Granny Squares!

Still working on my Positively Perfect Quilt, I actually finished the backer tonight but couldn’t jump into quilting it just yet. I don’t have a big enough space in my home to baste quilts, so I take it to our shop and baste it there. 🙂

So in the meantime, I got started on ANOTHER quilt that will be a wedding gift! I saved some of the pink jelly roll strips from the Positively Perfect quilt to use on this one. This girl seriously LOVES pink; her wedding this summer is pink-themed. The bridesmaids are even wearing pink dresses! (I should know… I just picked mine up!)

I have been wanting to try out a Granny Square block, it seems like they’ve been popping up ALL over the quilting blogosphere! I thought this would be the perfect opportunity to try it out. I’m SO glad I did! I am LOVING Granny Squares! They’re so FAST and EASY to make, I got three done in just about an hour and cut out the pieces for a fourth. Here they are on my improvised design wall:

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I seriously need to get some better lighting in this apartment.

It’s going to be really fun coming up with new color combinations with this. I want all of the blocks to have at least SOME pink in them. This one combines some Cape Ann prints (pink) with Michael Miller (yellow):

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Some more Cape Ann with a purple solid I picked up in the remnants bin:

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And these are both Cape Ann:

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So, three blocks down, at least 17 more to go! I hope this one comes together quickly. I want to have it ready for the bridal shower, which is just around the corner.

Have you make Granny Squares yet? What quilting design do you think you would use?

3 thoughts on “Granny Squares!

  1. Your quilts and blocks are insane Erin! They are always perfectly aligned, I have no idea how you do that, its crazy! This is going to be another excellent quilt! You are beating a lot of grandmas by now! :hrm:

    • Thanks but my quilts are not always perfectly aligned!! The chevron one I made not too long ago had all kinds of alignment issues… I just fudge it a bit lol. These squares are REALLY easy to get straight though, especially if I use starch when I iron. It REALLY helps.

      Thanks for the kind words :blush:

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