Granny Square Quilt Blocks
What a week! What started out simple enough has turned into sew much more!
Since Monday, I have been working on my very first Granny Square blocks, made from a 20 piece jelly roll of True Colors by Anna Maria Horner for Free Spirit. This yielded 20 blocks. The finished quilt is approximately 33″ x 41″.
Looks easy enough. How do you make Granny Squares? A quick search of the internet resulted with two basic methods. A strip pieced method and a no waste method. I went with the no waste method, but did one set of blocks according to the strip pieced method for comparison.
|Granny Squares Baby Quilt|
|Basting the Granny Squares quilt|
|Backing and Binding|
In real estate they say, “Location, location, location!”
In quilting we should always first consider, “Layout, layout, layout!”
Other than fabric selection, the first thing you should take a look at is how you want your blocks to be displayed. Square or On Point? With sashing or without?
If you are considering ever making a Granny Squares quilt, I encourage you to tune in during the coming week. This tutorial will be covering suggestions for fabric selection, show examples of possible layouts, and methods for making Granny Squares according to the layout options.
Do you have any tips you would like to include?
Have you made a Granny Square quilt?
Would you like to share your Granny in this tutorial?
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