Saturday, April 28, 2012

Flea Market Fancy Granny Squares Cinco De Mayo Wedding Quilt

How's that for a title?

I finished the top for my friends wedding quilt. I used Katy's strip pieced tutorial but with fat quarters so I could make a variety of sets with fewer blocks because this is a smallish quilt. I was excited to lay these blocks out but when I started I just couldn't get a layout I liked. I finally decided on this diagonal layout of green, yellow, blue, green, yellow, blue etc... kind of... the blue block in the bottom corner should probably be yellow but I like the blue.. and looking at it now I think I could have definitely used more red but I'm happy with it. I have some Granny Squares left over that I will use on the back. Then I have to decide on quilting and binding. Any suggestions???







26 comments:

Nicky said...

I'd bind in green! And I want to use baptist/amish fans on my quilt!

Heidi Staples said...

Gorgeous! Why not add your extra red in the binding? I did a granny square lap quilt where I did hand stitching around each square in the color of the center cross. Pretty, but it took forever...

Dolores said...

It looks lovely. These granny quilts have been on my to do list! I woke up this morning wondering what i could do with a jelly roll to make a quilt for my Mum for Mothers Day (in 2wks in Oz) besides a basic strip quilt. I wonder whether you could use a jelly roll for a granny square quilt....

Maree: said...

Your Quilt is Gorgeous I think anyone of the fabrics you have used would suit for Binding...
cheers

Lib said...

The quilt looks great, Erin. I am definitely going to put it on my to-do list ...... after I finish your hand.sewing quilt-along and ... and.. :-)

Shannon said...

Beautiful!!! May I ask how "easy" this is and if it's beginner/intermediate user-friendly? :) I would bind it in a green, and for quilting I think stitching in the ditch on the squares would look nice, and then perhaps free-hand quilt the borders (if that made any sense!). But you may not want my advice since I am a beginner! LOL

vintage grey said...

Love it!! Ooh, I always love binding with mini polka dots, like the Ruby line! Maybe in a pretty aqua, green or pink? xo Heather

Leslie said...

oh dear....i already have a bunch of pre cut FMF squares....this is amazing!!! you would not mind if i followed suit would you?

doodlebugmom said...

This is so pretty! I think I would bind in green too.

Missy Shay said...

It looks great great! how about a scrappy binding? I think that would look great against the white.

Jeanie said...

BEAUTIFUL!!! You are so talented, Erin!

Ellyn said...

I was thinking scrappy binding too! or if you only want one color, I'd go with the green. It's a lovely quilt

Kylie said...

It's fab Erin! And yes, scrappy binding!!!

Salamanda's Scrappy Adventures said...

Red or scrappy binding and for me it would be simple lines quilting to let squares shine.

Katy Cameron said...

It looks great, and I'd use a yellow or green binding :o)

Barb said...

You top looks wonderful! I go scrappy as well...

Linda said...

The quilt is gorgeous! One binding idea is to find a striped fabric with the colors in your quilt and use that as binding. (You can cut strips from selvage to selvage for a straight sided quilt and have a striped binding.)

Lynn said...

this is so beautiful!

sewfunbymonique said...

I say scrappy binding as well. This is amazingly beautiful!! I love it!!

Katy said...

I absolutely love this quilt! There isn't a thing I would change about it. As far as the backing...I know you will make something great.

Marianne Penner said...

So pretty! If you wish you had more red I would bind it in red. As for quilting I think I would handquilt around each granny with a big stitch and complementary floss color to each granny.

Carla said...

Hi Erin. Maybe you could peruse the flickr group to get quilting ideas. I saw one done in wavy horizontal lines that looked fabulous.

Cindy said...

Beautiful.

diane said...

I am going to see how you quilt yours and then I will decide on how to quilt my granny square quilt top which has been done for a while now. I think the layout os perfect

notes of sincerity said...

Your quilt is just gorgeous! What a lovely gift!! :o)
I can't wait to see what you decide on for binding
and quilting. :o) hugs. Trish

An Art Nest said...

This is really nice work!

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