Friday, April 13, 2012

Granny Squares Quilt from s.o.t.a.k handmade

Today's feature is from Svetlana of s.o.t.a.k handmade and I am convinced!  I've seen these Granny Squares quilts everywhere and been tempted, but she may have pushed me over the edge!  I love how bright and cheery her finish is.  Love all the colors she uses too.  She's already busted out a 2nd Granny Squares Quilt!  Check out her great quilt finishes , other projects and tutorials for some inspiration.  Thanks for sharing Svetlana!


I am so excited to be able to show you my finished Granny Square quilt. Isn't she a beauty? Just the way I like my quilts, bright, colorful, and cheery.


It was, of course, inspired by Jolene's fantastic Granny Square quilt. I was able to use up lots of my scraps, I only had one rule for the fabric to get into this quilt - I had to love it. This was the first block I made and it still is my favorite. Adore those little owls. 

I decided to use Anna Maria Horner's voile for the back of the quilt. I've heard so many great things about  voile, it was time to give it a try.

What I did not know, however, was that voile did not stick to the batting when I tried to spray baste my quilt. Noooooooooo!!!! Seriously, that was a major setback. The thing is, I am horrible at pin basting. I thought about using some other fabric for the backing, but at the end I went with the original plan and pin basted just the back of the quilt (the top was spray basted). I know, does not make much sense, right? I ended up with pins on the back side of the quilt. I wanted to hand quilt around the squares anyway, so I just took out the pins as I went. I was pleasantly surprised to find out that I actually enjoyed hand quilting.

I used my trusty black and white stripe fabric to bind the quilt. I think it frames all those happy squares rather nicely. 

So, there you have it. My Granny Square, all finished , washed, and dried, ready to be snuggled under. 


You can read more about the process of making this quilt here and here. How about you, did you get on the granny bandwagon, also?

Hope you have a wonderful and relaxing weekend, Svetlana.

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15 comments:

Cynthia said...

Your granny quilt is probably the prettiest one I have seen yet! I have the granny square quilt on my list, but I have so many other things going on now. I will get it done eventually.... Thanks for inspiring me!

Rosa said...

This quilt is abasolutely awesome and love the granny blocks,spectacular!
Granny is in my to do list.

Needled Mom said...

Gorgeous! I love the bright colors too.

Anne said...

Beautiful and yes, so colorful and bright and cheerful! I too love bright colors and use them all the time.

Kar said...

Gorgeous! Love all the bright colors.

Flo @ Butterfly Quilting said...

very nice! Love it!.....and yes, I am busy cutting up all my scraps to try one of these too.

Becky said...

Very nice! I've fallen off the wagon, after making 2 squares, but need to get back on soon! Love the colors, and the binding!

Linda said...

One of the lovliest guilts I've seen in a while! Just beautiful!
Thank you for sharing!

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Cherie said...

That is a gorgeous quilt! I love the hand quilting and binding! =D

**nicke... said...

i made a couple grannies the other day and i was amazed at how fast they came together! love this quilt. svetlana is so very talented!

Leanne said...

I love this quilt, so nice to see it featured here.

Megan said...

Such cute scraps! I love the hand-quilting on this one!

http://tubakk.blogg.no/ said...

So bright and perfect! I love this, for sure. I started my Granny Square, but had to wait for more fabric. Now I have got the fabric, but not the time to do it. But in a couple of weeks now....

Lenna Green of Stitching Cow said...

Lovely quilt, simple yet stunning, job well done.

Richard Healey said...

That is pretty. I just finished one tonight its in the wash now. Just love the granny square quilts.

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