Wednesday, February 26, 2014

Granny Squares Quilt finish....FINALLY!

Hello again, Heather here. I think I am the last person on the planet to finish a granny squares quilt. I loved them when they first came on the scene. I just had a hard time finishing. I wanted tons of variety, and I was being really selective about prints. I LOVE how it turned out. So much!




Sweet Logan from Chocolate Dipped Quilts quilted this for me. I am MORE than happy with how it turned out. I love the orange peel design she die throughout all the sashing. She made all the white really pop, and somehow the contrast is even stronger than before the quilting.

I love this quilt, and it was nice meeting Logan from Chocolate Dipped Quilts twice. She was really sweet to me, a perfect stranger, and I cried to her on the side of the freeway when we first met to swap the quilt. My Dad was in the hospital, and I was just so scared. She asked if I was off to do some Christmas shopping, when actually I was off to the hospital. I was so caught off guard I just cried to her. She gave me a really sweet hug, and words of advice. Just love this quilting community. 


This photo was after the first wash and drying. When all the quilting really shows. LOVE



PS this quilt is for me. Not my children. It looks like a baby quilt, but it is mine. I love pinks, yellows and blues, and super love pastels. 



A close up of the granny block. She did a large flowerish design. Really neat. 


Also, I did the snuggly soft rosette minky on the back. So soft and warm. I love it so. 



One of my favorite finishes to date. 


Hope you like this quilt as much as I do. Thanks again Chocolate Dipped Quilts, I love this quilt, and it was nice meeting you twice. Logan was really sweet to me, a perfect stranger, and I cried to her on the side of the freeway when we first met to swap the quilt. My Dad was in the hospital, and I was just so scared. She asked if I was off to do some Christmas shopping, when actually I was off to the hospital. I was so caught off guard I just cried to her. She gave me a really sweet hug, and words of advice. Just love this quilting community. 

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31 comments:

Kirsty said...

I love your Granny Square quilt!! They really turn out beautiful and your choice of colors are absolutely lovely.

Ruth said...

I love those sweet sugary colours. I don't think I'd part with it either!

Michele said...

It is just fabulous and I know that you will enjoy it, as long as you can keep anyone else from nabbing it. I have a granny square planned and hopefully will be able to get to it before the year is out.

Sandy Rowe said...

Awesome quilt! I love granny squares!

beaquilter said...

what a sweet lovely quilt.

Lauren Deel said...

I LOVE this! And since you finished your granny square quilt before I've even started mine (hoping to use my stack of Posy) then that makes ME the last person on the planet. :) I'm so glad that you are keeping it for yourself. I'm thinking of making myself a Wee Wander quilt. Who says these fabrics are just for the kids?!

MaterialGirlQuilts said...

This quilt is so beautiful! I love the colors and the quilting sets it off so perfectly!!!
Amanda

Heidi [Banks of Frog Creek] said...

What a beautiful quilt! It was well worth the wait of being selective with the prints!!

Conni said...

great finish!! I love your mix of colours, it looks great!!

Teje Karjalainen said...

Gorgeus quilt! I love the Fabrics and your random arrangement with colours! x Teje

MissEnota aka Kristin S. said...

Omigosh! I just sewed with that swirly minky for the first time yesterday. In pink too! (But it was for a stuffed animal.) Now I must make a quilt to be backed in it. Oh, how sweet!

Daytona Damsel said...

Love your quilt. I like the bright white for sashing, it made the pastels really stand out. I don't think it looks like a baby quilt, I think it looks like a "Mommy Quilt." Enjoy!

RobotMomSews said...

i love this!!! so glad you are keeping it for yourself! The quilting is gorgeous Logan! Oh, and that minky back....LOVE! I have a granny square i've never finished. haha.... one day. ;)

Jeanette said...

Beautiful granny square-love all the colors and I'm glad that it's yours!

KULLA'S JOURNEY said...

I'd never seen this block so I went to look for a tutorial just now. I love how you did yours compared to the pictures I'm seeing. I like all of the colors mixed up instead of just two colors in a block. Beautiful!

Tavia said...

Oh my gosh!! I love it so much! I love all the soft pastels!!! Fantastic job!

Christine M said...

Your quilt is just beautiful. I've just finished putting my granny squares together. Just got to piece the backing and then it's off to be quilted.

Quilting Dee said...

Love your quilt! Very fresh, just delightful! Hope your dad has recovered.

Julie said...

This is so cute! I love your fabric choices. It was worth the wait!

Chocolate Dipped Quilts said...

I'm so glad you love it! You did such a good job piecing it and the colors are so perfect! It was so nice meeting you too. We really need to have a fabric shopping day or lunch. It'd be fun!

Stacy Olson said...

Oh Heather, I just love Granny Square quilts, but i especially love yours. You did such a fantastic job choosing prints. I need to make one of my own.

Esther F. said...

It is absolutely YOUR quilt. You keep it girl!!! LOL!
it is fabuliscious!
Esther
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Beth said...

This seems like the perfect quilt for you at at time when you could use some comfort. Quilts are great that way. Take good care of yourself; it takes time to move through this.

Barb said...

This is the perfect snuggle quilt, and all yours! Big smiles for you :)

Angela Smith said...

I love this quilt, it's so so pretty. Good job!

Afton Warrick said...

Adults deserve beautiful, comforting quilts too. P.S. You have the story about Logan's sweet sympathy in this post twice.

Donna said...

Simply Beautiful!

Nikki said...

Those prints are so pretty. It make me smile and I hope it bring you some happiness too.

Paula@TheSassyQuilter said...

Love it! The quilting is amazing and looks perfect on the quilt. I am glad it is for you:) Hope you guys are doing okay.xx

Katelyn Vawter said...

Heather - I just love this quilt! It is so obvious that you spent lots of time and care with it. It is gorgeous! The minky back on a non-child's quilt is inspired... I may have to use minky for the back of one of my quilts now. ;)
And the quilting is beautiful!
Also - you aren't really the last one to make a granny square. I stared one at the beginning of January and put it down to make some "commissioned" things. So I basically only have the pieces cut out and mine is a super easy jelly roll design. lol. I truly love the colors in yours!
I am glad that you got to meet someone who could give you a hug, a shoulder, and thoughtful advice during such a heart breaking time for you. It sounds like God put her there at that time just because He knew that you needed her. I realize that your heart is still breaking over the loss of your father - please know that you and your family are being prayed for and loved by many of us out here in blogland and IG. I know that it won't make it better, but perhaps it can help in some way. Love to you and Meagan.
- Katelyn @ Sing While Crafting

Nita said...

I love this quilt. Something about the pastels...so comfy. I can easily imagine snuggling under this quilt on a crisp autumn or spring morning, out on the porch swing with a cup of coffee in my hand. Cold air/warm sun, cold nose/warm hands around the coffee mug, cold cheeks/warm rest of me under the quilt! :)