Tuesday, August 9, 2011

Stacked Bricks - Progress

The weekend was so busy I didn't get a chance to post the progress on the stacked bricks quilt top as intended.  Time!  There is so little of it available!  I know, I know, everyone gets 24 hours a day, it just seems like less.

Four of the rows of bricks are stitched together and ready.  Four more to go.

You can see that the fifth row has been started.  You can also see that the rows where the bricks have not been stitched together are longer than the design wall.  It is interesting to put rows together this way.

The end bricks need different sized triangles to "stop" the row as well as an angled off brick.  This reminds me of really neat brick sidewalks.  European sidewalks are the best!

Do you like the red strips to separate the rows?.  I'm sure another color would work as well, but next to blue and yellow in quilts, I LOVE red in quilts.  In fact I think I've made at least 7 quilts or quilt tops that are red and white/ecru/tan or red and green on a neutral background -- maybe more than that, but that's all I could think of.

So what do you think so far?  There will also be narrow red strips around the outside edge in addition to the separators and another larger border around that.  The last border fabric?  I'm not sure what that will be.  I do hope there is something in my stash that will work, though.  I'd love this to be an all stash quilt.

Progress is also being made on the vine and star quilt, but that's for another post.

So, how have you been?  What are you working on?  I'd love to hear from you, too!

Until next time,


Sandra Kaye said...

Hey Lois-- Thanks for the congrats!! Hey!!! I LOVE your brick quilt. And YES the red is perfect for this quilt. You are doing a great job. Look through all your blue and yellow stash and piece together a back, then it WILL be a stash buster quilt:):) Those quilts always make me happy when I finish one.:):) Can't wait to see it done. --hugs--Sandie

Shabby Friends said...

The brick quilt is wonderful. I admire anyone who can put fabric together into something beautiful. I was standing behind the door when they handed out the sewing gene. I will continue to follow. Thanks for visiting and commenting.

Joyce said...

Good job Lois,as usual! I also love the red with all of scraps. Such a happy quilt. Keep up the good work!