QBB’s FQ Challenge

A little alphabet soup for the soul. Never did like chicken soup.

QBB = Quilts Beyond Borders, an organization that gives quilts to children in need in many places. The above link tells about their Fat Quarter (FQ) challenge as well as the organization. QBB is a group that Sunshine Online Guild donates to, so I had heard of them.   Recently they had a booth at the Clark County Quilt Show that I attended.

So I selected a bright geometric print, thinking it would be a focus fabric to which I could add solids. It came with a pattern, Rainbow’s End, a Villa Rosa Design. A nice pattern, but the block involved 6 equal weight squares.

Here it is, laid out.

QBB challenge

I had not anticipated the dark blue and green squares ending up adjacent. I almost like that it looks like a rectangle instead of two squares.  And if I had it to do over, I’d have used a different yellow. The other yellow fabrics I had on hand were worse than this one.

It is an easy to assemble block; the layout of blocks takes a bit of concentration, but with the help of the picture on the pattern, I got it right after a couple tries.

I think the pattern has great potential for scrap quilts. I’m not sure if I’d try to make a pattern by color of scrap square or simply go for a random look. (It may be decided by what color of squares I have.) I’ll have to see if my 4-inch square pile has anything resembling 120 squares. It also might be hard to have enough large scraps for the purist to make the background scrappy–guess that depends on how one defines ‘scraps.’

If you want to see quilts made from actual scraps, vist Kate’s Scrap Happy list.

 

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8 responses to “QBB’s FQ Challenge

  1. dezertsuz

    However you came to it, I like it. I like that the yellow isn’t super bright, too, more of a gold. I think it sets off the brighter colors nicely.

  2. I’d love to see this as a very scrappy version, assuming anyone has enough scraps the right size! There’s going to be someone out there…

  3. mlmcspadden

    Looks Great! And an idea I need to keep in mind for my scraps.

  4. You go, girl! I think you belong to even more donation quilt groups than I do!

  5. Sounds like a wonderful organization! I know whenever I am ready to make a quilt for donation, I just need to check your blog for plenty of service organization options 🙂

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