One thing I love to do when I have time is watch cooking shows. The creativity of many of the chefs is amazing, especially in a competition setting. One of the things they occasionally do is take a regular dish (like mac and cheese) and make a “deconstructed” version.

So, I thought it would be fun to take a quilt pattern that I love and try to make a deconstructed quilt. I started with the Scrappy Tiles pattern by Meadow Mist Designs. It’s a fun quilt to make and uses layer cakes or scraps.

(Excuse the picture – it’s a whopping 13 degrees outside so I opted to take the pic indoors.)

Deconstructed - Flimsy Quilt Top

Once I started making the blocks I decided NOT to mess with the pattern too much. It’s such a great pattern and my thought is why mess with a good thing? (I mean really.  Why would you want to mess with perfectly good mac and cheese??) I ended up making the blocks as instructed and adding sashing to make the quilt a bit bigger. The sashing also draws attention to the individual blocks and allows the fabrics to really be the star.

Scrappy tiles Block

The fabrics are from the Palermo line by Erin McMorris for Free Spirit Fabrics. They have such a fun, vintage vibe and they are a pleasure to work with.  I love working with happy fabric, don’t you?

Anyway, my first attempt at making a ‘deconstructed’ quilt didn’t quite work out. But I’m okay with that. I do plan on trying again when I have more time to play around.

Here’s the backing and binding fabric for when I have time to finish the quilt.

Palermo fabric line

The top is finished – for now. I am debating whether I want to add another border, and I also have to piece the back. But I have to set this project aside while I work on another one. I’m excited to see it finished soon!

Linking up with WIP Wednesday and Let’s Bee Social.