Scruffily Quilt



1 hushabye charm pack
1 hushabye jelly roll
1 hushabye layer cake
4 yards of backing


cut a 2 1/2" square from each jelly roll strip for a total of fourty 2 1/2" squares.

lay out 36 layer cake pieces in a 6x6 setting.
make sure it's in an order that you love.
{i did this on my livingroom floor.}

lay one charm square on top of each layer cake piece.

lay one 2 1/2" square on top of each charm square so that all the squares are appealing to you.

note: you don't have to do this step, if you don't want.
i stacked all my rows and labeled them to take them to my machine.
{i didn't want to run back & forth from my machine to my livingroom floor.}
feel free to do what works for you.

sew a charm square to your layer cake square, using a 1/4" seam allowance.
{a walking foot comes in handy here.}

sew a 2 1/2" square on top of your charm square, still using 1/4" seam allowance.
rinse & repeat to make 35 more squares.

sew your rows together to make your quilt top.

layer, baste & quilt as desired.
{i outline quilted around the blocks.}

i used the rest of my jelly roll to make a pieced binding...and i ♥ it.
i highly recommend yall do it.
it's SO worth it.

wash & dry your quilt for that straight from the dryer crinkly goodness.
be prepared to trim some strings.


now you have one amazing scruffily quilt!!!
oh how i ♥ it!!!

this quilt is the perfect movie watching quilt finishing at 55" square.
not to mention it's an easy peasy gift for all those peeps on your gift list.

and the possiblities are endless.
just think of all those color options.
i'm currently making another one in cotton blossoms.
{i know...be still my heart.}


p.s. my scruffily quilt won a gold medal at the ohio outdoor quilt festival!!!

rachel of p.s. i quilt

68 comments:

Kristy said...

Love how that quilt turned out, great job Rachel! The shabby look makes it seem so cozy.. pretty sure I'll be doing this with Figgy Pudding. Thanks!!

jaybird said...

um i'll mail you gypsy rose if i can have this one... let me know ;-) i love it!!

Erin said...

I love it! It's not as heavy as those flannel rag quilts, and WAAAAY easier! This is another one on my list to make!

rainylakechick said...

What an easy way to make a cute quilt top! Love it!!!

Melissa said...

Very cool! I LOVE it too! Awesome job.

marciekoch said...

SOOOO Cute!!! Thanks - can't wait to make this!

Lexilooo said...

that is so, so pretty, I love it!

Vickie E said...

GRRRReat quilt..so fuzzy...

Quilt Hollow said...

Fantastic way to use up scraps too...reminds me of Bull's Eye only squared. Good Job!

PunkiePie said...

CUTE! Waiting for the printer friendly version so that I can print it out. I work better off paper. Love it!

Blue is Bleu said...

It's adorable!!! I love that collection too!

Nancy said...

LLLOOOVVEEE IT!!!

I too will wait for the printer friendly version. hate to drag the computer upstairs....LOL

Becky said...

I am loving that idea! And you are right...the possibilities are endless and the project would be super quick! Thanks for the tutorial! And congrats on being featured on Moda Bake Shop (again?!?)

V and Co. said...

this is my kind of quilt! super cute and super easy to make so i can do it in like an afternoon! whoot rach good job!

Jewel said...

That is so adorable ... I want this fabric too... save pennies save pennies

Pat said...

Love it!

dotti white said...

Rachel...you are one amazing gal! This is precious! Even though it would take more cutting, you could do the layer cake piece from scraps! Thanks for sharing!

SG said...

Great tutorial! Thanks!

Katy said...

LOVE LOVE LOVE!!!! Rachel, you are so darn clever!

jabeybaby said...

This quilt is so cute, I love it! What an easy way to make an adorable quilt!

CJ said...

I am loving this! Thinking what I have on hand that I could use to make one up this month sometime!

teaginny said...

Great idea! Thankd for the tutorial!

Peanut Blossom said...

I have a friend who expressed interesting in trying quilting for the first time, this would be a Perfect project for her!! Guess maybe I'll have to make one so I can talk her through it more easily. ;)

Sheri Howard said...

So fast,so clever, so darling!

Sarah said...

Very cute....love it!!

greetingarts said...

I love how it looks like a more labor-intensive, pieced quilt but is so much easier. I can actually *do* this!

greetingarts said...

And, you're making the best use of the Moda layer cakes, jelly rolls and charm squares that I've ever seen. Bravo.

Heather said...

Lovely - I really like this for an everyday quilt - and looks easy peasy. Thanks!

Barbieann said...

you bet, I'm doing this one too!

Dandelion Quilts said...

Darling quilt. Great tutorial. Many thanks, Rachel.

sewtakeahike said...

Very cute Rachel! Thank-you for the great idea!

amylouwho said...

This is one seriously cute quilt! And seems very doable. I have a layer cake, now I need to get a jelly roll and some charms squares to match!

Kari @ Ucreate said...

