Friday, May 15, 2020

Brick Yard Baby Quilt

Zoom Zoom! Zip Zip! That was fast! The Brick Yard baby quilt is a finish!

Brick Yard baby quilt  at QuiltFabrication

This baby version of Brick Yard is made of 16 squares, and this time, the blocks are all set in the same direction, 


Brick Yard baby quilt

instead of making squares as in the Brick Yard lap quilt.


Brick Yard lap quilt

In making more blocks, I set out making three of orange, purple, red, and pink, for 12 more in addition to the orange original one.


Brick Yard block

Then I threw them on the floor and started playing with a layout. At first, I randomized the colors, which was ok, but then divided them up into diagonal lines. Happy with that idea, I made up the remaining 4 color blocks that were missing.


Brick Yard baby quilt directional layout

Hubby wasn't too excited about what he saw on the floor, and I knew this needed a border to tie it all together. By luck (seriously - the quilt God's were smiling upon me!), I found this scrap of purple with multi-colored stars on it in my kid's fabric bin - perfect! Isn't that a great fit?


Brick Yard baby quilt quilting

Once I had the border on, I excitedly went to show hubby my stroke of luck. And now he loved it! Last step, the quilting.

Just like Burst, the Brick Yard baby quilt also uses a variegated thread and the Passion Fruit pantograph. And the backing is a soft purple check flannel.


Brick Yard baby quilt backing

Hubby has now put a reserve on this one as a special gift for a co-worker. That's going to be one lucky baby! For me, I'm super thrilled with how this quilt came out, and the luck I had in making it -
Happy Quilting!



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10 comments:

  1. It's so bright and colourful. Well done. Have a great weekend.

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  2. Oh yes indeed I can see you dancing about your sewing room when you landed on that border print! Also love the flannel for the backing.

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  3. Wow, is that ever a pretty quilt! Love it!

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  4. Isn't it interesting how a pattern can change just by rotating quilt blocks. Hard to believe that your two quilts started out with the same pattern. Both quilts are lovely, BTW.

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  5. What a terrific quilt! I really like the movement in this layout.

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  6. Great to have a fast project ;) Your quilt is bright and beautiful!

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  7. That quilt is adorable and the purple print is just perfect!

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  8. I agree! This is a great baby quilt! The multi star border ties it all together, like you planned it! Sometimes the stars to align and everything works out!

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  9. Hi Susan! I can see why DH put a reserve on this baby quilt - it is SO cute. I love the layout you chose . . . even more than the original. The border fabric and binding is just perfect as is the quilting. Fabulous finish. Thanks for linking up this week. ~smile~ Roseanne

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