I got my Brick House quilt done…at least that’s what I’m calling this quilt…
It uses “bricks” or 2 1/2″ x 4 1/2″ rectangles to make it.
If you’re been following along with the blog you know that this originated from a UFO that a blog reader sent. I made about triple the amount of blocks than what was sent.
It’s an easy quilt to make…really good for a beginner. I tried to take lots of picture so I could talk to you a little about color…
Notice in the picture below that anything goes when it comes to colors but also to be careful too. Notice a green row towards the top? All of those greens blend. Greens are picky…if you go down a couple rows, there is a chartreuse color. I wouldn’t mix the greens with chartreuse. Go a couple more rows down…there is yellow…I wouldn’t mix the chartreuse with that either….
Of course, if you make one, it’s your quilt and you can do whatever you want. I just get asked so often what I do for color so I thought I’d take the time to point a few things that I did out.
I sewed this in columns vs rows. It was much easier to just sew a whole column of one color vs trying to keep the color order straight.
Also note: I didn’t mix the teal and blue. Each has their own column.
Colors I did not include were brown, black and red.
I opted for my favorite quilting motif…I can do it easily now as it have become my go-to.
If you have a jelly roll, you could make this quilt. I’d sort the jelly roll by color and then add some of your stash to it to give a little more variety.
I don’t know what it is about the quilt that makes me really like but I sure do…I don’t know if it’s the simplicity, the color work, the “I can’t believe that’s a scrap quilt”…I just don’t know.
Rosie seems to like it too….
She even snuggled right in.
You can see the backing and binding in the photo above. The backing was a $3.95 a yard clearance fabric from Whittles. I was happy to find a place to use it up.
There has been a lot of interest in this quilt. I’m writing a blog that will be up tomorrow that will have a bit of a tutorial on how to make it along with a few more specifics.
This quilt will be donated for an upcoming benefit. With life how it is nowadays, I don’t know for sure which one. I was planning on donating it for my nephew’s benefit that was scheduled to happen in May. Now I don’t know if or when that will happen…so for now, it’s on my shelf waiting for the world to be “normal” again.
I want to send a HUGE shout out to Roxanna. Finishing this UFO has given me lots of joy just when I needed it. Thanks so much for your kindness.