Wednesday, March 14, 2012


There has been quite a buzz in blogland over granny squares.  I couldn't help but check it out.  Krista at My Bugs & Dana from Old Red Barn Company have teamed up with Jolene at Blue Elephant Stitches and are hosting the highly anticipated Granny Squares QAL.

I have to admit that I was a little turned off by the amount of 2.5" squares that are involved.  I decided to just make 1 block before I commited myself to the QAL.  Well, after 1 I was hooked.  I just adore the Granny Sqare blocks and can't wait to get more finished.  Of course, it always helps when you are cutting into a fabric you love ;)
You see how the middle square is smaller?  Yeah, that's a cutting oops.  I figure I can just turn it into a mugrug ;)

I am using a Flora jelly roll along with a few prints in my stash and Kona Cotton in White.  I just love the colors, especially the orange!

Have you joined in on all of the Granny square fun?  If not, you should check out the flickr group where there is a ton of inspiration.  It may just convince you to make some yourself ;)

Hope everyone has a lovely day!



Kristie said...

They are fun, aren't they? Yours look great! Don't worry, mine are all shapes and sizes, turns out those tiny squares really show off how crappy I am at 1/4" seams! Anyways, will deal with that when it is time to assemble, I will have a glass of wine ready! I THINK I have a final quilt top design set for them....very excited, just need to stitch away here and there until I finish up the rest of the blocks I need!

Shanna said...

Love your squares!! It has been fun to see everyone's blocks...haven't made any myself yet, but it's on the list!

Richard Healey said...

I cut up and sewed together over 600 squares I think I am done lol. Was fun while it lasted.

Artfulife said...

They look so cute! I'm with yyou on this one, didn't know if I was up for all the little squares but had so much fun making my quilt. I think I might just make another one :)