Friday, April 24, 2009

Quilt Bricks

IT'S DONE!!! I had a lot of fun making this quilt and I was amazed at how fast these blocks are to make, it gave me that much needed boost and I'm feeling much better. I used 4 charm packs and some yardage for the black and border. I didn't do the border the same way the pattern instructed, I wasn't keen on doing the piano key border, so instead I put a floral border on this quilt.

Happy Stitching and I hope you have a wonderful day.

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41 comments:

Cathi said...

I have the same problem. People ask questions that I can't answer. Love the quilt! Hope your weather is getting better. Warmth and sunshine always help!

Judy said...

Wow I think the floral border works great. Not as busy as a piano key. It make the center the star and pops it right out there...fun and bright for summer! Just lovely!

Mary on Lake Pulaski said...

Wendy, I love the look of this quilt and have some fabric where this would work perfect. Do you have the size you cut the square and the size of the sashing?

Trisha said...

What a great quilt! Love the look of it. Do you just slice the charm square in half to get the rectangle of colored fabric? Love how you sashed it in black, really makes the colors pop. What did the finished size for the quilt end up being? I just clicked on the picture to see it up close. Great fabrics!

Needled Mom said...

Great looking quilt. I am amazed that it goes up easily as it appears very complicated.

Ann J said...

What a lovely quilt and a great way to use up charm packs (or maybe scraps?) Thanks for sharing !.......Luv Ann J

Shirleymac said...

Gorgeous Wendy! I love the black, it really makes the bricks pop. I never thought of using scraps. Ann has a great idea there.

Carrie ~ said...

What a nice quilt for charm packs, you said it was easy, it looks complicated, love that about some patterns. The black really sets off each piece of fabric.
Enjoy!

andsewon said...

Nice! Like the way the black 'floats' those bricks!!
Really like the border you used as well.

Quilt Hollow said...

It doesn't look like an easy pattern and very pretty. I like that floral border over piano keys for this quilt. The quilt just sparkles with color! I'm really liking these colors you've been using lately. Spring time does weird things. Do you think by end of August we'll retreat back to more muted earth tones?

Crazy for Primitive Quilts and Gardens said...

Nice quilt and the border blends perfectly with the different colors in the quilt.

Lynn said...

I liked the quilt and then I enlarged the picture - and I LOVE it! the floral border is fantastic and I really like the sashing fabric you used. It looks great with the different fabrics in the quilt. Absolutely fantastic!

Doodlebug Gail said...

Beautiful! I have a bunch of brights and have had this idea for quite a while - thanks for the inspiration to get it going.

Joyce said...

I love colors surrounded by black. It just makes them pop! Beautiful quilt!

Candace said...

Very nice, Wendy - I think the piano border would have been too busy - the floral is perfect! Do you mind saying what pattern you used?
Cheers!

Big Sky Paper and Design said...

This is fabulous! So bright and colourful. The black frames everything so nicely and really makes the colours pop! I like the floral border. Thanks for sharing :)
Beth
cornerhousequilts.blogspot.com

Sew Many Ways... said...

I love this pattern. I have a similar one bookmarked in a magazine. Love the black fabric in it.
~Karen~

GARI said...

this is a beautiful quilt. A few years ago my DIL wanted me to do one like that and I got the fabric and cut it. Just before i started sewing it together she called and asked if I could do a jeans quilt instead. The pieces have been used in other quilts but seeing yours I think I would like to try again.

Darlene said...

I love it, Wendy! I'm glad you're feeling better!

Jackie said...

The result is fantastic! I just love it with the black sashing.

LC said...

Nice, Wendy. Hope you are full of energy soon!

bluebird-lyn said...

Hello Wendy, black is such a versatile colour to add....I love what you have done with the blocks.......also the floral border....Regards Lyn

Shasta said...

It's a beautiful quilt. I would like to make one like it someday.

Mary said...

Love your quilt...can you tell us where you got the pattern. Is it one of your own designs?

hetty said...

I really love the look of your quilt. What a great way to use up scraps!

Donna said...

That quilt is beautiful! I have been enlightened within the last few months how beautiful black is in quilts. I have now used it several times.

Gayle Bong said...

Woe,I love your brick quilt. And I was never a fan of a piano keys border, so I think the floral border is perfect. Now you said this was finished. Is it quilted too?

Sharon said...

Great job Wendy!!!

Carrie P. said...

Awesome. I like it a lot.

Alberta said...

Wendy, this quilt is absolutely stunning! I clicked to see it bigger and your colour combinations are awesome against the black. The floral border ties everything together - you are so talented!

Barb said...

Alberta took the words right out of my mouth ~ stunning!

Floss said...

What a fun quilt lool like it would be quick to whip up and it is stunning.

Yvonne said...

I love your bricks....I really like the black!

Julia said...

Oh my goodness, that is stunning! I love it! The black just makes it pop! I need to use more black in my quilts.

Lurline said...

Stunning quilt and I've been meaning to tell you, I have been admiring your windmill Quilt since the day you posted it - love it!
Hugs - Lurline♥

*karendianne. said...

I love this quilt!!! Way to go.

Lisa said...

love your quilt! the black background really makes it pop!

Janet said...

wow this is an amazing quilt and you got it done so fast too. Black always make colours pop. Well done.

The Demanding Doll said...

Gorgeous. The black makes each fabric stand on it's own. How big of a quilt does 4 charm packs make?

Michelle said...

This is such a fresh and vibrant quilt. I love the black and usually it is one of my least favourite colours.

Sandi said...

I just wanted to let you know that I love the quilt. The colors just pop!