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May 1, 2021
Economy Block Finished from Wedding Dress Blue

It was fun to turn the scraps into a top.

But even more fun to turn the top into a finish. And use more of the prepared scrappy bindings Sparkle Jane and I created and set aside.

Even small finishes are so satisfying. This adds to my growing stack of baby quilts to be gifted or donated by the end of the year.

More babies needed!

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April 6, 2021
Economy Block Baby Quilt from Wedding Dress Blue

Using THIS TUTORIAL and the the last of the leftover jelly roll scraps that created the coin quilts, I made this baby quilt top.

It was fun to add scraps to make it work. The light blue solid doesn’t show quite the right color here. It looks better in person.

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April 1, 2021
Everything Old is New Again: EQ8 Design Inspiration From a Vintage Quilt from Cheeky Cognoscenti

 Good morning!  Happy Passover to my Jewish friends, Happy Holy Week to my Christian friends, and Happy Spring to one and all!  In my house, my younger son has a half day of remote learning today and then he is off for a week of Spring break.  My older son is coming home from college tomorrow afternoon, and we are all going to attend a real, live, in-person worship service together for Easter Sunday, followed by Easter dinner with my mom.  I'm so excited; it's like seeing the light at the end of a very long, dark tunnel ...

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November 5, 2020
Economy Block and a Flower Tutorial!! from Bee In My Bonnet


I have always loved this 
traditional quilt block.
It has several names but the
 most common and oldest name that 
I know for it is called the
Traditionally it has always been
 fairly simple to construct...
 but the down side is that 
 because all of the angles are on a bias
 it is super hard to have made the
 block accurate when 
piecing the traditional way.


So when I was given the opportunity to
 design foundation paper piecing blocks
 for It's Sew Emma...
 I jumped on it right away
 and the first block that I chose
 was ...

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November 1, 2020
Christmas Economy Blocks from Carried Away Quilting

I got a little sidetracked this weekend, quilting friends.  I had fully intended to organize the scrap baskets and shelves in my fabric closet. Unfortunately, I was easily distracted by a bin of festive Sweetwater Christmas prints I had saved from past projects. So instead of organizing, I found myself cutting and sewing. Before I knew it, I had made four holiday Economy Blocks to share with you.


Just in case you missed my most recent posts, I’ve provided a detailed tutorial on making these 4 1/2” Economy Blocks from your stash. Let me warn you though, you ...

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October 26, 2020
Economy Block tutorial from Carried Away Quilting

Recently I shared my Vintage Halloween Economy Blocks on the blog, and I promised you there would be a tutorial. So today I’ll be sharing some information on how I made my blocks, including tools, tips, measurements and basic assembly instructions. This post is not a pattern for a full quilt, so there will not be fabric requirements. But the great thing about the Economy Block is that it fun, easy and a great way to use up your scraps and stash. Let’s get started!


Vintage Halloween Economy Block
Size:
4 1/2” (unfinished);  4” (finished / when sewn ...

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Vintage Halloween Economy Blocks from Carried Away Quilting

I have a weakness for vintage inspired children’s fabrics. They remind me of my favorite children’s books . . . tender stories of sweet boys and girls finding adventures in their everyday lives, learning lessons of kindness, honesty, resilience and even bravery. Every illustration was a small work of art, inviting me to another place and time. It’s no wonder that I couldn’t resist this darling Halloween themed fabric with a vintage vibe.


The focal fabric you see at the center of my blocks is from a Halloween collection by Belle and Boo, which is a company based in ...

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April 30, 2016
Freedom from Sewn With Curves


How the year has flown by. I didn't believe adults when I was younger telling me that time just flies by as you get older but I am a believer. Now that I am 40, I can only imagine how quickly things will happen. Fingers crossed that I am ready for it.

I lost my sewing mojo for a while, hence the lack of posts in recent months. This was the first time in years that I didn't sew everyone's Christmas presents. I have decided to not put any stress on myself for any reason to finish ...

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