Monday, April 21, 2014

Great Granny Squared Blog Tour and Giveaway



Hello! Welcome to my stop on the Great Granny Sew Along blog tour! If you are here for your first time, I welcome you to browse through my blog posts to share just a little bit of my quilting life. I'm a fabric lover and a dedicated quilter, and I have a lot of fun posting about my projects, my tips and my ideas on this wonderful art.



This blog tour and sew along will provide additional instructions each week for the next few weeks so that you can sew a sampler quilt using some block variations from Lori Holt's book Great Granny Squared.  There are four blocks in the sampler quilt; the first one is the Filled Basket Block.

You can find all of the information on the Great Granny Squared home page. And go here to download the Great Granny Squared PDF file for this week.




Make this week's block, the "Filled Basket Block" pictured above...and Fat Quarter Shop will be giving Sullivan Embroidery Scissors & Clover Point Protectors to three winners that submit their Filled Basket Block photo on the GGS Flickr Group




I also have one copy of the book to give away to one of my blog readers. Leave a comment about your number one quilting goal right now to be entered. Happy Monday, and thanks so much for stopping by!

Oh, and be sure to drop by Pam's, Erin's, The Jolly Jabber, and Lori's to see their versions!

141 comments:

Betsy said...

Sherri, right now my quilting goal is to make nursery items for my 1st grandson due in September. I want to make an alphabet quilt for him

Bethany Paterson said...

I need to finish three quilts that I've been working on!

Heidi [Banks of Frog Creek] said...

I want to finish the twin sized quilt for my daughter before she's out of the crib... The top is done except for adding a border!

Podunk Pretties said...

I've been trying to stay focused on the UFO's and getting them finished.

Carin@Ullhärvan said...

I need to finish my Swoon quilt!

Lisa Marie said...

Sometimes an idea comes to me and I want to make it NOW. That happened a few days ago. The weekend was too hectic to fit in much sewing, so today my number one goal is to work on this project. It's just a table runner so it shouldn't take long to get it on my table!

*Tyler* said...

My immediate quilt goal is to get my daughters quilt pieced. Long term though is to learn to fmq.

Sigi G said...

My quilting goal is to finish 2 baby quilts and find a 'quilter' close by to quilt my (7) Row Along Quilts. Yes, I had to make at least 1 for each of the immediate family, but I don't trust my sewing machine to even straight top-stitch these. Help!! My husband keeps reminding me that other quilters make 1 quilt at a time?!?

Pam E. said...

My quilting goal is to continue to use fabrics in my stash, in addition to buying new fabric when I "need" to.

By the way, it was great meeting you and chatting at Xmas Goose!

Thimbleanna said...

You crack me up! "If you are here for your first time" ... I can't imagine that there is anyone out there that hasn't been to your wonderful blog before!!! ;-D

wonderlandbyalyce said...

I must finish a quilt for my daughter! It's backed with a minky fabric and I've tried machine quilting and hand tying and neither are working out very well so it's frustrating me to no end.

Vickie said...

My quilting goal is to get labels on my quilts, not sure why...but it's my least favorite thing to do in the process.

GO STARS! said...

I've got about 8 tops completed which need to be quilted and bound. I'm trying to get them completed before starting on more piecing. It's so hard to stay focused on one project at a time!

Marie said...

I'm working on a quilt that I've named Minnie - thousands of 5/8 inch hexies. It is hand sewn and will take me years to complete, I'm sure, but I want to get it to the next level and join large hexie diamonds together to see what that will look like. Love it, and love your giveaway - thanks!

Ginger said...

My number one quilting goal is to teach myself better machine quilting designs than just straight lines and meandering. I have two tops I pieces just to practice quilting with.
anetemso {at} gmail {dot} com

Steven Turner said...

My quilting goal at the moment is to actually find some time to quilt! I've returned to work after 5 years break to have children and to say it's a shock to the system would be an understatement!
turner(underscore)post(at)hotmail(dot)com

Gwynette in NW Arkansas said...

My goal is to finish some UFOs and use some of - well, a LOT of my stash!!!! Maybe that book would help!!!! Thanks!

Lindsay Rodems said...

Quilting Goals right now are to practice more Free Motion Quilting and to start my Swoon Quilt.

Susan Smith said...

My goal for this year is to finish one UFO for each new project I start. That doesn't forbid me from starting new projects but I do get my old ones finished!

Carol C. said...

I am focusing on UFO's, and next up is finishing my first quilt(30+ years later)! It just needs quilting, and I plan to hand quilt it. I sure enjoy your blog!!

