Tuesday, January 14, 2014

jumping on the #economyblockalong bandwagon

Minus the gorgeous-but-not-so-much-my-style uber-scrappiness.
Plus my coveted collection of grays.


But my friends, insofar as I have a plan—a spectrum of gray squares encasing colorful fussy cuts, all arranged in roygbivconsider me on board!

Looks like the rest of the week will be full of cutting.  Much of it fussy :o)

Linking up this wip with the talented, newly-minted author Lee!

P.S. Congrats to Amanda (A) of Everyday Fray, who won my first year blogiversary giveaway!  In addition to cutting into my extensive assortment of grayscale prints for these greconomy blocks, I'll also be digging into some liberty tana lawns, oakshott cottons, and who knows what else as I put together a nice little surprise parcel over the coming week :)

P.P.S.  Thank you so much to everyone else who took the time to comment on the giveaway post!  I so enjoyed reading your responses and learning more about each and everyone of you.  Turns out we all have quite a bit in common, which might explain why this (geographically) vast community feels wonderfully home-y all the same :)

32 comments:

  1. Awesome idea/layout! I haven't jumped on the bandwagon for the same reason (not really my "style") but they are fun to look at. Can't wait to see yours - I can already tell it will be my favorite :)

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  2. Excellent! I'm looking forward to seeing how this turns out. :D And I'm super jealous of Amanda but whatever. She's pretty awesome, so I guess it's okay. :D
    P.S. Have deets about your class? :)

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  3. visiting from WIP wednesday. I love grey, this could look stunning

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  4. Amazing, though I expect no less than amazing when I come visit this blog (in a no pressure way, of course). Your quilts are just beautiful, all of them. It's always inspiring to come visit!

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  5. Looking forward to seeing how your economy blocks come together. I find the super scrappiness awesome, but overwhelming, so have stayed off this wagon, but I haven't seen anythign like yours yet, so will be exciting to see it!!
    E xx

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  6. You're only allowed to jump on a band wagon if you then change the direction the wagon is heading. Which you did. Which I like.

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  7. Oh yes, give us some grey! I actually spotted new trend arrising - the combination of B&W and ROYGIV. It's time to say the low volume bye bye, lol.

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  8. Cool idea! after seeing so many colourful version this really take it to another level!

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  9. Love your plan. Can't wait to see how it turns out!

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  10. Yessss. I hope you're feeling subversive as you take this trend and make it elegant and classic and totally your own!

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  11. What a sophisticated design you have come up with!!! Love it!
    Esther

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  12. This is awesome! Can't wait to see your finished product!

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  13. I have been thinking about low volumes and neutral colors for my foray into these blocks as my stash just does not include enough cute little motifs for the fussy cut centers. Your design is lovely! I am sure it will be spectacular!

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  14. Love this interpretation! I've started economy blocks but I really struggle with random/anything goes, this could be the answer!

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  15. ooh i can't wait to see what you have planned!

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  16. Love the gray! I have yet to 'jump on the bad wagon' with the economy block!

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  17. Yep, I'm on the bandwagon, too. Yours is gonna look amazing, can't wait to see it!

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  18. This design is another winner! Can't wait to see it finished.

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  19. This is going to be fantastic! I've yet to jump on the bandwagon but my resolve is weakening daily :)

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  20. Love this take on it. Can't wait to see how it turns out!

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  21. Love your take on this craze. As always it is going to be fabulous. If you run short of grey novelties you know where to find me.

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  22. Wow! I love your take on this.

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  23. Ahh grey, this is going to be so delicious...

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  24. Oh wow I reallllllly love your grey version! I am like you in that I love when other people do scrappy, but I need a bit more neutral in my life... aka "boatloads of grey" :) I haven't been tempted to jump on this new trendy quilt bandwagon but your version has definitely caught my eye. I can't wait to see how it comes together for you! Also I'd be lying if I said that I'm not a wee bit jealous of my cousin for winning your amazing giveaway! Keep us all posted on your grey progress :D

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  25. So lovely! :)
    Greetings from Finland!
    Hugs, Ulla

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  26. This is my kind of economy block, monochromatic, I love it great idea. Grey is one of my favourite colours. The usual random scrappiness hurts my eyes & brain :-)

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