Thursday, June 20, 2013

Finish the Flimsies Challenge quilts 17 and 18

These two quilts are made from the same pattern -- but they are as different as night and day! Last summer, I participated in the Great Granny Square Quilt Along project (the pattern and information can be found here). The blocks are so addicting, and a great way of using up 2 1/2 inch scraps. The first quilt I made was in Parisville by Tula Pink. Last fall, I decided to play with the pattern again, and I love the way both of these quilts turned out!

This one was made out of Bliss (Bonnie and Camille for Moda Fabrics) and a bag full of white scraps.

I absolutely LOVE how this one turned out! The border is from the Ruby collection by Bonnie and Camille, and the backing is a super soft flannel, also in Ruby. I will definitely blog more about this one once the threads are trimmed and the binding is attached.
 

I also wanted to see how the pattern would look with one of my other favorite background colors: grey. I chose the Soul Blossoms collection by Amy Butler, and I think the quilt looks so modern and cheerful.

The row of blocks on the bottom is my favorite!

When I made the Parisville quilt, I just set the blocks together, but after making these two, I definitely recommend adding the sashing and border. Not only does it finish the quilt off nicely, it also stabilizes the bias edges in the blocks.Only TWO more quilt tops left to go in my Finish the Flimsies Challenge!

Linking up to Needle and Thread Thursday at My Quilt Infatuation!

 

2 comments:

  1. love your fabric choices on these!! Granny squares are so fun! You should hop over and link these to Needle and Thread Thursday- my new link party for quilting and sewing! It is open through today.

    :) Kelly @ My Quilt Infatuation

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    1. I am so glad you decided to link up! These quilts ROCK!! Seriously- pairing the traditional granny square, with the modern and funky fabrics is just perfect! love!!

      :) Kelly

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