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Thursday, March 10, 2016

Granny Squares Quilt

I so love that this quilt looks like granny squares.
to make it easy, I sewed together the strips first.
then crosscut them...
with a wider blue outside strip so you can.....
cut the outside of each square a little bigger - not right on the points.
this pic also shows the cute free motion quilting I did on my home sewing machine.

some of the fabrics are "sew cherry", some aren't

cute red gingham binding!


Friday, March 4, 2016

Farm Girl Vintage Strip Quilt Blocks...


Mama Hen quilt blocks...!
from LH's Farm Girl Vintage book (there's a link at the end)
They just HAD to be done on a chicken wire background.
Interject some "vintage tulips" by thimble blossoms.
couldn't decide between a row of strawberries...
and a row of floral red...
so I did both!
"Wooly Sheep" quilt blocks FGV
I appliqued the heads on the wooly sheep instead of piecing. It seemed so much easier.
One little Piggy...
I realized later that I forgot the grass! It got into the final quilt. see that here.
I actually kind of like them without grass now that I'm comparing..

Here's the book...
It has over 30 cute quilt block patterns in it. You get measurements for 6" and  12" sizes.
it's for sale in lots of places. here's one.