Some Economy Blocks (aka Square in a Square)

At the last meeting of the San Diego Modern Quilters Guild I gave a demo on Foundation Piecing (also known as Paper Piecing, not to be confused with English Paper Piecing…yeesh). I started with a demo of the easiest block I could find on foundation, the square in a square or economy block.

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I got my block from Alex Anderson’s Paper Piecing book but there are plenty of free ones available online. I liked my little demo pieces so much I decided to make more

P1010679and I’m not done yet. The question is; What to do with them? I am going to take two of them and design a pouch, I guess if it works out I can make them all into pouches and give them away….save for Christmas?

P1010681They’re just so darned cute and easy to make. A little bit addicting actually.

Main Fabric: Hello Tokyo by Robert Kaufman (getting a little hard to come by these days).

About animatedlibrarian

I am the Online Services and Instruction Librarian at San Diego Mesa College, I have a doctorate in Education Technology from Pepperdine University. When not quilty/sewing I like to do Muay Thai kickboxing :-)
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2 Responses to Some Economy Blocks (aka Square in a Square)

  1. Mina says:

    These look adorable and fun!

    • animatedlibrarian says:

      Thanks Mina, they are so easy…addicting, I tell you. I’m all about the fussy cutting I think that’s what makes them so rewarding to me, all those cute little center pieces.

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