Tuesday, March 15, 2011

Brick House - the Quilt Pattern!

I am very excited to announce two finishes: the quilt aaaaaaand the pattern!

Brick House Baby Quilt

So, first the quilt...  As I shared before, cutting and stitching this design was so deliciously fast.  Once pieced, I took my time with finishing it, because I wanted to create a fun quilting design that would enhance the quilt, without being difficult or overly time consuming.  I'm not a quilting whizz myself, but I love all the texture and interest that straight-line quilting can bestow.  I'm delighted with the way things turned out:

Brick House Baby Quilt

It really is easy, peesy but super-cute quilting! The pattern creates X's over each brick without having to go to the trouble of doing a full-fledged grid over the entire quilt. With some planning, you don't have to start/stop too many times either.  And, happily, any not-so-straight lines are pretty well disguised in all those fun prints.  My quilt pattern includes detailed instructions and diagrams for this custom quilting design!  Yep, I've done the planning for you.  Yeah.

For the back, I thought a little row of bricks would be the perfect way to bring yardage up to the required width.  Simple, but sweet. 

Brick House Quilt Back

I couldn't resist taking a shot of the quilt among the violets that gather under our pear tree.

Brick House finished!

It most definitely is SPRING here in South Carolina! Now where is the baby that's gonna take this quilt home? My Brick House certainly loves this weather and is dreaming of some quality tummy time. If you know of a baby that would adore this quilt, it is listed for sale in my new shop.

Or maybe you'd like to make your own?  Well, only if you have the required combination of butterflies, hedgehogs, lollipops and birdies...  Or, wait, I guess you can make it in your favorite fabrics.  Just so long as they make you smile!

easy peesy, but super cute quilting!


It's all wrapped up and tied with a bow - the quilt pattern, that is!  Somehow, I miraculously worked out all the kinks so that you can seamlessly purchase my 10-page downloadable PDF pattern and it'll be delivered to your mailbox within 24 hours after payment!  You can find the full pattern description at my shop.

Brick House love.

Thank-you, thank-you, thank-you for your encouragement! I feel so blessed to have your support, feedback and inspiring friendships. I hope you'll enjoy Brick House!

21 comments:

  1. I love the idea of only quilting on the blocks. It really appeals to my lazy quilter side. ;) This is beautiful, Rachel! The baby who gets to have tummy time on this is lucky, indeed.

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  2. Hi Rachel! I love this quilt, the combination of colors and prints are so vibrant and playful! I'm also envious of all of the springiness I see in your photos-- it's the perfect backdrop for the quilt, and gives me hope it will warm up here soon!

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  3. This is such a cute quilt, I love the quilting on it!

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  4. I love the pattern and the quilting. Congrats on the new shop!

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  5. Love it, Rachel! Did you leave the linen strips unquilted?

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  6. love it Rachel! I can't wait to check out your shop!

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  7. Beautiful pattern, and I love the fabrics you chose!

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  8. ooooh those Michael Miller prints in there - I love his fabrics.

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  9. Rachel, the pattern is super cute! Wow, I wish I had stocked up on all those cute fabrics, like the hedgehogs. Guess I'll leave my comment and go hedgehog-hunting...:)

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  10. Such a happy lokoing quilt, love the way you've quilted this.

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  11. Congrats on your first published design! One goal for 2011 is complete!

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  12. Katie - Yes, I did leave the linen un-quilted. I actually did quilt in the linen at first, but then I took it out because it seemed to detract from the overall look.

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  13. Love the quilt...LOVE the quilting! Beautiful!

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  14. This is lovely! Fabulous quilting and of course the little Hedgies are too cute! I bought some of the lovebirds fabric the other day too :)

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  15. it is beautiful Rachel! love the outdoor pictures, too. :)

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  16. it is beautiful Rachel! love the outdoor pictures, too. :)

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  17. I am trying to get the courage up to straight line quilt some lap quilts that I have pieced together and then got stumped. I need to join the FFMQ group and start practicing. I like the way your quilt came out. You made it look easy and still elegant.

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  18. beautiful and I love the bricks on the back :)

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