Hello all! I am excited to share the directions for my Brick Wall quilt with you! I'm going to be practicing/introducing different free motion fillers for each brick as I work along.
I'll post the directions on the blog, but they're also available as a PDF if you'd like to have a paper version here.
Directions for Brick Wall Quilt Top - 44 x 54
©Suzy Webster 2016
(does not include binding and backing)
· 1 yard Dark Purple Mortar/Sashing (Blackberry by Island Batik)
· 7 Fat or Long Quarters (or more if you so choose) for the Bricks (I used Island Batiks Cherry, Flame, Jelly, Raspberry, Pumpkin, and Plum)
From each Brick Fabrics cut:
- · 3 rectangles 6 ½ by 10 ½ inches
- · 1 square 6 ½ inches by 6 ½ inches
From the Mortar/Sashing Fabric cut:
- · 21 rectangles 1 ½” by 6 ½ inches
- · 6 strips at 1 ½” by width of fabric
- · 5 strips at 3” by width of fabric
2. Lay 1 ½” x 6 ½” sashing pieces between the bricks. Sew each row together. Since my mortar was dark, I pressed towards the dark purple. If you use a light color, press towards the light color.
3. Sew the rows together with the 1 ½" wide strips. I cut these to size before I sewed them on. They should be 39 ½ inches long.
4. Cut two of the 3 inch strips to 39 ½ inches and sew to the top and bottom of your quilt.
5. Cut one 3 inch strip in half. Sew the two halves to each of the remaining 3 inch strips.
6. Sew one long strip on each long side of the quilt.
Here is the layout drawn:
7.Now you are ready to pin and quilt!
Let me know in the comments if you'd like advice on layering for the home machine! I'd be happy to show you my process.
I hope you follow along and I hope you get to quilt today!
I am definitely going to make this to practice some fill designs. I'll look forward to being inspired and encouraged by your expertise!ReplyDelete
Yay! It's going to be a blast!Delete
Thanks! This is just what I need to do to get more practice in on quilts, and I love the finished brick quilt! Now to go pull some fabrics for this one!ReplyDelete
Wonderful! Glad to have you along for the journey!Delete
A brick quilt is a great way to practice FMQ! Thank you for linking up to Finished or Not Friday. I have pinned your quilt on the FONF Pinterest board. https://www.pinterest.com/busyhandsquilts/finished-or-not-friday-linky-party/ReplyDelete
I am interested in participating as I want to improve my free motion skills. Primarily I am an appliquer with fairly dense applique work.ReplyDelete
Will your fillers be useful for some one like me or are they more for large open areas? Tho learning and practicing technique never hurts anyone!! thanks so much!
Further question---how frequently will you give a new lesson? Once a week?ReplyDelete
every few days?
Pam. Yes, they will be dense. That's how I quilt too! You could enlarge them for more open areas, but mostly they'll be great for around applique as that's how I work too. I plan to do one every Friday.Delete
Great idea! Can't wait to quilt.ReplyDelete
I'm a new follower, and I'm excited to be joining in on this project. I hate practicing, but doing something like this gives me a chance to work on an actual project while I practice. That, I can do!ReplyDelete
I am soooo tempted by this! I may have to come join in the middle. I HAVE to get that chevron heart quilt done!ReplyDelete
Well, maybe. Do I have to buy the darning foot? dezertsuz at gmailReplyDelete
Great! I love doing machine quilting.ReplyDelete
Please show us your method of sandwiching the quilt. I'm cutting my wall today!ReplyDelete