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Spelling Bee Book by Lori Holt

Wednesday, April 25, 2012

I've been strip piecing Granny Squares for one of my best friend's wedding gift. I used Katy's tutorial here. Except I used fat quarters to get half the amount of blocks for one set. I'm making a smaller size quilt and I wanted to have a few more different fabric combinations. They whip up so fast. I have one more set to make and then I hope to put it together and quilt it. That's the invitation. It's a Cinco de Mayo wedding / birthday party. It is going to be so fun and I am really looking forward to it! I was going for blocks that have the colors in the invitation. Did I do okay?

I started this really early yesterday morning. Inspired by this picture on pinterest and watching Little House on the Prairie. I've had some of these prints for a while and I wanted to use them for something. It's a bit darker and grungy than I usually go for. I really like it :)

I'm also working on a lampshade for this Vintage Irmi Humpty Dumpty lamp. I found it last year at my local thrift shop for $5 bucks! I had been looking for one for so long but was not willing to pay the price for some of them I had seen on-line. It works and it is so cute. It just needs a cute lampshade to go with it.

My only finish for the week were these little quilts that I blogged about here. The purple one is for my friend's daughter. The quilting on the purple one looks so much better than the quilting on the scrappy one in my opinion. ♥ I am in love with hand quilting ♥

That's what I've been up to!

Linking up with Freshly Pieced WIP Wednesday  and JAQS Studio Made by Me.



25 comments:

Debbie said...

awesome granny squares!

Teresa F. said...

The granny squares look fantastic and I love the mini quilts you've made.

Laura @ Needles, Pins and Baking Tins said...

LOVING your FMF granny squares. You've combined my 2 greatest loves at the moment!

niveas said...

Your granny squares are fantastic! Love the fabric choice and the combinations!

Cindy said...

It is all wonderful!

Sarah said...

I love how you used the colors from the invitation in the granny squares! That makes it even more special for them, what a great idea!

Paula said...

Love the strip tutorial - such a quick way to make these fun blocks - and I love the prints you are using! But my favorite thing in your post is that adorable hand quilting on the baby quilts! Oh my gosh - it is the cutest thing ever!

Paula said...

Love the strip tutorial - such a quick way to make these fun blocks - and I love the prints you are using! But my favorite thing in your post is that adorable hand quilting on the baby quilts! Oh my gosh - it is the cutest thing ever!

Katie said...

Oh my gosh, I had one of those lamps, although I'm pretty sure mine was pink. My mom probably still has it somewhere, she never gets rid of anything!

Siobhán said...

The recipients are going to LOVE that quilt!! What a cool lamp, too--and the quilt behind it--LOVE! Great idea with the stars, too. I am always so impressed with (a) people that can find cool stuff in thrift stores (I only ever manage to find junk, or find myself in line behind the person who's found an amazing antique for $2.) and (b) can look at a picture and create something inspired by it. You go girl! :)

Lisa Ann said...

What great projects you have going on! The quilt is going to be so pretty! I love the lamp and the little Fisher Price ball with the rocking animals. I used to play with one. Great finds!

diane said...

The granny looks perfect and the colors are exactly like the invitation. That Humpty lamp is so cute. Can't wait to see what you come up with for the shade.

Jessica Christensen said...

LOVE the granny squares. You can't go wrong with FMF. I am planning to make one in a yellow/gray/while color palette. Someday. But someday soon.

Kristine Hanson said...

I too am working on granny squares....some for me, some for a baby quilt (not for me, ha) and I also love Irmi things...I found a lamp on etsy some time ago that needed some tlc then I bought a simple shade for it, can't wait to see what you come up with for yours....also....I made a kitchenaid block from your tut. and I LOVE how it turned out, love it....will send you a pic soon

Heidi Staples said...

Erin, you make the most beautiful things...honestly, I love your color combos. It's just a delight to see your posts!

Wonky Girl said...

I like your "dark and grungy" project. I flit back and forth between that and clean brights with white or black.

Heather D. said...

Your projects are awesome! I think you did a great job matching the party invitation.

And that Fisher Price ball toy, I TOTALLY remember that!

vintage grey said...

Love the granny squares, and how you have the middle piece stand out!! I might have to do that for my next one!!! Your vintage Irmi Humpty Dumpty lamp is so sweet!! Cant wait to see the lampshade!! Have a lovely day!! ;) xo Heather

Karin said...

love the granny squares, you can't go wrong with FMF! And that LAMP! I had the SAME lamp as a kid! I think I might have even used it for my kids' rooms when they were little (and probably gave it back to my mom after). I know I had one of those SAME Fisher Price ball toys for my boys too! :) Can't wait to see what you do with the stars, I am loving them!!!

Katy Cameron said...

Fun WIPS, and love the wee bunnies and bears on the minis!

Erin said...

Love the granny squares! I'm working on some, too and you're right, they come together so quickly! Love it!

Simply Sandy said...

Erin, you have been a busy girl! That humpty dumpty is so sweet and vintagy! I love your little doll quilts and I'm with you, the hand quilting looks amazing and is so addictive! Happy quilting!

Megan said...

What a great way to use your FMF prints - good for you for cutting into them!

quilt happy said...

i am making a granny quilt for my daughter . they are fun but it takes so many for a queen sized bed

Sue said...

Oh, my goodness, those are adorable! Love your blog! I really should be doing housework...LOL...

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