Wednesday, 2 October 2013

WIP Wednesday - starting a new project!

Hello my lovely quilty friends!  It seems like forever since I've talked to you. I think that's because I have all sorts of other things distracting me from my quilty fun. But I have managed to start a new project. Yippee!

As per usual, I'm picking something up yonkers after the craze has been and gone through blogland.  Here is my first block. That's right. It's a granny square. What do you think?

Granny square mark one


I've always thought these were so cute and they have been on my to do list for ages.  I haven't been motivated to get started until the recent Lost the Love block swap was hosted by Quokka Quilts.  I found a post by mila + cuatro, where she was looking to swap some of her granny square blocks for some fabric. Because I was just about to do some online shopping, it worked out perfectly for me - more shopping in return for some premade blocks!

"I'll hold it here Mummy, okay?"

Princess was sooooo helpful when I was trying to take these photos tonight. "I want to hold it mummy".  But she didn't want to hold it still. Bless. 

My favorite fabric is that little 30s repro fabric. I only have three repro fabrics in my stash - I bought them recently in a closing down sale - but I think they are great. Those little prints are good for small blocks too. The only problem I've faced is that I sew a very generous 1/4" and the blocks I got in the swap have a very scant 1/4" seam - so my block is a good inch smaller. I'm not quite sure what to do about it yet, but I'll figure it out.

Linking up to all the midweek linky parties. Hope you're all having a good week, people!


13 comments:

DeborahGun said...

Ha ha - the granny square quilt is still on my list of things to make too - we are so behind the times!!

Kristy @ Quiet Play said...

Sweet block and your little helper is super cute!

Kymberly said...

I keep thinking about making one of these quilts too. It may be late, but it's still a super cute quilt.

Michelle said...

Still have not started my Granny Squares quilt either. Love your color choices.

katyquilts said...

Someday, I am going to make a granny square quilt too! Your block looks great and your helper is adorable :).

katyquilts said...

Someday, I am going to make a granny square quilt too! Your block looks great and your helper is adorable :).

Leonie said...

Looks great Liz! I too only recently made a granny block and they are quite satisfying! Love 30's repo fabric love love and this block look lovely with the combinations you've used :)

Susie said...

The fabric combination is gorgeous

Adrianne said...

I made a granny square quilt a while back and it is still one of my favourites. You're right though, this is a block that requires a nice consistent 1/4" seam.

Heidi said...

Really sweet:-)

pandchintz said...

Love your block......must start quilting mine!

Sarah @ mila+cuatro said...

That naughty mila+cuatro lady - I heard a rumour she was really inaccurate with her 1/4 inch seams! I'm trying really hard now to be more accurate and I am still milling over what to do with my charm pack I got in the swap. Your granny looks lovely, you could incorporate my blocks on the back of the quilt, or maybe add a contrasting border to your ones to frame them.

hydeeannsews said...

Here it is. Now I know where the granny squares come from. Not sure how I missed this. I guess that's what happens when we don't talk everyday anymore.