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Brick House Scrap Quilt – My 2022 Challenge

Do you ever wonder what to do with all your scraps from quilting? Maybe you put them in a bag to stash away for a “someday” project? Or if you’re really organized, you have a system for your fabric leftovers, trimming to size and sorting them by color (I admire you!). The FREE Brick House Scrap Quilt Pattern is a great way to use leftover fabrics from your quilt projects to make a whole new quilt!

For the past few years, I’ve challenged myself to reduce fabric waste by using scraps from my quilts. Last year, I made the Swirling Stars Quilt, and for my 2022 challenge, I’ve chosen the Brick House Quilt Pattern to use with my scraps. The fun part about these scrappy quilts is seeing each of the quilts I’ve sewn reflected in the blocks. I sew dozens of quilts each year for work and family, and sometimes I forget what I’ve made, but scrap quilts like this remind me of each project.

The Swirling Stars Quilt uses Triangles on a Roll, and LOTS of scraps.

My 2022 Brick House Scrap Quilt

This year, I plan to use the FREE Brick House Scrap Quilt Pattern, using fabric scraps from each quilt I sew in 2022 to make a memory quilt for the year. I’ll be sewing as I go throughout the year and gather enough scraps to complete it. I hope you join me in the challenge!

Supplies

These are the supplies I plan to start with:

I’ll be cutting LOTS of 2.5″ and 3.5″ strips for this quilt, so I’m relying on my Creative Grid Rulers to help make cutting and measuring smooth and simple. I’ll be sewing as I go throughout the year and gather enough scraps. Using a good quilt ruler helps to take out the guesswork and makes for sharp and accurate blocks.

In January of 2022, I’ll share a Livestream Tutorial on the Fat Quarter Shop YouTube Channel demonstrating how to assemble this block. If you want to join me in sewing up your scraps this year, I would love to see you give it a try! I’ll be sharing my progress on Facebook and Instagram using the hashtag #BrickHouseQuilt, and I hope you will, too!

Happy Quilting!

26 comments

  1. This is going to begin ,I have a ton of scraps and leftover jelly rolls could you change the roofs and doors to make more like a neighbor hood ? Just wondering ,I’m very new at this.😍😇

    1. Hi Neva, That’s a cute idea! You could definitely change the roof and door colors to give it a different look. It’s very customizable.

  2. A very good idea – thank you so much! I have so many scraps that just sitting around, I think if I start in January I will keep it up all year.

  3. I didn’t have enough scraps in 2021 to make an entire quilt, but if I combine 2021 and 2022, I hope to make this quilt. What a fun project, thanks Fat Quarter Shop for yet ANOTHER great free project to help us wrangle our scraps and stash fabrics.

  4. I love house blocks! And this one is so different from all the others! I love how scrappy you can make it! Thanks so much for making it free! You all are super! This will indeed be a fun one! ❤️

  5. Love this idea and can’t wait to get started! I make scrap quilts for Project Linus, so I’m hoping my house quilt finds a good home!

  6. I definitely have to do something with all my scraps and when I saw your blocks and the FREE pattern on the live the other day, I was ecstatic. I’m using all my scraps from 2021 and will be doing 2022 scraps as well. I just can’t wait. Nothing is prettier than a scrappy quilt. Thanks Kimberley.

  7. I will definately be doing this quilt. My quilt guild challenged us to make a quilt using only what is in our stash. I am pretty sure I can find enough background fabric in my stash and I have lots of scraps with which to do the blocks. I usually don’t get enough quilts done to only use what I made in a year, so will be shopping my scrap boxes for my blocks.

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