Fruit Salad - the Layout

Here it is, the finale to my scrappy block of the month!

Fruit Salad by Katie Mae Quilts

This has been a tremendous learning experience this year - and tons of fun. I always, always, love working from my scrap bins, and trying to devise a fruit block every month was a great challenge. (I never did figure out how to do a banana.)

Fruit Salad by Katie Mae Quilts

Since I was winging it, a layout was a bit more challenging - some of the blocks were 18”, some were 16”, one was 10”… I finally got them finagled into place, with a couple filler blocks, and got the whole thing together.

Fruit Salad by Katie Mae Quilts

And I just love it. I mean, I knew I was going to, but the bias binding sets off the white so perfectly and all the scraps just shine. I love it. LOVE.

So do you want to love it, too? Get the printer-friendly layout here! This is the cutting instructions for the sashing and filler blocks, and the layout for the full quilt, but not all the fruit blocks. You can find those here. The layout instructions and fruit blocks will be free until the end of January, then they will be bundled together in a full pattern.

I needed 1.25 yards of Kona white to do the sashing, if you’re using the same throughout. Or go scrappy! For Veggie Patch, I’m using a variety of Kona browns for the sashing and background fabric.

Oh, you want a sneak peek of this year’s Veggie Patch? Fine, if you insist!

Veggie Patch by Katie Mae Quilts

Look for way more info about Veggie Patch on Monday, when the first block is released. Save those leftover scrap bits from Fruit Salad!

Fruit Salad by Katie Mae Quilts

But first, finish up your Fruit Salad!


If you’re making this quilt, please use #fruitsaladquilt on Instagram or comment here so I can find your blog!

All photos by Lori Barbely /

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