Brick Quilts

I have been fascinated by brick quilts for a long time. I’m not sure why I find them so much fun to make. Perhaps it is because the pieces have one long side and it seems like I’m going faster. Anyway, here’s a quilt, one of a series, that I think you’ll enjoy. I have given instructions for multiple size bricks. You will have to adjust the number of blocks to make the size quilt you would like. The nice thing about calculating how many pieces you need is that each block has four light and four dark bricks.

This is very scrappy and Accuquilt GO die friendly. You can cut the length of the bricks across the width of fabric. Then fanfold it onto your strip die and away  you go. You’ll have this quilt cut very quickly. The Accuquilt GO cutter has introduced me to cutting and stitching lengthwise, and I think my blocks are much more accurate now.

Brick Quilt #1 - click for instructions

edit: ooooooooooh! I see another way to piece this! Do you see it? It could be blocks of brick four patches and blocks of four bricks alternating colors, then stitch into rows. Hmmmmmm! These would be rectangle blocks, not square, but it might work even better for pressing. I’ll have to try that and let you know. 

Author: Marjorie Busby

My blog is about helping other quilters learn to use great tools in their quilting through what I can teach and through finding other bloggers who have good information. In addition, I am a mother and grandmother. Other hobbies include any other stitchery which makes me happy at the moment. I worked in clinical research for most of my career. I am now retired and enjoying every minute.

4 thoughts on “Brick Quilts”

  1. This quilt is just great! Have ordered the accuquilt go and the 3 1/2 x 6 1/2 die and am ever so eager to try your design. I also use EQ; so with both the software and faster way of cutting, I’m hoping to just churn out quilt after quilt! Thanks for your inspiration.

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