I have been admiring all of the beautiful Granny Square blocks showing up in blogland and I just couldn't help myself!!
I had to join in the fun! I only have the one all sewn up but there are 3 more on my design wall, just waiting...
I am using up some more scraps for these. I had a small box filled with 2.5" squares so I dug those out. Then I took out a bunch of 2.5"x5" strips and 5" squares that were cut out to make some quilts from the
"Nickel Quilts" book by Pat Speth. They were just sitting there so I thought, why not? I have a couple of big rubbermaid bins full of scraps, I can always cut up some more when I decide to actually make my next quilt from the book, right?
Anyhow, the Granny Squares are so much fun to make! If you were thinking about it, but weren't sure, I say, join the party!!
I used Jolene's tutorial over at Blue Elephant Stitches but also followed TraceyJay's tutorial for the setting triangles. Love it!
I also made a birthday gift this weekend. The little girl I work with turns 8 today so I made her a cushion.
She is partially blind so I picked out some of my brightest colored fabrics and embroidered her name on it too.
I put blue minky on the back because blue is her favorite color. I won't be able to give it to her as I am home today with a sick little girl but I sent the gift to school with my other daughter. I am sure she will like it!
Have a great week everyone! I am hoping to make more Granny Squares and work on my challenge for the Guild.