I'd had the idea to make a 2/3s economy block quilt for a bit. In the traditional economy block, the center piece is a square, set into a diamond, set into a square. In my version, the center was a diamond, set in a square. There might actually be a name for this type of block, I just don't know of one.
Here is a close up of the blocks.
I added sashing in between the columns to make it a bit wider. The creamy flecked fabric in the background, Firefly, might be one of my very favorite low volume prints ever. Aside from the softness that the cream adds, there is the actual silky softness that is the staple of Art Gallery fabrics.
I really like how it turned out.
I decided to back it with another print from the hello, bear line, because it is just so perfect!!
And I decided to quilt it minimally, just around the diamonds. You can see it well on the back above.
I was unsure of binding it in the black cotton + steel sprinkle fabric, but I am so glad I did. I feel like it adds a cool dimension to the quilt. I definitely think I will make another 2/3s economy block quilt again. haha!