Tipped Bricks uses rectangles, any size that is 2 times longer than it is wide (plus 1/2" for seam allowances) and small rectangles,( plus 1/2" for seam allowances) the same width as your larger rectangles, but shorter...sew a short background colored rectangle to each end of every colored larger rectangle, using a 1/4" seam, and pressing seam allowances towards the darker fabric...or you can speed piece large numbers of these units, by sewing together long strips of each width fabric, and rotary cutting them apart in the proper widths...
Then sew them together staggered, with the background fabric extending 1/4" beyond the tips of the bricks, and using a rotary cutter and ruler, slice off any extra beyond that 1/4" seam allowance.

EXAMPLE: a 4 1/2" x 2 1/2" rectangle with 2 1/2" x 3 1/2" ends will give you an approx 4 1/4" wide border

EXAMPLE: a 6 1/2" x 3 1/2" rectangle with 3 1/2" x 4 1/2" ends will give you an approx 6 1/4" border

Here's one that Karlene made!

ŠNov 8 2001 Marcia Hohn