And 5 more makes 49!

Mosaic BlockToday I am sharing the last 5 blocks of my mosaic quilt!  I am a little sad to be calling it quits but this will give me a nice 7 x 7 layout and I am starting to run out of fussy cuts that I really like in my stash and I don’t want to settle.  I had to make this block with the little girl swinging because I loved swinging as a child.  I still love to swing when my kids allow me a turn.

Mosaic BlockHere is another garden themed block.  The little lady in the center is watering her flowers.  The next border has roses and the blue is a garden text.  I made this block because the other gardening block with the blue jumped out a bit in my layout so I wanted another one to balance it.  It also reminds  me of the nursery rhyme, “Mary, Mary quite contrary, how does your garden grow?”  I used to slightly modify that rhyme to taunt my sister when we we girls.  Her name is Erin Mary.  Just insert that into the rhyme and say it in a mocking way and it will drive a younger sister nuts.

Mosaic Block


This block is clearly school themed!  We have colored pencils, handwriting practice and rulers!

Mosaic BlockAnd here is yet another tea themed block!  I love this tea pot though with the little raspberries.  I framed it in what reminds me of a tea stained lace tablecloth, then a tea text print and a berry print to coordinate with the berries in the fussy cut.

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I cut into my precious linen Sleeping Beauty by Heather Ross for the center of this block.  She is framed with lace, because she is a princess after all, and then a text print to suggest the fairy tale story.  The flowers are there because it is just such a sweet floral print and matched!

I have a little more work to do on those school auction pillows but I hope to find time to play with the layout of these blocks soon.

Scroll to previous posts for a link to the free pattern.






  1. Love them all!

  2. Hi Amy!
    Love, love, love your cute economy blocks and the stories you have made up to go with them.
    Yes I would like to make one following your tutorial. I have searched everywhere and have not been able to find the Pop Pop Drops centre square and the cute coloured pencils. Would you mind telling me the designer or the fabric line they came from please? I have a smaller collection of novelty fabrics, some that I saw on Rita’s blocks and some old ones I have been hoarding from Heather Ross and a couple of Kokka prints. But your two really caught my eye and I would like to find them if possible to add to my quilt. Thank You for your time. Always so very gratefully yours, Luba

  3. I am having so much fun watching your progress on the economy blocks on your blog and on Instagram. I absolutely adore the fussy cutting!

  4. I just love this block and if I wasn’t busy doing another project I’d be all over it like white on rice (love that saying).
    Your quilt is going to be so darn darling!

  5. This quilt has to top the list for sheer fun and whimsy. Great fabrics (great selection and combinations on your part), entertaining stories, and as usual, wonderful, precise execution.

  6. Kathleen O'Grady says:

    Such wonderfully, sweet heartwarming blocks! I can’t wait to see the finished quilt, it will be amazing no doubt!

  7. Looking forward to seeing them all come together now, and then read the whole story (now there’s an arrangement challenge for you ;) )

  8. I am going to miss these little stories!

  9. Susan Jonsson says:

    It just occurred to me that this would make such a sweet little book! I cannot get enough of looking at your sweet blocks over and over. The care and thoughtfulness of your writing is so much fun to read as I look at the blocks. I think that others would enjoy a sweet little book like this too. I conveys how much quilters care about their fabrics and how memory is preserved in their infinite variety of combinations. I am thinking of the documentary….Why quilts matter. Your work matters….Thanks again for the time you have taken to share and inspire,

  10. I love love love LOVE these. I’m going to share these on my blog at some point because people must know about them. :)

  11. I’ve really enjoyed your story as you present new blocks. I’m so looking forward to seeing the finished project. I must say that this project if yours has me really wanting to try the economy blocks. Thanks so much for sharing.

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