Good Morning! Today I'm celebrating the anniversary of the lovely Lori Holt's book Great Granny Squared along with Lori and some of her quilty friends. For something extra fun we made projects that use the squares from the book but with a twist of some kind.
My Great Granny Squared project uses the "mama" block form Lori's book. I made 9 blocks using Nadra Ridgeway of Ellis & Higgs Bloom and Bliss fabric and an aqua solid I had in my stash. I can't remember the maker, sorry about that.
For the "twist" part I decided to crochet a granny stitch around all of the blocks and then connect them with a granny stitch. I turned it into a pillow because I actually need some new pillows. Mine are tired, haha. I love pom-poms on pillow edges so I decided to finally give that shot. I love how it turned out. The tutorial I used for the pom-poms is HERE. I'm not sure that I did them exactly right but I think they turned out pom-pomish :)
The back of the pillow is envelope style and all I did was press the top and side edges in 1/4 inch to get a finished edge and sew it to the back of the crocheted edge wrong sides together. I stitched it down with a fat 1/8 inch seam. Things get a little squooshy sewing to the yarn but it does sew down very securely. I made a pillow form to fit it. It's about 18 x 18 inches.
If you would like to have Lori's book Great Granny Squared and make some of the fun projects in it or put your own twist on them you're in luck! I have a copy of the book to send to one of you lovelies thanks to Fat Quarter Shop! Just leave a comment below. I'll pick a winner next week.
Then be sure to check out the other quilty friends celebrating with Lori and the twist they put on their Great Granny projects!
Monday, December 14, 2015
Fat Quarter Shop (Hey, that's us!)
Lori Holt of Bee in my Bonnet
Vickie of Spun Sugar Quilts
Katie of Good Golly Ginger
Sinta of Pink Pincushion
Tuesday, December 15, 2015
Tina of Emily Ann's Kloset
Renee of Sewn with Grace
Wednesday, December 16, 2015
Melissa of Oh How Sweet
Thursday, December 17, 2015
Jennie of Clover & Violet
Erin of Why Not Sew
Sherri Falls of This & That Patterns
Rachel of P.S. I Quilt
Sharon of Daisy Cottage Quilting
Friday, December 18, 2015
Greg of Grey Dogwood Studios
Pam of Pam Kitty Morning
Jamie of Busy Bee Quilts
Daisy of Ants to Sugar
Gerri Robinson of Planted Seed Designs