Brick Bazaar

I had found some great matching cotton fabrics in the remnant bin at a local fabric store and knew they would make a wonderful baby quilt.  I have put together this tutorial in case you wanted to make one of your own. To make this quilt you will need:

  • 1/2 yd of four different fabrics or 2 yds of assorted fabrics for a scrappy version
  • 1 yd fabric for backing
  • 1/3 yd fabric for binding

 Cutting directions:

  • From each of the four prints cut 12 rectangles 4 1/2 x 6 1/2 inches (I cut 4 1/2″ by Width of Fabric then sub-cut the rectangles from the long strip)
  • From the main or focus print cut an additional 2 rectangles measuring 4 1/2 x 6 1/2 inches
  • There is a total of 50 large rectangles
  • From each of the four prints cut 2 rectangles 3 1/2 x 4 1/2 inches
  • There is a total of 8 small rectangles


Construction:

There will be 6 large rectangles per row alternating with a row of 2 small rectangles with 5 large rectangles in between them (I used a random placement of the fabrics trying not to get one color or pattern bunched up in the same area as you can see in the photo below.)

  1. Row 1 is made by sewing the 6 large rectangles short ends together
  2. Row 2 starts with a small rectangle – sew the 4 1/2″ side to a large rectangle
  3. To that section sew on 4 more large rectangles then finish the row with a small rectangle
  4. Sew Row 1 and Row 2 three more times
  5. Make one more row of 6 large rectangles – there should now be 9 rows
  6. Sew each of the 9 rows together.

Brick Bazaar by Lori StollYour quilt top should be 36 x 36″.  Back, quilt, and bind as desired.  I chose this sweet silver heart on grey fabric for the binding and had this floral in my stash that I used for the backing.0124dc92f785c2a7411005f5834db54c7062b906c1019cde2769aece39d88c7528238679950c9f7c4019I quilted straight lines across on both sides of the seams and then I wavy quilted organic lines from top to bottom using a variegated pink thread.014eb7aa1f5a0c4a6ba1859002d5716fde134b7bbc 019b154f2077597985473cf75c7615504c8cff7d10 0187dd795e9a97abbd15fda457a54bd45e8cb271d7This quilt is so versatile and I think I’ll make one in boy or gender neutral prints as well.  This one goes in the pile for my guild’s charity quilts that will be donated to the infant ward of LeBonhuer Children’s Hospital here in Memphis. 0151325bd761b3db02e40ea757638713de71523092

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11 thoughts on “Brick Bazaar

  1. Amanda says:

    A lovely little quilt! Thankyou for the tutorial too 😊

  2. Patricia Cash says:

    Great timing, I need a quick and easy baby quilt and this is perfect. Thank you

  3. This is a GREAT quilt, thank you for the instructions! One question, you indicate above “3 yd fabric for backing”…that seems like a lot for this size quilt?

  4. Jan says:

    It’s a nice little quilt. It’s amazing what you can find in the discount bin sometimes and more amazing what they can become in the hands of creative crossquilter!

  5. lilypup says:

    How very pretty! I am a beginner quilter and will stash this idea away for later. Thanks!

  6. Gina says:

    Great quilt. This would be the perfect pattern for showing off those ‘special’ fabrics we all have

  7. kris says:

    That turned out super cute. So cool how it looks one way up close and further away another. Very nice!

  8. Cathy says:

    That is one cute little quilt!

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