Tuesday, June 2, 2015

Granny Square Quilt

Schools out for summer!! I don't ever remember being this happy to be on a school break. Its been a good year but I am ready to have fun and sleep in (and by sleep in I mean 7:45, if I'm lucky).
I have been clothing sewing with a deadline for a while now and I am looking forward to getting back in to some serious quilt sewing.

This is a WIP (work in progress) that I finished up. Every January I hold myself to working exclusively on WIPs.  This pattern is called a Granny Square Quilt.

I had help making the blocks. The Modern Sewing Guild here held a block swap type of thing. Those who wanted to participate helped another quilter by making a few of their blocks. For my month I passed out  a baggie with colored and white squares and got back finished squares. I used a lot of prints from the designer, Aneela Hoey.

Most of my blocks are cohesive but the last few I pieced I made them a little more random and scrappy.

To quilt it I ditch quilted up and down each sashing strip. The binding is a fun red polka dot.

I have been trying out places in my yard to find the best spot to take quilt glamour shots. Not sure I have found it yet. I tried out hanging the quilt on our rabbit hutch here. No rabbits live inside. Wiley critters escaped. We currently have one rabbit who lives on our 2 acre property, a pair and their baby moved to our neighbors house (the neighbors don't mind), and another neighbor baby was re-homed.

You can find the free tutorial for this quilt here . You can also find no waste methods and tutorials for different size blocks. Pinterest is my go to search site.

Also, we are going to the Utah Shop Hop this week. I hope I can meet some new quilters and have a great road trip. Be sure to follow our adventures on Instagram and a recap here later.

You can find Heather on Instagram @thequiltbarn She will be having some great fabric destashes so be sure to add her to your Follow list

I am @tinyglutton

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