This is my “Bricks and Mortar” quilt designed by Mary Ellen Hopkins. This was one of the first quilts that I made at at my very first Mary Ellen Hopkins seminar (retreat) back in July 1999. I had not idea what I was doing. Typical Mary Ellen, we were told to bring a variety of reds and a neutral that kind of disappeared. My sister and I each brought a bunch of reds and shared. I needed a birthday gift for my Mother that year so this was her gift. Bless her heart, she used it just about everyday to take a short afternoon nap with. After she passed away I brought it home and it is now part of my trunk show showing Mary Ellen’s take on all reds go together, even those orange/reds.