Wednesday, 28 March 2012

Granny top - finished!

granny square quilt top

This was such fun to put together - and so fast (thanks to the strip piecing method).

from behind

I used Adventures with Alice by Darlene Zimmerman from Robert Kaufman, that I got from Lola Pink Fabrics. They're the perfect 30s repros - I prefer ditsy florals and geometrics to the repros with little children on, and these have a great mix of them. There are prints with rabbits and Alice in Wonderland images, but they work really well. The colours are great too, my favourite is probably the black floral. I also used a white klona cotton that I have a bolt of from Alice at Backstitch. It's a great white - completely pure and bright and the weight is slightly heavier than kona, so it's very good for making sharp points and finger pressing. Plus it's a touch wider than kona (53" wide), and only £5.50/metre so it's really good value as well.

granny square quilt top

Now I have to get this quilted, it's not too big so I will probably do it myself for a change, rather than adding it to the massive stack I have to take to Long Armed Chris. I'm accepting I can't possibly afford to get every quilt I make long armed, I don't like accepting the quilting pot of gold is not as full as I'd like, but until I win the lottery I think I need to quit whining about it and accept the fact sometimes I have to quilt things.

Quilt Deets;
fabrics;
Adventures with Alice from Lola Pink Fabrics
Klona white from Backstitch
Size - 53"x73"

41 comments:

Anne said...

It's just beautiful!!! I need to get mine put together... oh, so many things to do and so little time!

Rachel said...

It looks awesome!

diane said...

This is so pretty. I hope to finish mine this week, too.

Janine said...

great job! it's on my want to list but really need to finish a few (hundred) other things first

Nicky said...

And that's another quilt I want to make too Katy! Love your one! Do you know how you are going to quilt it? I may try a traditional all over pattern on mine - if I ever get that far....?

Cynthia said...

Your finished quilt top is gorgeous! It looks like stained glass when the light shines through it :) I hate to add up the sum of all the money spent on quilting.....but it's worth it!

Nicole Follow the White Bunny said...

It's really really pretty! I love this block and I'm now on my 8th block (I assemble them the slooooow way...) Anyway I was wondering if you lost any 'points' on some of the squares on the outside when you added the sashing? There seems to be very little white margin left on the sides of some of my squares. Which is probably due to my sloppy stitching and squaring the block at exactly 9 and 1/4 ;) Hope I'm making sense? Thanks!

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

Its granny-licious! Gah. I want to make this so bad...

Judith said...

Very pretty indeed. I love the dark squares in it. You know you might actually find that you enjoy machine quilting it......

Sarah said...

Its lovely :-) Know just what you mean about the quilting... wish I had a long armed Chris!

bearpaw said...

Love this one! I must look out that fabric, I haven't heard of it before - love the name!

Maxwells said...

I love it!!!! This quilt just moved up in the to do list :)

Theresa said...

It's stunning - love the Adventures with Alice fabric. I had a quilt longarmed by Chris last year and she did a fantastic job.

Kelsey said...

I am in LOVE with this!!!! Those 30s prints are my favorite :)

randi--i have to say said...

this is a great quilt top! lovin' those grannies!

Krista said...

wow. it's awesome! probably my favorite granny square quilt yet, because of the 30s prints. it's different and spectacular. great job! have fun wrangling that one on your machine :D

marcella said...

Beautiful top! I've got a little top together and hope to get quilting on it soon. Such a fun block to make.

Needled Mom said...

Gorgeous!!! What a wonderful quilt!

aksherry said...

I love it! I am having Granny Lust, badly!!

Deb said...

It's adorable! I want to make one of these so bad, but I already have so many projects going...it would just end up being another WIP if I started it now.

Karin said...

LOVE it! Can't wait to see it quilted! I've almost been swayed to start a granny square quilt myself, but I have SO many WIP's already. At least I finished a flimsy yesterday though (and maybe baste it today if I can make the time!)

Flying Blind... said...

Oh it's a beauty! I heart Klona white too x

Sew Create It - Jane said...

Absolutely beautiful! Well done!

quilt happy said...

i wont to make that so bad

Cherie said...

Love the top and a great idea strip piecing. Mind you I love the random look of blocks! I too have done 2 granny quilt tops. *high five* =D

angharad handmade said...

Very lovely - I particularly like the image with the light shining through it showing all the seam allowances, I love the backs of quilt tops as much as the good side! Cute fabrics too.

The klona Alice stocks is perfect for sashing, such a lovely weight and stiffness to it.

Jacey said...

It's gorgeous! You finished quickly, too!

Katy Cameron said...

Yay, it looks fab! I'm hoping to get to use your strip piecing method on a granny plan, I just need to find the perfect fabric first. We may be some time...

sweet diesel designs said...

Your granny squares are wonderful! And I love that you chose repro fabrics...

Nanette Merrill said...

Look at you. I think you do a quilt a week. I'm super jealous. I want this quilt.

Lynne said...

Oh boy I have to make this. Since I also crochet, anything called a granny square will be at the top of my list. Love your strip piecing method.

Collette said...

stunning! I purchased some a klona bundle from Alice last week and they are brights! can't wait to use them! x

Richard Healey said...

Yea I finished 2 lap quilt tops cant wait to get them quilted up.

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Mermaid Sweets said...

It is gorgeous. I love the second picture, like stained glass windows.

Christina said...

Gorgeous! Perfect prints for the pattern. I just love it!

Cheryl Arkison said...

So happy to see it mixed up with colours. Nice evolution of fabric choices as you went along.

selfsewn said...

It's wonderful, I'm such a sucker for breezy quilts!

Rosa said...

It`s absolutely wonderful.Great job!

Teje said...

It's amazing! I love it and thank you for the tutorial! Helps a lot to make these lovely granny blocks! x Teje

Archie the wonder dog said...

It's beautiful and I'm looking forward to seeing how you quilt it - are you starting the quilting soon?!

Dana - Old Red Barn Co. said...

Big time love.

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