Friday, February 26, 2021

A Finish of Economy Blocks

Out of the Blue
Lady Sings the Blues
60 x 72
It's a finish!

I started making these Economy Blocks back in November 2020 in order to use up a lot of blue scraps as well as some blue 3 inch (finished) Nine Patches. 

I finished the top back in January 2021 and if you read that post you can see how I went about assembling it in a sort of "planned random" manner. 


This quilt actually used up more scraps than I thought it would but I do still have some blue scraps left to play with. 


I quilted it with blue thread on my DSM with diagonal, horizontal and vertical lines intersecting in the center of the little nine patches. 


 The binding is a digital print that looks like a blue knit sweater.  And I had just enough of this blue floral print for the back. 

And now it is ready for giving or gifting. 




27 comments:

Marly said...

This is lovely! I like how you set the 3" 9-patches, making them nicely spaced.

tubakk said...

This is so beautiful, and I love it.

JCH said...

That is sooo pretty. I like how the little white crosses sparkle in the blue. :)

Quilting Babcia said...

Love all the blues with the pops of color here and there. A perfect gifting or donation quilt to a very lucky person.

grammajudyb said...
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grammajudyb said...

Another great finish! Love the name too!

Nann said...

And how many more of those mini-9's do you have? LOL!

Snowcatcher said...

What a wonderful way to use up scraps, and the all-over blue theme is just perfect! You've inspired me to dig into my plethora of blue or green scraps!!!

gudrun said...

Awesome use of blue scraps...on my a squirrel.

audrey said...

This is a fantastic looking quilt! Very striking and kinda moody too with all the rich blues.:)

Jenny said...

Love it!

Michelle Churchman said...

Absolutely gorgeous! Are these 6 inch blocks? Pinning!

Julierose said...

Luscious blues in this one--nice work hugs, julierose

Sharon Kwilter said...

Lovely use of scraps. Congratulations on the finish.

mangozz said...

It's beautiful! Blue is my favorite color and I love 9-patches. What does one have to do to be worthy of this quilt? (hint, hint...)

Alycia~Quiltygirl said...

This one is going on my bucket list!! I love it - and all those blues! They are just gorgeous!!!

MissPat said...

What a lot of hours went into this one. The economy blocks take long enough, but add in the nine patch centers, oh boy. I know I don't have enough scraps in any single color to pull off something like this. I'm making nine patches with floral fabrics right now. It's really been fun.
Pat

Cynthia Brunz Designs said...

Lovely blue finish Cathy. Look at all those pretty scraps!

The Joyful Quilter said...

Beautiful finish, Cathy!!

Chantal said...

That a wonderful blue quilt, all scrappy yet peaceful. Love it. Congrats! ;^)

Linda said...

Such a pretty quilt, so much to look at. I cannot begin to fathom how much time was spent in the making of the quilt. Whoever receives it will feel very special.

Elizabeth V Kelbaugh said...

Love all the scrappy economy blocks. Fabulous finish!

Cherie in St Louis said...

A beautiful finish! With a bit of blue-green, it makes me think of a beautiful body of water.

gayle said...

So many blues! I can't get over the depth of variety in your scraps!
Simply gorgeous quilt!

Mystic Quilter said...

Lovely, lovely quilt, the best name possible for it and the size not too large!

Emily said...

Wow! I love it! And your names are always so fun!

QuiltGranma said...

Sew pretty in Blue!