I have been sewing away on my economy blocks and I have to share them with you. When I am finished you are definitely going to get your fill of them. I am making a large throw sized quilt and am going to need over 200 blocks.
These red, navy and green blocks are some of my favorites! The top left with the green ribbon flower center is in my top 10.
Pinks and aquas... these colors make me so happy! I love the plaid and the solids! Mental note: I need to make more blocks with solids.
The green ribbon flower fabric by Denyse Schmidt is one of my all time favorite fabrics. It is hard to use it, but I love it when I do. I am never sure which way to go, use it and run out or save it for later and let it collect dust. Oh, decisions!
How cute are these little chicks?! The yellow stripe... another favorite fabric. What can I say... I am a simple girl.
I have had a lot of fun playing with so many different fabrics and working with different combinations. It has been a great exercise to force me to put fabrics together that I normally would not. It has really pushed me out of my comfort zone, which is where I like to stay all the time. I am really excited to see all of the blocks come together in one quilt!
Here are previous links related to this project:
Economy Block Progress
Economy Blocks in Progress... well sort of
Quick side note on saving scraps**
In my last post I asked for advice on the best way to save and organize scraps. Thank you so much for all of your advice!! There were a lot of great suggestions that I am thinking over and I will let you know when I figure out what I am going to do.
I haven't been very efficient when it comes to the scrap department and my pile keeps building. With my current system, I just stick all scraps, no matter the size, in a divided storage container with three drawers. One drawer for cool colors, one for warm, and the other for neutrals. The problem is that I am not really using them.
Some are fabrics that I don't want to reuse, so why do I keep them? Because I have a problem and can't throw anything away! I need to work on that. My system is off balance right now. I spend more time saving and less time using the scraps. I have spring fever and want to clean out all the clutter in my house, which includes my growing scrap pile. I will get this figured out! Thank you everyone for all the great ideas to get me started!!