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 wall....build a brick quilt.