Monday, February 10, 2014

Weekly Progress - #economyblockalong

I know, I know - I'm not a cool kid on Instagram. In fact, I can't even be if I wanted to, since someone {not naming any names but it starts with C and ends with...C} knocked my phone to the tile floor. Buh-bye, fancy phone. Hello, old phone.

Anyway, the owner of the Vera Bradley fabrics and I had many discussions over the best use of the fabric. Eventually she came up with this picture.

And I laughed, because of the super trendy Economy blocks. And then I laughed some more when I realized I owned the book with the pattern. So with a bit of fiddling to make it work with the sizes I had, I came out with this:

That was the biggest project of the week, though I managed to put the binding on this:

And as a leader/ender, put together this:

The panel pieces were already cut out, so I just paired them up with some 1.5" strips and whipped through to a finished project. Two, actually - the second one needs to be quilted and bound.

I also went though my pink bin and cut out my pieces for the weekly churn dash - sadly, no Sandy Gervais Valentine's! Mostly because I use them so much that only the smallest of scraps remain.

This one is Chez Moi, and ended up in Twinkle and Frolicking Pinwheels.

And I started cutting down scraps into 4" and 3.5" squares for a reverse heart quilt. It will be...very pink. I hope my eyes can handle it.


  1. And I suppose you ran 90 miles and didn't kill the cat, which qualifies you for rockstar status and a saint.

    Awesome progress. I really need to pick up this leader/ender habit, but I just don't know what with. Knowing my luck, I'd end up adding the leader/ender stuff to whatever I was working on and then there'd be trouble.

  2. You were busy. All of it looks great! Love what you did with the Vera Bradley fabrics!

  3. I am still amazed at how much you got done on that quilt in one week!

  4. Great progress on so many quilts! I love that first one you showed.

  5. boy, great progress! Your first quilt photo looks terrific! And good going on the quilty finish (yay).

  6. Oh, no! It was a bad phone week - mine remarkably and unexpectedly came back to life two days after a dunking in an unmentionable place. Still ticking with its Pike's Peak cracks and all. . . Maybe yours will revive after enough time? Although I'm never going to be a Cool Instagram Kid. ;D Your Road to Oklahoma is GORGEOUS, Kate! And that's such a pretty setting for the Vera Bradley fabrics.

  7. You have been very busy! It all looks wonderful.

  8. Beautiful projects and I'm not a cool instagram kid either....... Thanks for sharing.
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