Slightly Scrambled Featuring Reading Nook

Today I am talking about my quilt pattern which is beginner friendly and super fun. Slightly Scrambled is my modern, patchwork quilt pattern. Why do I say it's super fun? Because it's easy to make and I love to see how the fabrics work together when it's all finished.

Slightly Scrambled is a block based quilt pattern which is fat quarter and precut friendly. I include two variations in the pattern so you get to decide how many fabrics to include in the quilt.

Get your copy of the Slightly Scrambled Quilt Pattern here.

The version I am talking about today uses three main fabrics, (Fabrics B, C and background) and charm squares. I wrote this into the pattern because some quilters like a more organized, toned down look to their quilts. This is for you!

The second option is to make Slightly Scrambled using fat quarters. This gives the quilt a scrappy look. I have made this version a couple of times. You can read about the time I used a green background here and the time I used pinks and oranges here.

A Bit About the Pattern

The Slightly Scrambled Quilt Pattern was named because as you look at the quilt there is a diagonal design going one direction in the quilt. However, everything else looks mixed up. I kind of love this. I keeps you guessing and trying to pick out if there is more design to the quilt or if there is just the diagonal lines.

But mostly I love how if you choose some good fabrics, they become the star of the show. The design allows the fabrics to interact with each other in a playful way.

As I said earlier Slightly Scrambled is a beginner friendly quilt pattern. You can see from the elements of the quilt below that each piece requires basic sewing skills and no trimming!

The focus of this quilt is the four patch block. It's the perfect beginner quilt block to learn. Why? Because it doesn't require trimming and it's easy to get a perfect point. When the seams are nested your points are guaranteed to come out just about perfect.

I included four sizes in this pattern. This way everyone can find a size they want to make.
Quilt sizes:

  • Baby 36 in. x 36 in.
  • Throw 60 in. x 72 in.
  • Twin 72 in. x 96 in.
  • Queen 96 in. x 108 in.

One more thing I love about this pattern? You can use 2 1/2 inch precut strips for the background fabric. This makes sewing this quilt so much faster!


About This Quilt

This Slightly Scrambled Quilt was made using Reading Nook Fabric by Ruby Star Society. I absolutely love this line. I love the colors and the florals and the variety of designs, including the cats. I chose the main two colors, gold and light blue, because I Iove how they look together. I thought these two would be perfect for the B and C fabrics which go throughout the quilt.

I purchased (2) 5 inch x 5 inch precut packs (charm squares in this case). I like that the Fabric A of the quilt is this precut. When you buy a precut pack like this you get a piece of each fabric from the line. It's a cost efficient way to include a wide variety of colors and designs into a quilt.

The Slightly Scrambled Quilt Pattern is also compatible for scraps. I included the amount of 5 inch x 5 inch pieces needed so you can cut them from your scraps. I mean, most quilters have some scraps lying around they would like to use up.

Fabrics B, C and the background are all yardage when making this version.

The light blue floral fabric (called Celestial Powder) looked so delicate and pretty to me. And I thought it went well with the golden color of the other floral which is a smaller scaled print (called Earth Chamomile).

Get your copy of the Slightly Scrambled Quilt Pattern here.

This version of the Slightly Scrambled Pattern really shows off the diagonal lines going through the quilt.

If you don't know how to chain piece, this is a great quilt to practice on. I like to chain piece the 9 elements in each block together. This means I can batch sew a whole bunch at one time.

After I finished piecing the blocks all together I chain piece the quilt top. It makes piecing the quilt top go very quick. You can see in the image below a picture of the quilt chain pieced on the left and then sewn together on the right.


The backing fabric for this quilt is absolutely beautiful. I went to my local quilt shop and chose it. I really didn't care it it matched the quilt top perfectly, I figured it was close enough. But also, it makes the quilt a reversible quilt. The backing fabric is called Honey Metallic Patchwork Daisy.

I sent this quilt to be quilted by Kaitlyn from Knot and Thread Design. She always does the most amazing job. She helped me choose a panto for the design.

I used more fabric from the Reading Nook line to bind the quilt. The fabric is called Macaron Heirloom.

This quilt turned out to cheery and lovely. It's so light weight and has the best drape to it.

Slightly Scrambled is such a fun, modern quilt pattern. It's great for the beginner quilter to the advanced.

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