To really understand a quilt pattern you need to do it again and again. And do so only if you desire. Nothing is more irritating than the guilty feelings of "I SHOULD" when it comes to how you like to spend your free sewing time. My love for making keeps expanding as I delve farther into the study of color, balance and scale in this quilt medium. The great thing about experience is that it never goes out of fashion or to waste. After 25 years in this industry, I am still learning.
2 Bricklayer Hot Pads 7"x 9".
•1 FQ of 15346-2 Navy Coin print, 14773 pepper yarn dye (back side)
•20 various 5” charm squares of Shimmer 2 , kona pickle, azure, lime or your own scraps which you have lots!
•2 yards of 3/4" bias tape- I use this cotton japanese brand (sorry can't read it) from Stone Mountain Daughter in Berkeley
•5 layers of heavy cotton batt for heat resistance. ( you can add heat resistant batt too)
Refer to chart below.
•Cut two of each rectangles out of Navy Coin.
•Cut strips from 20 charms 2" wide.
• Cut two 7x9 of pepper yarn dye and 5 layers of batt.
Sew 2"x5" colorful Shimmer pieces side by side until all 20 pieces are used (5" x 40") Then cut these crosswise to make 1" strips that will be used as your "bricks". Stagger alternate areas to give interest and piece together two sets of three to be used in the detail seen below. Finish adding on top and bottom navy coin rectangles. Layer top, batt and bottom. I used walking foot to do the quilting and then trimmed edges to clean up to 7 x 9. Last step was to add pre made japanese bias tape and leave an extra tail at the end to tie off with a knot. Ready to use!