FOTY 2012: Back in the Saddle

Fabric of the Year Squares (March)
Fabric of the Year Squares (March)

I haven’t done anything with Fabric of the Year 2012 yet. I decided that I would go even more simple than last year, but would keep one of the elements of FOTY 2011. I decided that I would go with squares and rectangles. I will cut squares out of fabrics I have used this year (but not bought) and rectangles out of the new fabrics.

A lot of the fabrics in the photo are from the Flowering Snowballs foreground. I only used one piece from each of the fabrics in the Flowering Snowball blocks, but I figured it still counted. They are all great fabrics, aren’t they?

FOTY 2012 Squares - March
FOTY 2012 Squares - March

I really like the scrappy look, but think it will be even better when I start arranging the fabrics at the retreat in 2013. Seems like a long way off, but here it is already March, so I know it will be here sooner than I think.

From my brief comment, you might have inferred that I am also working on the Flowering Snowball. I am. More on that later.

Author: Jaye

Quiltmaker who enjoys writing and frozen chocolate covered bananas.

2 thoughts on “FOTY 2012: Back in the Saddle”

  1. I like that you’re using what you buy *and* what you’re using during the year. It will make it even more scrappy, plus more options to get the color shading right. So, squares and rectangles? Are you going to assemble them into a blocks somehow (like the old swamp block from Mavs?)?

    1. Yes. Two squares (2.5″x2.5″) *should* make a rectangle (4.5″x2.5″). Math isn’t my strong point so there is a lot of hope involved, but I did check with someone else as well. Yes, I want to buy less and use more, too, so am trying to reward the fabrics that have been sitting around waiting for their day in the sun.

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