Wednesday, August 29, 2012

On the Grand-wagon...Take 2.

     I have finished 10 more great granny blocks. Even though the quilt along is officially over, I'm just picking up steam. Fashionably late or terribly behind the times?

 This one reminds me of school bus.  I really like it. 

 The blue print in this is my favorite American Jane print and the middle is the best gingham ever from American Jane so of course as you can guess, I like this one!

 There is not a lot of contrast in values between the grandma and great granny ring here so this one is not great but will be fine in the overall quilt, I think.

 I like the contrast here...
 and here.
 This is not my favorite because I am not a big fan of blue.

 I did not fussy cut those tickets...that was a happy accident.

 I had to use that center square because it is my LAST piece of that measuring tape/gingham fabric.  Good til the last drop!

 I start hyperventilating when I think I have used up the last of that blue ruler or red number fabric...and then I realized I have hidden 1/2 yard or more of each and I'm good again.

 The measuring tape on the black square is a not so happy accident here but I'm not that bothered by it.

This is shaping up to be a fun quilt that's more like a scrapbook of my favorite prints!  I think I am going to name this quilt after my great grandmother.  For years I knew my great grandmother was named Callie...what a sweet innocent name!  I loved it.  I think we even named a collie puppy after her.  Well years later I was going through the census and found her real name: California!  It totally changed my perception of her.  California sounds like a woman you do not wanna mess with!!

     In big news, my blog buddy Andie Johnson is now an AUTHOR! She has co-written a quilting book called Modern Designs for Classic Quilts I have seen a sneaky peek of one of her featured designs and lemme say...I want to see more. It is just the kind of thing that is up my alley...keeping quilting current and relevant without dismissing our rich history or even failing to learn about traditional quilts. A good artist doesn't neglect art history and I think it's CRITICAL that we learn about quilts past even if we go our own way. Nothing looks sillier than claiming you invented something that's been around for over 100 years, amirite????

     By the way, if you want to see a Helix quilt done up in pink & aqua, head over to see Kate at Swim, Bike, Quilt. .She is also a contributing author for the next Bake Shop!


  1. Love your great granny blocks -- the 5th one is my favorite!

  2. Looking good. I'm thinking I have a kitted quilt with these fabrics in it....have to look and let you know. Don't think I am going to make it.

  3. Loving how these are going, looking forward to seeing the whole thing!

  4. Love all your fabulous granny blocks.Your fabrics choice are just beautiful!!

  5. What fun looking blocks. Love that tape measure in the block. This is going to be a great quilt.


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