Saturday, February 25, 2012

granny, squared...

Sometimes making a quilt can feel like a big job. I sometimes find myself wondering "How many more of these blocks do I have to make?" This granny square quilt, however, has been the exeption to the rule.
I have enjoyed making each and every one of these blocks from my lovely messy pile of reproduction scraps. And the funny thing is, the picture of my scraps was taken with only one more block needing to be made... I probably have enough for another whole quilt! Maybe I should try a few dresdens?
Every block I made, I liked a little more than the last... there were absolutely no regrets in this project... and for me, that's huge.
Now it's time for sashing, borders, and some lovely crosshatch quilting. I'll keep you posted.

{Blue Elephant Stitches, I think I owe you one for this wonderful tutorial. Thank you so much!}

11 comments:

Impera_Magna said...

So beautiful... no wonder you're so pleased with it!

I think a granny squares quilt is going to be my next project...

Heather D. said...

It's WONDERFUL!! I love the retro sort of fabrics too. The one green print is one that I used for my mom's apron at Christmas.

I really need to try the granny squares, but I always think I don't have enough scraps, or solid background for that matter.

notes of sincerity said...

So gorgeous!! When things settle down, this is one of the quilt tops I am definitely going to make!! I love how charming yours looks!! :o)
Have a wonderful weekend.
hugs, Trish

Anonymous said...

Kim...Gotta say you really do beautiful work.And I`m not just saying that either. Dinner at your place Monday?
Dad

Karen said...

What a fun quilt! The fabrics are wonderful, as always :)

Pam at Antique or Not said...

That quilt pattern looks like just my speed, Kim. Going to have to pop over and check out the tutorial. Thanks for sharing!

P.S. Your quilt looks gorgeous!

Hugs,
Pam

sue niven said...

really beautiful. You really had a vision on this one. If i had that box of small pieces i know i would not have seen what will happen with it. Delightful.

Julie said...

I LOVE IT!! You always make the cutest things. INSPIRATION!! I feel a spring swap coming on..what do you think? Let me know.
Have a great weekend.
Julie

Magical Mystical MiMi said...

Wow.. That is awesome.. I wish I had the patience to do it. I love to quilt but only if it requires maybe four blocks and one pattern. Lol.. Just beautiful..

Pie Lady Pat said...

Charming! Love the colors!

Valerie said...

Love this Kimberly, it's beautiful! ;)