Wednesday, January 8, 2014

THE PROCESS

The latest craze to pop up on the blogosphere is the economy block. They are fast, fun and a great use of the little novelty prints we have tucked away.  It starts with fabric selection.


This pile was all in that orange basket there behind.  I dug through and started pulling out pieces I thought would work.


Fabrics by Aneela Hoey are just perfect for these blocks. We still have a bit left in the sale area at work. If Gloria doesn't beat me to it, I might get more          : )




Slowly but surely they are taking over my design wall.  I don't think the scraps will fit back in the basket so I guess I'll keep going. 


linking up with WIP wednesday



48 comments:

Carla said...

Keep going, it's looking great! These are fun little blocks and will make a quilt full of smiles.

Clumsy Chord said...

They look fantastic! I'm not joining in on this one, but I'm loving seeing what everyone's making.

Pokey said...

What fun blocks from your scraps! You are on a roll ~
:-}pokey

Patchwork and Play said...

Yes, keep going- I am enjoying watching these come together on IG! But I will be resisting at this stage. My scraps will have to wait!

Brandie said...

Those look fun! Isn't it a wonder how fabric fit in a basket then won't fit again even though you've used some of the fabric? Mystery of the universe.

Julie Cefalu said...

I absolutely love your blocks! I've been tempted to join the club, but I'll just have to watch from the sidelines.

Benta AtSLIKstitches said...

Looking great !!!!

Karyn said...

You have some treasures amongst your scraps! Lovely so far.

Celtic Thistle said...

Sounds like a plan Carla :)

Nat at Made in Home said...

Great way to use those scraps!

Diane-crewe said...

looking good ...I love the way you CHOSE your fabric by dumping it all on the floor!! lol x

wendyroomcreations said...

Absolutely wonderful blocks and a great way to use up scraps but I can't help feeling that the more you use the more the scrap heap grows. At least it seems to in my house. Philippa xx

*Cornelia* said...

it looks wonderful, love all yout cute prints in there

Heather said...

I have been seeing these recently but can't figure out why they are being called economy blocks. They will always be square in a square to me, but maybe it is that extra square. Anyway, yours are surely the cutest I have seen. You must have a great scrap pile!

Cath said...

your blocks are gorgeous!
Cath @ Bits 'n Bobs

Deborah said...

These are some of the cutest I've seen. So tempted to join in but I must have some other finishes first!

sew.darn.quilt said...

Yours is very cute! Why do they call this an economy block, do you know?

Jessica said...

Very fun! I am going to have to try this.

Jessica said...

Very fun! I am going to have to try this.

Archie the wonder dog said...

They look great!

Needled Mom said...

Those look wonderful. How big is the finished block?

Jane said...

Wonderful beginning! Your center images are delightful!

Kids and Sewing said...

OMG, my OCD kicked in. Do you feel me folding all those little scraps! Keep going, it is adorable. You have inspired me to start some squares myself.

Ladyquiltsalot said...

amazing how that scrap basket multiplies when you are not looking isn't it?
Great looking blocks, but I am going to work really hard at resisting starting some.

quiltmania said...

I've never seen your quilt room look so messy! LOL. Looks great Carla!

Lindsay(PACountryCrafts) said...

So it isn't just me? I used up some scraps the other week and I can't seem to get them all back in now! It must multiply somehow! I love this use of scraps! It looks awesome!

Dawn Hughes said...

Your blocks look fantastic...how big are the squares in the middle...3 x 3? I just might have to start one like this....great work!

BillieBee (billiemick) said...

Fun, Fun, Fun!

Yvonne Campbell said...

These blocks are fun!

Caroline said...

These are great, this'll be a fun quilt to play I spy with!

Wendy said...

These are great! Reminds me of an I Spy quilt...yours are looking good...if you like this one you should go over to I'm A Ginger Monkeys blog, she is doing this block in 12"...

Anita said...

Love your blocks! Aneela has such fun prints.

Kevin the Quilter said...

What a wonderful dilemma! So many scraps to choose from!

Lynne said...

You have some great prints there! These blocks are so cute, I had to try it. Everything else is on hold now because they are so addicting.

Blue.Ridge.Girl said...

Looking fun! Good luck making a dent in your scraps!

Carla said...

Blocks are looking really great. Thanks for sharing

Carla said...

Looking great. Nice use of stash.
thanks for sharing

Rene' said...

I'm drooling over these economy blocks! You have some great fabric prints in there. Keep going!

Debbie said...

looking SO good!

dutchcomfort said...

Looking so wonderful.. and tempting!

Donna quilts said...

They're adorable! They look like they'd be fun to make.

Anne said...

Your blocks are looking really good. It's fun to feature a little fussy cut something in each center.

OhioLori said...

Love your blocks!!! Wowie!! Great job!!!

W-S Wanderings said...

Fast, fun, frugal, and FANTASTIC! (Okay, I can't wrap my head around them being "fast", but I'm no quilter - which is why I'm not commenting on your wonderful giveaway post.) These blocks pack a wonderful, graphic, dose of happy. Could get lost in gazing at such a whimsical quilt. Perfect.

Sherry said...

I have noticed these fun little blocks posted on blogs. I have some fabrics that might work well with this but told myself to start no more new projects. Your blocks are super fun.

Janine said...

Those blocks are fab! Amazing what potential lies in a heap of scraps in the right hands :)

Carrie P. said...

perfect block to show off those fun prints.

FlourishingPalms said...

Very cool, Carla! I love what you've done. And just from scraps, huh? You've got great scraps! I'm resisting this one, as I always seem to have to do. I'm out of time!