14 September 2014

Finished Granny Square Quilt

Photo finishes to share today ...

A baby sized Granny Square Quilt

Surprisingly easy to make, and such a great way to use up leftoever fabrics. I just mixed them all up, and the result is this wonderful burst of colour...

I quilted this with a poly batting, so it has a nice fluffy, lofty feel to it. Bound with a solid aqua binding.


Granny Square Quilt Process

So I wrote about my first attempt at a Granny Square quilt.

Amazingly I remembered to take the occasional photo along the way. 

I'll let the pictures do the talking...

Finished blocks ready for trimming

Quilt layout - so colourful!
Blocks pieced and pressed - Ready to baste :-)

I'm in love with the colour scheme for this one. For some reason it reminds me of a sweet shop - maybe a bag of jelly beans, mmm...

07 September 2014

Errr... Hello!

Have been ignoring this blog for a bit *sad* ... but ...  I'm back now! Even though I've not actually posted anything, I have done a fair share of crafting. Not too much, but a fair bit nonetheless. 

I've started - and finished! - a few quilts. One of them is a granny square quilt. I've always loved looking at granny square quilts on the internet, so was really quite excited to try to make one of my own. It turned out pretty easy actually, the hardest part was choosing the fabric. 

I used 3 different prints for each block.

Also managed another little patchwork quilt. Inspired by some dinosaur prints I had in my stash.  Lots of blues, with some orange thrown in for contrast. Nice!

I love patchwork quilts! Do you?