Sunday, September 2, 2012

Granny Squares


Here are a couple of my granny squares that I have not trimmed up yet.  The top one is the first one I did.  The middle square is suppose to be a pink floral.  How I picked out most of the green I do not know.  I love how the lavender and the green look together.  So sorry about these pictures I had to use my tv since my block board is to small.  I guess I need to make a bigger one.  DUH!


I decided to use one of Darlene Zimmerman's block instructions out of her book Granny Quilt Decor.   Darlene's instructions are so easy and I am just in love with her books and her style.


This is the quilt that I quilted today.  It is a Raggedy Ann and Andy vintage sheet that I found at http://www.etsy.com/shop/alabamanana  I have only made one other whole cloth quilt.  Just could not bring myself to cut this one up.    The back is also a vintage sheet that I have in my shop.  I found a tag on it from Montgomery Ward.  Normally when I think of Raggedy Ann and Andy I think of red and white gingham.  But this one screams yellow to me.


I tried to get a closer look so you could see the quilting.  Heart and flowers was just what this sheet needed. Tomorrow I will sew the binding on it and I am thinking of using a red and white gingham.

Hope y'all enjoy Labor Day and be SAFE.

Hugs



21 comments:

  1. lovely blocks Donna and love that quilt,yes it does scream yellow,well done.xx

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  2. The lavender and green block is pretty! That is my favorite color combo. The whole cloth quilt is great too!

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  3. Love your granny squares! Such great color combinations!

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  4. How cute is that sheet and I love your quilting!

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  5. I haven't seen granny squares before. They look great. The quilt looks very cute.

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  6. Hi Donna... love the colours in the granny squares!
    You've been busy while I was away! :)

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  7. Hi Donna...love the colours in the granny squares.
    You've been busy while I was away! :)

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  8. Donna I love them. They are so cute with the gingham. I didn't know Darlene Zimmerman had them in a book. I need to check that out. Your quilt....to so sweet. Have a great day...smiles...Renee

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  9. I am so glad I am not the only one who loves Darlene Zimmerman's Granny Square. I have a quilt pattern of hers I hope to work on this fall. The pattern is called 'Almost A Flower Garden'. A free pattern from McCalls Quilting web site. I am pretty sure it is in their archive section as the pattern is from June 2003. But thanks for the heads up on the book, that I did not know about and will need to find.

    Love your lavender and green block, I love those colors too. Your Ann and Andy quilt will be so adorable. Whole quilts are just about the only quilts I ever seem to finish. But I hope to change that.

    Thanks for stopping by...I am slowing re-adding and re-following everyone with this new blog. Hopefully blogger with lay off this one;-)

    blessings, jill

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  10. Love your Granny Squares and the combo of green/lavender is a favourite of mine too. Look forward to seeing the end result when it's all done :-)
    xx

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  11. I do love the lavender and green. Your squares are so pretty. Also love the Raggedy Ann quilt. That's a cute idea.

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  12. It's not nice to envious, so I'll just have to congratulate you on the beautiful work.
    Lots of talent can be seen here!
    Blessings,
    shug

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  13. Your granny squares are so pretty and love your quilt! :0)

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  14. Love your granny squares! Darlene Zimmerman is a wonderful designer. I have several of her patterns.
    I couldn't have cut the sheet either. It is adorable!
    Hugs
    Donna

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  15. I didn't know that was called a Granny Square! I only know crochet granny squares! They are beautiful! I can see the detail on your quilting the flowers and hearts. Do you have a free motion quilter? This is so gorgeous!!! And the vintage sheet, wow. I love the Ann and Andy. That is just so darn cute. Donna, you are just so talented.
    Blessings,
    Susie

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  17. I love your blog header! My stepmom would love the raggedy Ann and Andy quilt, I have some material - I should make her a quilt with it!

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  18. I love your quilts! They are so pretty. I'm stopping by from the blog hop and your newest follower. I love your blog!! :)

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  19. Love your granny squares Donna. The purple and green together is such a fun combo. Raggedy Ann and Andy with hearts and flowers, very sweet. Now following you.
    Hugs,
    Jann

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  20. I just adore looking at your quilts. So talented! I must admit that the pink rose quilt (located on your ~quilt~ page) remains my absolute favorite. Simply divine!
    Bug Hugs from South Carolina,
    Lazzy

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