Sunday, February 17, 2013

The Great Granny Quilt Along...

I have always loved the crochet version of the Granny's Blanket, and at the moment I am trying to make one of my own...this for me is taking a long time, I am so slow at crocheting.... and these are my blocks so far!!

BUT....then I came across this.... "The Granny Quilt" 

I discovered this quilt awhile back and I loved the simple design, so I decided to give it a go....if you would like to make your own version of this quilt, this is how you do it...

What you will need:

2.5mt of white homespun (or a plain fabric of your choice to match your colour palette), 

* Cut the white homespun into 38, 2 1/2" strips, crosscut 25 of these strips into 2 1/2" x 3 1/2" pieces, you will get 12 pieces out of each strip, which is what you need for each block.

* Crosscut the remaining 13 strips into 2 1/2" x 5" pieces, you should get 8 pieces from each strip, in which you will need 4 pieces for each block.

* Lay the white cut pieces into their sets, 25 sets in all.

Assorted fabrics from your stash - the challenge in this is to use what you have - no buying any extras!! Can you do it??

You need 4 different fabrics for each block, cut as follows:

* 1,   2 1/2" square for the middle square -
* 4,   2 1/2" squares for round two -
* 8,   2 1/2" squares for round three -
* 12, 2 1/2" squares for round four -

Place all your sets together with the white pieces you cut previously, now your ready to stitch.

Stitch it all together:

Lay your first block out in the correct formation, placing a 2 1/2" x 3 1/2" white piece at each end of each row, except the middle row. 

Join each square together to create rows, pressing seams open as you go. Then join rows together, and press the seams open.

When the rows are all stitched together, trim of the ends to neaten.

Then stitch a 5" x 2 1/2" pieces to each end of the block, and press seam towards the outer edge.

Using a 12 1/2" square ruler, square up your block, trimming each side. Each block will be 12 1/2" unfinished and 12" finished, when all the blocks are stitched together.

Make all 25 blocks using the same method. 

Tune in later for the completion of the quilt top.... I'm sure the making of the blocks will keep you busy for a while...I'm still making mine!!

Keep stitching...



1 comment:

Heather said...

I love this quilt and I like the idea of only using from your stash.