Wednesday, July 25, 2012

WIP Wednesday

Isn't it hard to believe that July is almost over!!
I've been enjoying our beautiful summer, but also getting some sewing time in before my brother arrives for a visit next month.
I'm pretty pleased to say that I finished a quilt top...
The Great Granny Along
which I named...
Who's Your Granny?
These are my 12 finished blocks
The fabric is all Flea Market Fancy and Katie Jump Rope.
The background is a white on white pattern which doesn't show up all that well in the photos, but it is a fantastic flowery print!
   Then I spent a couple days adding gray and white sashing and borders.
The white is actually the same as the background fabric in the blocks.
I'm totally in love with this quilt!
Now, I have to piece a backing and figure out just how the heck I'm going to quilt it without ruining it!
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I am almost done my string quilt...my order of Kona navy arrived and I have only one more block to make and then I can piece it together.
  Once that is done, I have to seriously figure out a block to send to May in The Star of Africa bee.
 Star of Africa
My month was June and the blocks are starting to arrive and are so freakin' gorgeous, I am terrified about messing up.
This is my first Bee and there are some seriously talented ladies in it!
I'm linking up at Freshly Pieced with today guest host,Colleen.
WIP Wednesday at Freshly Pieced

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I'm getting so excited that the Olympics start in just 2 more days!
I'll be putting in some serious couch time.
Too bad I don't do EPP!
Maybe I should do some hand quilting on Who's Your Granny? Hmmm...
Have a great sewing week!

27 comments:

Karen said...

Your Granny quilt is looking wonderful. The use of the grey and white in the sashing is extremely effective. Good luck with finishing your string quilt, too.

Nat at Made in Home said...

I love your granny quilt, and the string quilt - the colours are beautiful. I am also very excited about the Olympics!! Cannot wait for the Opening Ceremony on Friday!

rtquilter said...

Beautiful colours! Love it!!

M-R said...

Patti, I LOVE your Who's Your Granny? That sashing setting is awesome!

elle said...

Wow! What a lovely quilt!

Jennifer Scantlebury Vienneau said...

I agree! I love your Who’s Your Granny? and the sashing is perfect!

A.J. Dub. (Amy) said...

Super Cute Granny Quilt! I love your layout.

Marjorie's Busy Corner said...

Oh I love the sashing on your Granny quilt!

Cindy said...

That shashkng is a stroke of genius. Who's Your Granny is a super star.

Mary Ann said...

I absolutely love your Granny quilt. It's beautiful:)

Amanda said...

Your Great Granny quilt is gorgeous! Love your sashing and setting blocks...I might have to steal this for my version ;-)
By the way, you should not be nervous about messing up your bee blocks, from what I can see, you do amazing work!
Amanda

Linda said...

Your GG is wonderful! Love the sashing.

Kelly said...

LOve your granny quilt, its gorgeous!

Jeanette said...

I love the gray in your sashing, it looks so beautiful. And I wouldn't worry about messing it up, that's not possible!

Captain StitchyPants said...

What a lovely granny quilt! I really like your sashing, it's a little different and really adds something.

Susan Being Snippy said...

Beautiful Granny! in crochet or quiltmaking it is practically impossible to go wrong with the granny square!

Heather D. said...

Your granny squares quilt is gorgeous. The sashing/borders adds such a nice touch to it.

Toni said...

Patti, your Granny is beautiful! What a cool idea for the sashing! I would totally screw that up but yours looks awesome! And your string quilt is going to look so great, too. I have no idea what you are worried about with the bee blocks. I'm pretty sure you couldn't mess them up if you tried!!

Dee said...

Just in awe of your Granny Squares quilt! Love the name and the fabric lines you've chosen! Sew very happy!

Cathy said...

Love your granny squares!

CitricSugar said...

Who's your Granny? looks great! I absolutely love the way you've sashed it - beautiful work!

Izzy said...

Your Granny Quilt is beautiful and its name is absolutely fabulous! I love it!

Safiya Alyse said...

The borders and sashing on your granny squares is awesome. I think I am totally going to steal this for my next granny squares quilt.

AlyceB said...

That grey really makes the granny quilt go to the next level! Maybe you could do dark grey hand quilting in each border?

Shontelle said...

I love your grey sashing - what a great way to complete your quilt!

Regina said...

That gray sashing is pure genius! As for the quilting, may I suggest continuous curves, with some kind of vine in the sashing and borders?

Benta At SLIKstitches said...

That echo sashing s a fab idea, don't think I've seen it before. Glad my block arrived ok

27 comments:

Karen said...

Your Granny quilt is looking wonderful. The use of the grey and white in the sashing is extremely effective. Good luck with finishing your string quilt, too.

Nat at Made in Home said...

I love your granny quilt, and the string quilt - the colours are beautiful. I am also very excited about the Olympics!! Cannot wait for the Opening Ceremony on Friday!

rtquilter said...

Beautiful colours! Love it!!

M-R said...

Patti, I LOVE your Who's Your Granny? That sashing setting is awesome!

elle said...

Wow! What a lovely quilt!

Jennifer Scantlebury Vienneau said...

I agree! I love your Who’s Your Granny? and the sashing is perfect!

A.J. Dub. (Amy) said...

Super Cute Granny Quilt! I love your layout.

Marjorie's Busy Corner said...

Oh I love the sashing on your Granny quilt!

Cindy said...

That shashkng is a stroke of genius. Who's Your Granny is a super star.

Mary Ann said...

I absolutely love your Granny quilt. It's beautiful:)

Amanda said...

Your Great Granny quilt is gorgeous! Love your sashing and setting blocks...I might have to steal this for my version ;-)
By the way, you should not be nervous about messing up your bee blocks, from what I can see, you do amazing work!
Amanda

Linda said...

Your GG is wonderful! Love the sashing.

Kelly said...

LOve your granny quilt, its gorgeous!

Jeanette said...

I love the gray in your sashing, it looks so beautiful. And I wouldn't worry about messing it up, that's not possible!

Captain StitchyPants said...

What a lovely granny quilt! I really like your sashing, it's a little different and really adds something.

Susan Being Snippy said...

Beautiful Granny! in crochet or quiltmaking it is practically impossible to go wrong with the granny square!

Heather D. said...

Your granny squares quilt is gorgeous. The sashing/borders adds such a nice touch to it.

Toni said...

Patti, your Granny is beautiful! What a cool idea for the sashing! I would totally screw that up but yours looks awesome! And your string quilt is going to look so great, too. I have no idea what you are worried about with the bee blocks. I'm pretty sure you couldn't mess them up if you tried!!

Dee said...

Just in awe of your Granny Squares quilt! Love the name and the fabric lines you've chosen! Sew very happy!

Cathy said...

Love your granny squares!

CitricSugar said...

Who's your Granny? looks great! I absolutely love the way you've sashed it - beautiful work!

Izzy said...

Your Granny Quilt is beautiful and its name is absolutely fabulous! I love it!

Safiya Alyse said...

The borders and sashing on your granny squares is awesome. I think I am totally going to steal this for my next granny squares quilt.

AlyceB said...

That grey really makes the granny quilt go to the next level! Maybe you could do dark grey hand quilting in each border?

Shontelle said...

I love your grey sashing - what a great way to complete your quilt!

Regina said...

That gray sashing is pure genius! As for the quilting, may I suggest continuous curves, with some kind of vine in the sashing and borders?

Benta At SLIKstitches said...

That echo sashing s a fab idea, don't think I've seen it before. Glad my block arrived ok