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Thread: What would you do with 500+ bricks

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    measuring 3.5 x 6.5? My sister (first time quilter) wanted to make Bonnie Hunt's (quiltville.com) Bricks and Stepping Stones, http://www.quiltville.com/bricksandstones.shtml she cut the fabric to the above mentioned size and decided that she really did not have a desire to quilt. I was gifted with the fabric.

    I would like to make a quilt for her with the fabric. Any ideas? I am not a fan of bricks and stones.

    Thanks,
    JulieM

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    lay them out by color and make a gadiation quilt. if you have ehough of every color. and see where it takes you. or you can just start sewing them together. and see what happens.

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    Go with what you have. You can make new blocks, 4 patch, cut and make log cabins, 9 patch, unequal 4 & 9 patch, courthouse steps, pull out a quilt book and randomly pick something, sew colors together and then cut them into new blocks. It's too bad we don't live close as I love to make new blocks. We could spend the day and try to fit in some sewing. :lol: :lol: I sent you a PM

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    Coin or Chinese coin quilts work up beautifully...

    http://www.maryquilts.com/chinese-co...-coins-border/

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    I did memory lap quilts with bricks... They are quick and easy and there is no seams to match. Love it for a quick easy quilt for a gift.
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    I love your quilts. Great idea for all those bricks.

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    Pretty quilts!

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    Those are beautiful!

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    I like those ideas!

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    I think this one would look nice:

    http://www.google.com/images?hl=en&q...w=1123&bih=716
    Fons and porter brick quilt.

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    wow nice, wish i had them too............. :thumbup: :lol:

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    there is a ric rac stylin' tutorial that uses bricks instead of half square triangles...

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    I know you're not a fan of the bricks and stones pattern but she was drawn to it. I personally would bite the bullet and do the pattern. It would mean a lot to her to get the one that she picked out.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Yarn or Fabric
    I know you're not a fan of the bricks and stones pattern but she was drawn to it. I personally would bite the bullet and do the pattern. It would mean a lot to her to get the one that she picked out.
    That is what I think too. Especially if you are making it for her.

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    Thanks for the replies, Mamagus, your quilts are really pretty. Every suggestion I have received, I have sent to my sister, we will see which one she picks. BTW the quilt is not for her, it is a gift for a family member on her husbands side who is chronically ill.

    Thanks,
    Julie

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    Mamagus - I love the rainbow quilt! So pretty and bright.

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