Paula @ Sewy Stuff said...

Hey Sherri! Thanks for the chance to win!

My goal right now is to finish up on time with the quilt-along I am working on. In addition to staying on track with the others, I'd like to be able to give it to my Mom for Mother's day.

Lucy said...

Sherri, I enjoy your blog because you show what to do with scrappy 2 1/2 squares. Your instructions are great.

Leah Spencer said...

My goal is to finish up my newphew's quilt before he comes to visit.

Sheila said...

I goal is to finish up all my UFO's this year.

Barb said...

My goal is to use what I have!

HeatherK @ A Reformed Heath'n said...

Right now my main quilting goal is to work on the, quilting for my daughter's trek quilt. I was hoping to be almost done by this point in the month, but I've barely touched it ...

Glynette said...

Now I would like to start a swoon quilt, I know, I know, I'm years behind!

Hildy said...

On saturday I've meet with one of my best friends (we first meet in kindergarden) and she told me that she's pregnent, yeah! I'm totally happy for her and ,of course, now I need to make some baby stuff! I already have two finished baby quilt tops (boy and girl) and now I actually need to quilt them then I can cross this of my list.

Fignie said...

I'm stuck making my Hub's Superman quilt - I picked a rather huge quilt pattern -- slightly regretting - but I want it done for Christmas ... this year :)

GrammyK said...

I've got three projects to complete: a Quilt of Valor, a queen size quilt for a wedding gift for dear friends, and a yellow and gray chevron quilt for a new baby. Then I can dig into may stash and have fun! Thanks for doing this giveaway!! Have a great day.

vkh6210 said...

Right now I have 5 quilts to get the binding finished on. I will then be onto my next quilt. Hopefully one for each family member for Christmas. This looks like a great book. Thank you for the chance to win one.

Missy Shay said...

I'm hoping to finish a rail fence quilt for a friend who is going through a hard time. I'm hoping to finish it today. Then I want to finish my king size scrappy trip along quilt that I have been working on for a year!
missysaprons@gmail.com

Jennifer Gail said...

To get my string blocks all sewed together:) Thanks

Lani Glasser said...

My immediate quilting goal is to get 2 quilts sewn and quilted for 2 teachers of my grandson! Thanks for the chance!

Michele T said...

I am almost finished hand quilting a quilt for my niece who is graduating from Nursing at the end of May!!

paulette said...

My number one goal right now is to finish the quilt that I started for my daughter...Science Fair by Jaybird! Then make bunting for her wedding!! Then I am FREE to start my own projects...can't wait!! I LOVE the Granny Square quilt...just put it on the ol' Biucket List!! Thanks for the chance to win the book!
Paulette

BeachQuilter said...

I need to fmq several projects so I can start some new ones!

Jowyn Jenson said...

I really need to learn how to free motion quilt much better.

Cynthia said...

My quilting goal is to finish all my WIP!!! Lol

cindy said...

I'm working on a "crown of thorns" scrap quilt, using Kansas Troubles fabric and some random scraps. I have found three variations of the "Crown of Thorns" pattern, so incorporating all three into the quilt. I'm really in need of patience right now.

Stephanie said...

My goal is to finish three quilts before starting another. One needs binding, one needs borders and get off to my long arm lady and last is a baby quilt that needs borders and quilting, she is 3 months old now!

Deb said...

I made myself a list of projects I would like to complete this year. So far, I've finished my Farmer's Wife and a couple other projects. This month I need to get my Swoon done. I'm making it into a king size quilt.

Beverly Kirk said...

#1 Goal is to perfect my applique skills by hand or machine... onto my pieced quilts

Just Sew Sue said...

My number one goal should be finishing one of my many UFOs but I started a new project and need to finish a New York beauty oversized cushion ready for my guild's show and tell tomorrow evening.

Apple Avenue Quilts said...

I'd like to start quilting again! We moved in Dec. and since then it been paint, paint, and still more paint. My sewing room is next so may be I can get it together and get some sewing done. Thanks for the chance on your giveaway.

Becky S. said...

My number one goal is to finish many of the UFO's I have before the end of summer. Thanks for the chance to win.

Fran said...

My biggest goal right now is to finish my Insanity quilt, 1333 hand stitched hexagons... Started about six years ago, but this week has seen some progress and not far to go!

Cathy Smith said...

I've been working on finishing up the blocks from my Virtual Quilting Bee. Only three blocks left and I can start putting rows together! Thanks for the chance!

Lee Ann L. said...

