Friday, October 26, 2012

Blogger's Quilt Festival-Who's Your Granny?

Here we are again with another fabulous Blogger's Quilt Festival hosted by Amy@
Amy's Creative Side
I have chosen to enter
Who's Your Granny?  festival entry #81

I did this quilt as part of The Great Granny Along hosted by Lori, and Jodi.
  We used the very popular granny blocks, adding an extra round!
Quilt Stats
This quilt measures 47"x62"
 hand and machine quilted by myself
Best category-lap quilt, hand quilted
The fabric I used is Flea Market Fancy & Katie Jump Rope, with a white on white print as the background fabric.
I used the same white on white as well as a medium solid grey for the sashing and borders.
Binding is done in Lush running stitch lime green.
I had the most fun ever quilting this!
The layers were secured with stitch in the ditch around each block, and then I pulled out 17 different colours of perle cotton and hand quilted a diamond pattern in all the sashing and borders!
For the centre of each  block, I did a FMQ flower pattern, which can be seen better on the back!


For the back, I made a huge granny block and framed it with a solid grey and another FMF fabric.
So, here is my entry ...

Who's Your Granny? 
thanks for stopping by and checking it out!

52 comments:

Nat at Made in Home said...

Love it! A great choice for the festival!

Susan Standen said...

Love the way you framed each block and hand quilted!

Carla said...

Oh my! This is gorgeous. I love what you did with the sashing : )

Carla Bynum said...

Wow!!! It is so wonderful!!! So well done!!! Love everything about it!!!

Vicki said...

It's so pretty! Thanks for sharing it.

Cindy Sharp said...

It is beautiful!

Jo said...

I love your sashing treatment.

Linda at LRDesignsQuilting said...

Love the setting of your Great Granny Squares! I have 20 done but have not decided how to finish, you might have inspired me!

CitricSugar said...

Such attitude from such a sweet granny quilt!

Love it. And 17 colours of perle cotton?? WOW. You're hardcore, lady! :-)

Heather D. said...

Lovely Patti! I like the mixture of hand and machine quilting. Very very nice.

moira said...

i think it's fab. Love the colours and the way each block is framed

benta atSLIKstitches said...

Lovely to see t again, thanks for the head's up that the BQF has started x x

sherry said...

liking this quilt alot

Janine said...

Wow, this is a beauty! Love Granny Squares.

Kelsey said...

Stunning!! Love the pops of gray & the hand quilting :)

Shannon said...

Not to sound like a broken record player but the sashing is phenomenal. Combined with the hand quilting it really makes this one stand out!

Lara said...

Lovely quilt :)

Happy Cottage Quilter said...

Love your Granny!! You did an amazing job!

Jennie said...

Jumping on the sashing bandwagon - LOVE it! For a split second, I contemplated taking mine apart and resashing it. But it's queen-sized and that would be insane. But that's just how inspiring it is!

Great job!

Amy Friend said...

Great choice for the festival! I think that this is one of my favorite granny quilts. Your quilting is the perfect touch.

Debbie said...

oh this is one of the prettiest grannies I've seen! Your hand-stitching makes it extra special!

Karen said...

It's a wonderful quilt.I love all the colours and think the back looks great, too. I especially like all the hand quilting.

Shontelle said...

You're my granny! I love your quilt - the setting design is one that I have written down I love it so much. Your quilting in the different coloured threads is wicked. Love it.

Sew Sisters Quilt Shop said...

Hi Patti.
I'm trying to get in touch with you about an event we're planning at the store. Have emailed you but not sure if I have the right email id. Could you please write to me at carols@sew-sisters.com so we can get in touch if you haven't received my emails.
Thanks!
Love the granny squares quilt. :)
Carol

Marie said...

What a beautiful layout! I've seen several granny square quilts lately but none set quite like this. The grey is perfect - it gives it another dimension but doesn't take away from the beautiful blocks. SO nice!

trish said...

Your quilt is gorgeous and I adore your hand quilting! Swoon! :o)

LethargicLass said...

I am loving the sashing and the hand-quilting!

Kirsten said...

Beautiful Grannies - really love your handstitching!

Sunshine Girl said...

