Tuesday, February 21, 2012

I couldn't hold myself back any longer. I was planning to make just one block, to make sure it was fun and I could commit to a quilt. Then I couldn't stop at one . . . a couple of days later I have 12 and if I could ignore the kids, laundry and all responsibilities I would keep going!
It all started for me with a photo and Japanese magazine/pattern book Badskirt Amy posted. Then Tamiko's block with itty bitty patchwork sent me over the edge. Jolene's finished quilt, for sale on ETSY, pinned everywhere on Pinterest, made me giddy. So crisp and wonderful. I think I love how the colors just pop from a crisp white background. Was thrilled to see a tutorial on Jolene's blue elephant stitches blog. Finally when Dana started a Quilt-a-long based on these blocks, I was in for sure!
Tons of inspiration on flickr in the I ♥ Granny (Square) group or the Red Barn Quiltalong. I really am drawn to Heather's scrappy blocks and can't wait to see how she hand quilts it.
Thought it might be fun for a few localish (Upstate NY, Vermont and Western MA) friends to gather and make some blocks at the wonderful sewing space at KC Fabrics. After our first sew in Granny style I thought we could get together a month (or two) later and show off our finished quilts. I know I always follow through a bit better when I have a deadline. Let me know if you are interested, we have a group of four or five and would love to add to the fun!


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