A Quick to Stitch Scrap Quilt

Here’s an easy and quick to stitch lap quilt design that practically makes itself. Start by pairing up 2 different fabrics that complement each other and cut 6″ squares from each fabric.

Next, stack the fabric pieces and make a horizontal and a vertical cut as shown below:

Separate the pieces-

Separated piles after the cuts are made

Then rearrange the piles into blocks for stitching:

Ready to sew

After stitching the blocks are 5 1/2″ unfinished.

Blocks all stitched

Here’s a closeup of my layout, finished size of the blocks are now 5″ by 5″.

I used an alternating dark/light layout for stitching the quilt.

And the finished quilt top looks like this:

Finished quilt top

This quilt was 8 blocks by 12 blocks, (40″ X 60″) a perfect size for a lap quilt. It’s fun to play with the fabric colors, or try it with batiks, holiday fabrics or kid fabrics. You can use up your scraps, change the size, rotate the setting, whatever suits your fancy!