A little while ago I discovered the wonderful Granny Square quilt on Blue Elephants site. It was love at first sight. Using the tutorial on the site (they now has two different ways to make this quilt up) I started making my own Granny squares for one of my friends who has been waiting patiently for a quilt from me for year. I cut lots of 3 inch squares, played with the colour combinations and started making blocks..
I have made about 17 blocks so far and I have either 3 or 13 more blocks to go. I have not decided how big I want the quilt to be. Whatever the size of the finished quilt, I know I will have to get it basted somewhere other than my house. My quilts are usually for kids and are usually not much bigger than 60 inches wide. I do not have the floor space to baste anything bigger really. Luckily I have a quilting partner in crime who has more floor space at her place (heads up Lisa).
Anyway working on these blocks this week it made me think about using some of the spare 5 inch squares I had lying around to make a BIG version of this quilt. So yesterday I threw together this quick and simple quilt top for Project Linus.
The quilt top is currently 47 x 47 inches, just the right size for a little kid. I think there will be more of these in my future, it was just way to easy to make.
Now back to the smaller blocks… I keep missing my deadline to have this quilt finished. I am now promising delivery by August… just in time for a birthday, hopefully.
25 thoughts on “Granny Square Quilt…. wip Wednesday”
I am so inspired by your granny blocks, and this was perfectly timed bc I can make mine better! I just started laying mine out yesterday and I definitely want to make some giant ones now!!! I love them. Your fabric combinations are always so pretty.
Lovely granny blocks! They’re some of my favorite blocks to look at and to piece- you can have so much fun playing with color combos!
OMG Gorgeous, I have to make one of these quilts.
Beware they are highly addictive but very pretty when to finished.
Your Granny squares are coming out so pretty!
Really fun idea to make a large Granny Square that is perfect for a kid’s quilt. It’s colorful and fun, with all those different fabrics. I have thought about making some of these–you almost persuade me to do so!
Very pretty! I am cutting for my granny quilt too…it’s slow going, but I’ll get there. =)
I think it is so worth the cutting effort. I have not seen a granny square I have not loved.
Love your granny squares! And what a great idea to make it using the 5″ squares… you’ve inspired me!
Love the granny squares! Great color combinations!
I love your granny square quilts. Your colors are great. I hadn’t thought of making a baby quilt with the larger squares. Good Job!
I love your granny square quilts. Additionally, I couldn’t find a way to respond to your comment on my blog (blogger) from WiP Wednesay on http://moderntraditionquilts.blogspot.com (2/27/2013). But thank you, the hexagon quilt was a lot of fun to quilt. Have a nice day.
Love the cheerful granny square blocks! I like happy looking blocks and quilts
Love your granny squares, and using charm squares to make a super speedy kid’s quilt was a great idea! Just FYI, you are a no-reply blogger, so I couldn’t reply to your comment on my blog direct, but thanks for your nice comment 🙂
I am still trying to work out how to get around the Blogger/Wordpress issues. I can not seem to find out how to be reply blogger and use my WordPress ID. It is driving me crazy. Thanks for coming to visit.
Your granny squares look excellent! Every time I see these I think I must make some, still haven’t got around to it though 🙂
Love this! You are always welcome to use my floor.
Both sizes of your granny squares are gorgeous. I especially like the little ones. I’m always so impressed when I learn that quilters just whip up a quilt in a day. Amazing!
Great granny squares. Love all the bright colours. Might have to borrow the idea for the big squares.
I’m really going to need to jump on this band wagon!
I can highly recommend it.
Your granny squares are beautiful!
What fun blocks! I love the pink and gray block. Also thank you for stopping by my blog on WIP Wednesday and for the nice comments.
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