Tuesday, July 10, 2012

The Great Granny Along




Have you heard about the Great Granny Along hosted by my friends Lori and Jodi? Lori took the Granny Square block craze one step further by coming up with a tutorial for a 12" finished Granny Square block!



Of course I had to make one right away.  Her tutorial is terrific...the squares are 2 1/2", and the end pieces on each row (the white fabric on my block) are actually rectangles to begin with, so there is plenty of "wiggle room."  Your block will end up a perfect 12 1/2" unfinished every time!



For my first block I used some Marmalade scraps; I know I'll be making more blocks from my scrap bin since this is such a great scrap project! I also love the fact that the blocks are large and will combine faster to make a fun quilt!




The complete tutorial for the block is found on Lori's blog, Bee in my Bonnet, and Jodi has created the cute logos and set up a Flikr pool.

Thanks so much for stopping by!




17 comments:

Gmama Jane said...

I joined up yesterday! I love your block!! I need to go make one NOW!!
Blessings
Gmama Jane

Lori Holt said...

Ohhh!!!! I love it!
You're block is so scrap happy!
Can't wait to see more:)

Julianne K said...

I'd love to join in on this QAL but the tutorial wont print! Help!

trish said...

Oh so cute Sherri! :o)
This will be such a fun quilt along!
I can't wait for my new sewing machine to come in and I can get started as well.
Have a great week. hugs, Trish

Rene' said...

Perfect timing! My sister and I just decided to make a quilt for our mom (Granny) with granny square blocks. Thanks for the inspiration and links.

Toni Selman said...

I've so wanted to do a Granny Quilt and am stashing Christmas fabrics right now. I'll have to go and check this out.
Toni
www.lifeinapinkbunnysuit.com

jodi@Pleasant-Home said...

Your block is scrumptious!

KnittyAJ said...

OK, I can't resist the block as well as the mini design boards. Here I go again adding another A-Long to my plate! Oh well, I can't take my fabric with me. LOL

Nedra said...

I made my first block right away last night, too. So easy and with Lori's tut it turns out perfect. I'm excited to put together some fabric combinations with my scraps.

Ramona said...

Thank you for sharing your adorable block and letting the rest of us know where to find the tutorial.

Busy As Can Be said...

Love your color choices! That line will make a darling quilt!

laurie in texas said...

I tried a granny square last week and really liked working on it! Glad to see your are joining in on the fun - I'm not joining this time, but am loving seeing the results!!

Michele said...

I haven't heard about it, but I'm going to go check it out :-) thanks for the info!

Polly said...

Thanks so much fir this info! I just added the button on my blog and am joining in the fun!!

•stephanie• said...

i love the soft colors of your block and the way you made it super scrappy. i fell for it, and joined the group, too. heavens!

Mama Pea said...

I just love the block. Wish I didn't already have so many WIPs so I felt like I could start one. I will have to enjoy everyone else's for now!

Nanna said...

lol I first thought this had to do with making an afgan, I'll blame it on the heat lol!sounds like a lot of fun ,humm is a jelly roll wide enough for the squares,then again my jelly roll is too pretty to cut lol!
Helen

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