Wednesday, January 15, 2014

Today's Trend - Economy Blocks

What do you get when you combine an adorable, fussy cut print with eight triangles? 

Picture from Red Pepper Quilts

An economy block, of course. If you've been around the block a time or two, you know this latest trend as a square in a square block. All the same, it's hard to resist this block, with its uncanny ability to showcase treasured prints in scrappy splendor. Check out a tutorial on Red Pepper Quilts. There's a Flickr group too! I love this example created by Katie Dold of Good Golly Ginger. Maybe I'm just a sucker for girly adorableness.

Debbie from A Quilter's Table created a mini for a swap in cheery, bright hues.

There's a whole lot of overachieving going on at Grace and Favour. Yowsers! She made 99 blocks.

Angela Pingel of Cut to Pieces contributed to a most adorable version containing prints by some of my favorite designers.

Check out Ms. Midge's version for the ultimate in girly cuteness.

Catbird Studio has done the math for you if you'd rather get straight to the stitching.

Generations Quilt Patterns provides a paper-piecing template with cutting instructions.

Economy Blocks are popping up on Pinterest and Flickr too.

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