Saturday, March 11, 2017

Saturday Sewing Economy Blocks { free pattern link }

Have you been sewing this week?  I am really pounding out my Economy Blocks!  At least I am trying to get through a bunch of these blocks so I can see an end in sight and maybe come up with a plan for setting them!  Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated! 

All of my blocks were made using the free pattern on Generations Quilt Patterns here. They have a 2", 3" and 4" finished.  The one I have been using is 4" finished. 




For all of my centers, I am making fussy cuts.  

Many of my fussy cuts are from out of print and hard to find fabrics. There is nothing worse than thinking you have a great fussy cut only to realize that you are way off! 

On Wednesday I shared how I make these both easily and inexpensively.  You can find this tutorial by visiting here. There is no reason to waste the good fabrics with bad fussy cuts! 

The center fabrics are a lovely variety and the surrounding fabrics are mostly Liberty of London. All of my blocks are paper pieced using +Aurifil  50wt thread.  I paper piece on my Bernina using a 1.5 inch stitch length and am LOVING the Schmetz Chrome needles! 


Here are the newest additions to the Economy Block Village! 









The most wonderful part is that some of my friends have been sending me some fun fussy cut fabrics to be part of this grand quilt!   I LOVE the happy and unexpected happy mail I have been receiving these past few weeks from +Pat Sloan+Amanda Leins and Sharon Holland!   Thank you all for helping me grow my village!




7 comments:

margaret said...

fussy cutting works so well in making these blocks come to life, I have lots of child fabric maybe it is time for me to do some fussy cutting.

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Teje Karjalainen said...

What a beautiful view on your design wall! Really cute to have fussy cut piecen in each block! Teje

AuntieD said...

These are adorable! Love the fussy cuts.

Maroesja said...

I love your blocks! And thank you for the laugh, but I suppose youre stichlenght is 1.5, not 1.5 inch ;)

Donna said...

Totally charming blocks! I love the look of economy blocks alternated with hourglass blocks. The secondary pattern is great. Your fussy cuts are so fun!

Kathy@KayakQuilting said...

So much fun! Thanks for the inspiration!

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