Wednesday, May 23, 2012

Granny Mania

Whew!  How are you doing checking out new blogs in the SMS give away spectacular?  I could spend all day blog hopping looking at all of that eye candy.  But, it's time to re-focus and gain sanity in my life again.

I couldn't hold out much longer.  I had to make a granny square.  I am over obsessed lately with collecting Stitched In Color bits and pieces...a happiness that was greatly supported by Di in the Mouthy Stitches swap as she sent on delicious jelly roll "scraps".


And then more so when I found FQs at a pop up shop appearing at our Patchwork Society Meeting.


The help of Google, I found this quilt and fell in love.  I am not at all being creative in shamelessly reproducing someone else's idea, but I am happy as happy can be.




It's been a long while since I made something with a line of fabrics instead of scrappy bits and pieces.  I forgot how effortlessly things come together!  Three blocks down.  Seventeen to go!

28 comments:

susan said...

I feel like the only one not bitten by the grany bug. Yours is going to be beautiful though. The colours just pop out.

Nicky said...

It is good though - you shameless girl! And I love grannies so copy away!

Cille said...

Looking good :)

Patchwork and Play said...

Oooh! It's lovely! Grannies are very addictive, I expect! I'm itching to start something new, but MUST finish a quilt or two first!

Sheila said...

Love how your grannies look in this fabric. I too have been bitten by the granny bug but not a scrap of fabric in sight, ha!!

cheeky monkey said...

This will look amazing! I saw the grannys on the stash bee and they look so lovely.

Beautiful colors!

CitricSugar said...

The grannies are great!

The top photo looks like it would make a really cool block. In fact, I thought it was one...

Kris said...

I love, love, love these fabrics! (I have my own tiny stash here) Lovely grannies!

Laura Taylor said...

Looking good cinders!!!

Sarah said...

Hmmm I'm almost tempted by the grannies... but then I remember that all the blocks end up with bias edges so NAH.... LOL yours look lovely tho!

Linda Coleman said...

Love your granny square blocks Cindy, and really like the grey background fabric you've used. Darn, now I want to make some

Jennifer said...

those look gorgeous, such bright colors! can't wait to see more!

Cindy said...

Fantastic idea. This is going to be one electric granny.

Sarah @ FairyFace Designs said...

oooh so pretty, love your granny square!

randi--i have to say said...

So pretty! I love the rich colors!

Lesley said...

Oh that fabric and your granny squares are to die for, it looks modern African in a way and it's so cheerful, cushions in that fabric would look stunning as well. The combo of orange and fresh lime green is so invigorating.
I want to make a cell phone pouch for my mom's Tracfone SVC for seniors, with the big keys and letters on the screen so she doesn't have to wear reading glasses when making a call.
This fabric would be brilliant for nook and ipad covers too.

Katy Cameron said...

So much fun! I'm still holding out on granny till I'm less busy with other things...

Trudi said...

Loving your Grannies :) Just a tad addictive! :)

Cherie said...

Great idea to jump onto the Granny bus! They are very addictive once you start making them! I'm sure you'll have the rest of those blocks sewn up in no time =D

I'm hosting a new swap over at my blog if anyone is interested please pop over for a look =D

http://ibescheraldine.blogspot.co.uk/p/goodie-bag-swap.html

Lizzie Allen said...

In that scrap collection the orange/turqouise print stands out the most!! Love the granny squares.

Flying Blind... said...

Grannies are cool!

diane said...

the grannies are lovely and they will be so bright and happy with the stitch in color fabrics.

Melissa said...

Grannies are definitely the new hot thing! I love the way they look, I got one from a bee I am in and just fell in love. Your colors are fabulous!

Emma said...

I love the layout of your first picture. At first I thought that was your block. (Now my head is full of fabulous ideas!)

Deb said...

Bought a layer cake of these fabrics and could not figure out a design I really liked - - love yours. Thanks for the inspiration - also the Granny block - fabulous~

Sarah said...

Oh, you liked my quilt! :D Thank you, Cindy, and I love your blocks! I'm already starting on another Granny quilt. They are so addictive!

Z Any Mouse said...

I've crocheted a number of granny squares, but haven't pieced one yet. I might have to give it a go! I really like the gray background you used.

Hi! My name is erica. Would you be my friend? said...

Love the blocks! :)

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