Wow this is lovely I love all the hand quilting and the colours are fabulous. I also love the bag with the boot on on your blog header! Thanks for sharing. #263

Marjorie's Busy Corner said...

Great job Patti.....I love the granny quilt

Marit said...

Very pretty! Love your choice of fabric. This is a pattern I would like to make, too.
; ))

Becky said...

I love the sashing you made for this!! Beautiful quilt!

sew.darn.quilt said...

Your Great Granny is marvelous! I really like the colours and the grey is perfect!

Rene' said...

I love your great granny quilt! The hand quilting in the various perle cotton colors is a wonderful touch.

Ellie Roberts said...

Amazing great granny! I love the hand stitching, so beautiful!

Hitch and Thread said...

So pretty. Love your sashing and hand quilting.

deborah said...

This is lovely, and your hand-quilting is a nice touch!

Rachel at Stitched in Color said...

Woa, look at that quilting and the giant granny on the back. Very well done! Lovely shots too.

Rachel at Stitched in Color said...

Woa, look at that quilting and the giant granny on the back. Very well done! Lovely shots too.

Danielle Hudson said...

This is a beautiful Granny quilt!! I envy your patience to hand stitch!!

Lyanna L. said...

love the granny quilts - keep up the great work!

Dolly said...

Oh, I like everything about this quilt.........only wishing it were bed=size, it's so gorgeous !

I especially like the hand-quilting with the perle cotton .

Heather A said...

This is such a great quilt. I love what you did with the perle cottons and the back, too. I hope to make one of these after Christmas but since I'm not quite so accomplished as you, I think I'll stick with a simpler sashing treatment, much as I love what you've done here.

Jenniffier Kramer said...

I really like the sashing that u added. It really makes the blocks pop.

Janet said...

Gorgeous quilt. I love your use of the grey for framing the blocks and I love the name :)

Nana said...

Love the colors and the quilting!

moonlightsewing said...

I really love how you did the sashing on this. Very cool way to frame each block!

pennydog said...

Hi hope you're well! I am halfway through the piecing on my Great Granny and I totally love your sashing- would you mind if I used your idea? I'll credit you on my blog as the original inspiration when I finally get round to it :)

Fabric Warrior (aka Amie) said...

This is a such a fantastic quilt. You set off each block beautifully and the hand quilting is just perfect. So pretty!

CityHouseStudio said...

It's so beautiful!
I just popped over from the Festival after seeing your quilt nominated for a win. Good luck (I voted for you!)

Sandra said...

what a wonderful granny quilt. Love the mix of hand and machine quilting. Great job.

Come see my Batik Tulips #46

and my antique zigzag-a-licious quilt #23

Marie said...

LOVE the name of your quilt! (The quilt isn't bad either ;) ).

52 comments:

Nat at Made in Home said...

Love it! A great choice for the festival!

Susan Standen said...

Love the way you framed each block and hand quilted!

Carla said...

Oh my! This is gorgeous. I love what you did with the sashing : )

Carla Bynum said...

Wow!!! It is so wonderful!!! So well done!!! Love everything about it!!!

Vicki said...

It's so pretty! Thanks for sharing it.

Cindy Sharp said...

It is beautiful!

Jo said...

I love your sashing treatment.

Linda at LRDesignsQuilting said...

Love the setting of your Great Granny Squares! I have 20 done but have not decided how to finish, you might have inspired me!

CitricSugar said...

Such attitude from such a sweet granny quilt!

Love it. And 17 colours of perle cotton?? WOW. You're hardcore, lady! :-)

Heather D. said...

Lovely Patti! I like the mixture of hand and machine quilting. Very very nice.

moira said...

i think it's fab. Love the colours and the way each block is framed

benta atSLIKstitches said...

Lovely to see t again, thanks for the head's up that the BQF has started x x

sherry said...

liking this quilt alot

Janine said...

Wow, this is a beauty! Love Granny Squares.

Kelsey said...

Stunning!! Love the pops of gray & the hand quilting :)

Shannon said...

Not to sound like a broken record player but the sashing is phenomenal. Combined with the hand quilting it really makes this one stand out!

Lara said...

Lovely quilt :)

Happy Cottage Quilter said...

Love your Granny!! You did an amazing job!

Jennie said...