Number one quilting goal is to get my sewing room (remodeling) done and start making quilts for family members.

Linda said...

HELLO,right now I'm finishing up a charity quilt with aquas+grays! Thanks for sharing a winning chance for a neat book!
HAPPY STITCHING!

msstitcher1214@gmail.com

Bev said...

I have several projects that I desparately need to finish including a quilt for my new grandson that will be here in just a couple weeks.

Kim said...

I have a quilt that needs binding but there are so many sewing projects that I need to do this week before I can get to my quilt.

Sandie @ crazy'boutquilts said...

Catch up on sewing projects this week and hopefully quilt next week. I seem to get behind too easily lately! I'd love to sew along with y'all if I win. Thanks for the chance!

Elaine said...

My goal is to make a Christmas quilt for each of our seven married children this year! I think I had better get started!
satterfieldfamily at sbcglobal dot net

Gill said...

My niece's baby is due in June and I haven't started her quilt yet!

Jen said...

My goal is to machine quilt a quilt myself. I can and have made quilt tops, but I haven't taken the machine quilting plunge yet.

Wendy said...

My quilting goal right now is to make 3 baby quilts. Would love to try the Great Granny Square - I find the pattern intriguing.

Learn How To Make Quilts said...

To finish hand quilting a big queen size quilt I have on my frame in the center of my living room :).

Tanya Quilts in CO said...

Priority number 1 is to make a tote bag for a swap I am participating in. Thanks for the giveaway!

M.W. said...

My #1 goal is to quilt the 6 + quilt tops I have finished before I start on anything else.
Shawn

Bethany said...

Learn to free motion quilt!

Bethany said...

Learn to free motion quilt!

Shelor Robin said...

My number one goal is to finish the quilts I am working on and then take up fmq--which I keep procrastinating about. Seems there is always something else to do! :-)

Sherry said...

My number one goal is to get the binding on four quilts that are ready do go.

Amy said...

My goal is to finish the quilt that I have for my nephew who is 2 years old:) Thanks!

hatlevig@integra.net

Dee said...

My number 1 quilting goal is...... Slow down and be more creative!!!

deb F said...

For a goal...I have wanted to do a double wedding ring quilt forever and I think it is time to start it...only 5 more weeks of tending grandchildren and then off for the summer so a great project to start.
Love your blog...thanks for the time and talents.

Joan H. said...

My immediate goal is to make a baby quilt for our niece who is due this summer. After that, back to more UFO's.

Sheryl said...

I have all the pieces cut out for Lori's last quilt along. I cut out a set for me and a set for my BFF. When she comes to visit in July we are going to make them. scrappinsheryl@msn.com



Diane said...

I am busy making quilts for the four summer weddings I am going to attend. And I am challenging myself to learn new techniques, such as curved seams and Y seams, along the way. Happy Quilting! And thanks for the chance to win!

barbara woods said...

mine is to make the rest of my grands a quilt.

Carol said...

I MUST finish the quilt I gave my oldest son for Christmas. It is still waiting to be quilted and I have procrastinated much too long. Such a bad mother!

Joni said...

I am currently making a quilt for my Dad's hospital bed. We are bringing him home soon after months in the hospital. He has picked out the colors and block style. I can't wait to get my hands on Lori's book!

Sandy said...

My number one goal right now is to get the binding on the Buzz Cut quilt I made for my hubby for Christmas!! Yes, time to get that one done. ;)

Sarah G said...

My quilting goal right now is to get some baby blankets finished before the baby shower. ;) I don't have very long to get them finished.

Thank you for hosting a give-away!
Sarah G
sarahmon90(at)gmail(dot)com

Michele said...

My goal is to make a table runner as a Mother's Day gift!

Jolene said...

My goal is to finish a table runner that I had to take some of the borders of because I ran out of that fabric and can't find Moore to finish.

Christine M said...

My number one quilt goal this year is to start quilting my Double Wedding Ring quilt. Now it is getting cooler here, I will be able to make a start. Thanks for the lovely giveaway.

legato1958 said...

My number one goal is to start a quilt with some Tanya Whelan fabric!

Susie

legato1958 said...

My number one goal is to start a quilt with some Tanya Whelan fabric!

Susie

NancyL said...

My current goal is to get started on a baby quilt for my soon-to-arrive granddaughter; she could show up anyday now, and I still don't know what I quilt I am going to make!

Peggy Terzian said...

