Wednesday, March 28, 2012

Granny Squares

I put together my granny squares quilt top yesterday!
This has been such a fun "work in progress."
I could make these blocks all day--
& I have enough scrap fabric to do just that!





When I trim up fabric scraps, I usually try to make them fit into 2 inch squares or 1 1/2 inch squares -- and I have lots of 1 1/2 inch squares!  My Granny Square blocks are made with 2 inch squares, but I wanted to use up some 1 1/2 inch too.  So I set them on point, trimmed them to 2 inches, and then made 2 inch sashing, too.  I'm planning on hand quilting this beauty . . . someday! 
And I have so many squares left over that I'm tempted to take 2 sides of the sashing off and make this quilt a little (or alot?!?!) bigger.

 Linking up to:
WIP Wednesday at Freshly Pieced
and

Scrap Attack Quilt-Along

21 comments:

  1. I like it! Very cute corner pieces. Have fun with the rest of those scraps! I'd be tempted to make it bigger too.

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  2. Love this! It is beautiful!

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  3. I have to work on one of these. It's beautiful!

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  4. Hand quilting would look really lovely! I thought about that too, but it's definitely a "someday." :)

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  5. Love the sashing! It's a gorgeous quilt, can't wait to see it finished. Thanks for linking up to WIP Wednesday. : )

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  6. I love your granny squares, Michelle! I'll love seeing the hand quilting on this one! I'm not sure I can resist making these grannies much longer!

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  7. These are so great Michelle! I really need to get my scraps together and make some of these, so so cute!!

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  8. Love your granny squares quilt. The corner pieces look great. I've made eight granny squares so far, I'm almost there.

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  9. Very lovely, and the on point corner stones are great!

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  10. I love your granny squares Michelle....I have made a baby quilt with a little of the fabric you sent me; just not quilted yet.

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  11. I'm sooooo loving your granny squares, I've yet to make any but they look lush.

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  12. So lovely! I WILL make one of these one day!

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  13. Very cool! I have a project with some in mind, but will have to find the right fabric for it...

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  14. *LOVE*!! I really want to try this block after seeing it so many places... :)

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  15. Realllly cute! I like it alot!!

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  16. SO so SO so cute!!! Way to go!

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  17. The sashing is super cute. I love Granny squares- they're so much fun!

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  18. So cute with the little squares in the sashing. Great idea!

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  19. What size do you cut your triangles? The tutorials I've seen call for squares of white that you trim down. I think your way might be less wasteful of yardage.

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