I want to share one of our favorite brick quilts. Sherry wrote these instructions, and I formatted them into a nice one page handout. One of the things I like best about this pattern is the fabric placement of the bricks. The quilt looks great as a scrappy quilt with careful placement of the solid, neutral, and print fabrics. We used 3-1/2 x 6-1/2″ bricks.
Here’s an EQ version of the quilt in three fabrics:
Overall Size: 42” x 60”
Finished Block Size 6 x 9”
Solid: 36 each 3-1/2 x 6-1/2”
Solid Neutral: 36 each 3-1/2 x 6-1/2”
Print: 36 each 3-1/2 x 6-1/2”
Sashing: 210 inches of 3-1/2” strips sewn together
Binding: 210 inches of 2-1/2” strips sewn together.
Cutting: The bricks for this quilt are easily cut with the AccuQuilt GO! 6-1/2″ strip die (55086) and 3-1/2″ strip die (55032).
Sew two 3 1/2 x 6 1/2 bricks together along the long side. Use one print and one solid (or reads as solid).
Sew another solid/neutral to one side vertical to the seam to make a “T”.
Make 36 patchwork blocks. Note that if you want to keep the print bricks in alternating rows, you will place the “T” brick on the opposite end as you stitch as shown:
Arrange as shown in picture above, alternating the orientation of patches in every other row. Four patches across make one row. Make 9 rows.Add sashing and binding.
Alternate Option using a Jelly Roll: This can also be made with 2-1/2 x 4-1/2″ bricks using one each 42 piece Jelly Roll of coordinated fabrics and fanfolding those jelly roll strips across the 4-1/2″ AccuQuilt GO! strip die (55054). This would require seven blocks across and ten blocks down for a total of 70 blocks and 210 each 2-1/2 x 4-1/2″ bricks.
Quilt as desired.