Economy Block Quilt

Back in February I decided to start an economy block quilt to use up fabric from my stash. I am pleased to say it only took me until the end of March to finish, quilt and bind it and I’ve been using it as a 60×60 inch lap quilt ever since. I started a new quilt shortly after using sawtooth stars, but I’m still working on that one on and off. There is something so satisfying though about using up small amounts of stash fabric to create a colorful quilt.
You can find a free paper piecing economy block here in 2,3, and 4inch finished blocks.

DC Modern Quilt Guild





In late August I headed to the DC Modern Quilt Guild’s sewing day at Patches quilt shop in Mt. Airy MD. The directions on my phone took me along beautiful empty roads, and took just a little over an hour so it was quite a nice drive. I brought along my diamond hexie quilt to work on, which has been neglected in the evenings as I work on either my Halloween quilt, or drawing and painting underglazes onto pottery.
There were so many beautiful quilts shown during the “show and tell” segment of the meeting, and you can see the finished heart quilts for Pulse in the outdoor photo, they were all so amazing lined up together. The members worked on these before we joined the guild but I am so glad I got to see them before they were shipped off.
Jessee worked on tiny hexies next to me in the Rifle Paper/Cotton & Steel fabric collection. The images were all perfect for tiny fussy cutting! I have been having so much fun being a member even though I’ve only been to two sew day meetings so far. I have already taken part in one guild swap, and signed up for another, have plans to spend a day at an upcoming sewing retreat, and bought a guild t-shirt.

FlyingParrotQuilts Epic Halloween Quilt-a-long








Slyvia over at Flying Parrot Quilts put together a beautiful (epic!) Halloween quilt and after getting so much interest on instagram she decided to host a quilt-a-long. I have been following along each week making my blocks so I too can have an epic Halloween quilt. Be sure to check her blog for each week’s blocks, she has links to the patterns, and tips on sewing them. I’d substituted a few blocks (because I prefer to do paper piecing) but I’ve mostly been keeping with the blocks each week and can’t wait to sew them all together!