Friday, August 23, 2013

Economy Block - I Spy - Quilt

Economy Block Quilt
80 Blocks
720 fabric pieces
200+ different fabrics

I am so pleased to have finished my Economy Block Quilt.  I have loved working on it; working from stash and patchwork piecing really are my favorite way to spend my "working" hours. The quilt consists of 80 Economy Blocks (Square in a Square Blocks) with a center fabric that features a fun novelty such as an animal, creature, accessory, notion or otherwise ~ some of these fabrics are now hard to find and sought after. There's a lot to see and there are stories to tell.


For the back of the quilt I have used a print from the Geekly Chic collection by Amy Adams (Riley Blake). This quirky fabric features a range of glasses in black and white and complements the I Spy theme of this quilt.  The image below also shows the quilting grid. I have stitched horizontal, vertical as well as diagonal quilting lines, some of which have been stitched in the ditch (in the seam line).


And although I did audition several binding fabrics this scrappy quilt was screaming for a black/white stripe binding fabric.  I couldn't ignore it. It just had to be.
I have listed this quilt in my Etsy Store.
You can see all of the listing details here:  Modern - I Spy - Patchwork Quilt.

Thank you for stopping by,
Rita
RELEVANT LINKS:
Economy Block Quilt in Progress and Tutorial
Red Pepper Quilts Etsy Store

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27 comments:

  1. What a lovely quilt. Couldn't imagine any other binding fabric.

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  2. This is such a cute and lovely quilt. Gorgeous fuzzy cuts!!!

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  3. I love the interplay between the triangles as well as the fussy cut centres

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  4. It's beautiful! The work and detail that has gone into the making of this quilt is amazing. I'm sure it will become someone's treasure, it could keep a child busy for hrs just finding the different items on the fabric. The backing fabric is perfect as is the binding.

    Just wonderful

    Peg xx

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  5. This is such a joy of a quilt.

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  6. Fabulous .....I just love it. You have such an amazing talent Rita. Thank you for the inspiration. Marie (mlismore@optusnet.com.au)

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  7. Wow that's quite the stash you have! Love it :)

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  8. Really cool - I love how modern looking the fabric choices have made it
    Martina

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  9. I love this quilt, and the backing is perfect for it!

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  10. Stunning! Lovely choice of colour and I do like the fussy cut centres. X

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  11. Oh my goodness! Sold again before I could check it out:) The binding is perfect!

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  12. Love the quilt. So much fun looking for things in the centre squares. Why is this block called the Economy Block? Do you know some history on it? It is an oldie but goody.

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  13. I love this one! Absolutely love it!!

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  14. Such a happy and kitschy quilt! Love the backing!

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  15. Gorgeous! Love the fussy cut center blocks. I'm always so impressed with how you combine such different styles of fabric but make them look PERFECT together!

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  16. Awesome. Awesome. Awesome. You never cease to amaze me!

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  17. I was just gushing about the quilt top, and here is the finished quilt and it's even lovelier. And the backing fabric is just perfect for an I spy quilt!

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  18. Rita, You are my quilting hero! Amazing!

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  19. I looove all your quilts and this one especially! I am asking for these little blocks in the new bee I am in! Thank you so much for sharing the tutorial!

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