Saturday, March 31, 2012

Granny-Square Mania---

Okay---I admit it, I can be a follower sometimes! I have joined the Granny Square Crew. I saw this great block on Blue Elephant Stitches. Clearly others thought it was great because soon there was the Granny Square Posse (my name for them) out there. I resisted.....I often begin new projects in the middle of others, but I have a ton of 2.5 inch squares cut (for another project). I decided to try this one. The instructions given in the blog are really good ones----it is a little tricky when cutting, but if you follow the pictures carefully you can get a pretty block. Mine will be super scrappy although I have seen some pictures of blocks that were much more controlled. The white is an organic linen which will be a great contrast to the cottons. The one thing I would caution you is to make sure you have a consistent seam allowance---1/4 inch seam....I ended up with a 9 inch block. Because the edges will be bias, I sprayed the block with some starch and then ironed to stabilize better. I am (of course going to make a queen so I will need 56 blocks. This will be one of my projects that I may work on at the retreat---I am liking it. (BTW, excuse the threads on my design wall). If I make it again though I would use larger squares, maybe 3.5 inches, but I am using what I have. Thanks Jolene for sharing so unselfishly!


  1. Yep, I knew you couldn't resist! I was looking thru the directions this afternoon but decided I would have more control & not start on this until I got 1 more finished!! LOL Great block for sure, I love all the ones I've come across so far. I just can't decide which colors to use yet.

  2. So far, I have resisted. But, they certainly look good and fun. Enjoy!! Lane


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