A friend requested that I make a quilt for a silent auction to benefit an animal charity. Time has been in short supply lately, so it needed to be something that I could crank out in 10-14 days…at night….after work 🙂 Allow me to introduce you to the Scruffily Christmas Quilt! (yes, I know…scruffily is not a word, but it’s how this quilt makes me feel lol).
I modified the pattern a bit from Rachel Griffith’s (from PS I Quilt) Moda Bake Shop tutorial. I didn’t use a jelly roll for the insides of the squares, just cut up some extra solids that I had on hand. I highly recommend her pattern if you need a quick, fun, quilt. Super easy and I love the results. It reminds me a little of the quilt a long hosted by Rachel that resulted in my Happy Howlidays quilt.
Trying to get a picture of a quilt in this house without a cat…next to impossible. So, its super simple. Lay out a bunch of layer cake squares in a pleasing pattern, lay a charm square in the middle of those, and then a 2.5 inch square in the middle of the charm square.
I went with simple straight line quilting because I didn’t want to detract from the “scruffiliness” once I washed it. The fun thing about this quilt is that the more you wash it, the more scruffily it becomes. Awesome for some snuggling under and dreaming of Christmas wishes.
I hope it brings a good sum of $ for the organization and that it finds a loving home. I love this little quilt and wanted to keep it, lol. Maybe I’ll have to make one for us 🙂 The fabric is 25th & Pine for Moda, by Basic Grey. I bought mine from the Fat Quarter Shop. They’re having an awesome sale this weekend. Very bad for my budget. I’ve decided I need to ask Santa to redo my closet this Christmas so I can add lots of shelves for the fabric I keep accumulating!