Wednesday, January 15, 2014

economy block quilt top

I finished my economy block quilt top this morning!
This will be for my oldest brother.
He's my only sibling that hasn't gotten a quilt from me yet.
(The other 5 have.)
I love the moody color scheme.
It's so appropriate for this time of year.
I made 88 blocks for an 8 x 11 layout.
It measures 66" x 91".

You can find the measurements for the blocks here, if you'd like.

Happy Wednesday!
xo

51 comments:

apple slice said...

gorgeous!! love the colors too!!

Kymberly said...

What a great color scheme. I'm sure your brother will love this quilt.

silversmith said...

the contrast in colors is perfect. it makes me think of the block in a whole new light, so thank you!

Fran said...

Fabulous! Please may I be your new sibling?!?

Shauna said...

totally awesome. I've been seeing those blocks done as I spy quilts which are totally cute, but not something I could pull from my stash. I am loving your color scheme. Any idea of how many different fabrics you used??

Vera said...

Love it! Well done!

Beth said...

Palette perfection. Lucky brother

Suzanne said...

What a great contrast against the snow! The color scheme is very manly and I bet your big brother will appreciate the warm hug.

beth said...

Great job! A+

Svetlana said...

it's perfect!!! Love the color scheme soooo much!

katyquilts said...

I love it! Great color scheme. This would make a great Quilt of Valor.

Becky (My Fabric Obsession) said...

Fantastic! Love the colors too. I just started mine today and it seems so far away from that!! :)

Jan said...

Perfect quilt for a man.

cakath said...

Absolutely beautiful!

hetty said...

Perfect!
I love those economy blocks!

Judy H said...

I have a huge trash bag full of men's dress shirts I got for $1. I have washed them and plan on cutting them up to use for a 'masculine' quilt. I think I just found the pattern I am going to use with this economy block.

Patchwork and Play said...

I love how you have used a limited colour palette! Perfect!

Marie said...

handsome!

Jenny said...

very nice -- I know he will love it!

Quilt Monkey said...

I love this!! I'm coming out of lurkdom because I am so taken with this quilt! You always have such a knack for colors - you are constantly an inspiration to me. I made this pattern many years ago in different colors and it looks so completly different from yours. I daresay I like yours better! Thanks for all the ideas, inspiration and motivation! Okay - back to lurkdom! :)

Kay said...

Great colour scheme. I can see myself giving in and making a few of these blocks soon.

pinsandneedles said...

I love the way this turned out. The colors are great!

✾Jamie Lee Cooley✾ said...

Very handsome, a perfect quilt for a man.

Candy said...

Amanda, this is absolutely gorgeous. The greys are wonderful in it - the mood, as you say, is not dark, though. It is richness itself! Very nice.
And thank you for the measurements; I might make one someday!

Best,
Candice

Jacqui Wise said...

A beautiful quilt and a lucky brother!

Lucy @ Charm About You said...

The blocks work so well with this manly colour scheme! Great gift and it looks amazing in the snow!

Susie said...

I really adore this colour combination. I have been wanting to do one with my novelty fabrics but I love the neutrality of yours. I hope your brother loves it as much as your readers do.

Di~ said...

Love this! seriously so masculine! Nice job. I always say this don't I, well I really mean it.

Locket Pocket said...

It looks fabulous! I bought Sunday Morning Quilts last Thursday and since then have been dreaming scrappy patchwork - and reading the last couple of years of your blog on my kindle late into the night! Thank you for reigniting my passion for sewing - it has been dormant for too long! I'm off to read some more of your archives to inspire tomorrow's sewing :o)

Carla said...

Now your brother can quit pouting, right!! The other 5 may be jealous even. Great quilt, Amanda!!

Nini said...

Inspirational! Thanks for sharing.

Kuazue Mohd said...

wonderful... i have a list from my late mother, which requesting me to sew for my sibling the patchwork blanket on her behalf... and until now yet to start... n yours one remind me of the unfulfilled wishes... wish me luck...and for your info.. i have 8 siblings... goshs...

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Diana @ Red Delicious Life said...

Love how it turned out! I'm sure your brother will love it. Now, HOW did you get such a great photo in the snow?!

Kathy@KayakQuilting said...

Stunning! I love the color combinations and the solid centers! Again, I am amazed at the fabrics you must have at your fingertips!

Pattie D said...

I LOVE LOVE LOVE how this turned out! Love that your eye catches stars, and they hour glass blocks, and then the square in a square! Love the color palette also! I know this has been said, but (I really don't have a sister :( ) Can I be your new sister????

Great job AJ!

Jeneta said...

It's wonderful! What a fabulous quilt for a male. If I didn't already have such a long list of quilts to finish I'd be rushing to make one just like it!

Maggie said...

Great colours and pattern for a man! How do you manage to make do many quilts!!? Xx

Lyndsey said...

beautiful and I really love the colours.

margaret said...

great for a young man, U am sure he will love it

MaterialGirlQuilts said...

Absolutely LOVE your version!
Amanda

Gunilla said...

Beautiful, in the best of colors, blue!

Gunilla said...

…… and red! :-)

Ina said...

I love it! ;p

Nadra Ridgeway said...

BEAUTIFUL!!

Lori Landenburger said...

Oh my!! His is my fav quilt from the qal so far!!! Awesome!

A Quilter's Mission said...

He is bound to love it! I love the hourglass block. The colors are wonderful against the snow.

Susanne vb said...

Lucky brother! It's perfect. :)

desertskyquilts said...

Congratulations on the finish! It looks fabulous.

Kristin said...

Love how this looks, color and design! Then again you always do lovely work.

Stacy Olson said...

I'm really loving the color combinations. I wasn't all that sold on some of the other economy block quilts I was seeing, but I love this one! I might have to try my hand at one.

Sew Create It - Jane said...

I love this...the colours are fabulous!...Perhaps I should get out my homespuns and mens shirts and have a go...they would be great for this block!