Since I had just discovered what fat quarters were, I decided to make a few quilts using only fabric from fat quarters. I chose about 40 different fat quarters (some came in sets of 5) and went to town making these squares, called trail to treadleonia or shaded four patch. I finally made a quilt with triangles! These were the first squares that I actually trimmed after putting them together so that they were the right shape and size in the end. I quilted one for my mom and used a stitch in the ditch pattern along the diamond edges.
I made a matching sham to go with it.
I used this same square to make a quilt for my mother-in-law, but arranged them in a different pattern and used a much different color scheme. I think I went out of my comfort zone in color, and so did she when she accepted it, but it is a fun quilt! I chose a more creative quilting pattern with this one, straight stitching two curved lines in each block, resulting in the formation of circles.