1 - That Quirky Scrap Quilt (along)

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This quilt along was ‘live’ in 2015, but all of the instructions are still up on my blog. You can find all the links to the week by week instructions below. Thanks!

I have had this quilt idea floating around in my head for awhile.  I want to make a quilt so bright, crazy and ugly that it is cool.  Like one of those quirky vintage scrap quilts.


This is my mock up.  It has squares, 4-patches, half square triangles and quarter square triangles.  It has a lot of aqua/turquoise and yellow and a bit of every other color under the sun.  The units are 4" square and the quilt is 52" x 64".  I think it is going to be awesome.  Or crazy ugly - there will be no in between with this quilt.

I want to finish this soon (goodness knows I have enough works in progress!).  So this is what I thought I would do.  I will post instructions for the quilt every Monday.  If you would like to quilt along that would be great!  If not, no big deal, but I will have deadlines for myself to finish.  Win-win.  :)

Here's the schedule (Click the links below for the instructions):

April 27 - Fabric requirements (see below)

May 4 - Cutting instructions

May 11 - Piecing the 4-patches

May 18 - Piecing the half square triangles

June  15 - Piecing the quarter square triangles

June 22 - Setting instructions

August 7 - The big reveal! 

Fabric Requirements:

About 6 yards of scraps  (to get the "quirky" look use at least 24 different fabrics)

If you are not sure that crazy and quirky is your style, here is another layout option.


I am really loving the rainbow look - I may have to make two.  :)

To give you a feel of what size of scraps you will need, the smallest pieces for the quilt are 2 1/2" strips and the largest are 5 1/2" squares.

So this week, pull out your scraps, decide which ones you want to use and (if they are as wrinkly as mine) give them an iron.

I hope you will quilt along!