Friday, July 6, 2012

Granny Mania Top Finished

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I have missed you guys!  I just could not get myself together and focused for the past two weeks to blog let alone sew.  I miss reading your blogs, miss chatting with you and miss the inspiration each of you gives me.  With any luck, life will return to my old pattern starting on Monday.

In the mean time, I wanted to show you my Granny Mania top.  It's finally finished and I am simply thrilled.


This is my attempt at baby quilt that might be suited for a little fella.  Usually the quilts I make are much more feminine, but I thought that the Stitched in Color line might work well for a little boy.  I just love the oranges and greens here.  The Stitched in Color used here was a mix of jelly roll "scraps" and a charm pack, so it was super easy to make little 2.5 inch squares and to mix and match making squares that are high contrast.  Love it, love it, love it.

I used Kona Coal as the background fabric.  This is my first time using Coal as I'm more of a Kona White girl, but I just love how the dark grey makes the colors pop.  Again, it might work better this way for a little guy, too.  I'll try at least.


As you know, I'm piecing the back.  I'm taking your wonderful advice and will cut the pin wheel blocks to fit the Coal and all will be fine.  I just need a quiet minute to unpick a bit and re-stitch again.  It's pretty straight forward if I could just focus.

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20 comments:

Lynne said...

That looks fantastic! Well done you!

Leanne said...

It is wonderful! Perfect for a baby of either gender I think.

patchworkdelights said...

Looks lovely Cindy! I have five blocks done but distracted with other stuff, yours looks great!

Rosemary said...

The quilt is gorgeous and will be great for a little boy. I love the colors and I think the Kona Coal is a good contrast with the blocks.

Di said...

I think that the colours, pattern and the lovely background work really well. Lovely! Di x

susan said...

This quilt is beautiful. I am a recent convert to Coal and Charcoal. Love the stuff! Sets off colours beautifully, as you say.

Sarah said...

Hey! Granny turned out lovely!

Flying Blind... said...

Looks mighty fine - email me, stranger xxx

Sarah said...

The gray makes the colors really glow - absolutely beautiful!

Toni said...

Beautiful quilt, Cindy! I admit to being lukewarm over that fabric line originally, but your blocks make it look fabulous! Great for a little guy, or even a little girl!

Archie the wonder dog said...

Your grannies are stunning!!

Penny Barnes said...

I am so loving gray as a background these days.

Judith, Belfast said...

Gorgeous baby quilt C! You doing ok? Jxo

Cherie said...

Loving the quilt top! The colours are perfect for a little boy! =D

Lucy @ Charm About You said...

Beautiful! I'm a fan of the darker greys too. Hope you're ok? sending hugs to you xx

Patchwork and Play said...

Love the grand grannie!!! The contrast between the Stitched in Colour fabric and the grey is perfect! A very happy quilt!

Kirsten said...

This looks fabulous - I am using ash for my blocks as I love how the fabrics pop against the grey!

Captain StitchyPants said...

That looks great - love the granny squares on a background that isn't white! I recently finished a quilt top in the same range, with a grey background (different layout) - the grey works so well with those juicy brights.

Katy Cameron said...

Woohoo, and grey is perfect for a baby, it'll hide all manner of stains ;o)

cheeky monkey said...

I only see it on my mobile but it looks stunning for (your? Boy). Great to have you back

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