Hooked on Economy Blocks

by Nicole

Have you heard about the Economy Block Along?

I heard about it first on Instagram. I thought, “Hmm…that looks interesting, but I really don’t have time to work on these blocks.”

And then I kept seeing more and more economy blocks on Instagram and I thought, “Well, it can’t hurt to do just one, can it?!?”

So I made this.

Economy Block_Bunnies

I thought, “I like it! That was fun, quick and easy,” which is a combination you can’t beat with a stick!

So then I grabbed a bunch of scraps and made these.

Economy Blocks1

And then a few more to keep the bunnies company.

Economy Block2

Then I switched themes to make something for my daughter’s preschool and made this one.

Economy Block_Cow

And then added a whole farm yard of animals.

Economy Block_Farm

Clearly, I got hooked!

What about you? Have you tried the Economy Block?

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Nikita January 9, 2014 - 3:51 am

I heard about it sometime last year and have been collecting my fabrics to make an I-Spy quilt using the economy block…and thank you so much for the suggestion a while back that you gave me to join swaps.. I just joined an I-spy swap and am looking forward to it helping me build up my collection.

BillieBee (billiemick) January 9, 2014 - 4:19 am

I had not heard of these, but then I don't do Instagram. I adore your blocks!

Jenny January 9, 2014 - 4:41 am

Super, super cute.

Carla January 9, 2014 - 5:38 am

Very cute Nicole. I'm hooked too!

Samantha January 9, 2014 - 6:31 am

they are so sweet! I haven't made any yet. Trying to stick to my list 😉

tubakk January 9, 2014 - 9:38 am

They look great! I have been tempted before, but after seeing yours I have to try it out.

Beth January 9, 2014 - 12:37 pm

Great blocks – especially the cow! Are you doing yours paper piecing?

Kathy@KayakQuilting January 9, 2014 - 1:46 pm

They're everywhere! They're everywhere! And yours are adorable! I understand the process is quite addictive so I am waiting to finish a couple of projects before I try to make just one!

sew.darn.quilt January 9, 2014 - 3:21 pm

I'm seeing more and more of these. Yours are wonderful, the cow is so cute. What method are you using? I've read last night of pp the blocks and then another that linked to a process without the pp. Both looked great!

Sandy January 9, 2014 - 3:46 pm

Your blocks are just so cute. While the look perfect, it's your fabric stash! Want to share the secret of where you get your fabrics and how to start a great stash?

mamalovequilts@gmail.com January 9, 2014 - 3:55 pm

Thanks, Sandy! No secrets here! I buy lots of fabric, probably too much – online and at local quilt shops. You never know when you'll need a piece of fabric with a cow holding a flower in its mouth!

Yvonne Campbell January 9, 2014 - 6:09 pm

Those farm blocks are so cute!

Stacey Napier January 9, 2014 - 8:05 pm

I'm economy blocking along as well! That cow is adorable! I'm looking forward to seeing more from you!

Venus de Hilo January 9, 2014 - 8:34 pm

I'm resisting, but know I'll cave soon. The farm blocks are adorable!

Katy Cameron January 9, 2014 - 10:31 pm

I think the problem was you started with rabbits. And you know how they breed… ;o)

Julie Cefalu January 10, 2014 - 5:17 am

I'm visiting from Freshly pieced and I love your blog, I've been watching the economy blocks from the side lines and every time I see a new one I'm so tempted to join in. Your blocks are so cute and your piecing looks perfect

Suzanne January 10, 2014 - 1:38 pm

Love that cow block so much! Your pairings of fabrics are wonderful.

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