Monday, September 17, 2012

Modern Granny

granny square, tree

I finally finished this granny square quilt!  Yay!  I started the blocks back in May.  I originally made twelve of them for a block exchange with the MMQG, but alas, I had out-of-town company, kiddos to watch, and a big house project going on that weekend, and I wasn't able to drop them off by the deadline (or even the extension), so I made more blocks (25 total all using the strip piece method) and squared them up and they sat for a bit.  

granny square

I couldn't decide upon a cleaver way of  joining them together.  Finally I just decided on some simple sashing and got started.

granny square, corner

The fabrics used were from Fresh Aire by Studio-e, Heather Ross Mendocino, and Oliver+S City Weekend.  I love the turquoise blocks and the octopi.

granny square, close-up

The back is just some leftover yardage of Studio-e and a solid pieced together.

granny square, back

I made the binding -- love the plaid.  (If you'd like to see how I made the binding, go here.)

granny square, full

The quilting was very simply stitch in the ditch -- I didn't want to distract away from the fabrics too much on this one. . . . and I was being lazy.  (Wink).

granny square, tree 2

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