Way back at the beginning of last year, I set the goal of sewing myself a king-size quilt using mini granny square blocks (partly, so I could use up my tiny treasured scraps by cutting them into 1.5" squares). This project has been listed every quarter of FAL 2013 with Leanne. Sadly this goal for my year that hasn't been met.
|Ever since Jolene first shared this block, I've been smitten with it.|
Over the course of the year, I would sew a handful of blocks in between other projects, which worked well as far as keeping the bin of 1.5" squares constantly supplied with variety for block making, but meant this quilt would not be a quick finish.
Just to give you an idea... I finished sewing about half of my needed blocks for this quilt by December. Ahem. Time to get serious if I truly meant to get this idea sewn together before another year passes! During the holidays, my portable design wall has set up next to my machine, with pieces ready to be made into granny blocks whenever I found a moment to sew. I have to say that idea worked.
|A piece of posterboard covered in white flannel is held vertical by using my table topper wire stand. An easy and convenient way for me to keep track of things as I piece blocks.|
Here are the final five blocks in this seemingly endless production of mini grannies.
|Endlessly charming in bright colours, I'm almost (but not quite) sad to be finished sewing them for this quilt. ;o)|
There's more work ahead of course as they need to be laid out, more background fabric will be added (I need to buy more... AGAIN... goodness, I forgot just how much fabric a king size quilt requires) and of course then the fun of basting awaits. However, the really amazing thing is that despite sewing more than 150 of these little beauties, I'm as in love with them as ever. I'm sure that means I'll make more grannies at some point - although I don't think it will be for another king size quilt!