I sometimes joke that my love language is quilting. I love to gift quilts for all of the times that we celebrate life, and also the times when we need a boost. Whether it’s news of a new baby or news that a friend is suffering, I’m often trying to think of the right handmade gift.
I made this quilt for our neighbor, Sarah, who was recently in a serious car accident. She’s only 16 years old, and she has a long recovery ahead of her.
I happened to have several precuts of Soiree in my stash, and I started by cutting my layer cake pieces in half to form 5″x10″ bricks. I wanted to stagger the bricks, so I used charm squares to fill in the gaps on the ends of the strips! And there you have it, a quick trick brick stack. 🙂 (Once that name popped into my head, I was reciting Dr. Suess whenever I works on this quilt!)
For the back, I started by piecing together strips from a jelly roll. To break up the patterned fabrics I added in a few kona strips (color is lagoon). The strips didn’t give me a large enough backing so I added some pieced charm squares mixed with chunks of kona.