Sunday, July 22, 2012

Granny Square Mini Quilt Finished

 I finally finished my granny square quilt along mini quilt! I started it back in March.

For the back I decided to use a giant gingham I bought last fall. I know this quilt was on gingham overload but for some crazy reason I think it works. I had a tricky time finding anything else that worked right with the vintage squares I had. Gingham just looked best. I wasn't sure if making the binding thicker on the back would work. I am really happy with how it turned out & will probably try it again on future quilts. I used 6" wide binding instead of the 2.5" that is usually used. The binding on the front still looks normal but when you turn it over.........surprise! It's kinda funky & fun.

Omri wanted nothing to do with the camera when I took these photo's last week. This was the best pic I could get of him with his little quilt. He does love it though & sleeps with it every night. Sometimes I even find him dragging it around like Linus. It makes me very happy. 

I had every intention of hand quilting this whole little blanket. Remember this? Only I realized the quilt probably wouldn't be finished until he was in high school at the rate I was going. So I decided to just hand quilt the middle square instead. I'm really happy with my decision. I wanted more of a crinkly look for the outside of the quilt. Plus the vintage fabric I used in the granny squares was very thin & I feel like it has a better chance of holding up now that I've quilted over it. I really do love crinkly quilts.

I think I've mentioned before that I had hoarded the vintage fabric used in the squares for at least 10 years. I think I found it at a yard sale in a box of fabrics. It was such a small amount. Not enough to make a whole quilt with but perfect for this smaller project.

I've been trying harder to use what I have & love. I have a bad habit of saving things because I'm too afraid of ruining them when I should be using them so I can enjoy them.

Now that I've made Omri his quilt all the girls want to know when I'll be making them a quilt. I better get to work ;)

I also wanted to thank the special ladies that bid on Sally's beautiful table runner. A huge thank you to Sally for donating it. Terri St. Peter was the highest bidder. Thanks so much for helping out with this worthy cause.