Easy Strawberry Fields Bricks Quilt



Hello again friends! I'm Amy Smart from Diary of a Quilter.  I love fast quilt projects that come together easily.  I also love Moda pre-cuts because they make it easy to put together a quilt quickly and at the same time provide a great variety of coordinating fabrics. What could be better? 

This super simple quilt is perfect for beginners or a great choice when you're in need of a quick project. 
 

2 Bella Solid White Charm Packs
2 Strawberry Fields Layer Cakes*
1/2 yard red dot binding
3 3/4 yards yellow strawberry backing

*Only 42 10" squares are needed for this project, so you could get by with just one Layer Cake. I chose to use 2 Layer Cakes because I wanted to use only darker fabrics to contrast with the white Bella solid. I saved my leftover 10" squares and used them for a second quilt. You can see the second quilt I am putting together on my blog, Diary of a Quilter.

[SIZE OPTION: This would be an easy quilt to make into a twin size quilt by adding a 4" border all the way around.  For this adjustment, 1 yard of additional fabric would be required for the border, cutting it into 8  4.5" strips.  5 1/4 yards would be required for the backing and 5/8 yard for binding.]

Leah at Burgundy Buttons has created an exclusive kit for this project. All the Layer Cakes, Charm Packs and binding yardage as well as backing options for the Strawberry Fields Bricks quilt are put together and sold at a discount.  Hurry because supplies are limited and you know those Strawberry Fields pre-cuts are flying fast.


Take 42 10" squares and cut them in half, creating 84 5" x 10" rectangles.

Sew one Bella Solid 5" square to the top of each of the 84 5" x 10" strips. I like to just chain sew them through.
Press open.  
Sew 14 of the new units together, starting with the white square at the top and alternating the white square at the bottom until you've reached 14.  Create 5 more similar sets of 14 'bricks'. (I suggest laying out the whole quilt before assembling these rows.)

Before sewing the assembled rows together, press the seams to the left on rows 1, 3, and 5 and press seams to the right on rows 2 and 4. This will help when matching up seams as you sew the rows together.
Sew the 6 rows together.  [If you are planning to add a border to enlarge the quilt, now would be the time.]

Quilt using your favorite method. (Mine was machine-quilted by my wonderful friend, Meridee) and Bind. Here is a simple tutorial for the binding method I used.



One lovely, quickly assembled 63" x 84" quilt! (If you add the 4" border, the finished quilt will be 71" x 92".) I love the simplicity of this quilt and the way it can really showcase beautiful prints. I hope it will be a fun one for you too!

Amy Smart
{Diary of a Quilter}

25 comments:

Lynne said...

Simple but effective - thank you from a novice!

madebymum said...

Love it Amy, it's great to be able to add the border and make a twin size.

Manda said...

Fab tutorial!

Quiltjane said...

Very easy and a great quilt to make. I love the fabrics.

Trudi said...

Love it Amy, I can see one of these in my very near future!

Karen said...

Great pattern Amy. Thank you.

eatmoresmores said...

I love this fabric collection and I love how it looks in this quilt!

Greenville Coupon Clippers said...

I have loved this pattern for a long time and have some Breakfast at Tiffany's this would look lovely in, but wasn't sure how white would be in contrast - thanks for the tute, photos and inspiration. Can't wait to try this quick quilt.

Kathryn said...

I just finished 2 quilts in Strawberry Fields and Breakfast at Tiffany's - I've been wanting to make another using Joanna's fabric and will use this one - I love it!

Kate @SwimBikeQuilt said...

Love this quilt, Amy! I have a jelly roll that I need to use... and I think it will end up here!

Sherry said...

Love it! Your quilt is so pretty. Thanks for sharing the recipe.

Jessica said...

Lovely! Thanks for the tutorial!

susiloci said...

Siempre unos trabajos maravillosos

Duff said...

Jeez! the only way this could get any easier is if you come over and quilt it for me...
amazing!!this is going to become my "go to" pattern for last-minute baby showers! And being Irish, there's plenty of them...

restitcherator said...

WOW, super easy and super cute. Patterns don't get any better than this!

The Tulip Patch said...

Very pretty quilt, Amy ... I love strawberry fields

Stephanie said...

Wonderful quilt! So quick and easy-I love that-but still beautiful! I just found this quilt on your blog this morning. Everyone, if you haven't yet, go check out her blog. It's great!

I'm going to go make this quilt just as soon as I get the kids fed!

Patty said...

Just what I needed for a June wedding gift. The bride loves red so hoping she loves these fresh colors as much as I do. Will be ordering the kit. Thanks so much, Amy!

Quilting In The Rain said...

Love the simplicity of this...thanks!

qwendi said...

This is cute enough that I just bought a Strawberry Fields jelly roll......:)

Anonymous said...

Thankyou so much for sharing your 'talent' with others. I am very excited to get started with this quilt.

Melissa Clifford said...

I just finished this quilt! It was fun and I enjoyed it. Its in the washer now and will be packed up for my BF's birthday!

beckyp382 said...

I just finished this quilt. So easy and looks great! Thank you!!

sbramlage said...

Love this quilt pattern.

Suzanne said...

Thanks! I added this to my fast and easy quilt list!