Wednesday, March 2, 2011

introducing, Brick House

(a million thanks to each and every one of you who has contacted me in comments, email and by phone to comfort and encourage!  I am so blessed by your friendship.  thank-you!!!)

Brick House really happened to me.  But, it was a nice surprise and quite the perfect way to bring back some cheer.  I was craving something easy, something brainless.  So, first I cut my fabrics into squares.  But they didn't like each other that way.  Indeed, I started wondering how I could have imagined they could be friends at all!  Then I recalled how nicely they looked folded in little rectangles in the fabric spread I showed you yesterday. And so, I sliced and diced until I had made some bricks.  Cause, I seem to have a thing with bricks.  And you thought I was square, didn't you?  Didn't you!

made with cuteness and love

Well, I'm not.  I'm brick.  The bricks tried making stacks, tried making rows and finally asked me to give them something fun to gather around.  (I think the bricks were remembering Rita's quilt.  And though they lacked a certain pointy quality, they aspired to give the look a try).  Once I'd cut the medallion center, the stars aligned and the entire brick house was born.

Brick House

Not that it's an amazing pattern or something, just that it arrived.  And I quite like it!  I cut it in one night and pieced it in another.  The finished size is 50" square - so delightfully sized for a baby quilt, so welcoming to many different fabrics, so (dare I say it) easy!  Well, if you like it, I can make a pattern.  You know, in all my spare time.  But really, one of the things on my 2011 list was "make a pattern to sell".  I'm still on the fence if this one is worthy, but I'm thinking maybe, maybe?

Brick House - pattern to come!

I do not think it would be fair to my Sixth Time's the Charm quilt to finish this Brick House first.  I mean, poor Sixth Time's waited patiently all through the magazine project, just folded properly, lips pursed.  Yes, I must finish that one first.  But that's all right. I really don't think I should show you a finished Brick House (ooh, I have a fun quilting idea!) until I have the pattern ready.  That is, if I make one...

34 comments:

  1. sell away girlie! It's gorgeous! You did such a lovely job choosing fabrics for this and it is a perfect beginner quilt or a welcome break for the advanced sewer.

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  2. Absolutely - even advanced sewers like a break and this is a really nice pattern. There's a lot to be said for making something quick that doesn't look it. If that makes any sense.

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  3. As a beginner Quilter (er... wait.. a "never made one before but holy crap do I ever wanna make one" quilter), I say go for the pattern!

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  4. very nice! i love all of the bold color!

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  5. Pattern please! I love patterns because it saves me from figuring out the math myself, which is dangerous!

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  6. I think you should make the pattern to sell! It's adorable!

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  7. I am in LLOOOOOVE with it! it is so simple and beautiful! i would gladly buy the pattern! oh my it is pretty! Is it ok if I save the picture to my computer and make it my desktop? seriously, can I?

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  8. What a gorgeous quilt! I love bricks too. I would love a pattern! How big are your bricks?

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  9. Love it - would be happy to buy a pattern! You've given us so many great free ones, you deserve a little payday (to get more fabric!)

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  10. Such a fun and happy quilt!

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  11. What a fabulous quilt! Easy to make, but stunning look.

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  12. It's a very lovely design. A pattern is a great help (even for easier designs) so I don't have to get out the graph paper and do the math. Those types of pattern tend to get used several times since they make such nice gifts. I say give it a try!

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  13. Reap what you sew!! Sell it! This a perfect pattern for anyone. It's gorgeous!

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  14. I love it. And it looks easy enough for this newbie sewer to whip up with a step by step pattern. I'd buy it!

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  15. I say don't mess with progress and finish this one if you are motivated! I like this pattern you made. It would be very easy for someone to make it there own and even expand in size. With all the prints you made it would even make a great I Spy play mat.

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  16. LOVE the colors -- I say go for it!

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  17. It's a wonderful quilt, beautiful colors and fabrics.
    Have a nice day and greetings from Germany
    Roswitha

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  18. Nicke - Sure you can! I'm pretty sure a pattern is coming soon =)

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  19. Yes, make a pattern for sure! Very cute and simple! (the quilt not the pattern making thing)
    I love how you handled the corners of that mid row - it really keeps the eye moving in a circle rather than boxing it in. Cute!

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  20. It came out so cute! I love how the red bricks in the corners of each level give it a sense of movement.

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  21. It's lovely and cheery, just what you needed on a day like yesterday!

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  22. Hey! It's really great!! I think it would be a great pattern and fun!

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  23. Definately Definately!! XX I LOVE it!! Its just gorgeous! xx

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  24. Please make a pattern - I would love to make it! It's a great quilt!

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  25. What a lovely quilt. I think it would be very popular if you decided to make the pattern. I think it would be really versatile and could see it in all sorts of fabrics colours and patterns.

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  26. gorgeous,sometimes the simple are the most striking

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  27. I was looking all over your blog to find where you're selling this pattern! Then I finished reading your post ~ MAKE THE PATTERN! I'd love to have a copy and I'd buy it too!

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  28. It looks fabulous. You are more talented than you give yourself credit -- your patterns are all sell-worthy. Especially if you package them up with instructions as great as your tutes. Cheers!

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  29. Wow, that was fast! I think a quickneasy pattern like that is definitely worth the sell list! Would get an afraid to make a quilter like me on the bandwagon.

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