Economy Block Quilt
I only used fabrics from my stash. I did buy some minky for the back. This blanket is super cozy with a light layer of batting and the minky backing.
I slept under it last night, and it was so warm.
The minky backing wasn't quite wide enough, and I'm glad it wasn't. I love the strip of blocks down the back. This is my first pieced backing. I think all of my backings will now be pieced. It's definitely more work, but the outcome is worthwhile.
I quilted it in an all-over flower pattern. It's random. Some flowers are big and some are small. Some flowers are stitched over each other! Oops. Without a speed regulator on "Old Smoky", I just go with the flow and fill space. There's no slowing her down! So my designs are organic. That's a good name for somewhat sloppy quilting..."organic". Anyways, I love the organic look. It's definitely free-motion and not computerized.
I was thrilled with the binding! Absolutely thrilled. I was going to do a black/white print, but I didn't think there was enough fabric left to go around the quilt. I had enough of the pink pin dot, and I'm in love with it. Seriously. I added rock pockets at the corners for picnics and beach trips.
I did draft a 12-inch finished block for this quilt. Check here if you would like the measurements for the 12-inch economy block. The finished quilt measures roughly 60" by 72".
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