echino quarter square quilt blocks

I had such fun combining these great colors and prints that I ended up making more blocks this weekend than I thought I’d be able to! As I wrote on Friday, I decided to use my stash of Etsuko Furuya fabrics for these fun, slightly wonky, quarter log cabin blocks.

I started with a fussy cut square and then added the logs to two sides until each block measured at least 8″ square. Initially I wasn’t sure how I’d want to lay them out – I considered making these blocks in a variety of sizes and laying them out so they all faced in one direction. After deciding to make them all 8″ blocks, I decided I like them best in this bento box type of layout.

My original goal was to make twice as many of these blocks which would make for a generously sized lap quilt, but now that I have them up on my design wall, I’m once again thinking that it would make for fun art instead…. maybe framed? (perhaps time to switch these out?). Ah, I can’t decide, but for now I’m enjoying them on the design wall!

For those who asked last time, I've collected these prints over a couple years. I've bought most of mine at these great shops:

Hawthorne Threads
Nido
Fabricworm
Superbuzzy

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32 Responses to echino quarter square quilt blocks

  1. 1
    Paige says:

    Beautiful. So cheerful and happy.

  2. 2
    Lisa Mason says:

    Love all those fabrics and colors. Very happy quilt!

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    Hannah says:

    I’m usually not super crazy about bento-type quilts, but I love LOVE this! I’m amazed that all the bright, busy prints can play together so nicely!

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    Tiffany says:

    Lovely. So pretty and colorful

  5. 5
    heather says:

    well…. that just looks, RIGHT! wink, wink

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    SallyB says:

    I really like how you use the echino fabrics. I like to buy them but then have a tough time cutting into them because of the wonderful designs. Your quilts are just inspiring and wonderful eye candy.

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    nettie says:

    i love those bright colors!

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    Audrie says:

    Love it! And I love it as wall art… why not make a wallhanging?

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    Sarah says:

    Amazing as ever – I love all the colours together. Fabulous. Need to get me a design wall!

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    Heidi Elliott says:

    I am loving this Bento Box like quilt! I can’t get enough of the scrappy nature of it. You are doing a great job of balancing all the color and prints.

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    Jan says:

    Great fun! It would be a happy piece of art to gaze upon!

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    Greta says:

    It is perfect as is! I love the bright colors and generous use of dots to frame the fussy cut centers. Love your blog. Love your work. Happy Monday!

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    Kathleen15 says:

    Looking a little schizophrenic to me. My eyes are going crazy looking at it.

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    Brittney says:

    It’s wonderful! I love that the bright colors balance each other out, so it’s beautiful instead of an eyesore :) Bento box is one of my favorite quilt designs!

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    Jennifer says:

    Love these blocks! I’ll have to add this to my “I wanna make one of those” list. Would make a fun baby quilt too huh? Jenn

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    Pam T. says:

    Incredibly smashing work of art! Framed and displayed on a wall would be my choice!

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    Karen S says:

    I wouldn’t mind such a wonderful dash of colours on my wall!

    I would like to thank you for the tutorial on the paper pierced string quilt blocks! I’ve used it to do my first ever patchwork pillow and am so so so happy! So thank you, and also for the wonderful inspiration your blog is!

  21. 21
    Danae says:

    Absolutely love the colorful impact it has – can’t wait to see the finished product!

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    Missie says:

    I so want to make one of these now! Thanks for the inspiration, as always!

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    Terri says:

    I love all the movement and splashes of color in these blocks. All those polka dots and stripes look cool framing the fun centers.

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    Emmmylizzzy says:

    So fun and colorful! This would make a fun playmat for a baby :)

  25. 25
    Sara says:

    I just adore this. I wish I had as many Echino prints as you do!

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    Tif says:

    what a fun design!!! i agree, it would look awesome on your wall!

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    erica says:

    Stunning! Trying to finish an echino quilt right now-you’ve inspired me to finish, thanks :)

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    Cheryl says:

    Super gorgeous quilt! And it looks so easy to do. You did a great job selection fabrics.

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    Debbie says:

    Just the inspiration I need to cut up my fabrics into the bento box quilt blocks I’ve wanted to make forever! I love yours – the colors are fantastic!

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    Mishka says:

    Adore this! Going to play with some scraps. Need some mindless FUN sewing today.

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