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Scrappy Squares

A sophisticated and subdued palette of Japanese taupe fabrics form scrappy squares. A dark outer border grounds the quilt and allows the blocks to take center stage. Fabrics are from the European Taupe XI collection by Kinkame for Clothworks Textiles.


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Inspired by Stamp of Approval from designer Tonya Alexander
Quilt tester: Laura Boehnke


1-3⁄4 yards total assorted prints in blue, pink, purple, green, gray, cream, beige, and brown (blocks)
1-1⁄8 yards beige print (blocks, setting, and corner triangles)
1⁄3 yard pink circle print (inner border)
7⁄8 yard gray print (outer border)
1⁄2 yard binding fabric
3-1⁄4 yards backing fabric
58" square batting

Finished quilt: 49-3⁄4" square
Finished blocks: 9" square

Yardages and cutting instructions are based on 42" of usable fabric width.
Measurements include 1⁄4" seam allowances. Sew with right sides together unless otherwise stated.