Monday, October 17, 2011

Introducing Grammie Squares

Remember my personal challenge that I mentioned here? Well, here is the finished quilt using fabrics from my stash.  This is the 2nd quilt of my challenge and this one actually used up my entire stock of 2 different fabrics.  

The bright pink print was entirely used up where only tiny scraps remain. 
This print (inherited from my mom) is a cheater crazy quilt. 
The solid pink was left over from donated fabric from quilts I made with my church's youth group as a mission project. 

The backing is mostly made from a inherited piece I found in my stash. The pink and purple parrots are the perfect colors with just enough yardage when pieced with what was left from the top. Do you have a lot of inherited fabrics like me?   

The background and binding is Kona Champaign. 
(This was purchased for this project.)

All washed and crinkled...ready for snuggling.

I used a new to me binding technique. For years I was using a method that I was taught at my LQS but it is somewhat tedious. So I followed this tutorial from Julie at Jaybird Quilts. Who says you can't teach an old dog new tricks? :D 
I really love how the binding turned out. Isn't it yummy!

The pattern is from Allison at Cluck Cluck Sew. She was a guest at Sew We Quilt  as part of the Wantobe Quilter Campaign and she taught this stack and whack technique.  I needed to change the dimensions slightly to accommodate my fabric yardage and I added the border. 

I straight lined quilted diagonally across the quilt and FMQ along the border. I'm pretty pleased with the results.

Coming soon is the Ghastlie Blog Hop! 

It is sponsored by Madame Samm over at Sew I Quilt (and that other one she manages ;) Be sure to watch for it!


  1. Oh Dawn - I love it! It's so bright and cheery! I seriously want some of that pink fabric LOL! Beautiful stitching!!

  2. Love the quilt and how it turned out. So colorful and cheery! :o)

  3. The quilt is so happy and cheerful! I just found your blog and love it! I'm following you now and also on Pinterest!

  4. Looking forward to seeing this in person! See you soon!!


Sweet sentiments