Sunday, April 10, 2016

Nickel Bricks

Woohoo! It's finished!



Introducing Nickel Bricks, a pattern from my Book of the Month selection, Perfect Quilts from Precut Fabrics



Perfect for using up nickels (5" squares), which, by the way, I still have ton of. But can't blame a girl for trying!

Measuring in at 62" x 89", mine was made without the piano key borders,



because I have something else in mind for all those leftover pieces. Just need to make sure the idea works.

Here's a full on view, showing all the pretty bright prints.



Can't believe how much black it used. I had a 4-5 yard piece in the stash, and now I'm down to a little over a yard. But still, worth it!

Quilting was done with a bright orange Glide thread,



and the panto called Paperchase. There's so much going on with all of those prints, no need for a detailed quilting design. Isn't that face print awesome - one of my favorites!

And can't forget the back.



A year ago, I wasn't a big fan of pieced backs. But I've come around, realizing it's a great way to use up fabric that I really would have no idea what to do with. So from now on, you'll see more pieced backs from me.

Have an overflowing amount of fabric? Then do look into this book. And don't think precuts are absolutely necessary - that stash can always be cut!

Have a wonderful day quilting!



PS This post will be linking up to all those wonderful linky parties on the sidebar - be sure to visit them!

19 comments:

  1. Pretty quilt, like the design. Looks just fine without the boarder.

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  2. what a beauty, have the book on my wish list but after seeing this think I better not wish any longer but buy!

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  3. I really like how all those colors pop because of the black sashing! Congratulations on a great finish!!!

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  4. Those are some stand-out colorful fabrics!! This is beautiful!

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  5. Stunning! Love have striking it is. Great finish! Thanks for linking up

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  6. What a fun quilt. I don't buy precuts but it sure looks like a great way to use up some scraps too.

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  7. A gorgeous result and an idea for those charm packs I have in my drawer!

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  8. Nickel Bricks turned out beautifully! Black is a perfect backdrop for those bright colors.

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  9. The front is, without question GORGEOUS and I adore black as a background. But I have to say - the back is what made me smile. Great job!

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  10. That is such a bright quilt and so big. The black is the perfect frame for all that color - great job!

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  11. I always underestimate the yardage in sashing.

    Black is so awesome with colors - really makes your quilt pop. I've been eyeballing this design. One of these days... :-)

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  12. Beautiful, the black really makes all the colors pop! Great finish!

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  13. I love the black sashing, those colors shine against it! Beautiful finish. It looks like a lot of fun to make!!

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  14. So lovely and bright. I love the black sashing. You can be proud of this quilt, for sure.

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  15. Lovely quilt, your orange quilting really sets it off!

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  16. It is so bright and colorful!! I love it~~~

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  17. What a striking quilt, thanks for sharing!

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