"Granny's Checkerboard" top finished

This is the 5th upcycled blues (and in this case, off whites) top I've recently finished in an effort to whittle down my upcycled blue fabrics to a more reasonable amount. I'm getting there. I really am.  I'm pushing it close, though, as I'd like to have my dining room table clear of all this blue fabric in less than two weeks' time!

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This one was very simple. Maybe not as simple as a horizontal quilt because it is on point, but the blocks themselves were not complicated and there is no sashing!

Oh yes - the blocks are quite large, so I didn't need to make 15 gazillion of them!

Of all the quilt tops I've finished lately, I've really gotten the urge to quilt this one. I am eager to see it as a finished quilt - not sure why, but this one will probably be the first one I tackle!

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Granny squares have a special place in my heart. I learned to make them with yarn in a crocheted afghan when I was quite young.  As a result, I guess they bring back fond memories to me. 

The pattern is here.



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I hope someone can use it!

It's pretty easy - really. It just looks like it might be hard. 

Mine was a bit harder than some would be because my off white fabric was a bit squirrelly.  I am glad I was able to use up most of that sheet I had. I am not really sure what was in me when I bought it - but it was a nice all cotton sheet - but pretty silky feeling, and that made it hard to work with.

I'm off to finish up the next couple of tops - I still need one more, I think. 

I'm thinking all the time..."What can I make with the rest of these scraps?

And that's all from my part of the world today!

Don't forget to check out what my sis over in the store.  She may have just the thing you need! Be sure to check it out!

Becky Petersen4 Comments