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