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Sep 20, 2016

Granny Square Big Finish - Holy Scrap!

Sep 20, 2016
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Remember this guy from back in March?  Oodles and oodles of granny squares, all made with the scrappiest intent?  Well, after a long time sitting waiting to be bound, he's finally finished!

I was crazy when I took the large center bee block granny squares and decided it needed a border with smaller granny squares.  I worked on all those 7" grannies for about a year.  It takes forever when each block is cut individually...
After all the grunting I did during the process, I'm happy to say to it was worth it.  I'm falling more and more in love with scrappy quilts each time i see one.

(Probably a good thing considering I have SO many scraps.  This quilt didn't end up even making a dent in them.)
I went bold and chose the dark navy Add It Up print from Cotton + Steel for the main border.  At first, I was really concerned it was too deep of a color with the Kona White, but I have to admit, the darkness makes the blocks really pop.  The gamble paid off.  It shows off the quilting nicely too.
It's days like these when I think "how did we ever live without this quilt?"
Quilt Stats.
Name: Granny Square Scrap Quilt
Size: 66" x 81"
Fabric:  Scraps from my stash, on Kona White.  Navy Border/Binding is Add It Up/Cotton+Steel
Piecing:  Me
Quilting: LAQ Beany of Quilty PleasuresMe - Cotton Puffs
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18 comments:

  1. Lovely! Excellent choice on the navy border! {And I can still pick out the block I made :-) }

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  2. Gorgeous! I love the dark border. You are right, it really sets off the blocks.

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  3. Great Job! I love this and would like to make one. What size are the blocks?

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  4. What a beautiful quilt! Great color choices and I love the navy border

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  5. This is so gorgeous I'd love to make one myself. That's a pretty high compliment as I am not really a huge fan of Granny Squares, but you've really shown them to advantage here. Are you creating a pattern? Or would you share the dimensions of your blocks and that stunning navy border?

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  6. It's beautiful! So fun to finish a long-term project!

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  7. I think the navy border is what really makes the colors in this quilt sing.

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  8. I admit I'm not a big fan of scrappy quilts--BUT yours is an exception! I think it's partly the size of your blocks and the way the navy sets off the blocks and gives a resting spot for my eyes. In any case, it's made me reconsider scrappy quilts! (and your border was SOOO worth it--easy for me to say, right? :)

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  9. Luv ur all. Granny square quilt has been in my to do list for years!!!! This is very inspiring!

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  10. Wow, it`s absolutely beautitul and the border caught my eye!!

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  11. Beautiful and such an inspiration!

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  12. Beautiful and such an inspiration!

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  13. It sure is gorgeous and the navy border makes the whole quilt sparkle!

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  14. As a crocheter, who is getting more and more inspired by you quilters, I have to admit that this quilt looks absolutely beautiful. I really does remind me of the granny squares that I crochet to make a blanket. Nice job!

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