Thursday, May 22, 2014

Bloggers' Quilt Festival: Economy blocks

It's one of my favorite times of year.  I've been sucked into turbo mode at school, so I almost missed throwing my hat in.  There is a ton of eye candy over at Amy's.

I picked one to enter into the hand quilting category.  I used a ton of perle on this one.  I love hand  quilting with perle.  Just found a brand new brand of needle that I'm using now for perle.  I'll have a review of that up in June.

economy block finish

Anyway, this quilt came about from seeing all the Economy blocks pop up all over IG.  I'm a sucker sheep at times, so I had to make them.  I cut into my hoarded AMH Field Study, which is almost gone now save for a few scraps.  (Love love love the blue leopard print, wish I had a bolt)

I mixed in some Kona I had.  I find I keep coming back to the purple/tangerine combo.  My husband calls this my trailer park quilt.  I've already warned him that he can expect a lot of leopard prints when I'm a senior citizen.  It's backed in magenta flannel, so it's been put up until cold weather comes back.  I even got pics during our one of two snow storms in Atlanta.

Economy block finished

I might even have to make another Economy block quilt this summer.  I'll add it to my already insane to do list...which apparently is how I roll.  If you're visiting from Amy's, please consider becoming a follower.  I'm three short of a goal to have a giveaway.


Mina said...

This is beautiful! I love Field Study

Halas_Cut said...

This dark and shiny colors are glorious,
I am curios about your summer version.

best regards

Quilting Babcia said...

Great quilt - I love your colors and exuberant prints!

CitricSugar said...

Wonderful - I love all those fabrics! Great choices.

Anonymous said...

Beautiful colors! Love the values and how the colors intact with each other!

Heidi said...

Love this finish!
I linked here from Georgia Girl after I left a comment there , then noticed you chose the same two designers as favorites that I did. I think I must follow you:-)

DaisyLiz said...

I love your husband's nickname for this quilt. And I'm sure you'll be rocking' in the nursing home when you're a senior citizen with leopard prints everywhere!! Perhaps you need to start now by designing your own line of fabric on Spoonflower - I think the world needs more animal prints. ;)

Carla said...

Fun quilt Ella. Good for you on the hand quilting too.