Sunday, March 4, 2012

More Granny Squares and First Block of the Month

I really had a lot of batik squares left over from the Granny Square quilt.  It is amazing how quick you can build blocks when the pieces are pre cut.  My goal this week was to make enough blocks to make another quilt.  I met my goal, 20 blocks, yeah team.  I did have to cut an additional 2 strips of squares upfront but in the end I only had 8 batik squares left over.

I need to put these on a shelf for the short term.  I have 2 childrens quilts and 1 baby quilt that I need to get done in the next 4 months.   Yes this is a reasonable amount of time to do 3 small quilts, but only if I stop doing other things like Swoon and Granny square quilts.   The upside to doing the Swoon quilt is that I used the HST that were left over to make star blocks for the baby quilt. Win, win.

I am participating in the Block of the Month going on over at Quilt Story, 
The first block is due tomorrow morning, the first Monday of the month.  March is a 9 patch.  I'm thinking that I might do all of these blocks in Reds and Whites, time will tell.

It is amazing how different the block looks depending on which way you look at it.

Oh well, maybe I can get a start on one of my assignments. Would be good to get one done this week. I'll keep you posted.


  1. Love those granny squares... I am so tempted to make some after seeing such beauties like yours...

  2. I love your batik granny squares!

  3. I think red and white for Quilt Story's BOM is a great choice. Those colours AlWaYs look fantastic. :)

  4. Totally lov'in those granny squares!

  5. Really like those granny squares! I might have to try them
    Its nice that you had enough squares to make two quilts. Looking forward to seeing how they'll be quilted!
    Good job!

  6. Great granny squares! And I love how your gradient red's...looks great!


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