Stay at Home Quilt Block Pattern

Monday, March 30, 2020

I've seen several people making house quilt blocks as a way to remember this unique time in history where millions of people around the world are staying at home in order to stay healthy. I absolutely LOVE the idea!! I hunted around the web searching for a block that conveyed what I wanted, but just couldn't find one. So of course, I designed one!


Stay at Home quilt block - a simple heart inside house quilt block to sew while you shelter in place



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The Stay at Home quilt block is a simple house block with the addition of a heart inside and extra sashing around the house. To me, this illustrates the feeling of love and connection within our family during this time, and also the physical separation from others.


Stay at Home quilt block - a simple heart inside house quilt block to sew while you shelter in place

I plan to make one quilt block for every day that our community is under a mandated stay-at-home order (shelter in place). I'd like to think I'll only have enough blocks for a table runner, but the realist in me knows it will likely be 30 or more days, which will make a great throw quilt. (We're already on day 7!)

Another great idea is to make one block to use as a quilt label on the back of any quilt you make during this time! You could also make as many blocks as you want to make a wall hanging or table runner or quilt just to represent this historic time, but not for keeping track of the number of days. Let me know how you plan to use the blocks!

The quilt block works great with fat quarters, but can also be used with scraps from your stash! Dig out your favorite fat quarter bundle or use fabrics that say "home" to you!


Stay at Home quilt block - a simple heart inside house quilt block to sew while you shelter in place

I wanted to get the block to you just as soon as I had the pattern ready, but I will update this post with layout suggestions for those that do indeed only have to stay at home for a short time, and also layouts for those of us that may be staying home for quite some time.


Stay at Home quilt block - a simple heart inside house quilt block to sew while you shelter in place

Please post your blocks on social media! Use the #stayathomequilt and tag @sliceofpiquilts! I will be posting my own blocks as I make them on Facebook and Instagram!



I can't wait to see your Stay at Home quilt!!

Be sure to pin this post to Pinterest too!

Stay at Home quilt block - a simple heart inside house quilt block to sew while you shelter in place

13 comments:

  1. Very cute quilt block! It can be put into any quilt to remind people "Home is where the heart is".

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  2. Very cute and meaningful, thank you

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  3. Thanks for the pattern Laura! I think this is a great idea...we can be creative and use this stressful time to make something beautiful. Thanks so much.

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  4. I love this idea. Its going to be a sweet reminder of a difficult time for many.

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  5. Fun pattern, Laura!!! Great idea. Hopefully this will be a small quilt.

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  6. What a great idea, and a cute pattern! I have some catching up to do!

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  7. Thank you for the block. We have been in a "Stay at Home" order since March 12. I guess I will have to make up for lost time.

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  8. Hi Laura! Thanks so much for the cute free pattern. We've been confined since March 13 so I am a bit behind. I'd better get going. ~smile~ Roseanne

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  9. Very cute, Laura. woould make a great signature block for any quilt made during this time.

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  10. Thanks for the cute pattern as well as a great project idea! I have some sewing to get done to catch up.

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  11. How very kind of you to share this pattern. Thanks.

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  12. Going to make one of these quilts using the scraps from the masks I made for our local hospital. Sunday blocks will be done in white on white or pastel fabrics. Will probably add a steeple to the Sunday blocks.

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  13. I needed a project that doesn't require the purchase of new material. So thanks for hands on to do project. thanks for sharing.

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