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Pattern Play with the Fat Quarter Shop

Welcome back to our Friday Feature! Please welcome Megan McHenry as our FQS staffer of the week!
She chose the following pattern to feature this week:
Now, it’s time to announce the winner from last week’s blog post.

The lucky winner is….
I would use Oval Elements by Pat Bravo for Art Gallery. I think this quilt would be fun in an assortment of the colors.

For a chance to win a $50 gift certificate to our website, leave ONE comment on this blog post with the name of your chosen fabric collection. Be sure to include an email in your comment!
The directions for Pattern Play can be found here.
You have until Tuesday, May 28th to submit your comment and the winner will be announced Friday, May 31st, so be sure to come back to see if YOU are the winner!


  1. i've been looking for the perfect pattern to make a christmasy quilt out of Winter's Lane… and I can really see it with this one!

  2. Actually, I think I would use Architextures for this one. Give it a modern twist while still keeping it somewhat neutral colors (blacks, grays, and white).

  3. I must have Christmas quilts on the brain, because I'd love to make it with Aspen Frost. It would be so pretty and fresh.

  4. Oh, so many would look great in this line! Indigo Crossing comes to mind first but a happy line like Bonnie and Camille's Marmalade would be great too!

  5. I think this would be great using Joel Dewberry's new line Bungalow. I would use a solid for the background. All those delicious colors would be great in this quilt!

  6. Since Camille's interview about the new Happy-go-lucky fabric line was still in my head, and I love every line Bonnie and Camille have designed, I will have to go with Happy-go-lucky.

  7. Noteworthy by Sweetwater would be my choice.

    Nancy in Denver
    nkadenver at

  8. Esprit de Noel by French General for Moda Fabrics would be stunning !
    Laurie in No Texas
    laurie (dot) wildflowers (at) gmail (dot) com

  9. Hearthside Seasons by Kim Dielh for Henry Glass Fabrics would be nice!

    Brionais Beauties

  10. It isn't out yet, but I think Ashbury Heights would look fantastic with it. Traditional type block with modern fabrics. Hhhmm. . . may need to make this happen.

  11. I would use The Morris Apprentice by Barbara Brackman for Moda. Thanks for the chance. Hope everyone gets to stitch a lot this weekend!

    -Jennifer jendewitt2000(at)yahoo(dot)com

  12. I would use the royal jasmine collection for this pattern. It would take on a Baltimore Ravens look! ;0) kelly_dunahoo@

  13. I love French General and so I think these lovely units in this pattern would be enhanced by Esprit de Noel to make a super Christmas or anytime quilt. Thanks!

  14. I like the original fabric choice with the dramatic dark fabrics. Yet, in keeping with the contest of choosing a new line, I would choose the collection Mill Book Series circa 1835. The quilt design would be a lighter sweet looking vintage quilt. I also like that this is a collection for a cause. An alternate collection is Fig Tree's Avalon, which I like because of the colorways and old-fashioned appearance. alternate email mlwright29(at)hotmail(dot)com

  15. This would be great as a classy but subtle Christmas/winter quilt. It would be pretty in Holiday in the Pines.


  16. Since I'm in a Memorial Day Holiday mood, I would use Sweet Land of Liberty by Color Principle by Henry Glass. I think it would make a wonderful patriotic quilt!

  17. Would love it with Moda Avalon, with the navys, blues, reds and cremes you could make a really american version!

  18. I would use Durham Anew by Brenda Riddle for Lecien. I like to use sweet fabrics and think this quilt would look lovely for a little girl.

  19. well, this will sound crazy, but I think the Fabulous Felines metallic Paw Print yardage, in the assorted bright colors, would look great as the stars. Set it against a black background and you've got fireworks in a night sky for 4th of July or New Year's Eve. Beautiful, fun twist on this lovely pattern!

    email: musingsonthemove(at)gmail(dot)com

  20. Well, since it Memorial Day weekend and this pattern has those great stars, I think this would be gorgeous in Gallery Red and Gallery Blue by Faye Burgos.
    Thanks for the chance!

