Wednesday, March 7, 2012

wip Wednesday 03. 07. 2012

I'm still totally, helplessly hooked on granny squares. I finished my granny quilt last week and I thought that was it.

 

You see, I really don't like to use the same pattern twice. One time is usually all I need to get it out of my system and move on. Well, not this time. I've actually started working on my second Granny Square quilt. This was the first block I made.


Even though I'm using the same block pattern, I decided to take a different route this time. I'm not working with scraps, I'm using my yardage of Hope Valley by Denyse Schmidt and Heirloom by Joel Dewberry. Cutting all squares from just two pattern fabrics, as opposed to cutting each one separately from my scraps, makes putting these blocks together so much easier.


Also, instead of cutting each square to be 2.5", I cut my squares at 3.5", this way I end up with a 13.25" block. I'm planning on making 12 blocks and sashing them the same way I did with my previous granny quilt. I hope these bigger, bolder blocks will make for a nice, modern interpretation of this beautiful, fun block.

I'm happy to say that I was not the only one quilting in my house this weekend. My 6 year old son joined me and "designed" his own quilt using my scraps and reject blocks. I let him use half of my design wall, this is what it looks like.

Well, I'm off to enjoy the rest of this gorgeous day - it's 60 degrees here in Chicago, yay!!!

Have a wonderful day, Svetlana.

 

22 comments:

  1. Good for you! I'm being tempted to make another Retro Flower quilt. It would be the first repeat for me too. If it's good, it's good!

    ReplyDelete
  2. It's looking great, I love the not scrappy version.

    ReplyDelete
  3. Love your scrapy version and your 'planned' version is going to be fatastic!

    ReplyDelete
  4. I understand about not repeating a pattern, but, sometimes, you just have to know what it will look like with different fabrics :) I think I'll like this new one a lot.

    ReplyDelete
  5. All the granny square blocks look great, scrappy or not... I keep thinking this is a bandwagon I need to jump on! :-)

    ReplyDelete
  6. Granny squares are totally addicting. I love how different they look depending on your fabric choices.

    Love that you are sharing your design wall with a budding designer!

    ReplyDelete
  7. I don't think I have seen a Granny square yet that I haven't liked:) Yours are fabulous!

    ReplyDelete
  8. I'm loving these blocks! I wish I had time to make a Granny Square quilt of my own!! LOVE!

    ReplyDelete
  9. I don't blame you for wanting to make another Granny Square quilt... they are so beautiful. I really like your fabric choices for the 2nd version... lovely!

    ReplyDelete
  10. i love your granny squares so much!

    ReplyDelete
  11. Beautiful! Love the new clors combo, I need to make one of these.

    ReplyDelete
  12. I love the new colour combo you've gone with! Happy WIP Wednesday!

    ReplyDelete
  13. I think once is enough too that's why I am doing 3 at once I have some where around 40 of my 60 blocks i need for my granny. Your quilt looks great. Congrats for finishing it.

    http://richardquilts.blogspot.com
    http://trackmyshows.blogspot.com

    ReplyDelete
  14. Both kinds of granny squares are gorgeous! Your little guy has quite the eye too. :) I actually thought at first it was some kind of modern quilt project you were just starting to put together!

    ReplyDelete
  15. I'm not much of a repeater either...totally understandable this time though! ;-)

    ReplyDelete
  16. I love love the new granny squares ('though I love the other ones, too). Makes me want to cut into my charm pack NOW. Unfortunately too many projects, too little time.

    ReplyDelete
  17. Love your huge grannies, and, of course, your son's creation, I particularly like the row of donkey feet in wellies :oD

    ReplyDelete
  18. I've not tried the granny squares...yet. Yours are gorgeous and I'm excited to see the larger version! Beautiful work!

    ReplyDelete
  19. i still haven't made any yet, but i will....

    ReplyDelete
  20. So pretty! Both the quilt and the new squares! Thanks for linking up to WIP Wednesday. : )

    ReplyDelete
  21. What is it about brights on white? Your granny square quilt is fabulous! Your citrus, tangerine and gray is going to be a beautiful quilt. I got a big chuckle with your six year old's blocks on the design board. That is so awesome!

    ReplyDelete
  22. Those granny squares are sure calling me. I love your son's design, he is very artistic.

    ReplyDelete

Related Posts Plugin for WordPress, Blogger...