29 February 2012

Granny Sqaure Chic

I've given in, I couldn't resist these delightful granny sqaure blocks from Jolene. They've been popping up all over the blogosphere for a little while now, and they've been on my to do list since the tutorial was posted :) Being a new quilter I thought this would be a perfect project for me, and I think it's proving so :D it's so nice working with larger peices after my mini quilt. I decided to make the four outer squares the same fabric, and doubles for the other peices as I didn't want to have such a scrappy look (mainly because I don't have enough fabric to do just that!) So far I've used a mix of modern prints, 30's repros and a few vintage sheet scraps as well! It's fun mixing and matching.
Dammn... !! I've just noticed that my blocks with the green and yellow is peiced wrong!!!! :(  uhhhh! I'm kind of running out of fabric colour combos now? but I've been taking my inspiration from 'real' granny sqaures blocks from Yvestown - here! Though I'm organising a little fabric swap with another online blog pal atm so I think the fabrics she's going to send me will give me some new prints to add to the mix! Can't wait. Are you all enjoying the granny sqaure madness?? I'm planning on going the whole hog with 20 blocks yikes! wish me luck. Jessie, xo

14 comments:

  1. I'm loving granny squares. I've been productive and already have like 400+ squares cut ready....mind you that's only the colours, need to get some white =D

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  2. Booootiful! Can't believe you are a beginner quilter, your work looks so good! Love the fabric choices too. Top left of the first pic is just about my favourite!

    Can't wait to see more :)

    S x

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  3. your grannys are so pretty! i am definitely enjoying the granny madness. seems i spend any spare moment cutting squares.

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  4. You have made such amazing progress! They all look lovely. And I spy PKM!!

    I just made two more mini grannies this afternoon. I'm going to have to stop soon or I won't get anything else done. :)

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  5. It's amazing! You have sewed a lot in no time! Don't worry about the mistakes ;) I didn't have realised that they are wrong until you have said it, and it has been difficult find them!
    I love the fabrics you have choosen.

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  6. You are doing a fabulous job! This block is on my list of ones to do. =)

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  7. I *love* your granny square blocks!!
    When life slows down some, I am definitely going to join the madness. :o) In the meantime I am really enjoying watching others. :o)
    Have a wonderful day.
    Sincerely, Trish

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  8. LOVE LOVE LOVE LOVE LOVE! Love them!

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  9. So gorgeous!! I love the blocks and those fabrics are to die for!!

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  10. Love it, love it, love it!! They are gorgeous! I am seriously wanting to jump on the band wagon but holding myself back as I have a few UFOs to finish first!

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  11. Oh wow! Beautiful granny square blocks.
    They look so so pretty, don't worry about the little mistakes. I didn't notice until you pointed out them out..!
    They're very addictive aren't they! :-)

    Ashley xxx

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  12. These are absolutely lovely! I love how Jolene's idea has caught on so quickly. You've done a great job with it. :)

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  13. Hi Jessie! I love your granny squares! And I guess you are just like the rest of us and made a scrappy block after all with your green and yellow :) Thanks for stopping by my blog too! I'll check back next week to see how those hexes are doing too! xo Pam

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  14. I would not of noticed the yellow and green block was wrong until you pointed it out. I don't think it looks bad at all.

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