A few years ago I designed a quilt called ‘Bricklayer’. I made it out of ‘brick’ reds, browns, and creams, and the design reminded me of the brick home I grew up in, hence it’s name. It was a great masculine quilt. It’s sometimes hard to find quilt patterns for men. I made kits and sold patterns, but I never marketed it much as I always had in the back of my mind that this would be really cute in a smaller version for a baby quilt as well.
While I normally gravitate towards ‘cool’ colors such as blues and purples, one day I started pulling pinks, oranges and yellows from my stash.
I thought these would make a really cute quilt for a little girl, and decided my ‘Bricklayer’ pattern would be a perfect use of these. That’s how I came up with my ‘Baby Bricks’ baby quilt pattern.
I re-wrote the pattern to include BOTH sizes, and made a sample in the brighter colors that a toddler would love.
Once nice thing about this pattern is it includes cutting instructions for using the AccuQuilt GO! fabric cutting system. It requires just two dies, B & H from the Mix and Match Set. (If you need both the cutter AND the mix & match set, you can get a better deal here.) But you can also cut this using just a rotary cutter and ruler. The choice is yours!
Of course, if you prefer softer colors, this pattern would look great in those also. Here’s a version done in pastels.
I’m IN LOVE with this baby quilt!
Isn’t the texture this design gives to the quilt just AH. MAHZ. ING?! I used Quilter’s Dream Wool batting, which really makes the design POP!
I KNOW there is someone in your life that this quilt would be perfect for. Whether it’s a new baby, an older toddler, a college-bound girl or boy, or anyone else, with the right fabric, this pattern is sure to be just what you need. And this is one of those patterns that looks good in just about ANY fabric.