Monday, March 30, 2015

Rainbow Brick

I was going through my scrap bins to cut and organize when I found a bunch of the black flowered print.  There were at least 25 pieces leftover from a quilt a did a couple years ago.  Seemed to me that I could put them in a quilt.  So I calculated the largest piece I could cut from my scraps which was a 7.5 by 4 inch brick.  Not too much you can do with that size!  Here's what I came up with.

42 x  52.5

I wish I had taken a picture of the first couple layouts. They were terrible!  I tried with a black V and random colors around it. Then I tried just random placement.  Agh!  It didn't look good until I started putting some order to it.  But now I am pleased with the rainbow look it has and that black floral print is not in my scrap boxes.  

I tried to finish off some of the colored prints from the front so I wouldn't have to put them back in my stash.  My bins are full and I need to get some of it used up!  I really am trying not to buy anymore, but when something is on sale (a really good sale) how can I resist! But full bins are full bins and I like to keep things put away.  Hope you all have a great week of sunshine and sewing!


  1. At the rate you are making quilts you will soon be out of scraps! It really is hard to pass up fabric when it is on sale. Love all the bright happy colors in this quilt.

  2. What a great layout. You are so good at using what you have. I really like the rainbow.

  3. Ah, you've incorporated a rainbow into the brick pattern - what a lovely idea! Could you include what sizes your quilts finish at?


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