Sunday, June 2, 2013

two grannies

Granny square block (tutorial here) is one of my very favorite blocks in quilting. I love how quickly it comes together and the potential for mix-and-matching fabric is simply fantastic. 


 See? Doesn't it look oh, so very lovely in both of these colorways? I know, I keep talking about using more saturated colors, but I could not help myself this time.

A while back I came across this image on Flickr and I knew I had to make similar pillow covers soon.


So, on Saturday I made this granny pillow cover using 3" squares framed with a 3" striped border. I even decided to miter my corners and I absolutely love the way it turned out.


I then quilted it in diagonal grid about 1" apart.


I used an invisible zipper to finish the pillow.


I couldn't make just one of these pillows, though. Once the blue one was finished, I decided to make a green one, too. Again, I used very similar fabric layout and even cut into my precious Suzuko Koseki striped fabric for the border.

 Both of these covers fit a 16" x 16" pillow form and are happily living in our bedroom now. They surely do brighten things up, and I'm all for that.

Hope you all have a very lovely week ahead of you. Svetlana

30 comments:

  1. They're lovely Svetlana. I always enjoy your blog posts!

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  2. They're lovely Svetlana, and can I say that when I saw them I thought right aways, now these look like the exact colours that Svetlana likes to use!! :) Sometimes it's hard to move away from what we naturally gravitate towards. I can identify with that!

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  3. oh these are just lovely! Your workmanship is just awesome!

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  4. You did it!! You made perfect pillow covers. Yes, and the invisible zipper is perfect! You go girlfriend.

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  5. so very pretty! I love how you repeated some of the fabrics, makes a lovely set of pillows

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  6. Svetlanko, jsou dokonale!!! Krasne, barvy paradni... moc se ti povedly! Take jsem tomu vzoru propadla :) Mej se krasne, pa, Jola

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  7. So pretty! I particularly love the quilting, it's impeccable.

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  8. Totally you! And your mitres are gorgeous! Jxo

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  9. They are so lovely. I love the border fabric.

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  10. They both look great, and love the striped borders

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  11. That pop of black just perfectly sets off the softer colors of the pillows - lovely!

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  12. Ooooh these are very pretty! :)

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  13. These pillows look so great together! I love the stripes on both.

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  14. they are gorgeous! i love the mitered corners with the striped fabric, that looks great.

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  15. Stunning! So crisply pieced and your fabrics are gorgeous together.

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  16. Both are so lovely! Blue and green are my favorites :)
    Amanda

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  17. Wow, these are fabulous pillows!!! I think you should keep going, and make one in each of the rainbow colors! The stripes look so great for the borders, too.

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  18. These are such stunning cushion covers

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  19. Wonderful pillows. I love them so much.

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  20. Beautiful patchwork and your quilting makes it even better. Love your fabric choices! And wow your invisible zipper really is invisible!! Thanks for inspiring us with charming creations!

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  21. Gorgeous. Two new pins for my board. <3

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