Little Penguin Quilts Through the Year

Little Penguin Quilts Through the Year

Wednesday, January 22, 2014

Making progress

About a year ago, I started cutting my small leftover pieces of fabric into 2 1/2 inch squares in anticipation of making a granny square quilt.  Every time I cut a few, I throw them into a jar on my cutting table, and it has been filling up!  Although I've used some of them for small projects, multiple granny squares have not been made!  So, this week I decided to try making my granny squares as a leaders and enders project.  And it worked out really well!

In between adding borders to my braided herringbone quilt, and working on my "String of Pearls" table runner, I stitched rows of 2 1/2 inch squares together and ended up with a couple of blocks. What a fun and easy way to get started on a quilt completely out of my scraps!  I figure I will need 20 of these to make a quilt, so I'll just keep laying out the little squares and stitching them together as I work on other projects.

I found the perfect background fabric for my String of Pearls tablerunner - Kona Tarragon.  It was even on sale at my local Hobby Lobby.   I haven't ever worked with a Kona cotton before, and it is lovely!  It has a beautiful texture and weight to it.  I am really happy I went with this color and fabric.


The only problem I ran into this week was when I was cutting the green and black pieces for the sashing on my pearl blocks - evidently I didn't pay close enough attention to what I was actually cutting into.

Oops!  Oh well, luckily I have plenty of fabric!  I'll just keep going!  Happy sewing, everyone!


Tanya Quilts in CO said...

I have been tempted to start a granny square quilt. I like your idea of cutting 2.5 squares and setting them aside as you are cutting other things. Thanks for the hint!

Sue Daurio said...

I love your granny squares. Makes me want to go get my 2.5 inch squares out right now!

Kymberly said...

I love the idea of using 2.5" blocks as leaders and followers to make granny squares. Those are some really cute blocks.

Kris said...

Love both sets of blocks! Great colors.

Kelly @ My Quilt Infatuation said...

cute grannies, and love the lime with the polkadots- glad you have more fabric!!

Thanks for sharing at Needle and Thread Thursday!

:) Kelly @ My Quilt Infatuation