I found this drawing on Pintrest and thought it would be an easy way to use up some more of the scraps. There were no measurements with the drawing so I could make up my own. I named the pattern “Simply Square Frolic” because it seemed to fit – at least in my mind.

I already had a box of 3″ squares cut out and so this is a way to use them. The 3″ scrap squares are sewn into rows of 6 squares (5 rows) with 1.25″ strips between the rows of squares would make a 16″ block. I decided to do mine in red, blue, and beige squares with solid white strips between the rows.

Red 3" squares
3″ red squares
Blue 3" squares
3″ blue squares
White 1.25" strips
1.25″ white strips

The blocks go together easily and it is really nice to find a use for more scraps. I have decided to make a total of 12 blocks (3 rows wide x 4 rows long) which will fit nicely on the wall in my dining room.

3 rows of 3" blocks sewn together  without the white strips.
Three rows sewn together

Here are two completed blocks sewn together. It’s always great when the math works and the blocks fit!

Two completed blocks sewn together - SIMPLY SQUARE FROLIC

For now, this wall hanging top is set aside to complete another project. With all the seams, it will definitely be machine quilted.

I can see this pattern “Simply Square Frolic” working for other color combinations or even just total scrap.

Some other ideas for easy quilts that use squares:


Author: IndianaQuilter40

Made first quilt by myself in mid teens. Addicted to quilting. Love using simple quilt patterns and giving them a twist so they are my own....Live in central Indiana. Raised in Montana. Have traveled and worked all over US and in Germany. Certified medical coder, HIM manager, and medical record auditor. Married for 30+ years to a wonderful guy who likes my quilts. We have grown children and starting on grand-kids.

8 thoughts on “SIMPLY SQUARE FROLIC”

    1. I am really sure that my scrap bins just keep adding more while I sleep – the level in the bins never drops. This quilt was easy and it could be done in any colors or even bigger squares. Have fun making yourself one. Happy quilting.

  1. I keep coming back to this post. What a great quilt. I could do this with my own scraps. I really like that you take simple designs or ideas and make beautiful quilts from those. Thank you for the inspiration.

    1. Of coarse you can do this with your own scraps. Easy and beautiful – makes for a fun quilt to piece. Happy quilting.

  2. Nice blog. Thanks for sharing quilting ideas that are do-able by a beginner quilter. I love this quilt and have plenty of scraps from my own and mom’s projects to make this. Beautiful.

    1. So glad you found a design to use to make a quilt for yourself. This is an easy design and the size can be adjusted to whatever size will work for you. Happy quilting.

    1. Hi Ells,

      This quilt top is finished and waiting to be machine quilted. I believe it is to be done in late January or early Feb 2021. I will sure post the finished photo so keep watching.

      Happy Quilting.

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