Monday 5 March 2018

Patchsmith Sampler Block 1 - Brick Wall

Block 1 - Brick Wall

Welcome to the first block from The Patchsmith's Sampler pattern book and it is a nice easy block to start. 

Block 1 ‘Brick Wall’ requires no seam matching and it doesn't even matter which way you press your seams!

Building your Brick Wall is very simple – two different rows combine to make a 6” (finished size) block.  
Block 1 is a great scrap buster block.

Resizing the block is easy too. Just add more rows of bricks, staggering each row.

Tip:    To make a 12" Brick Wall block using bigger bricks cut the A rectangles 4½" x 2½" each and the B squares 2½" each.

This block is a great filler allowing you to turn those fabric scraps into a useful patchwork block.  And there may be times when only a rectangle block will do as I found out recently in the Bee Happy sew-along.  
I replaced an embroidered part of the Bee Happy quilt with a gingham Brick Road.

So there you are – a nice easy Block from The Patchsmith’s Sampler Quilt Blocks pattern book. 
Available from Amazon

I would love to see your blocks over on Instagram (#block1brickwall). I have also set up a Flickr group where you can post your block photos, meet and make friends and just hang out. Feel free to ask a question in the Flickr group or below.  
Moonlit Cat Mug Rug Pattern - the inspiration for Block 1

Next week I will show you cheat for making little half-square triangles for Block 2 ‘Guiding Star’.  

Until then .......


  1. I love this first block in your sampler!!
    Now, to make my Guiding Star block!

  2. I can't wait to hear about your cheat! I love the brick wall quilt. So scrappy and easy!

  3. Hooked! How fun. Now to choose fabrics..oh my!

  4. I'm joining in on the fun! I printed your PDF, 3 hole punched and put it into a binder. :-)

  5. What is the bicycle that's behind your block? Looks neat!

    1. It is a card that I received for my Birthday. I love to cycle - so it was chosen especially for me.