Tuesday, March 5, 2013

Enjoy the Process | Giant Quilt Blocks

Hello, happy Tuesday!

I just can't get the idea of GIANT quilt blocks out of my head. There's something so simple & stunning about a one block quilt, where traditional piecing meets modern quilting. I first played around with the idea on my Dear Stella quilt using Jeni's Giant Vintage Star Quilt Tutorial as inspiration, and I just can't get enough. Plus, GIANT quilt blocks = a quick finish! 


Sticking with the simple style of a one block quilt, I'll be using a variety of Art Gallery Fabrics Pure Element solids. The colors are (from top to bottom): Cherry Lipgloss, Coral Reef, Lemonade, Cozumel Blue, Verve Violet, and Ash. You can find a large selection of these solids at both Pink Castle Fabrics and Fat Quarter Shop.

IMG_1023As for the design, I'll be using the Starburst block from this month's Fresh Mini Quilt Club. It'll end up looking very similar to this mini quilt I shared last week, just bigger! This GIANT block quilt will finish at 60" x 60", the perfect throw size. I'm really excited to finish it up and bring some fresh + Spring colors into our home. We are so ready for Spring!

xo, Megan.


  1. I love this! I too love giant blocks - in fact, I just picked up a copy of the Swoon pattern to make bed size. Only 16 blocks for a queen size bed? Heck yes!!

    Also, there must be something in the air....I've had traditional quilting + modern quilting in my head for awhile (sparked by QC, for sure). I finally got some ideas down on paper and presented them to my LQS for a class series. Now I'm busy sewing up a sample! Just stopped sewing for lunch and some blog reading. ;)

  2. That looks like an excellent idea for a quilt! Nice colors, too. Have fun!

  3. I adore the colours and fresh look, this will make an amazing big block quilt, looking forward to the results! :)

  4. Yes! Giant blocks are where it's at!

  5. I loved the mini you showed last week, and it will look amazing as a giant block in those luscious solids.

  6. I saw your block posted on Instragram & I had to come visit your blog! I love it...your block & your blog!

  7. How cute! I almost have my mini block done. I can't decide if I want to put them all into one sampler quilt or have 6 adorable minis

  8. Such lush colors! This will be wonderful...