Wednesday, February 29, 2012

WIP Granny Squares

Lee at Freshly Pieced isn't just hosting WIP this week...she's having a giveaway as well.
Plus, she's made the sweetest and freshest Log Cabin blocks.
Heading over to take a look at what other quilters are doing!

Last week I finished sashing and piecing my Scrappy Swoon blocks together.  I'm so pleased with how they turned out.  This will be a snuggle size quilt for us, so I'm just going to add white sashing and start basting.

Since I finished that up, I wanted to work on some Granny Squares that are all the rage right now.  I cut 1.5" squares from a Charm Pack of Moda's Sunkissed and added some scrappiness from the stash.

Here is is in sandwich mode.  I used basting spray and curved basting pins.  I've quilted a "petal" motif into the blocks and like the way the spray helped keep the top in place, but as I went to straight line quilt the sashing, my walking foot did not like the spray at all and things went wonky fast.
So, I'm picking out the straight lines, I'll press it again and then baste using more pins and see if that helps.
 
This was quick to make and I love the happy, spring colors.  This will hang in our front hall, which is being repainted and spruced up to some more modern colors.  Kilz is my new best friend to help cover the navy blue that was in there.
 
Hope today is a good one for you and that wherever you are, you're loved, happy and sewing something fun! 
 


13 comments:

  1. your scrappy swoon looks so great! so unique and pretty!

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  2. repaying the visit .. I sitll love your colourful granny squares and that swoon is faboulus, I hope you have a neutral coloured couch...

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  3. I love the granny squares! I agree they are everywhere right now and I am going to pick out fabric to make my own. LOL

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  4. Well, our net is working at the moment! A small blessing in the day. Loving everything, hoping beyond hope to see you Friday!

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  5. Man, you're speedy! With any luck I'll be sandwiching today, too. I need to get back to it!

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  6. Both the scrappy swoon and granny square blocks look fabulous!

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  7. Your scrappy swoon is something else! I have a time of it just keeping track of 2 fabrics. Take care. Deb.

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  8. Both of your quilts are so beautiful! I love the sashing on your granny squares :)

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  9. You're amazing! I love them both a lot!

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  10. Wow, your scrappy swoon looks awesome!

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  11. Beautiful works! I just made a couple runner out of Sunkissed, what great fabric. I need to jump on the Granny Square bandwagon, yours are so cute!

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