  21. I think I'd use Joel Dewberry's Bungalow, I had to resist not saying oval elements cause last weeks winner has such good taste!

    gibbylet(at)gmail(dot) com

  22. Lots of lines of fabrics but have to say I am verrrry partical to "Espirit De Noel" and with the holidays just around the summer corner….would be perfect!

  23. My newest favourite collection is Lori Holts Bake Sale, love love this collection. It would look great with this pattern.

  24. I think this would pattern would look great with Happy Go Lucky by Bonnie & Camille.


  25. I think this traditional design would look very sweet softened up in the pastel tones of Goldilocks Storybook Classics by Whistler Studios for Windham Fabrics.

  26. I thought I'd go with something totally different than the package fabrics and go with Lilly's Forest Batiks by Hoffman.

  27. Sooooo many ideas….but I LOOOOOVE this pattern…and my Daughter would love it too….so I choose "Rebecca" Fat quarter bundle! (Yep…her name IS Rebecca too…lol…and these ARE her colors!)


  28. I think it would make a nice Christmas quilt with Holiday in the Pines by Moda. Thanks. jleekamitchell(at)yahoo(dot)com

  29. This does look a very Christmasy design, but I would love to see it in Boho by Urban Chicks – would look quite retro I think 🙂

  30. I would use Hooty Hoot Returns. I think this pattern is perfect for anything, especially a fun happy childs quilt!
    staceydayquilts (at) yahoo (dot) com

  31. This will look beautiful in Aspen Frost and just in time for christmas! Nothing like red and green printed stars for a Christmas snuggling blanket.

  32. I would love to see this in light and happy colors like Bake Sale by Lori Holt or Wallflowers by Allison! Would be beautiful! Thanks!

  33. I'm in love with several collections on your site, but I think i would make this pattern in Warbler Feathered Friends Fat Quarter Bundle Deborah Edwards for Northcott Fabrics. The colors remind me of sea and shells. Thanks!


  34. I'm not sure if it's the name or the colours that most attracted me to the bundle of fabric that would look awesome for this quilt pattern: Chocolate Sundae Batiks FQs Hoffman Fabrics…. but it is yummy every which way!

  35. I'd love to see this quilt made with Winter's Lane. Winter's Lane is my favorite, current, holiday collection. Thanks for the chance to win!

  36. I love the New Colonies Bundles, in all color ways, by Nancy Gere. I would love to use a variety of the fabrics in these lines.

  37. I would love this in Happy Go Lucky by Bonnie and Camille. Great collection! Several low volume options for the background.

    tracy dot minyard at gmail dot com

  38. I think it would look lovely in the new esprit de Noel by French General. I love French General fabrics.
    The pattern play is such a fun giveaway- it is interesting to see all the new things in your shop.
    Regards from Alberta Canada,

  39. I would use Poinsettia and Holly by Martha Negley for Westminster fabrics. It would make a great Christmas quilt, I think.

  40. I've been eyeing this pattern for a Christmas quilt, and would love it in something sumptuous like Christmas Carols Metallics by Jane Maday for Wilmington Prints.

  41. This is a wonderful pattern. I would love to make it in Jo Morton's new line of batiks, Dovetail, coming soon.

  42. Posh Pumpkins by Sandy Gervais for Moda. It has lots of contrasting color values that would really make those starts pop!

  43. I would use daffodil, nectar, neon and lipstick sketch for the blocks and maybe purple as the background and charcoal as the first thin border. I want to get some of the candy background dot in there too, maybe as the outer border, but not sure if that might be a bit much! Maybe as backing instead.

  44. I think Mill Book Series circa 1835 – Collection for a Cause by Howard Marcus for Moda Fabrics would be lovely. Fresh but traditional for a very traditional style pattern.

  45. Mulberry Lane [Raspberry and Chocolate]by Sue Beevers for Northcott Fabrics would be absolutely stupendous! Thanks for the chance to win. carola at tds dot net. 🙂