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Wednesday, September 26, 2012

Finally - I finished something!

 I finally finished a project!  I've kind of been in a funk - I have been working on stuff, but never would seem to get anything done.  Finally.... this Great Granny Squares Quilt is done!   I first read about it here on Lori's blog.  I've had the blocks made for quite some time, it just took awhile to put it together.
This is my favorite block.
Here's a close-up of one of the blocks, before it was quilted.
 
And here is the back...... all nice and crinkly.  I had a heck of a time quilting this - my sewing machine was giving me fits.  I machine quilted each of the great granny squares, then did quite a bit of hand-quilting - around each square, and 2 - 3 rows in the borders.  I am just happy it lies flat....... I was afraid it wouldn't.  Lots of bias edges in this quilt - I don't think I'll be rushing to make one anytime again soon!
This is ready for a new baby girl..... she is due to make her arrival in October - the first grandchild for a friend of mine. 
 
 
 
 
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11 comments:

joe tulips said...

This is beautiful. All that hand quilting makes this extra special.
I had to be bus driver last night. Went to the high school and brought home a bunch of band kids.

Brenna said...

Lovely!

Heidi Staples said...

So pretty and such a great color mix! I love granny square quilts! :)

Glinda ♥ said...

Oh how lovely, I so want to make one of these, well done for finishing :)

Cathy Tomm said...

Great looking quilt

Heather said...

It's beautiful! Just perfect for a baby girl!

Gemini Jen NZ said...

It is always so satisfying to get a project finished -well done, it is a beautiful quilt!

Dee said...

This looks like an in perfect shape, 100 year old quilt! What a wonderful gift for a very special little girl!

Love the great granny squares!

trish said...

Beautifully done. :o)

amandajean said...

This is just so so pretty! You've done a beautiful job finishing it up. This is one of the prettiest versions I've seen. Great job!

Thanks so much for linking up to finish it up Friday!

Brown Dirt Cottage said...

This is soooo pretty and sweet! Your hand quilting will make it extra special!