Tuesday, June 23, 2020

Great Granny Squared Finished Flimsy

While I was working on the blocks below, and had the fabric out, I went ahead and cut out a second quilt.

The second quilt is Great Granny Squared, by Lori Holt.  The book came out in 2014 and there was a sew along at the time for blogging quilters.  I liked the design and put it on my to-make list, and here I am, six years later, with the quilt top made.

The fabrics I used are mostly even older than the quilt design.  I think most are from some 3 Sisters lines for Moda called Paris Flea Market and Seaside Rose, with some other similar and complementary prints added. I remember making a big Paris Flea Market purchase at my LQS, I think it was in 2004, and I made several quilts from the line before now but still have plenty of fabric left.

The blocks are pretty easy, I think even a beginner could handle them.  The background pieces at the edges (white in the block below) are cut oversize.  You sew the pieces together in rows, then join the rows and then trim down with a 12.5" square ruler.  All the blocks end up perfectly sized, just add the sashing, and voila!  

The original design incorporates cornerstones and a pieced border but I left those elements out.  With 20 blocks, my quilt is roughly 58" by 72" which is big enough for a throw.  

This was a totally from stash quilt for me, even the background (Kona Snow) and the backing fabric came from my stash, so this quilt and the original one I'm still piecing are making a nice dent in my stash.  But it is amazing how much of this fabric I still have on hand!

I mailed the top and backing to my long arm quilter; while she works on it, I need to come up with a name.  Any suggestions?

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  1. Your blocks are so sweet. 3 Sister's had some very lovely lines. It's funny a friend of mine just showed me a WIP quilt she just finished made with Paris Flea Market and the Sea Side Rose! It was a very popular group.

  2. This is such a great quilt pattern and your top is just perfect....how nice that you were able to pull from your fabrics and love this. Hardest part is naming a quilt and good luck 😊😁

  3. I love this quilt. I am always attracted to 3 Sisters fabrics. I think "Sweet Granny" is a name that comes to mind, but I'm sure you will come up with a name that suits it best. Can't wait to see it when it comes back from the LAQ.

  4. It's so delicate, I love it. You must be thrilled! Doubly so that you were able to make it all from your stash (that's some stash!).


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