This past year I joined in an impromptu quilt-along that began on Instagram of friends and fellow quilters making economy block quilts. The economy block is an old one, and is pretty simple in its construction.
After playing around with the blocks, I found I liked making a variety of blocks that were both large and small, and by adding borders I could break up the regularity of the patterns. I also found this is a great way to fussy cut some patterns and feature some of the fabrics I’ve been holding onto for a while.
I backed the quilt in flannel (Folksy Flannel, designed by Anna Maria Horner) and as has become my norm, I used a bunch of scraps up in my quilt back. Although, technically this isn’t a quilt because I skipped the batting. Because the flannel and fabrics in the quilt top were heavier, this had enough weight without the batting.
I kept the machine quilting simple, and I’m slowly working on adding some perle cotton handstitching. I love how cozy this one turned out!