I finished up my economy block quilt earlier this week, and it's been keeping us warm. The weather turned COLD again this week.
I started making the blocks a year ago, and didn't want to stop (tutorial here). They are a great scrap buster and pretty much anything goes. I love that you can highlight those cute prints that we tend to collect. My quilt ended up being rather large. Each block is 5 inches square, and my quilt is 14 blocks x 16 blocks. The quilt finishes at about 70in x 80in.
The backing was a happy surprise, it started out with various blue pieces from my stash (still trying to use my stash up), but I didn't like it. The blues clashed and it just didn't feel light enough for this quilt top. I almost went ahead with it anyway, but decided I didn't want to hate this quilt, I really wanted to like it because it has so many fun fabrics on it. So, I scrapped the blues and went with Sarah Jane (can't go wrong there) and Orange. I love the backing now and it makes me love the quilt even more.
Using a border print on the back is a little tricky, especially when you use it on top and bottom. You can see, I barely made it work...the selvage is pretty much showing.