Good morning! Happy Friday and hello from the last day of the Great Granny Twist Blog Hop with Fat Quarter Shop and Lori Holt! It's been a fantastic week of clever people using the Great Granny Squared book as a jumping off point for new and exciting projects!
When Daniar from Fat Quarter Shop first asked me to play along, I didn't think I could think of anything new and fresh. But my friend Greg had a pile of great ideas and he inspired me to think about it some more. It didn't hurt that Daniar was persuasive! Fat Quarter Shop has a wonderful staff.
I pulled out my PamKitty stash and got busy making the mama blocks blocks from the Bonus Quilt in the book. I like their size and the method to make them. The block floats, so there is some wiggle room in the finished size, and I was sure I could use that to my advantage.
Taa Daa... Mama's Doily blocks!
I trimmed my blocks to 6 1/4 inches and added scallops from Holly's scallop stripes fabric. I cut the strips apart then counted over 3 scallops, and measured 3 1/8 inches to the right, cut, and then cut 3 1/8 inches to the left, and ended up with the 6 1/4 inch strip I needed to frame the blocks. You can see below I'm set to cut the right hand side. The waste is minimal.
Egads, totally addictive. I had planned on just a small 3 block runner, but I couldn't stop making the blocks. I whipped up a couple of Fog City Kitty blocks to test out my quilting idea. I love grid quilting and for my two-too-pretty-to-use potholders, it's perfect. But on the whole quilt? Not sure. Well that's a problem for FuturePam to worry about. No time for quilting now!
Thanks to Fat Quarter Shop for including me in on this project! And thanks to Daniar and Greg for the extra encouragement. Holy cow though people, kid stuff compared to all the wonderful projects made by the other people on the list. Be sure and check out all the projects. I really love all the wonderful photography out there. Ohmygosh. I can't stop looking! And while you're at it, check out the great video from Fat Quarter Shop on how to make their Great Granny Circled Quilt! Super cute!
Ok, here's the list!
Monday, December 14, 2015
Fat Quarter Shop (Hey, that's us!)
Lori Holt of Bee in my Bonnet
Vickie of Spun Sugar Quilts
Katie of Good Golly Ginger
Sinta of Pink Pincushion
Tuesday, December 15, 2015
Tina of Emily Ann's Kloset
Renee of Sewn with Grace
Wednesday, December 16, 2015
Melissa of Oh How Sweet
Thursday, December 17, 2015
Jennie of Clover & Violet
Erin of Why Not Sew
Sherri Falls of This & That Patterns
Rachel of P.S. I Quilt
Friday, December 18, 2015
Greg of Grey Dogwood Studios
Pam of Pam Kitty Morning
Jamie of Busy Bee Quilts
Daisy of Ants to Sugar
Gerri Robinson of Planted Seed Designs
Have a great weekend everyone! xo