2011 January, Quick And Easy Quilt Top
"Rainbow Bricks"
You know me, I love to create and make, quick and easy, quilt tops.  
I love to quilt on the longarm, so of course, I want to make quick and easy quilt tops
I designed this one, to use these great hand dyed, batik fabrics, that just came in to the shop.
I wanted to use the fabrics and colors of the rainbow.  I love bright and cheery fabrics, this time of year.
I wanted to use the black as the accent fabric.
I love it, and it was quick and easy!!!
Here are two versions of this quilt.
One with borders, one without borders.
I was thinking about Brick and Mortar, that was my design inspiration.
I laid them out like Bricks and Mortar that way initially,
See that way on the right, and you can see them as Bricks and Mortar.
But after laying out the fabric, I liked the long way better.
Here is what you need to make this quilt
3 yards of Black or your "Mortar" fabric.
9 quarter yard cuts.
Not fat quarters, but 1/4 yard cuts of 44" fabric.  For your bricks.

I like to make sure you have what you need.  You may have extra fabric, left over.
Cut  8 units of each fabric
4 1/2" X 9 1/2 "

Cut units of each fabric
4 1/2" X 4"

You may have extra fabric leftover.
Cut the following units:
Qty 60 - 2 1/2" X 4 1/2"
Qty 10 - 2 1/2" x 75 1/2"
Qty   2 - 2 1/2" x 56 1/2"

You may have extra fabric leftover.
Assemble your bricks and mortar as shown
Layout your fabric units as shown.
Sew a 2 1/2" X 4 1/2" Mortar strip to each Rainbow piece 4 1/2" X 9 1/2"

After making your strips
Sew a 2 1/2" X 75 1/2 strip of black fabric in between each strip.

After sewing all of the Bricks and Mortar together
Add the top strip, 2 1/2" X 56 1/2"

If you want to add an outside border..
Cut and sew the following strips onto the quilt top.

Cut two strips, 4 1/2" X 79 1/2"
Sew to the long sides of the quilt top.

Cut two strips, 4 1/2" X 64 1/2"
Sew to the top and bottom of the quilt top.
I hope you enjoy making this quilt top!!
Please call me if you have questions.  Carrie - 281-793-1777
I would love to talk with you!

Quilt Kits available
Includes Fabric
Includes Printed pattern
Many thanks to Sherry, my quilt top tester.

Look for a scrappy version soon!
64" x 87"