4 hours ago
Thursday, 15 March 2012
strip piecing a granny square block
A few people asked how I strip pieced my blocks and Dana graciously said I could post a little tute to share.
The original tutorial for Granny Square blocks is over on Jolene's blog - it's all her fault I am so obsessed with these things (thanks Jolene - you are total awesomeness). Dana is running a quilt along over in the Old Red Barn Co quilt along group. Hop on board the granny square train and join in, they're fun, they're fast and you can make them as scrappy or as co-ordinated as you like.
So here goes.
This will make 8 blocks in total (see how I managed to make 32 blocks in a couple of mornings now? Yep - it's super speedy!)
You need to cut your fabrics into 2.5"strips x the longer length of your FQs (approx 22"). 1 FQ yields 7 strips, so grab 2 of each colour for variety. Or just pick out fabrics from your scraps.
For each set of 8 blocks you need;
colour A lilac here - 8 strips
colour B green - 4 strips
colour C yellow (optional, the original used colour B) - 1 strip
white/background - 10 strips
Now get sewing....
Now trim your block down as per the original tutorial to 9 1/8" or so (I got mine to 9.25" with scant seams) and repeat for a total of 8 blocks. Then do it all again. And again. And again until you have a quilt full!!!
Thanks again to Dana and to Jolene
Fabrics used for my blocks are adventures with Alice by Darlene Zimmerman for Robert Kaufman by the way! I got them from Lola Pink Fabrics.
Posted by Katy Jones at 12:28
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