Quick Trick Brick Stack Quilt

I sometimes joke that my love language is quilting.  I love to gift quilts for all of the times that we celebrate life, and also the times when we need a boost.  Whether it's news of a new baby or news that a friend is suffering, I'm often trying to think of the right handmade gift.

I made this quilt for our neighbor, Sarah, who was recently in a serious car accident.  She's only 16 years old, and she has a long recovery ahead of her.

I happened to have several precuts of Soiree in my stash, and I started by cutting my layer cake pieces in half to form 5"x10" bricks.  I wanted to stagger the bricks, so I used charm squares to fill in the gaps on the ends of the strips!  And there you have it, a quick trick brick stack. :)  (Once that name popped into my head, I was reciting Dr. Suess whenever I works on this quilt!)
For the back, I started by piecing together strips from a jelly roll.  To break up the patterned fabrics I added in a few kona strips (color is lagoon). The strips didn't give me a large enough backing so I added some pieced charm squares mixed with chunks of kona.
To finish this quilt, I meander quilted and bound it with a few jelly roll strips. For the quilt top and back I used 1 layer cake, 1 jelly roll, and 2 charm packs plus about a 1/2 yard of kona.  Finished size is about 61.5"x63".
It's all washed up and ready to be gifted!  I hope that it brings some cheer and warmth to Sarah's room as she continues to recover.