Attack of the Grannies!

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 thisthisthis 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!


About Alexandra

Mother. Chef. Artist. I live in beautiful Portland, Oregon with my husband, Ben and our daughter, Willow. This is an account of our rambling adventures and a place for what's inspiring me right now.
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6 Responses to Attack of the Grannies!

  1. Amber W. says:

    Hey Ale! Just finally found your blog and I really love your style! This Granny Square quilt is one of my all time favorites 🙂 You absolutely blew me away yesterday at Sew Day with all of your hexie flowers…can’t wait to see what you make with them!!

  2. sherrym2 says:

    I’m on board with the Granny Squares…can’t stop making them! I have soooo many charm packs, I picked one fabric line & cut them into 2.5″ squares. But now I can’t stop, want to make more than one fabric line. I haven’t even started on my scraps yet! I think anything goes with these blocks, whatever you like.

  3. Alie says:

    Love! The colors are wonderful! I might need to start going through my scraps and make a mini granny quilt. Thank you for the inspiration 🙂

  4. Pamela says:

    I love your choice of colors so bright and happy!!!! It makes me smile when I look at your blocks….

  5. I absolutely LOVE these blocks, and super love the colors you’ve chosen for yours. What is the solid you’re using as background? I love the way it looks with your colors!

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