Friday, September 07, 2012

Finished granny square quilt

I finished this up yesterday.

finished granny quilt 
I machine quilted it with meandering loops and machine bound it. I used binding scraps that I've been saving and only had to add a small piece to make the binding long enough. I still have a bunch of brown binding pieces.

Here it is with the light behind it:
finished granny quilt 2 
My girl was helping pin it to the fence. 

This quilt was a group effort--blocks were made by members of the Believe circle of the do Good Stitches charity bee. I need to get a label from my circle leader and then I will send it to our charity, My Very Own Blanket.

If you want to make a quilt like this, the block tutorial is here. I used the instructions here to make my blocks with setting triangles around the edges.  

I'm glad to finish this up and am 12 blocks into the next project already! 

One more thing. Today's my birthday and I want to do a small-ish giveaway. I'll send a rainbow or your-favorite-color-scheme scrap pack to a reader. Just leave a comment if you're interested (tell me what colors you like!) and I'll pick someone randomly in a few days. Comments closed now, thanks!

21 comments:

Terri said...

Hi Vicki,
Happy Birthday.
Love you and the quilt!!
Terri

Ann Marie @ 16 Muddy Feet said...

Well Happy Birthday! Love the quilt. I am still working on both of my great grannie projects. One will be small and simple, the other will be KING sized for sure. I love rainbows!

An Ordinary Mom said...

Happy Birthday, Vicki! What a beautiful day to celebrate :) !!

Mary on Lake Pulaski said...

Happy Birthday Vicki! I already saw your Grannyy beauty on flickr - nice to have a helper for photos.
My favorite color - turquoise/aqua1

A.J. Dub. (Amy) said...

A very Happy Birthday to you! I think those Do. Good. Stitches groups are awesome. This quilt turned out great!

jan said...

Deluding to say happy birthday! I am sure that whomever ends up with that quilt will surely love it!

jan said...

*delurking
Damn you auto correct and word verification!

Christy Ross said...

Happy birthday. I love this quilt! And I love rainbows!

Joan said...

Happy Birthday! Love your Granny quilt! Thank you for the opportunity. My favorite color is red. Have a good weekend!

Laurel Johnson said...

Happy Birthday Vicki! Beautiful Granny, hope you have a wonderful birthday weekend!

Karen O said...

Happy Birthday! I am collecting rainbow charms/scraps so that would be wonderful!

Sonia B said...

Happy Birthday! Love the scrappy binding!!!

Jessica said...

Happy birthday!! I would love rainbow colors!

beth lehman said...

what a great quilt!!! love the bright colors. happy birthday! in our house we are celebrating all kinds of birthdays at the end of august and the beginning of september... (seriously, there are 9 of them.) mine is the week after next!

as for colors? i love blues and greys and i'm trying to branch out into yellows!!

kelli said...

I love this quilt every time I see it! You did a great job of pulling all those blocks together!

Happy Birthday! and I love all colors... i'm not picky :)

Have a great day!

Jeannette Bruce said...

Happy Birthday! Absolutely beautiful quilt!

Carla G said...

Happy Birthday to you!! Love the quilt - very cool! I love teals, aquas, yellow, red and grey. But anything but pinks would be great! :)

kelly lautenbach said...

Happy Birthday! :) Such a lovely quilt. If you choose me, just send me a little of anything. Hope your day was perfect in every way!

storiedyarns said...

Happy Birthday!!! This quilt is lovely, I love it so much and I'm sure whoever receives it will really appreciate all the love that went into it. :)

If you choose me, right now I'm trying to add to my brown/teal palette of scraps so I can make a new quilt for my bed! :)

Jessecreations

Sew Create It - Jane said...

Happy Birthday! Your quilt is stunning. I have made one of these quilts and I really think I'll be making another! :o)

hueisei said...

Stunning quilt!
Happy Birthday! :)