Baby Bricks Free Quilt Pattern Tutorial

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.

Baby Boy PrintsI love taking a pile of fabric and cutting it up into useable rectangular pieces.

Cut BricksA 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.”

Flannel BackingBaby BluesCut out as many rectangle bricks as you want to make your quilt big enough. Make them as wide or as long as you want.

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).

Brick Rows

Brick LayoutQuilt TopRandomly sew the bricks together to create rows, then sew the rows together into the top.

I laid all my bricks out into a pleasing arrangement first.

Bundle of Joy Quilting

It was fun to Precious Quiltingstitch baby phrases on the quilt.

Here’s the finished quilt, made for a friend’s new little baby boy.

Baby Bricks QuiltI’m making the green version for my sister’s new baby boy. It still needs a few more monkeys!

Green Baby Bricks


Updated: Baby Bricks is has now been featured at FaveQuilts.com.

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13 thoughts on “Baby Bricks Free Quilt Pattern Tutorial

  1. Susan says:

    I love the idea that you don’t have to match up the corners perfectly!
    What a great way to make a quilt for beginners.
    Thank you for the idea!

  2. Pat andrews says:

    Can anyone tell me if I can mix flannel with cotton for a quilt top? I am new to quilting & have several baby quilts to make. Thanks

  3. G Walker says:

    I am going to try this using superman little boy material for my new great nephew. Thank you for sharing, I had been looking for something easy and fun.

  4. Pam says:

    Hi Christa! I love this baby bricks. I have been collecting some gray and green and yellow fabrics all in baby themes to make a quilt and now I found one! Pam

  5. Janice Amrani says:

    What a great idea for baby quilts! Your two display quilts are lovely. I’m new to free motion quilting and these quilts look perfect for trying out (and improving, I hope) my new FMQ skills.

  6. Gillian Rapson says:

    I just bought a pack of 10 dainty floral fat quarters in soft baby colours from you, Christa. I think I will “pinch” your quilt idea and, so that it’s not too floral all over, I will randomly pop different pastel coloured block in here and there. I am only new to quilting so your blogs really help. Thanks.

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