Each block in this quilt is made from nine like-HSTs sewn together in three rows. Many different blocks comes together to create a very scrappy quilt. Background fabrics can be different, too, or sewn from one fabric (as shown) to make the design a bit more orderly.
Finished block size: 9" x 9"
Finished quilt size: 63-1/2" x 81-1/2" (which includes a 1/4" binding around all sides)
63 total quilt blocks
Make the quilt smaller or larger by assembling a different number of quilt blocks.
Quilting Fabrics & Materials
Because it's a scrap quilt, the type of yardage for any specific fabric in this quilt will vary. To use all of your quick pieced HSTs, directions help you make two identical blocks from each fabric combination (plus a single since there are an odd number of blocks). Make more or less blocks from like-fabrics if your fabric stash is limited.
The instructions assume you will use the easy sandwich method to create HSTs. Alter cutting instructions to use another method. Your HSTs should finish at 3" x 3". In other words, they should measure 3-1/2" x 3-1/2" before sewing them into blocks.
For identical light background fabric throughout: 3-5/8 yards
- (32) 3-7/8" x 38" strips, or
- (32) squares, each about 12-1/2" x 12-1/2", or
- another combination that allows you to cut (32) different groups of (9) 3-7/8" x 3-7/8" squares
Use the same guidelines to go scrappy with light fabrics, rather than sewing the same light throughout.
Backing: about 5-1/8 yards (Quilt Backing Instructions)
Batting: about 75" x 95"
Binding: about 320 running inches of doublefold binding that finishes at 1/4" (Binding Strip Instructions)