Tuesday, May 25, 2010

Brick Wall Quilt

Keep your teen-ager's blue-jeans and collect some cute plaid flannel along the way.  The character of the quilt comes from the the variations of blue on the worn jeans.  This college quilt went to a cold climate, so I backed it with flannel.

Determine the width of the rectangles by how many you can get out of a pair of jeans, front and back.  After cutting all your rectangles (incuding plaids),  choose the sequence in which they will follow each other.   Sew one long row following your chosen pattern with all the rectangles you have cut.

Choose a good width for your quilt, and cut strips from your long original strip.  I chose rectangles  because I didn't want to be sewing through 4 layers of jean fabric (less fabric at intersections).

The seams were thick with the jean and flannel fabric, so I chose a larger tile quilting design.  I used the widest Scotch-Blue Painter's Tape  to help with the tile quilting design, 4 inches I think.  The binding is scrappy.

A quilt creator loves to see their quilts being used!!


  1. Have to admit...always nice to see them being used too...very rugged quilt but homey too

  2. Great quilt. I have been looking for a good pattern to use up some of my flannel and old jeans. Thanks for sharing

  3. Yes, there is nothing better than seeing our quilts being loved! Great Job!

  4. What are your block size for the brick wall quilt? Would love the o make this


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