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Economy Block- March

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Economy Block

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Craftsy Block of the Month 2013 taught by Laura Nownes

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Category Quilting
Type Functional
Style Traditional, Classic
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What materials did you use? 100% Cotton Fabric Guttermann 100% Cotton Thread, 50 wt.

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What are you most proud of? This is a 17.5" block with a 12.5" block within. This is the largest block I've ever made. The outer black triangles are "setting" triangles, as they are part of the quilt background. This Sampler is put together rather scattered in its arrangement - definitely not symmetrical in its layout. A bit hard to envision how all the other pieces fit in. If I figure it out, I will be most proud. :-)

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What advice would you give someone starting this project? Be careful where you place your background fabric since its part of fitting all your blocks together. The use of the background fabric is not spelled out. You kind if catch on as you go.

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WasaNewbieJean - hey there! Did you make a March block yet? Didn't see one. :-) thanks for being so supportive.

03/05/2013 Flag

Bev, love your block. I have not even picked out my fabric yet.

03/08/2013 Flag

You block is beautiful. In fact I think you've inspired me to make a second quilt at the same time in black/white/red. I've always stayed away from black/white for some reason or another. So of course, no stash. Well I guess that means some shopping!! As far as figuring the background, I keep going back and looking at the full quilt which is pictured on the first set of materials we received in January. You can kind of figure where the background pieces fit in each block. You're right -- if we don't pay attention to that, it will just be a mish-mash of colors everywhere.

03/08/2013 Flag

I like the way the two reds "lift" the centre of the block. Very nice.

03/09/2013 Flag

Really nice colors and texture.

03/12/2013 Flag