QUILTBLOX ™ is a series of Small Project Kits I’ve designed for Quilter’s Corner Store. Each Small Project Kit is designed to be a fun, quick and easy to complete project where you end up with a useful item for your home or gift for a friend.
Let’s face it – as quilters – we often struggle to complete projects. I know that’s sometimes true for me (I always have a large project or two in the works). I’ve noticed that if I work on something small and actually complete it I’m more motivated to go back and complete some of my larger projects too.
Bite Size Projects
For this series – I like to focus on “bite size” projects that incorporates all the basic steps of quilting – on a greatly reduced scale. Pillow covers, table runners, place mats, baby quilts and more – each come to you as a full ready to go kit. Each can be completed in a couple of hours or so and would make a fun gift for anyone just learning to sew.
Many of these Small Projects can be scaled up to a larger quilt if you find that you really enjoy a particular design – where appropriate, I’ve given you instructions in each QUILTBLOX ™ kit for increasing the size of the project.
Where do the designs come from?
Some of the block designs are my own original designs, some are based on traditional blocks I have adapted for the QUILTBLOX ™ Small Project Kits and some are adaptations of larger scale quilt patterns developed by others. Where I have adapted quilt patterns produced by another designer – I include their original pattern card along with my instructions for adapting their larger project into the QUILTBLOX ™ Small Project Kit.
The Dragonfly Dreams Pillow Cover (pictured above) is the perfect example of a traditional pattern (in this case the Road to Oklahoma block) that I have adapted into a QUILTBLOX ™ Small Project Kit. It’s a pretty little pillow cover (12″ x 12″) that when filled with your pillow form – tucks into your favorite chair or perhaps made up as a gift for a friend. Quick and very easy to make up – it’s available in the store and online.