About this Quilt
Finished Size : 72" x 72"
Rating : Intermediate
Designed By : Heather Kojan
At the beginning of each year, designer Heather Kojan makes a list of all the quilts she wants to make in the new year. In 2018, she made the list and then promptly ignored it… instead, she wanted to make something new and she knew that scraps would be a major part of it. Inspired by the hashtags #sewmystash, #scrapuilt and #usewhatyouhave, she started sewing on January first and documented her work using the hashtag #januaryproject. Scrap Lattice was the result.
Heather’s modern scrap quilt confirms that the deep blue prints and low volume neutrals in your fabric collection don’t need to languish: put them to good use with scrappy improv. This may be a scrap-busting project, but it also showcases the fabrics in your collection in a modern design.
“My intent was to make one improv block for each day in January, using only my scraps. Originally, I thought I’d start with my blue scraps, then move on to another color. After 36 blocks, my blue scrap box is still not empty! I learned a lot during the making of this quilt. Mainly, that I’m not cut out for a block a day! Although I tried to sew every day, I much preferred working on several blocks at a time, completing them in batches. And I also learned that it is unlikely I will ever run out of blue scraps!”
Download this quilt pattern plus ten more in the September/October 2018 issue of Modern Patchwork.
- 15-20 fat quarters* in a variety of blues (or scraps, or a mix of both) for the block center
- 16-20 fat quarters in a variety of neutrals (or scraps or a mix of both) for the background
- 5/8 yard binding (or scrappy binding to equal 300″)
- 4 ½ yards backing
- Fabric-safe marker
- 12 ½” square ruler
- Full-size batting
*Fat quarter = 18″ x 20″