Inspire your stitching with the needlepoint instruction on adapting quilt blocks.
The clean geometry of patchwork quilt blocks is an unending source of inspiration for creating lovely needlepoint.With the most common patch shapes being squares and half-square triangles, there is so much you can do with stitch and stitch patterns which mimic fabric.
Begin by finding a block to adapt. Here are some sources, on-line and off.
Some classic books to use include Barbara Brackman’s Encyclopedia of Quilt Blocks and 5001 Quilt Block Designs by Maggie Malone.
There are some internet sites with big collections of pictured blocks
There are also some good directories of patterns on the Internet:
Block list at World Wide Quilting – lists quilt blocks in alphabetical order
Free Quilt Patterns – links to over 1100 sites Quilters are probably the most Internet-savvy of all fiber artists, so you will find many great ideas when you explore.
Pinterest – These days I’m finding tons of great blocks and inspiring quilts on this site. Put “quilt block” in the search box to get started.
As this page grows, there will be information on picking stitches, mimicking fabrics in needlepoint, borders, and settings.