A friend and I agreed (double-dog-dared? threatened?) to make 100 pro bono quilts this year for Project Linus. The deadline is June 30, 2014. I am at 61 quilts, and she is at 69-I have some serious sewing to do in the next couple of months!!! Sleep? Who needs sleep!
Peggy Terzian peggydw1@yahoo.com

SHARON ZISOS said...

My goal right now is to teach myself free motion quilting.

Lori said...

My goal is to finish a sail boat quilt for our king size quilt. Thanks for a chance to win!

Connie Rhea said...

My goal is to complete numerous quilts my mother left unfinished so I can start new ones for my family and finish them.

Dorothy said...

Right now, my number one goal is to finish the quilts that I have started. Last week it was to finish a donation quilt, but got that done, so now I get to work on one that is just for fun.

Jeanenne Nielsen said...

I need to have a challenge quilt done by the 3rd week of May and I have a Mystery quilt that needs to be done by then also for quilt guild.

Sherill said...

I have to finish my Mother's Day gift to my Mom! Working on the third border. It will get finished, it will get finished!

Guild secretary said...

My goal is to finish a quilt for my niece's wedding.

Maureeneh said...

My goal is to finish a quilt for my niece's wedding.

Barb in Mi said...

I need to get a quilt top loaded and quilted! Once it is on the frame, it all comes together, but I am always dragging my feet getting a top loaded ;-) Love the Basket Block of the GG Squared. Thanks so much!

Beth said...

My number one quilting goal is to finish my dear friend's anniversary quilt. Which means I must stop reading quilting blogs and get busy quilting! Thanks for the nudge. ;)

Merritt said...

My #1 Goal: To finish 3 UFO's before I start something new.

Brenda said...

My goal is to actually get to the sewing machine and make something. It has been a long time, and I am ready to start feeling productive again. This looks like a fun quilt-along. Read today's Jolly Jabber already.

V Firnhaber said...

To finish the alphabet quilt for my g-baby, only have 6 blocks to go.

Pat said...

My goal for this year is to make a quilt for my grandson who arrived on April 8th! I love Lori Holt's designs and would love to win a copy of her book. I do love reading each of your blog posts!

Karen said...

My number one quilting goal at the moment is to get the 96 squares laid out and sewn together so that I can complete the quilt for my brother!

sewhappyfun said...

My number one quilting goal is to quilt one of the 5 quilt tops I have before I start another quilt!

Wendy said...

My #1 goal is to get a Harley Davidson quilt done for my daughter and son in law. Not my style so I have to push myself a little but their anniversary is coming up, so it is a priority. I would love to win the book...niw thats my style!

georgiakd said...

my goal is to finish the quilt I started for my Dad in December.....he mentioned it at Easter so I know he is anxious to see it! Thanks for the chance to win.

Deb said...

I'd definitely love to win Lori's book. my goal is to start on Fig Trees' Vintage Farmhouse blocks. I've rec'd 3 pkgs and have yet to begin!

Carol C Thomas said...

My number one quilting goal is to learn how to use my sewing machine. Any quilt will be a goal - going to start small and slow.

CaroleM said...

My goal right now is to learn how to quilt a large quilt on a domestic machine. I've actually just enrolled in a Craftsy class to do just this!

Audie-n-TX said...

Right now I want to focus on my wool applique BOM from Primitive Gatherings that I just love.

Happy Cottage Quilter said...

My Number 1 goal is to quilt up the numerous UFO's that are stacking up in my closet :-S Thanks for the giveaway. The book looks awesome!

Cecelia said...

My goal is to finish my ufo's!

Maree in NC ☺ said...

I really need to and want to get binding on two long time UFOs and get borders on another. Thanks for the chance to win your giveaway! ☺

my nana maree @ yahoo . com

KMSC said...

I am trying to finish an Alex Anderson quilt pattern I started three years ago then on to any number of other UFOs. It never ends!
k(dot)castanette(at)hotmail(dot)com

shauna said...

My number one quilting goal right now is to complete a wedding quilt for a nephew and his fiancé. Then it's on to all my UFOs.

Hilachas said...

My quilting goal is to finish two long-time UFOs, a Christmas quilt and one other quilt that is taking me forever to finish. Thanks for the opportunity to win your giveaway.

Jacklynn said...

My quilting goal is to finish a lap quilt that has been hanging on my sewing room door for a year - while I do smaller, faster projects. Need to buckle down and do it! Thanks for the give away!

Angelica O'Connor said...

My number one quilting goal is to finish the binding of a nurse themed quilt that I am making for my daughter's convocation from nursing school for this Friday. Thanks for the giveaway.

Kristy said...

