-sized lap quilt, but I wanted mine bigger so I doubled the recipe and used 40. My quilt finished at 90" x 120" -- a large queen-sized quilt. (The pattern provides supply lists for a variety of quilt sizes. I've pasted it to the bottom of this post for your reference.)



As promised, the Fat Quarter Fizz is extremely easy to construct and comes together quickly -- despite the larger size, I still cut and pieced mine in a single day! What I'd really like to point out, though, is the great versatility offered by this pattern. In addition to the size flexibility I've already mentioned, I decided to orient my quilt with the blocks stacked horizontally instead of vertically.



You see, some of the prints in the Mormor line are directional and I wanted them all facing the same way. I decided to do some simple quilt math and lay the blocks out 5 wide by 10 tall, with the blocks oriented horizontally. It was a simple adjustment and maintains the visual effect of the quilt's layout.



My only tip if / when you decide to make your own version of the Fat Quarter Fizz is to ensure that your fabric selection includes a selection of contrasting dark and light prints. The Mormor line was a bit difficult to divide into light and dark stacks which resulted in a more subtle effect than might result with some other fabric choices. (I still love it, though!)




Fat Quarter Fizz - free pattern from the Fat Quarter Shop
          Link to free pattern
          Companion video:



Giveaway time!

To celebrate the launch of the Fat Quarter Fizz pattern, I'm hosting a giveaway. One lucky winner will win a full fat quarter bundle of Mormor as well as my scraps from this project (which are large and many -- certainly enough for another project!) Simply head over to the Fat Quarter Shop's blog post, take a look at the other bloggers who are showing off their Fat Quarter Fizz quilts today, and come back and tell me whose blog you'll be checking out next. I'll select one winner randomly from the comments below.

** This giveaway is now closed. Thanks to all who entered! **



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Size variations for the Fat Quarter Fizz pattern:

Crib Quilt - 36" square
6 Fat Quarters (3 Dark and 3 Light)
1/2 yard binding
1 1/4 yards backing
Make 3 Dark Blocks and 3 Light Blocks. Following instructions on Quilt Row assembly, layout in 2 rows of 3 blocks.

Small Lap Quilt - 48" x 54"
12 Fat Quarters (6 Dark and 6 Light)
5/8 yard binding
3 1/4 yards backing
Make 6 Dark Blocks and 6 Light Blocks. Following instructions on Quilt Row assembly, layout in 3 rows of 4 blocks.

Large Lap Quilt - 60" x 72"
Refer to pattern for these requirements and instructions.

Twin Bed Quilt - 72" x 90"
30 Fat Quarters (15 Dark and 15 Light)
7/8 yard binding
5 5/8 yards backing
Make 15 Dark Blocks and 15 Light Blocks. Following instructions on Quilt Row assembly, layout in 5 rows of 6 blocks.

Queen Bed Quilt - 84" x 90"
36 Fat Quarters (18 Dark and 18 Light)
7/8 yard binding
7 7/8 yards backing
Make 18 Dark Blocks and 17 Light Blocks. Following instructions on Quilt Row Assembly, layout in 5 rows of 7 blocks.

King Bed Quilt - 108" x 108"
54 Fat Quarters (27 Dark and 27 Light)
1 yard binding
9 7/8 yards backing
Make 27 Dark Blocks and 27 Light Blocks. Following instructions on Quilt Row Assembly, layout in 6 rows of 9 blocks.



106 comments:

  1. I am going to head over to Kate Spain's blog to see what Fizz she's created.... Love her creations!!! Thanks for sharing too, I love the large graphic designs of Mormoir and they are played out nicely in your quilt!!

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  2. Mmmmmm, I think I'll pop over to Melissa at happy quilting.....

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  3. I saw Caroline's version this morning. A girl version of yours ;) lol. Love how big you made yours! Thanks for the chance

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  4. I'm going over to check out Happy Quilting - I love that she use the new Basic Grey collection. I love them.
    Also I really like that you went directional with your quilt. It gives it a super nice flow.

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  5. Definitely heading to Kate Spain! THANKS for the chance at your giveaway!

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  6. Your quilt top is gorgeous, love the prints and the subtle pattern! I'm heading over to Happy Quilting!

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  7. Going to see my pal Pam at PamKittyMorning. This is a very cool version !

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  8. I'm going to check out Barb & Mary of Me and My Sister Designs and see what they did with this. They're always such fun. BTW, I love your fabric choice. It's one of my favourite lines.

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  9. Pretty. I like the fact it is more subtle then some. I'm going to check out Quilt Jane next.

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  10. Will check out Me and My Sister blog next. Of course I will checkout all the rest as well!! Great inspiration and such a diversity of fabric choices!!

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  11. Love your quilt! I've checked out several of the other quilts already and next I'm heading over to see what Quilt Jane has put together. Thanks for the chance in the great giveaway!

