Wednesday, 17 July 2013

WIP Wednesday: 12 Grannies

On the design wall ...


It's a single bed quilt so there are going to be 24 blocks (4 x 6).  Not all of these will make the final cut, I've been surprised by how different the blocks look on the wall and from a distance.

Linking up here:
WIP Wednesday at Freshly Pieced

24 comments:

  1. They are all very pretty though- wouldn't like to decide which ones to eliminate!

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    1. It's certainly tougher than I thought it would be!

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  2. I really like your grannies! They have such a soft and vintage-y feel.

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  3. They're all lovely. I agree it will be hard to make choices!

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    1. Thank you, after everyone's encouraging words I may look to keep them all!

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  4. Your blocks look so crisp and beautiful. A design wall must be a wonderful help.

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    1. Thank you. My 'design wall' is just a plain old wall, with the grannies held up by washi tape!

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  5. They are beautiful blocks, not sure I could cut any of them out. PS I've just clicked follow on Bloglovin'. I'm looking forward to seeing what you get up to :)

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    1. Thank you for following, I've planning a great giveaway in the next month.

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  6. I love those grannie squares. Have yet to make any myself. Yours are sweet. If they don't make the cut, perhaps they could be pieced into the backing?

    Lorna:)
    http://sewfreshquilts.blogspot.com

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    1. That's a great idea, thanks for the suggestion.

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  7. I think Granny Squares are my favorites :) Those are such wonderful colors and I can imagine it will be difficult elimination. I like Lorna's idea to add them to the backing. It would be a wonderful surprise!

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    1. Yes, I think it would be a nice surprise to have some on the back, thanks for stopping by.

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  8. I love em, keep the red and aqua one! <3

    I am stopping by from the WIP hop, my post is here if you have time to stop by :) http://domesticdeficitdisorder.blogspot.com/2013/07/wip-july-17th-edition.html

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    1. Thanks, I see your skill builder blocks are coming along nicely.

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  9. Very pretty! Yes, putting the ones you decide not to use for the front on the back of the quilt is a great idea. Alternatively, you could make a matching cushion for the quilt.

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    1. Thanks, I've been thinking up ways to use the blocks that don't go into the quilt, and cushions are a definite possibility.

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  10. Your blocks are just adorable. I want to make one but all those small squares make me scared. One day though.

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    1. Thanks! They may be small but the piecing is very straightforward, so it doesn't take all that long at all. If I make another one, I will select about 6 fabrics, rather than having it so scrappy because I've found the scrappy selection process has taken a while. Blue Elephant Stitches has a strip-pieced version tutorial, which would make it a lot faster: http://www.modabakeshop.com/2013/02/granny-square-quilt.html

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  11. I really like the blue and yellow one and the blue-grey one. But they look lovely together to me. It'll be a really lovely quilt when it's finished.

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    1. Thank you! I can't wait to get it finished.

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