Economy Block Pillow

economy block pillow

It has been a busy couple of weeks making my sewing time limited.  Digging out of snow, the Polar Vortex, and starting a new position at work hasn’t left much time to sew.  I had been admiring the Economy Block that many have been making.  Looked easy enough.

There wasn’t time to make enough for a whole quilt top so I opted to make a pillow.  Plus, who doesn’t love using up some stash fabrics to complete a project.  I sorted through my 5″ squares from Lotta Jansdotter Bella line, one of my favorite lines. Out of the nine blocks I whipped up, this is my favorite. Here is the link to the tutorial I used.  economy blockFor the pillows I selected 4 blocks for each based on coordinating colors.  In total the two pillows took about 2 hours to sew and a couple more to stuff.  Out of my stash I found a blue, white and gray for the back of the pillows and to back the tops for quilting.

economy block pillow

I went with simple square quilting in white thread to mimic the block.  Also in my scrap stash was a LARGE amount of batting.  Considering I didn’t have any pillow forms sitting around, I wanted to use up some excess batting.

While I worked earlier this week I sat and stuffed the pillows with batting.  Took a lot longer than I anticipated and isn’t smooth.  These pillows are going on the couch in my son’s nursery.  It’s only been 10 months but his nursery still isn’t completed like I want.

economy block pilloweconomy block pillow

Can’t wait to put these on his couch and use it to prop us up when we are snuggling.