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  12. I don't know if she can top this one, but I'll be going to Kate Spain next. This is really pretty, and calming too!

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  13. I'm going over to Happy quilting next!

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  14. Great quilt! I'm going to see Kate Spain's version right now!

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  15. The weeds collection or really love 30's collection too-such a decision!

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  16. I'm going to hop through the whole list. 24Tangent@gmail.com

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  17. I love Vickie's Halloween version. Thanks for hosting a giveaway!

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  18. I checked out many, and I am so excited about this pattern! I love the fabric and backing on the one from Sew Can She! Love the blues on yours!
    satterfieldfamily@sbcglobal.net

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  19. Sherrie at a quilting life, thanks for the chance

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  20. I'm going down the list and found you, now I'm going to Jane from Quilt Jane. Glad I found you and am now following your blog :)

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  21. I'm headed over to Me and My Sister Designs next. Love your quilt!!!

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  22. I'm going to check out Sew Can She's post... :) miss you

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  23. I checked out Quilt Jane! Love that fabric.

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  24. I'm checking them all out!!!

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  25. Heading over to Me and My Sister.....Thanks for the chance to win...love love easy for gifting or charity quilts. And am a scrapper too......

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  26. Quilt Jane is next. Thanks for listing the sizes. Who doesn't love Lotta fabrics!! Yours is great :)

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  27. Going to Pam kitty, like the name and bound to like her blog!

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  28. I'll be checking Me and My Sister.

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  29. I'll be reading a lot of them but my first stop is with Shruti at 13 Woodhouse.

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  30. I'm checking out Melissa at Happy Quilting! Love Mormor!

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  31. I'm going through the whole list... all of you are so inspiring! Thanks for the chance!

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  32. Love all of them, but Halloween is my fav holiday so I will be checking out Spun sugar Quilts blog

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  33. Checking them all... next up Quilt Jane!

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  34. Barb and Mary, from Me and My Sister Designs, although I'll check them all!

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  35. Happy Quilting is up next for me. Thanks for the chance to pick up something new for my projects.

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  36. Luv the Lotta Jansdotter collection in any quilt. Great job!

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  37. Thanks for showing all of the different size options. I will be looking at all of the blogs but stopping at Quilt Jane next. :)

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  38. Kate Spain's blog. Love her fabric, and, well, we share names!!

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  39. I will, well did go and see Jane at Quilt Jane. I liked how the name of the blog was similar to yours and liked even better how she used the Grunge fabric! P.S. The friendly staff at Pink Castle were completely 'crushing' on you today when I visited.

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  40. Checked them ALL out! lol Really love The Quilting Life Fizz Quilt tho...and YOUR'S! (& love that you added, to make it Queen size! Is Beautiful!! ) These are my two Favorites!

    Thanks for fun Give-a-way!!! :)

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  41. Barb and Mary, from Me and My Sister Designs, love the flower quilting, that always wins in my book.

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  42. I'm looking forward to checking out She Can Sew!

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  43. I went to Me and My Sister Designs, just love your their Weeds fabric for this quilt. Love your quilt, also! Thanks!

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  44. I am off to check out Kate Spain and her blog. Thanks for the chance.

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  45. I'm headed to Kate Spain, one of my favorite people. You have my favoite colors. It turned out wonderful. All it needs now is some fish swimming or some birds in the air.

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  46. I love your quilt! I'm going to check out everybody, but I'm excited for Pam Kitty Morning :) Have a great week! thanks for the chance to win, what will be a twin quilt if I do win! (awesome)
    -karrie
    ksmith8@emich.edu

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  47. I've checked out quite a few already - wonderful fabric choices (love your blues) - great pattern - great giveaway! Heading over to Me & My Sister next.

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  48. What a great pattern - I'm off to visit Kate Spain next !!

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  49. I plan on checking them all out, I'm pretty excited about this pattern. Next for me is Quilt Jane and Caroline at Sew Can She.

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  50. Have to check them all out so next up is Quilt Jane. Thanks for a chance on your give away. Great quilt!

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  51. I plan on checking out Me and My Sister next and the Kate Spain and then.....
    Love the Mormor range you used, thanks for the chance to win.

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  52. I'm checking out Quilt Jane next. Love this pattern. Thanks for the giveaway.

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  53. I think I will popover to check out Kate Spain's as I have already seen some of the others. Thanks for the chance at some gorgeous fabrics!

    Materialmoments@yahoo.com

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  54. I love the fabric line you chose for your quilt - such pretty colors. I'm heading over to Quiltjanes blog next. Thanks for the chance to win some fabric and part of your stash.

