So it should be no secret by now, that when I get an idea into my head, there’s no stopping me. I saw these blocks last week and I haven’t been able to get them out of my head. I mean, they combine some of my favorite things, scrappy colors, patchwork and granny square style! I’ve always loved crocheted granny square blankets. Like this, this, this and this. I just love the how color choices can make them so unique. Only problem is I can barely crochet, and I won’t have a chance to learn for a few months. I’m so pleasurably busy with my creative life lately. I’ve been very flattered and surprised by some of the offers and work thats come my way recently. It makes the heartache of leaving the kitchen a lot easier for me to deal with. I still get the odd pang when I hear the clatter of dishes, but on the plus side, I never come home reeking of smoked salmon. That can only be a good thing. Wait, where were we? Oh right, granny blocks. Well, the lovely and talented Jolene of Blue Elephant Stitches has a super sweet little tutorial so that you can make your own too!
I mean seriously how cute are these? I went through my scrap bin again and cut out a few hundred of these to make a nice little throw quilt for my sewing room. Or possibly this will go to one of the 8 babies I need to make gifts for (yikes!? between our cousins and a bunch of my girlfriends from high school I’m in baby boom year number 2!!). These are a GREAT scrap busting project and once you get the feel for a chain piecing rhythm they come together really quickly. I made these last night in about 2.5 hours. So now the only question is this- can I put the baby to bed now so I can sew?? Back tomorrow for Fabric Friday. I’m still trying to pick a color theme, let me know in the comments if you’ve got a suggestion!