Here is one of my favorite quilt designs I want to tell you about, that I call “Baby Bricks”. I’m developing a pattern for it so I’m making lots of “tester” quilts as part of the process. Enjoy this free tutorial version but please note that these are copyrighted images and text.
A piece of “Cute as a Button” flannel for the backing was the inspiration for the color scheme. It also limited how big the quilt would be. Since there are two sides to every fabric, I used the backside of one of my blue bricks since the right side was too “girly.”
I like to offset each of the rows so it gives a “staggered” look. To do this, fill in the gaps with 1/2 of a rectangle (plus seam allowances).
I laid all my bricks out into a pleasing arrangement first.
Here’s the finished quilt, made for a friend’s new little baby boy.
I’m making the green version for my sister’s new baby boy. It still needs a few more monkeys!
Updated: Baby Bricks is has now been featured at FaveQuilts.com.