Who doesn’t love a good scrap busting quilt pattern?
Scraps seem to multiply in the dark so it’s good to sew up a scrappy quilt project every now and then just to keep the population under control!
While the Scrappy Lattice pattern was written to be a scrap busting quilt pattern, many readers advised they were looking for fat quarter quilt patterns too.
So with some extra math and use of strip piecing, I’m happy to say that the Scrappy Lattice quilt pattern will also help you put a dent in your fat quarter stash.
I’ve worked hard to make this pattern as useful as possible for the majority of scrap stashes (noting that everyone’s scrap pile is different).
First up, this pattern comes in 5 sizes – baby, lap, twin, queen and king.
The quilts are made in 2 different block sizes:
- a small block for the baby, lap and twin quilts
- a larger block for the twin, queen and king.
(You can choose either block size for the twin quilt.)
As I mentioned, there are instructions for using scrap for all quilt sizes. There’s also instructions for F8s for baby and lap sizes, and fat quarters for the twin, queen and king sizes.
You could also use up jelly roll strips and mini charm packs with the small blocks. And charm packs or layer cakes, you’d just need to cut them up first.
There are 3 different colouring in sheets so you can design your own colour scheme to suit your scrap pile. I’ve also put in cutting instructions for 3 different design alternatives to get you started with dreaming up a layout for your particular scrap colours.
The navy version here is the baby quilt and I made it with a mix of scraps and stash. I just cut as many scraps as I could and then hit my half yard stash to supplement (I rarely buy FQs because I am greedy).
I kept the quilting low key with this one, a simple cross hatch in dove grey thread did the trick. Because of the many squares in the quilt top, quilting was a dream – no need to draw any lines. I was able to eyeball it easily.
My backing was also scrap – some larger pieces of an Elizabeth Hartman wideback that I pieced together. I think the teal looks great with the navy. A bright fuchsia backing would also have been a fun pop of colour with this quilt.
I was intending to go with white binding but changed my mind at the last minute to go scrappy. Gotta use up as much scrap as possible, right?
The Scrappy Lattice quilt pattern also has the continuous scrappy binding required for each quilt, making it easy for you to do the same.
I did a machine binding on this quilt. A scrappy project like this seemed perfect for a zigzag binding. (I have a tutorial on how I like to do this here.) I used a navy thread to match the binding and think it adds a fun design element to the quilt. Not to mention it will be super secure after years of washing (and it was soooo quick to sew).
I also have a multi-coloured quilt that helped clear out a bunch of different coloured scraps for me. I’ll be showing off that version in another post soon. (This is one of the 3 alternate colour schemes that are in the pattern.)
Ready to get your scrap pile or fat quarter collection under control? I’m sure this Scrappy Lattice scrap quilt will help.
You can find the pattern here in the Shop. Happy sewing!