Anne Commins from the Lewes Sewing Bees has made this rather lovely Quilt Block Project Planner. I asked the Sewing Bees to sew with my exclusive fabrics before the summer. I have been completely bowled over with all of the projects that have appeared in the studio. This project is such a great idea. It’s a really fabulous way to plan your quilt block. Anne has used a lovely combination of my exclusive Strawberry Thief and Capel Mint as the basis of the project planner.
On the front of the Quilt Block Project Planner there is a pocket which can house a 6.5″ x 6.5″ square ruler. You can also tidy away any spare pieces of your current project.
I asked Anne about the project:
Anne said “When I joined in with the Splendid Sampler sewalong there was a free pattern
by Jane Davidson. Jane calls the pattern a Folding Block Station. For anyone wowed by the 1718 Coverlet at the Festival of Quilts and tempted to make some of the blocks this would be an excellent little project to kick-start your design process. None of the Lewes Sewing Bees could understand why I was so enthusiastic about the pattern. I literally had to say “Look!” and hold my Folding Block Station upside down. All the carefully arranged little pieces of fabric stuck firmly to the wadding and the Bees finally understood. Because the pressing mat side is covered with fabric none of the fabric transfers across when you close the block station up. You can come back a week later and everything will still be beautifully in place.”
This Quilt Block Project Planner is brilliant. On the right hand side there is wadding and when you place your charms or pre-cut quilt pieces they stick to the wadding. Move and change them around until you have the design you want. Amazing!
On the left hand side is a pressing mat so you can use it to iron on pieces with fusing or to press as you are piecing your block.
Use the right hand side as you are piecing.
Anne has finished the block planner with a sweet button.
The Strawberry Thief Exclusive looks so lovely as the pocket and the binding.
I absolutely love this project. It’s so useful for the quilter and looks especially lovely in Liberty. I hope it inspires you to make something new.