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  55. Next is Jane from Quilt Jane. A simple but useful pattern, esp. for novelty fabrics

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  56. I've checked most of them, love to see how different each quilt is and how differently each quilter sees their quilt. I don't know if I would have seen that your fabrics were one way until I'd cut and sewn half the quilt and it was too late to adjust. Love what you did and am glad to see how it works in a larger quilt. Thanks. Heading back to Melissa at Happy Quilting.

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  57. Thanks for the chance to win some more stash! I'm currently making up lots of baby quilt tops for the many babies that are soon to be born to family and friends!

    Loved the one at Happy Quilting, I am looking at doing some Christmas sewing as soon as I finish up these baby quilts I'm working on!

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  58. I am heading to Spun Sugar Quilts

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  59. Kate Spain first but I'll be checking them all out.

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  60. Quilt Jane is next on my list. Your quilt is amazing! I love those colors.

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  61. I'm checking out Pam from Pam Kitty Morning. thanks







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  62. I'm working my way down the list so checking out Quilt Jane next. I have to say, yours is my favorite so far. Thanks for the giveaway!

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  63. I checked out Spun Sugar's Halloween version and will go back to see more. Thanks.

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  64. I have already checked out MANY of them! Melissa quilt Jane me and my sister!! I live the different choices they made!! I love the soft quilting in some and the straight line on others!!! Love the options!!

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  65. I recently bought a charm pack of Mormor from Fat Quarter Shop. Good to see it in action to spur some ideas. I checked out Sew Can She right before your blog, so there's definitely some Mormor in the air. I'll take a look at Me and My Sisters Designs next. Thanks for the chance to win!

    bwwedprep(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  66. I'm heading to Melissa at Happy Quilting next!

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  67. Quilt Jane next! I love Lotta Jansdotter and her Mormor line. Her prints give such a fresh modern look to your Fizz quilt.

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  68. love your quilt ! I'm going to check out Kate Spain to see what fabric she uses for this quilt

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  69. I am heading over to Sew Can She next to look at her version of the quilt - love the Mormor fabrics!

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  70. Love how your quilt turned out! On my way to Me & My Sisters next :)

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  71. I LOVE this pattern and the video tutorial. I started at the top of the list on the Fat Quarter Shop page and visited each site. Yours is the 10th on the list and from here I will be checking out what Quilt Jane has done. I am so looking forward to making this quilt.

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  72. I too am checking out all the sites. I love to se how the different fabric lines translate in this pattern. Quilt Jane, here I come, and thanks to FQS for the fun tutorial.

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  73. Beautiful quilt! I am on to A Quilting Life next...I would be happy to take your scraps, I really like this fabric line! Thanks for the giveaway:)

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  74. Great quilt! I'm going to check out Melissa's quilt at Happy Quilting next. Thanks for the chance to win!

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  75. Quilt Jane is next on the list. Many thanks for the great giveaway.

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  76. Quilt Jane is next! (And - Pick me!!!)

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  77. Next on my check-list is Quilt Jane....but first, I want to say I like the change you made with your quilt, making it work with the directional lines of your fabric. I'm going to try it with the novelty fabrics I have in mind--thanks for the inspiration!

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  78. Crafty Mummy is on the list next - my son is very intrigued by the "round birds"!

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  79. Heading over to Caroline @ she can sew next

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  80. Beautiful quilt! I am off to see Quilt Jane.

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  81. visting Sew Can She next! Beautiful quilt! I had a Mormor who lived to be 98 years old and would love to make something with this collection whose name she shares!

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  82. I am off to visit Sheri at A Quilting Life and thank you for the chance to win! I love what you did with your version of Fat Quarter Fizz

    Tami
    tamiquilts at att dot net

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  83. I'm heading to Moda Lisa's blog.

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  84. Intrigued by Quilt Jane...headed there!

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  85. I'll be going to Kate Spain Designs. Thank you for a wonderful giveaway!

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  86. Sherri at A Quilting Life is where I'm heading next! Love the color scheme and collection you chose. I love the look of stamped or homemade fabrics and these are the next best. Thanks so much for the giveaway. I would love to win these fabrics and make myself a quilt for this winter!

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  87. I will be checking out My Quilt Infatuation. That flora block is gorgeous.

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  88. I will be checking out A Quilting Life really life vintage inspired fabrics. Perfect for a gender neutral baby quilt.

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  89. I am going over to Quilt Janes! Thanks!

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  90. Have to go down the list so I don't miss any, so "Ouilt Janes" is next. Really like the fat quater pack you picked as well as the placement you used.

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  91. Love the pattern and Mormor is awesome!!!! And Quilt Jane's use of color was amazing!

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  92. Checking out My Quilt Infatuation...

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  93. Love the color choice! Next, I will be checking out Quilt Jane.

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  94. Ooh I didn't know Kate Spain had a blog, I think I'll check her out next :)

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  95. Heading for a visit with Pam Kitty Morning!

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  96. My Quilt Infatuation is one I'll be checking out!

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