What else to do when you have a pile of bricks (2.5″ x 4.5″ squares) leftover from other projects other than make a colorful bricks and strips quilt?
After making those quilts, wow, did I ever have lot of bricks leftover! I thought initially of making the Star Struck quilt bed sized and cut out enough bricks for that . Of course I changed direction and it became a large lap quilt instead.
One day recently when puttering about in the sewing room I saw the box of colorful bricks. There was also a large pile of primarily black 2.5″ strips in the stripbox that needed to be used in something. I donned my thinking cap and I thought about making a quilt top combining both of them? Here are my first blocks laid out:
I wasn’t sure but kept sewing anyway as I liked the concept. Hubby made it clear that the concept wasn’t working for him.
It’s sitting unquilted in a pile of quilt tops. Holding me back quilting it is what to use for backing. There are fabrics in my stash that are suitable but none are the perfect size. I know silly – but I dislike using a larger piece of fabric than needed for a backing. That really sounds silly now it’s written out. I really should just get over it, pick a material to back it with and quilt it.
Quilting this will make a great project for tomorrow. A break from the scrappy bear claw blocks I’ve been making is just the ticket! This will definitely give me a necessary break from that project.