My two youngest daughters gave me a set of 20 color coordinated fat quarters a few years ago and I finally got busy and completed this quilt top using only the fat quarters. I really loved the colors and patterns and did not want to introduce any new fabrics to the top. I managed to get 2 ten inch squares from each fat quarter in addition to 3 five and a half inch and one three and a half inch square from each. I used the 5 1/2 inch squares to make 15 four patch blocks. Together with the 40 ten inch blocks, I then had 55 ten inch blocks but I needed one more to make a top 7 blocks by 8 blocks. Making a nine-patch with the 3 1/2 squares did not make a 10 1/2 inch block which I thought it would (but I forgot there were two seam allowances to figure in and not one like the 4-patch). Anyway, I gathered up all my tiny little pieces and made one block called "The Frugal Patch" from Quilters Cache for the center block. I love the results.
Using a play on words, I named my quilt, "Nothing But The Fats" and have decided to buy enough fat quarters of a contrasting or neutral fabric for the backing to carry out the theme.