Economy Quilt along

I found that there a several people making one of my favorite blocks, called Economy or Square with in a Square block, on the internet . Most of the pics I see are on Instagram. This is my first block.  I made it 12 inches using the pattern listed at the end of the post. I decided I need practice piecing. I usually paper piece this block because the points can be tricky. And this block is a prime example why, click on pic and you will see the points are clipped and not precisely spaced. I  learned a few things that will make an accurate block that are not shared on the internet for this size pattern.

2014-01-09 20.18.20Yucky points! Always learn from the first block.

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The middle square was ironed to have creases that show the center. This is to line up the yellow triangles points of the triangles on the center when sewing. I also found that I needed to square this unit up with an exact 1/4 inch off the point of the middle square.

2014-01-12 13.53.29 this is where you need to be sure to square it up or it will be wonky.

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I also found  needed to sew the last larger, dark triangles placed behind the center units. See pic, I did this so I did not clip off the points.  I speak from experience.

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Wha la, a block with no clipped points and it is 12 and 1/2 inches, just like the pattern !!! Whoo hooo!  The blog and the pattern that is hosting the quilt along is below. Join up on instagram, there are tons of really cool blocks. I am making 6 inch blocks next to go with this quilt. I am practicing my trad piecing and fussy cutting on this block. I expect this scrappy quilt to be a ongoing project in between my deadline quilts.


thanks Katy for hosting this qal, I love it!!!


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