Thursday, August 9, 2012

Granny Mania: A finish

Woo hoo!  Here she is!  All finished and freshly washed!  She's even warm from the drier!  Let me introduce you to Granny Mania.  A happy little child sized quilt filled with brilliant oranges, tangerines, yellows, reds and lime greens on a Kona coal background.  Boy, this quilt makes me happy.


I wish you could see the crinkly wrinkles a bit more, but it's difficult on the line.  Believe you me, it's lovely.  I tried to photograph the texture a bit better from the side, but no luck.  Sorry, guys!


So many of you were fantastic as I was trying to work through my bubble troubles.  Can you see that bubble now?  It was there between the orange corner block and the blue orange block just to the left.  Up near the binding.  Go on...zoom in.  You still may not see it.  It is perfectly lost in the crinkly goodness.


And the back?  You see the texture a bit better here, I think.  



Finally I tossed it up on the wall between our back garden and the field next door.  It was a spectacular day here in a super crappy summer, so I could not resist just carting a fresh quilt around the garden and having a little photo shoot.


Awesome, awesome, awesome.  This is my first thing checked off my Finish Along list for this quarter.  Doesn't that always just feel great?  

Quilt Details
Name - Granny Mania
Made For - Sale in the Fluffy Sheep Quilting shop.
Fabric - All 100% cotton.  The granny squares, the pin wheels and the binding are all Stitched in Color by Moda.  The background is Kona Coal.  It's bound in  Stitched in Color strips from the FQs I have left over.
Batting - 100% cotton
Size - 41x41 inches.
Quilting - Echo quilted concentric squares in each granny block with invisible monofilament.
Pattern - Granny squares based on  this tutorial and inspired by this quilt.

43 comments:

Mrs Pixie said...

This is stunning! I just love the colours and I cannot see the bubble at all. Well done :)

Katy

Anne said...

It looks fabulous. The back is fab as well. Great job! :o)

krista said...

it's beautiful. glad the "bubble" got lost upon washing, what a relief. the pinwheels on the back are a nice touch, it's like two quilts in one!

Nicky said...

ah it looks so fantastic ! Can't see any problems - love it and good luck with the sale!

Patchwork and Play said...

Your quilt is lovely!!! And the bubble is living happily with all the wrinkled liveliness! And look at your backyard! Beautiful!

Quilterbell said...

Gorgeous, and lovely pictures also!.

Flying Blind... said...

See we knew it would vanish!!
Looks great, and loving the haystacks xxx

Cindy said...

Well done!

Peggy said...

it looks amazing! Think i am going to make one too! Great colours

Melissa said...

Absolutely beautiful! Congratulations!

Kirsten said...

Such a vibrant quilt Cindy - love it! Still working on mine:)

Diane-crewe said...

beautiful xx

Kristy QP said...

Gorgeous quilt! Love the photo of it on the garden wall!

Katy Cameron said...

Woot, granny's looking fab!

Jennifer said...

gorgeous, i love that backing too -- oh, sigh! that last picture makes me miss ireland! gorgeous

Cherie said...

Gorgeous finish! I love the colour scheme. I hope it sells quickly! =D

Sarah said...

Great finish! So lovely to see a granny doubled up over a back yard wall... :-P Love it.

Susan Standen said...

Oh it is beautiful, Cindy! You are justifiably proud.

Judith, Belfast said...

Such a beautiful quilt C! I love how the bright colours pop against the grey! And great photo shoot too! Jxo

Annabella said...

Do you live in the most fantabulously amazing place in.the.world?? Love granny - she's quite gorgeous!

Annabella said...

Do you live in the most fantabulously amazing place in.the.world?? Love granny - she's quite gorgeous!

Kati from Kati's Quilting said...

Cindy, your quilt does look AWESOME!! I love the wrinkles and they do show on the close-ups, don't worry. I'm in loooove with the back! Pinwheels are my all-time favorites and these are gigantic ones, such a neat idea! Congratulations on your finish, now let the happy dance begin! :) WHOOP WHOOP!

Rosemary said...

Looks beautiful! I love the crinkles! I love feeling the bumps! Your pictures are gorgeous! Wonderful finish!

Carrie P. said...

Fabulous! The back is so cool too.

randi--i have to say said...

Just wonderful--front and back!

Tamara said...

very very pretty and i could see the crinkly comfyness to it!! The bubble got lost and i love when that happens too. (on the funny side, my husband and I were just looking at the last picture just as interested in the hay... why do they stack the square bales on end like that? We have a bunch of horses in Texas so any hay pictures get us pretty excited!)

Leanne said...

It's wonderful and I am so happy that the bump is all gone. I am so excited to get grannie squares of my own.

Kris said...

It looks so great! I went to check it out, but it was gone. Well done! Oh, and you really do live in a beautiful place.

diane said...

The front and back are equally lovely. So glad the wrinkle faded into all the crinkly goodness.

Captain StitchyPants said...

That is rather fabulous :) You're right, in all the quilting and crinkles, any bumps just disappear!

coopcrafts.com said...

It looks so happy! It will be cherished by the new owner, I'm sure!

Strawberry Patch said...

so lovely and bright and love the crinkly-ness!

LynCC said...

You're so lucky to have such a terrific view. :D Wonderful job on your quilt. I love the back and how it makes it a perfectly reversible two-for-one quilt!

Rosa said...

So gorgeous and love the back,fantastic.Great job!

Archie the wonder dog said...

Your granny is fabulous!

Archie the wonder dog said...

P.S. I've just read Sarah's comment and now have an image of Les Dawson in my head! I can't find the one of them gossiping over the yard wall but this'll give you an idea! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=agUlIGW4ya0

Dianne Neale said...

I love the co,lours of this quilt on the grey background. And it does look fabulous over the wall!

prsd4tim2 said...

Oh, it's gorgeous. Thanks for sharing your Granny Mania quilt in all its photoshoot locations.

Lucy @ Charm About You said...

Beautiful!! I love the shot on the wall :)

Judy said...

What a lovely quilt with a very unique back!!

Danny Heyen said...

So bright and pretty.

Lynne said...

Lovely. It has turned out very well.

Sophie Belle Designs said...

I was just showing this quilt to my Mum Cindy. It's one of my absolute favourites ever. My Mum agrees :)

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