This baby version of Brick Yard is made of 16 squares, and this time, the blocks are all set in the same direction,
instead of making squares as in the 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.
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.
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?
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.
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 -
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