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Thread: I was told this is a Brick Road pattern quilt

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    Junior Member seweasy's Avatar
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    Back in July, Oistin posted a request for help looking for a pattern for a Brick quilt pattern. I didn't see the post until I went looking to see if someone had a tutorial for making the Yellow Brick Road pattern.
    Here is a picture of an old quilt top I was given, and from what "experts" I could find I was told the pattern was called Brick Road. It looks to me that 5-1/4x3-1/4 rectangles were sewn together, then those stripes were sewn together in staggered stripes.
    I hope Oistin sees this post and that it was any help. Sorry I didn't see the post sooner! Chris
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    Love this quilt. All the old fabrics are wonderful:)

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    beautiful comfy quilt!

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    Thank you! I still can't believe how I got this top and four others. A lady overheard me talking to a clerk about a baby quilt I was making, she came up to me and said she had some old quilts that her family didn't want and wondered if I would like to have them. I nearly fall out in the middle of Hobby Lobby!!! No one in my family before me, was a quilter and so I always had wished I could have hand-me-down. Now I have one each of the grandchildren( we are expecting another GB so that's why there's only three in the avatar!)
    You can't believe how much this means to me! I have the names of the ladies who made the quilt tops but have never been able to get in touch with the lady who gave them to me. Very mysterious!!! Chris

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    Awesome

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    Love those old fabrics....lucky girl!

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    My favortie top is a Spider Web blocks, all of the tops are hand-pieced. From the Spider Web top, I was able to date the top because the ladies had used news print. There were ads printed on the paper, one was of old movie called Scarlet Angel with Vivian De Carlo and Rock Hudson. I did some "digging" and found out that the movie was playing in the theaters in 1950. Most of the fabrics look to be floursack fabrics and some dress fabrics.
    I will never understand why her family didn't want these tops but it's been a blessing for me. I don't why I never been able to get back in touch with the lady. The names of the stitchers will be on the backs of the quilts so my family will know how they came to our family.

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    That is definitely bricks; but not Yellow Brick Road.

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    nope....that is not yellow brick road...

    but it is a nice quilt.

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    That may well be a "Brick Road" pattern, but it's definitely NOT a "Yellow Brick Road". Pretty, though!! :thumbup:

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    Quote Originally Posted by mamaw
    That is definitely bricks; but not Yellow Brick Road.
    It's a nice pattern though, and a nice assortment of fabrics! :-)

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    Sorry for the misunderstanding! I knew its not Yellow Brick Road pattern but found the post by Oistin, when I went looking for a tutorial on how to make a Brick Road quilt. I couldn't post a picture on her original post so that's why I started a new topic. I tried sending her a pic in a PM but apparently can't be done either. Oistin was looking for a Brick pattern that looked a little like a bargello pattern. I was hoping she would see this topic and it might be what she was looking for.
    The more I've looked at the top, it would be a different way of using up scraps. I make quilts for preemie babies and always looking for easy but cute quilts to make for them. The quilts need to be somewhere around 30", so there's not alot of blocks that are good for that small a quilt. Chris

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    You just never know what will happen when you talk to someone about quilts. Congratulations on your wonderful luck in getting those quilts, they will be a treasure, I'm sure. Unfortunately, I don't have any quilts from my mother or any other family members, they were all utitarian quilts and worn out by the time I came along, I'm the youngest. I'm trying to leave my mark, so to speak, by making family reunion quilts for our family reunions held every 2 years. Fortunatley for my ego, they are a big hit.

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    I'm piecing a quilt top that has the same setting as this, but the color placement looks like steps. Its called Stacked Bricks. Took a class for this YEARS ago and the lady told it they were commonly called PostCard quilts. They used post cards as their templates

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    I belong to the Crafter's Choice book club and one of the reward books I purchased was Encyclopedia of Pieced Quilt Patterns by Barbara Brackman. At the time I had no idea how handy this book would become but I learned so much from it and its fun doing research on how and when blocks were developed. It must have every conceivable pattern that has been published!
    Anyway, I looked up Brick Road, there's none by that exact title but several names are mentioned,Brickwall,Depression,Streak of Lightning,ZigZg, Old Garden Wall and Brickwork(p.24). Brickwall's design is attritubed so someone by the name of Ruth Finly who wrote a book titled "Old Patchwork Quilts and the Women who Made them" 1929, and apparently was the first to do this partiuclar design. Brickwork was done by Carrie Hall in 1935, she wrote a book with Rose Kretsinger called "The Romance of the Patchwork Quilt in America".
    Hope everyone has a great weekend. I hope to get a surpise quilt started for my husband. We'll see how far I get!!! Chris

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    What a beautiful treasure and a wonderful story to pass down to your grands too :D:D:D

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