All the way back in 2004 I bought a fat quarter and that was the start of it all for me and quilting. I had completed a quilt for my Grandma shortly before that but had no intentions of making another. Then, and I can't even remember why I was at the fabric store, I saw a raspberry print and loved it. My original intention was to make a decorative pillow for my bed since it was the same shade of red that was in my duvet but I never actually made anything. And some how, again I'm not sure how or why, I started collecting fat quarters of fruit and vegetable themed fabric. Nine years later and I had a pile of 38 different fabrics. I finally had to cut into it and made myself a lap quilt.
It was really hard to start this project. I had so many different plans over the years for the fabric but when it came down to it none of them seemed right for the fabric I had in front of me when it came time to cut. After hours on flicker, I decided on a wonky 9 patch. Simple and easy but a fun way to combine the bright colors. I only used a 9 inch square of 36 of the fabrics so next up will be a traditional 9 patch.