When isolation started, and knowing first hand how healing art can be, it occurred to me to start a Traditional Block quilt that would accompany me during quarantine.
I trusted that focusing on colour, form and stitches would keep debilitating fears at bay. I shared my project on social media, to help other people from around the world forget, at least for a little while, the difficult times we were all going through.
I based some blocks (1, 2, 4, 5, 6, 8, 9and 11) on the Patchwork Quilt Along by Fat Quarter Shop –who generously allowed me to share them– and later I went on to create my own.
For 60 consecutive days I hosted live feeds on IG and FB where I showed how to make each block, how to sew them together, and how to finish the quilt.
Day in, day out, I’d first cut the fabric, then I’d sew the blocks while taking pictures of every step. I based this pdf on those pictures.
Because of the nature of the project, and the moment in which it was created, I strongly encourage you to use materials you have at home. Recycled clothes are very welcome.