Colorbrick Quilt Pattern Including How To Create The ‘Mortar’

Colorbrick Quilt Pattern With Color Variations And Mortar Between!

This colorbrick quilt pattern is arranged in a bricklay pattern and even has strips for the mortar! The big blocks makes it quick to build. In no time the quilt top is done. Here’s an unusual but crafty move. Thrifted wool army blanket is used as the batting. Then quilt the back in a stair step echo pattern that emphasizes the brick design.

The bright yellow store bought binding looked awful and ripped out. (happens to the best of us)The binding was then made from scraps and it looks great.

Using the same pattern and just changing the fabric colors and texture makes a totally quilt! This colorful one is bright and summery. The first brick color one is Autumn.

Adding a strip of linen to the top and side of each rectangle and doing the layout on the floor. Notice the ‘mortar’… Neat!

colorbrick quilt pattern laid for design placement

Here the quilted back in stair steps… interesting moves!

stair step quilting for colorbrick quilt pattern


Finished quilt in bright spring/summery colors.

colorbrick quilt pattern in spring colors

Look at the different feel in these colors, using Laurie Wisbrun of Scarlet Fig

colorbrick quilt pattern Laurie Wisbrun of Scarlet Fig

And the Autumn “Brick” colors…

colorbrick quilt pattern autumn brick colors


Your finished Colorbrick quilt will measure 52.5″ x 67″.

An overview of the fabrics for the Colorbrick Quilt Pattern, you’ll need…

-10 fat quarters for printed “bricks”

-Neutral solid for sashing & binding.

  • 1 ¾ yard of 59” wide linen OR
    2 yards of 43/44/45” fabric (such as Kona Cotton or Essex Linen/Cotton)

-Neutral solid for backing. 

  • 2 yards of 59” wide linen  OR
    3 yards of 43/44/55” fabric (such as Kona Cotton or Essex Linen/Cotton)

-High quality machine-stitching thread, such at Gutermann, Sulky or Metler.  Cotton suggested.  I used a solid neutral Gutermann thread for the piecing and this golden/yellow variegated Gutermann thread for the quilting.

-55 x 69” wool or cotton blanket for batting or twin sized purchased batting that allows for quilting up to 10 inches apart.

Before you get started you might consider getting a Walking Foot.

If you don’t already have one, a Walking Foot attachment is highly recommended.  If your machine doesn’t have a built-in walking foot, purchased an attachment that does the job.  Without a walking foot, your sewing machine pulls fabric from the bottom only.  When you’re sewing a thick quilt, this uneven feeding will easily cause puckers and bunching.  A walking foot pulls the fabric from the top as well.  I promise it will come in handy on countless projects!


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