Monday, October 8, 2012

Revisiting Granny

This past winter I made a baby quilt of granny square blocks, from Jolene's tutorial.  A wave of granny square quilts rippled through blogland.   I wasn't surprised; I love everything she makes.  These blocks are particularly striking when they are made, as she did, from scraps.  I mentioned before that I love how the variations in value makes the blocks twinkle.
An etsy customer asked me to recreate this baby quilt (which is still available by the way!) as a twin sized quilt. So I am revisiting granny, only this time she's super-sized.  I started with these sunny fabrics and some scraps from the original quilt.
I cut lots of 4.5 inch squares and ended up with a dozen blocks just over 17 inches square.
I'm waiting for more Kona white to arrive for the sashing and borders; then I need to decide on backing fabric.  Hmm.
Next up, I'll be creating a super-sized Flashdance for the same customer.  That should be an interesting exercise

8 comments:

Heather D. said...

Will be just lovely!

Cristin said...

Gorgeous! I have yet to make a granny square quilt but I'm constantly drooling over all the ones I see in blogland - well done!

Mary Anne said...

Granny looks great all super-sized! Lovely quilt, Alex!

Debbie said...

This is just really beautiful!

Annabella said...

It's beautiful and makes me want to go and finish my grannies up!

**nicke... said...

now i really want to make one!

krista said...

fantastic! how fun :D

Marta said...

Fantastic color picks!!