Oh great! Now I have another quilt to add to my never-ending quilt tops! This is BEAUTIFUL!

karenfae said...

that looks so great and easy, I have never made a "scruffy" look quilt with the fraying. I will need to try it.
Karen
http://karensquilting.com/blog/

TexasRed said...

Beautiful! I will definitely have to try this out!

Heather said...

I love this. Love the colors and how it looks all put together. Awesome, Rachel!!

Pat said...

So cute and super-simple......just the combination I love!!!

Sarah said...

This is probably a dumb question, but where can the charm packs/jelly rolls/etc be purchased? I've followed this blog for months and can never figure it out. There needs to be a nice big button on here to drum up that business! ;)

After seeing this beauty, I MUST KNOW! ;)

Sherry said...

Very cute quilt & great tutorial. Another fun way to use the precuts. Can't wait to make this one....thanks!

Nicole said...

Very CUTE! I love scruffy look. I swear you are so creative, it takes me forever to think things up.

Stacey said...

great job!! snuggle in it for me!

analog said...

Wow,
I love it....
It is really very beautiful work...
Thanks for this sharing......

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Muddling Through said...

That really turned out pretty! This may be the answer to what to do with that layer cake I have waiting. :)

Molly said...

Maybe my favorite recipe so far

Elsa said...

love this quilt! the color, the design everything about it! thanks for sharing it and the tutorial too!

Kaos said...

Absolutely beautiful! Thanks for sharing...I can't wait to try it out!

Kara said...

Very Cute! Another variation that would give you a more scraggly (is that a word) scraggly look would be to sew a cris-cross seam to hold all three layers together from corner to corner.

leah.july said...

are there any online stores that sell the charm packs/jelly rolls/ ect? the few stores in my area that come up under the "where to buy" on the moda website dont carry them.

jamie said...

high fives to YOU! what a great idea and fast, fast, fast. thanks for the tutorial. :)

Mandy said...

I created a pattern (which I currently have cut and pinned waiting to be sewed) almost identical to this!

I used 1 layer cake and 2 charm packs of Fresh. I cut the second charm pack in half and then took one half to make quarters. I layered 40 squares like this but I'm going to sash around each square using the 2.5x5 pieces left over from the second charm pack in the corners.

that probably sounds very confusing but I can't wait to see what it'll look like when I'm finished! I still haven't decided what to bind it with yet.

Mandy said...

Ladies who were wondering... I live in Canada where these Moda Bake Shop pre-cuts don't live...

so I order them from http://www.fabricsquareshop.com/shop/ and I have to say their prices are great, sometimes they have deals on shipping and I've always had the best service there. <3

Becky said...

That is one fab, cute, easy, I gotta have it quilt!

Thank you so much for sharing!!

Rose said...

I saw one similar to this but they used fabric spray adhesive and quilted it at the same time as sewing it...it was on Quilt Taffy. Love this one though, so easy! I also love the colors :)

Debra said...

Love your quilt! Thanks for sharing :).

Carolyn's Designs said...

My mother would have loved this !!
I think it is very unique and cute!

running shoes said...

I'm having a hard time finding a backing fabric that I like with the "Hushabye". Any suggestions? Rachel what did you use? Was it Moda fabric too?

Kekumukula said...

What pretty, beautiful material you have chosen for this quilt. I'm slowly starting to learn how to sew. Although I know quilting is a bit different in process, what an inspiration you have shared.

rachel griffith said...

i used moda fabrics for the entire quilt.
the backing i used it the hushabye owl stripe sage print.
sku# 23040 12

hope this helps.

knittedninja said...

That is absolutely adorable! I'm going to have to make one of these soon!

Thanks for sharing : )

Rafael's Mum said...

What a fantastic quilt! Congratulations on your Gold Medal! Well done!

charlie said...

This comment is a little late, but no matter, you are still the Bomb, girl. Yet again you've come up with something clever, fun, and so well done. No stretch here, you always hit it out of the park. Can't wait to make this. Thanks for another great tutorial.

Bobbi said...

i made one of these quilts and finally finished!!! i LOVE this pattern! check out my pics www.craftyvegasmom.blogspot.com

you sooo have to make one! :)

Stacey said...

i think this quilt is so cute. going to be making for my daughter room.

Michelle's Homemade Candles said...

Ohhh this is so beautiful and cozy. I definitely I'm going to make this one for me, but since I'm a beginner , do you know how much fabric do I need to fit my king size bed? I want to use it as a comforter.

Once again this is so pretty and well done. Thank you for sharing .

rachel griffith said...

michelle...
you could completely double the fabric requirements to make a king quilt.

hope this helps.

Michael said...

Why use a walking foot while assembling the squares?

rachel griffith said...

Hi Vickie.

Using a walking foot ensures that all layers of fabric will move under your needle at the same time.

You could use a normal foot, but you risk the chance of having one or both layers of your fabrics shift. Which in turn, makes for either bulk or wonky stitching.

Hope this helps.

Rachel Griffith
www.psiquilt.com

Ajordan said...

Are you supposed to wash the fabric before you start sewing it? I have never made a quilt before, but after seeing your tutorial, am very interested.