All the cool kids are doing it. You know you want to. Just try one, you’ll like it. Yes, I’ve heard it all before.. the peer pressure, the enabling, the arm twisting.. well, ok, they didn’t have to twist my arm all that hard.. if you dangle a pretty, shiny, object in front of me chances are that I am going to want it.. It’s probably been true my entire life.. in fact, I would bet on it. I once nearly choked to death on a penny as an infant — my dad saved my life, no joke.. so you see? It’s something I was born with — see shiny, need shiny.
Enter the economy block along. It all started when I innocently stalked @imagingermonkey, I saw her rad blocks and I was hooked. There went my fussy cut scrap vomit materials, this makes all of those strange fabrics for the polaroid blocks I purchased a while back seem not so strange and actually useful. I haven’t made many blocks yet but I am insanely in love with the ones I have made. I hope to get some time to stitch next week.
The tutorial is up on Rita’s blog and there are instructions for larger and smaller blocks on the instagram feed with the hashtag #economyblockalong. I am making per Rita’s instructions. I haven’t trimmed my final blocks yet, I’ll do that when I am ready to stitch them (I don’t want them to fray).