Jumping on the sashing bandwagon - LOVE it! For a split second, I contemplated taking mine apart and resashing it. But it's queen-sized and that would be insane. But that's just how inspiring it is!

Great job!

Amy Friend said...

Great choice for the festival! I think that this is one of my favorite granny quilts. Your quilting is the perfect touch.

Debbie said...

oh this is one of the prettiest grannies I've seen! Your hand-stitching makes it extra special!

Karen said...

It's a wonderful quilt.I love all the colours and think the back looks great, too. I especially like all the hand quilting.

Shontelle said...

You're my granny! I love your quilt - the setting design is one that I have written down I love it so much. Your quilting in the different coloured threads is wicked. Love it.

Sew Sisters Quilt Shop said...

Hi Patti.
I'm trying to get in touch with you about an event we're planning at the store. Have emailed you but not sure if I have the right email id. Could you please write to me at carols@sew-sisters.com so we can get in touch if you haven't received my emails.
Thanks!
Love the granny squares quilt. :)
Carol

Marie said...

What a beautiful layout! I've seen several granny square quilts lately but none set quite like this. The grey is perfect - it gives it another dimension but doesn't take away from the beautiful blocks. SO nice!

trish said...

Your quilt is gorgeous and I adore your hand quilting! Swoon! :o)

LethargicLass said...

I am loving the sashing and the hand-quilting!

Kirsten said...

Beautiful Grannies - really love your handstitching!

Sunshine Girl said...

Wow this is lovely I love all the hand quilting and the colours are fabulous. I also love the bag with the boot on on your blog header! Thanks for sharing. #263

Marjorie's Busy Corner said...

Great job Patti.....I love the granny quilt

Marit said...

Very pretty! Love your choice of fabric. This is a pattern I would like to make, too.
; ))

Becky said...

I love the sashing you made for this!! Beautiful quilt!

sew.darn.quilt said...

Your Great Granny is marvelous! I really like the colours and the grey is perfect!

Rene' said...

I love your great granny quilt! The hand quilting in the various perle cotton colors is a wonderful touch.

Ellie Roberts said...

Amazing great granny! I love the hand stitching, so beautiful!

Hitch and Thread said...

So pretty. Love your sashing and hand quilting.

deborah said...

This is lovely, and your hand-quilting is a nice touch!

Rachel at Stitched in Color said...

Woa, look at that quilting and the giant granny on the back. Very well done! Lovely shots too.

Rachel at Stitched in Color said...

Woa, look at that quilting and the giant granny on the back. Very well done! Lovely shots too.

Danielle Hudson said...

This is a beautiful Granny quilt!! I envy your patience to hand stitch!!

Lyanna L. said...

love the granny quilts - keep up the great work!

Dolly said...

Oh, I like everything about this quilt.........only wishing it were bed=size, it's so gorgeous !

I especially like the hand-quilting with the perle cotton .

Heather A said...

This is such a great quilt. I love what you did with the perle cottons and the back, too. I hope to make one of these after Christmas but since I'm not quite so accomplished as you, I think I'll stick with a simpler sashing treatment, much as I love what you've done here.

Jenniffier Kramer said...

I really like the sashing that u added. It really makes the blocks pop.

Janet said...

Gorgeous quilt. I love your use of the grey for framing the blocks and I love the name :)

Nana said...

Love the colors and the quilting!

moonlightsewing said...

I really love how you did the sashing on this. Very cool way to frame each block!

pennydog said...

Hi hope you're well! I am halfway through the piecing on my Great Granny and I totally love your sashing- would you mind if I used your idea? I'll credit you on my blog as the original inspiration when I finally get round to it :)

Fabric Warrior (aka Amie) said...

This is a such a fantastic quilt. You set off each block beautifully and the hand quilting is just perfect. So pretty!

CityHouseStudio said...

It's so beautiful!
I just popped over from the Festival after seeing your quilt nominated for a win. Good luck (I voted for you!)

Sandra said...

what a wonderful granny quilt. Love the mix of hand and machine quilting. Great job.

Come see my Batik Tulips #46

and my antique zigzag-a-licious quilt #23

Marie said...

LOVE the name of your quilt! (The quilt isn't bad either ;) ).