Sunday, May 20, 2012

Baby! Oh! Baby! Granny Squares

The granny square phenomena that's been sweeping the quilting blog interweb even reached into my little part of the world.


I made this baby quilt with the Old Red Barn Group that I started my quilting journey with three years ago and we used this  tutorial from Jolene at Blue Elephant Stitches.  The best part of this quilt is it was a true scrap buster and I actually used all the scraps I have accumulated from my past projects.  Memories flooded back as I cut, sewed and reflected on the changes in my skills (better  ... I hope) and the knowledge I've gained from my many, many learning experiences (as I euphemistically call my mistakes).  I've got a long way to go before I feel even remotely accomplished but I have come a long from where I started.



::  hand quilted  :: perle cotton #8 :: 35" x 44"  ::  backed with a print from Joanne's ::  scrappy binding ::  that's all ::

I'm linking up to the Bloggers' Quilt Festival at Amy's Creative Side.  Please go over and check out all the wonderful bloggers and their fantastic quilts.  Be warned .... you'll be there a while!


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28 comments:

  1. lovely! I'd love to make one of these :-D

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  2. What a lovely quilt that is perfect for snuggling. It just says wrap up in it! I love how you hand quilted the double rows of stitching.

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  3. So sweet, your granny quilt, and the double quilting is perfect.

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  4. Fabulous quilt - I really like the chocolate solid cotton, it makes the colours really stand out. Was wondering what you were up to!

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  5. I love the choice of brown for the background - it really makes all the bright colors stand out! I love your photography, too. :)

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  6. Ooh, great quilt - I love the scrappy look and the brown sashing!

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  7. I love the addition of brown. It is not a color I use often but you make me want to try.

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  8. Hands down my fav of all the Granny's I've seen at ORBC...great job kiddo!! Kudos to you for all that hand sewing too!!

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  9. Love your granny squares! The hand quilting is the perfect touch for this traditional block made with all of your colourful, modern scraps. Thanks for sharing!

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  10. Love it, Molly! I especially like how the quilting stitches continue over those background squares in your scrappy border. This is such a sweet and enchanting finish - congrats!

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  11. Wonderful quilt!! Thanks for sharing!!

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  12. Learning experiences is not a euphemism - it's an absolute truth! Mistakes are how we learn best. :) Wonderful quilt!

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  13. Love it Molly! So bright and cheerful and your hand quilting is the perfect finishing touch :-)

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  14. beautiful with all the hand stitching to highlight each granny block!

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  15. Stunning! I love the color combination!

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  16. I love the granny squares, and the hand stitching really makes the pattern stand out! This one turned out great :)

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  17. Your quilt is beautiful, organic and the hand stitching really makes it look homely and cozy.
    I mostly prefer to hand stitch my felt crafts and loved making some cushion covers from coffee bags mixed with bright colored fabrics.
    My kids and I made felt cell phone covers shaped like birds, with felt wings and a button for an eye. I made one like this for my mom for her Tracfone SVC phone for seniors, with the big keys and letters on the screen so she doesn't have to wear glasses when making a call.
    These little sewing projects really create memories for the kids when they look back and think of the times spent together making things.

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  18. Oh. My. Just perfect, Molly.

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  19. look at all that hand quilting ... Lovely!

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  20. I love that you used a coloured solid other than snow or white! Really effective and looks super cosy x

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  21. Good for you! and hand quilted too : )

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  22. the hand stitching is lovely and the quilt is so cheerful!

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  23. Lovely quilt! I LOVE the background fabric you picked!

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  24. Your baby quilt is just beautiful! I love patchwork. I'm not much into making quilts now, but I still LOVE them so!

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  25. Sweet! I love the brown background and of course the hand stitching. Lucky Baby!

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