I was looking for a quilt pattern to help address a pile of scrap fabrics in shades of blue. I really had trouble finding a quilt pattern I liked until I came across Viridian’s Blog (click here to see her quilt). Viridian made the Bonnie Hunter “Fun with Bricks” quilt in a more controlled color palette and it got me to relook at Bonnie Hunter’s free quilt pattern Fun with Bricks . Here is a picture of Bonnie’s quilt:
I loved the concept and the block so I decided to make it with my blue scarps and a constant light fabric.
I tossed so many scraps into the blocks. Everything went in there from rocket ships, florals (lots of florals), solids and whatever else I found along the way that read as a medium or dark blue. It was strip pieced for the most part so the sewing of the the blocks was finished much sooner than I expected. I chose a very light grey/white material as the constant fabric as that contrasted nicely with the blues.
I auditioned it as Bonnie Hunter had laid it out.
While I didn’t hate it neither did it sing to me. So I tried this layout:
I liked it better than the first layout but it still didn’t excite me. As I as attending a virtual quilting retreat this past weekend I asked the ladies for their opinion and it was suggested that the second layout needed to be more asymmetric to make it work.
So I tried this!
While I risk dating myself for even thinking this, my first thought was “winner, winner, chicken dinner”
Once I added borders finished the centre of the quilt top; this is what the quilt looks like;
I’d make this Fun with Bricks pattern again as I enjoyed putting it together. I’m curious how different another palette and layout would look – and would it look anything like this one?
7 thoughts on “Fun with Bricks in Blues and Pale Gray”
Love your ‘take’ on Bonnie’s pattern!
I love your quilt, that 3rd design is the definitely winner! I made a quilt similar to that several years ago with 30’s fabrics. I had a lot of reds and yellows in that quilt. The quilt design looks good with any colorway.
You hit on a fabulous design with your lovely blue bricks, Yvonne! Well done.
Lovely layout. I really like the pale grey.
I too like the winner, winner chicken dinner layout best! tee hee! I too love the way the pale gray plays into your design!
Oh I LOVE it!!! all the blues play so nicely together – and your layout – I love the offset look!!
Fabulous quilt! Love all the shades of blue and the layout you chose! perfect. Thanks for sharing on Wednesday Wait Loss.