Granny Square Quilt | 01

Granny Square Quilt blocks

How come no one told me there was such a thing as granny square quilts? Like, the legit sewn kind! I really wanted a Craftsy t-shirt the week before my birthday, so I naturally ended up in their sale section. I found the shirt and I found some mini-charm packs for two bucks. I snagged a few packs (ok, it was seven) and then I realized I had no idea what sort of quilt I could make with them. I turned to Google and the first that caught my eye was this granny square quilt block tutorial. Isn’t it lovely?!

My birthday date with my husband included a stop at JoAnn where I procured the solid fabric I would need to complete my granny squares. I spent the weekend cutting 260 (!!!) little squares. Tedious, yes, but I was (am) so excited about this quilt, I didn’t mind! I also took some time out of my weekend to start planning the blocks.

my quilt block ledger

I counted up my squares by color and figured out how many blocks I would be able to get. 260 solid squares will fill my 20 blocks, but I have enough leftover from my mini charm packs to get to over 25. I’ll asses whether I need those once I get these 20 made. I want a decent sized quilt, so I just may need to cut up the rest of my gray fabric (Kona cotton in coal).

sewin' station

When I make a square, I put it in a little cubby I have next to my desk, so it was nice to bring them all out to photograph. I have 11 made already! I haven’t sewn since Sunday, so I hope I can finish up these 20 by the end of the week. Then I’ll get to the hard part of making sure they’re all exactly the same size and figuring out how to sash them. Let’s not even talk about how I plan to actually QUILT this baby. I have been researching this in my free time. I could send it off? Quilt by hand? Figure out how to quilt with my machine? Ah! so many options.

Instant Singer

I love this machine.

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