I'm so excited to tell you
about a new sew along!
I was going to post this
on Monday but I just couldn't wait:)
We will be using my book
as the manual for this sew along ...
just like we did with the
so if you want to play along
you will need a copy of your own:)
The Great Granny Sew Along will begin on
Monday April 21st and will go for 5 weeks:)
All of the details for the sew along will be posted
Monday, April 14th on the
They will be hosting once again…
because they are awesome like that:)
There will also be 12 amazing bloggers hosting as well…
it's going to be fun and full of fabulous giveaways as well!
The purpose of my post today is to
show you the quilt that I designed for the sew along
and give you a heads up on yardage so that you will be
all ready and set to sew!!!
The quilt celebrates the art of crochet
(after all…crochet was the inspiration for the great granny blocks)
It finishes at 40" x 52" and I named it
It uses both of the label blocks in the book
as well as the mama blocks:)
We will also be making a happy scrappy
Great Granny Block
from the book to use as the label!
You could use one particular fabric collection for your quilt…
or it's a perfect project to use up some of your scrappy stash.
I used mostly Denyse Schmidt fabrics
from several different collections for mine.
We will be using 2 1/2" squares for the
mama blocks and the great granny blocks
so working with leftover 2 1/2" strips or
5" squares would be perfect.
There is really no yardage requirements for the blocks…
just use your scrappy stash.
When you are choosing for larger than 2 1/2" cuts
like the basket and the balls of yarn...
you can see what size all of the blocks are cut
by using your manual.
As for the background, backing and borders though…
this is what you will need.
For the background you will need 1 3/4 yards.
I used Swiss Dots in aqua by Riley Blake Designs.
For the back of the quilt you will need
a length of 44" wide x 56" fabric.
I used aqua words from my Polka Dot Stitches collection.
For the inner border you will need 1/4 yard.
I used orange DS Quilts fabric for mine.
And for the outer border you will need 3/4 yards.
I used aqua DS fabric for mine as well.
When it's time for binding you will need 1/2 yard.
I used apple green with aqua dots from
my Bake Sale collection for my binding.
This quilt also looks very Easter -ish to me ...
the basket of yarn could double for easter eggs!
What a cute spring pillow idea:)
This quilt was easy and super fast to put together.
I pulled fabrics from my stash 4 days ago ...
sewed it all together in one day and had it bound by this morning:)
I'm "sew" excited ...are you?
Tell me if you're ready to
have some more
scrappy happy stitching with me!