Tick Tock Scrap Quilt


Truth be told I don’t love using scraps since it takes so much time, but I definitely LOVE the look of a scrap quilt. 

Since I had plenty of time, and plenty of scraps, I had no excuses not to make one!

This design was based off of the Tick Tock quilt in my book I wrote back in 2012.  My book is now out of print (the ebook can be found here), so I played with the design to make this scrappy, more compact version of that pattern.   

This is the grown up Tick Tock quilt!

I don’t love sewing looooong strips of blocks together without seams to match, so instead this is a block based quilt that goes together easily with (my favorite) nested seams.  

I moved my sewing machine onto the dining room table and free motion quilted this with large loops in between my kids wanting to be fed 87 times a day. 

A pink binding is icing on the cake/quilt!

There are scraps from at least 4 years of quilt-making in this quilt, and I love trying to remember where I’ve used all of these fabrics before.  Even though scraps are a big fat pain to sort/press/trim, it’s very fulfilling to make a quilt completely from my scrap bin.

If scraps aren’t your thing, this quilt can also be made with 2 1/2″ pre-cut strips, or 10″ squares, or yardage.   You can make the Throw size with one jelly roll, or one layer cake (yay!).  

The PDF version of Tick Tock can be found here.     The Paper version of Tick Tock can be found here.  

Also I blinked and it was July…but that also means that Backyard Blooms is shipping to stores very soon!   I cannot wait!






23 Responses to Tick Tock Scrap Quilt

  1. Amy Gehman July 3, 2020 at 8:28 am #

    I love this!! what a wonderful way to use all of the scraps that I have accumulated. Always enjoy reading your blog posts!

  2. Jane Hartin July 3, 2020 at 10:14 am #

    I’ve been trying to buy the PDF of Tick Tock, and my computer isn’t letting me use Paypal or a credit card. Has anyone else had issues with this?

    • Allison July 4, 2020 at 12:17 pm #

      Oh that’s strange! It sounds like it might be your browser, I know it’s working fine on my end. You can email me at cluckclucksew@gmail.com and I can help!

  3. Susan Ray July 3, 2020 at 10:24 am #

    Tick Tock is a beautiful quilt, I have many Christmas scraps and this will work perfectly.
    Happy Day

    Ms. Sue

    • Allison July 4, 2020 at 12:17 pm #

      Great idea to use Christmas fabrics! I think I might do the same!

  4. Sheila July 3, 2020 at 2:54 pm #

    Love this quilt! I think I have the book you talked about. And Jane… oh my,,, she looks so grown up!

    • Allison July 4, 2020 at 12:17 pm #

      I know…she grew way too fast!

  5. Teresa July 3, 2020 at 9:37 pm #

    Can’t believe I was just looking at your book this week and bookmarked the original Tick Tock. I also. bookmarked Breezy and Rock-a-Baby.

    • Allison July 4, 2020 at 12:18 pm #

      Oh that is hilarious! I love the original too…it’s very simple and easy!

  6. RaeLyn July 4, 2020 at 12:59 am #

    What, your book is out of print!? Good thing I got my hard copy when it was “new.” Love that book. And Love this quilt. It looks amazing.

    • Allison July 4, 2020 at 12:18 pm #

      It is! It’s only in ebook format…usually they only print them for a year or so, but mine was printed for 7 so it had a great run! :)

  7. lynn bourgeois July 4, 2020 at 3:18 am #

    Scrap quilts are so much fun, and yours is beautiful.

    • Allison July 4, 2020 at 12:19 pm #

      Thank you! I’ve never seen a scrap quilt I don’t love!

  8. Debbie Lee July 4, 2020 at 11:29 am #

    Love a quilt with white. Such a crisp look. Wasn’t Jane just born?..lol…where does the time go. Happy 4th!

    • Allison July 4, 2020 at 12:19 pm #

      She was just born! It seems like days ago! Now she’s 4…can’t believe it either. Happy 4th to you also!

  9. Nikki Moshier July 6, 2020 at 7:41 am #

    Great quilt. Loved your comment that your children needed feeding 87 times a day!

    • Allison July 6, 2020 at 8:24 pm #

      Thanks Nikki! I just wish the “feeding them 87 times a day” wasn’t so true! ;)

  10. Betty Huntington July 6, 2020 at 1:35 pm #

    I am having problems on check out. Keep getting an error. Any other ideas?

  11. Shannon July 7, 2020 at 4:55 am #

    I’m so happy you said it takes FOREVER to cut all those scraps for scrappy quilts! But the effort is so worthwhile when you see this colorful pretty!

  12. email login July 10, 2020 at 12:53 am #

    What a pretty quilt! Thank you for sharing!

  13. Sheila July 15, 2020 at 5:17 pm #

    Just noticed you new line of fabric in the Fatquarter shop. Yay!!! 🐔

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