Make it Scrappy - New Moon Quilt

Making a scrappy version of the New Moon quilt is so easy! Originally I designed it as a minimal design with options to use two, three or four colours. I love all of those layouts but since I made a few scrappy versions I thought you might also like to know how to make one too...

Here's everything you need to know to make not one, but two different scrappy versions...


a green quilt with pale circles on a hill top

Buy the Shape Up New Moon Quilt fabric bundle


You might want to use a separate colour for your moons and go more scrappy with your strip units, like in this version I made for the Shape Up collaboration.

In which case you can use requirements for fabric B for your moons.

As a guide for your strip units, how many different colours you want to use is up to you, but you can get up to seven strip units per fat eighth (FE).

So, for example, you'd need a minimum of three FE for a small throw which has eighteen strips units and a minimum of four FE for a large throw which has twenty-four strip units. (Each 'moon' has two strips units, each strip unit has two strips)


 a muti-coloured-quilt-with-circles-in-a-garden


For a completely scrappy version like the one I made with wovens above, you'll need one Fat Eighth of fabric for each block.

Just decide how many colours or fabrics you want to use and then you can mix and match your moons and strip units across your quilt top.

So for a large throw size like the version here you'd need fifteen fat eighths because there are fifteen blocks.


In both of these scrappy versions you'll need to refer to the pattern for cutting instructions and you can use the table provided in the pattern to keep track of how many units you need to make.

REMEMBER: You'll also need 1/4yd per pair of coloured stripes in the top and bottom borders of your quilt (all sizes) as well as background fabric.


And if you want my best tip on sewing curves without pins then click HERE

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