Friday, August 16, 2013

from the archives ~ Granny Squares

Since my Octagonal Orb quilt is on hold while I wait for fabric to arrive, and with nothing else new on the go, I decided to finally pull out my bee blocks from the beginning of the year.  I had my bee mates sew scrappy Granny Squares for me, using 3" squares of fabric.  Including the blocks that I made and one that was contributed by Holly, I ended up with 12.

I didn't have much of the solid background fabric left so opted to skip sashing the blocks, and as you can see I didn't even have enough to finish the borders (but don't worry, I'll still remedy that!).  Unfortunately all 12 were not equal in size so when trimming I had to almost chop off a few points and I seamed the blocks together using a slightly smaller than 1/4" allowance to minimize the number of points that were lost.  If you look closely you can tell, but in the grand scheme of things it is not obvious at all, especially with the scrappy fabrics.  This is a baby/crib size quilt so it should quilt up quickly.  I'm hoping to practice some of my FMQ on this one.

100% unrelated, I thought I'd share a few of the new recipes I've found on Pinterest and tried lately, if any of you happen to be in a cooking rut like I tend to be on a regular basis, especially in the summer:

Grilled Chicken Teriyaki Kebobs ~ delicious, so good in fact that we're having it again this week!
BLT Chopped Salad ~ I kept all of the ingredients separate so everyone could "build" their own
Cheeseburger Soft Tacos ~ a slight variation on your average cheeseburger, and the kids loved it
Taco Pasta ~ I made this tonight and it was super easy, very tasty, and was all made on the stovetop

Happy sewing and eating!


What Comes Next? said...

the quilt looks great - you don't notice the points at all, and I quite like the lack of sashing between the blocks. Those recipes look good - I get in a summertime rut too, so these will definitely help! Thanks!

Cathy said...

The quilt looks great. Missing points... Who cares?

Amira@littlemushroomcap said...

Its okay.. even looking at it closely people won't notice unless you tell them and show it.. It looks great. Have a great time quilting it!
Amira @

AmandaK@whatthebobbin said...

Love it. I just started a granny square :)

Carla said...

Isn't it amazing how different some of the sizes can be! I think you did great getting it together. Happy quilting

Debbie said...

Very fun quilt and thanks for the recipes! They sound good!

Mike Pearson said...

Wow! Love it! It's beautiful :)

Svetlana said...

this is such a sweet quilt, looking forward to seeing how you quilt is.

Kelsey said...

Love those granny squares! Are you going to straight line or FM quilt it?