The Five Inch Cube, Wrapped!

I've been kicking this idea around for a while. How do I achieve the look of a quilt, not just one quilt block? The answer may be my new 5” cube box.

Here is the prototype. I started with Greek Cross because it’s a simple design to cut so if I crashed and burnt there wouldn’t have been too great a loss in time. I’m pleased how it turned out though. The tough part is getting the pattern on the sides to work across the seam between the top and bottom of the box.

This box has figured Eucalyptus as the background with Redwood burl in the curved elements and figured Walnut for the triangles. Velvet on the inside bottom will be standard in the 5” cubes as well as free shipping. Each side looks exactly the same but proper alignment of the pattern still requires a small registration “button” that will allow the box to close only with the correct orientation. The box is made by hand, not by robot after all. More on the way! Then I’ll be starting my big production of boxes for the coming year, two new sizes this year.