Build A Brick Quilt

Posted by Judy Taylor on


All this political talk and talk of building walls makes me want to make a brick quilt.  When I was a little girl growing up, my grandmother used to take her scrap fabrics and make brick quilts for all our beds.  She would just cut 9 or 10 inch strips 4-5 inches wide and sew them end to end to make a row.  On every other row, she would cut one of her bricks in half and start that row with a half brick.  I still have one of her brick quilts that she made from scraps and put a 4" green border around it.  It's one of my most favorite quilts. 



Another popular way to make a brick quilt is to put a half brick of the same color between each brick.  This quilt used a while half brick between each brick.



A third way to make a brick quilt is to add a thin sashing around each brick.  Whatever pattern you choose to use, brick quilts are easy and fun to make, and a great way to use up your scraps.  So grab a bag full of your scraps and build a a brick quilt.

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