scattered mini blocks

I started making these mini blocks a while back. I originally made them way back here for the back of this quilt (nope, it still hasn’t been quilted!) I enjoy making them because they’re easy to make, they use up a lot of scraps, and you don’t need to put too much thought into it. I typically scatter my scraps on the table and then just piece them on the fly. Once ironed, I cut them to 4″ blocks… 4″ because I like all things mini!

My intention was to make an entire quilt using these blocks, but when I started laying them out, I wasn’t loving it. So instead I stacked them up and set them aside. One day I was looking at them though, and thought that it might be interesting if I sewed them together as if the pile had fallen over and scattered (strange description – does that make any sense?)

So here’s the finished quilt top of scattered mini blocks. I tried not to think too much about placement – just kind of dropping them and then filling in with white. I really did want a random look (though of course it’s not totally random – I did move some around a bit to even out the colors and create enough balance).

I’m really really happy with the way it turned out! The mini blocks are really cute, and I used a lot of scraps so there’s a lot of variety in the prints. I won’t have time to quilt it before we leave, but at least I’ll have something to look forward to upon our return!

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