26 Apr 2017

Let's Bee Social #174

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I've always found the Economy Block, also known as the Diamond in a Square or Square in a Square quilt block, interesting. So when I was approached by Free Spirit Fabrics, asking if I would like to play with these cute panda prints... I jumped at the chance to make a baby quilt using great big 12" squares!




These adorable prints are from the Pandas collections by David Walker. This collection is available for pre-order now. Ask about them at your local quilt shop!





Could it get ANY CUTER?!!!

My favourite print has got to be the Garden Party print that I used for the backing....






And the Panda Dot print makes for a beautiful binding...





Of course I quilted with my walking foot, making organic wavy lines, using plain white Gutermann thread both on top and in the bobbin.





The mix of these lush colours puts me in mind of Spring!!!!




This "Pandas" quilt finished at 36" x 48"
and was the 29th use of my 2nd edition of 100 labels
ordered from Ikaprint.






Although I made 12" blocks, I have written a tutorial that provides instructions for making the Economy Block in sizes ranging from 4" to 15".

 You can find my tutorial for the Economy Block here.











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15 comments:

Teje Karjalainen said...

Wow, those fabrics are so delicious! I like very much economy block and it's great for this baby quilt! Thank you for the party! x Teje

Michelle @ From Bolt to Beauty said...

I can't help but smile when I see those pandas! The economy block in that size is perfect for showcasing all that panda cuteness. : )

The Cozy Quilter said...

What a bright, fun baby quilt you have made! I love the backing fabric.

Linda Swanekamp said...

What a super cheerful quilt! A simple design, but it all holds together as a whole unit.

Karen - Quilts...etc. said...

very colorful little quilt!

Lesley Gilbert said...

I love the Economy Block and I love those Panda's - I may have said this before, but thanks for the tutorial, showing the different sizes :)

Alison said...

This is just darling! :)

Lara B. said...

Very Cute Lorna! I love pandas. You should name the quilt "Pure Pandamonium" LOL

Dana Gaffney said...

That quilt is adorable! I love the colors. Thanks for the measurements for the block and all of the sizes!

Alycia Quiltygirl.com said...

That is just too cute!!!

Pam @ Quilting Fun said...

Love this quilt! So bright and cheerful. The backing and binding are super cute.

Ariane said...

What a super cute quilt!! It's a great way to show off those fabrics!

Lisa J. said...

This is such a pretty quilt Lorna, and thanks for sharing the tutorial.

Sewmotion said...

Those pandas are so cute, and a what a great block to use, such a happy quilt!

Janet Fetting said...

Could you tell me the yardage needed for each fabric for this quilt?? I would like to make it queen size for my granddaughter. Love the baby one you made, it is adorable.