I am making little wall hangings or mats for friends with the Moda blog hop letters. I have the letters done for each person and the backs started. I have quilted one completely but have 10 more to do. I hope they all enjoy their little letter mats. Thanks for the give away. K-

Kat said...

I need to work on three, yes three! Baby quilts!

GranChris said...

I want to make this quilt for sure but UFO's are calling my name. Hmm priorities.

Tammy Edwards said...

My number 1 quilting goal right now,besides this fun sew along, is a baby quilt I am making for a niece of ours who is expecting her first little bundle of joy :)

Lee said...

Number one goal - complete an Eagle Scout quilt for my godson before his award banquet!

Judith said...

I am trying to finish sewing together by hand two large quilt halves! I machine quilted in parts and am on the home stretch! Would love to win this book. THanks for the chance.

jan said...

I have been working on alot of hand sewing. Thanks for the chance to win!
xo jan

Susan said...

I'm woirking on quilting FOUR t-shirt quilts. I have three sandwiched, but ran out of pins. My deadline is June 15th as they are gifts...

AnnieO said...

I'd love to win a copy of your book! My #1 quilting goal is to sew every day again like I used to. So often I feel tired after a long workday, but sewing feeds my soul and that's a good thing!

Janelle said...

My goal is to get a few things finished up before I need to pack up my house to move!

Carmen N said...

My biggest quilting goal is to actually finish a quilt (I'm still a beginnger)

Tracey Heinle said...

My number 1 quilting goal is to work on free motion machine quilting....I love how the quilt comes to life after the quilting!! I am buying a lot of books & watching those wonderful Craftsy classes. I am doing lots & lots of practicing because I am so determined to become good at it. Thank you for this great opportunity to win this fantastic book!!!!

Katie Cohagen said...

My quilting goal is to finish at least two quilts this year where I purchase the pattern and fabric but never got started. :)

Amanda Best said...

My #1 quilting goal right now is to finish my niece's quilt in time to give it to her for graduation in May. I love the basket block and would love to win Lori's book!
email is: bestbelle2010@aol.com

Linda said...

My quilting goal is to finish a t-shirt quilt for a young man graduating from high school. I have the shirts prepared, just have to assemble the quilt and quilt it.

Mary Jane Link said...

I have decided to make some quilt block pillows and 2 or 3 small wall hangings. I think these are doable goals for a newbie like me!

Joanna said...

This week I want to make the blocks for three qal's I'm doing, and I have blocks of another quilt to work on. I'm also quilting a quilt but put it aside because of Easter.

Vicki ♥ said...

Hi I am going to similar to Lori's basket and I really love yours too :) Thanks and I have a friend who I will gift the book too if I win it :) Hugs Vicki xx

Rhonda Best said...

My number one quilting goal is to fish my shoo-fly block quilt.

Shar said...

My #1 quilting goal is to get my grandbaby's quilt done before he/she arrives.

Helen L said...

My #1 goal is to finish the quilt I started for my niece a few years ago. 😏

Susan P said...

My goalis to actually get some sewing time in. Some weeks I never even make it to my sewing room.

Bebe said...

My goal this year is to get as many quilt kits in my stash sewn together ( of which there are about 20-) and have gotten 3 done so far (tops) and one in progress. Fig Tree & Co quilts are the ones I have chosen to do first- they are so fun and easy and love the colors!

Sarah said...

My goal is to enjoy what I do, and not pressure myself to get things done quickly. Given that we've just moved and I have lots to sew, that's been challanging! Thanks for the giveaway! sarah@forrussia.org

Josie McRazie said...

Feathers that don't look like alien fingers! LOL my Honeyman just bought me a long arm and I have been trying my hand at feathering! If it is alien fingers you are looking for you have come to the right person! I have finished 4 quilts on it so far (including my largest to date an over sized queen) I am also looking forward to quilting up my MANY tops that are sitting in limbo!

Susan said...

My goal right now is to learn to applique. I have a butterfly quilt block that I want to make. Thank you so much for offering the giveaway. I have and love Lori's "Quilty Fun".

Rosa Youschak said...

To quilt & bind my first pieced top! I have had it pieced together for quite some time but the binding rather scares me! So there it sits all nicely folded waiting for nerves of steel to finally quilt and then bind it!

Regina said...

My hubby bought me a used quilt frame (mid-arm) and my goal is to get it set up and running by Memorial Day weekend (we've had it for nearly 2 years and not set it up yet...)

KT said...

I have two goals, finish up my sons quilt I have been working on and make a one more quilt for my baby girl before she gets here in July!

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