GREAT GRANNY SQUARE TWIST?!?
Do you remember when the Great Granny Square book by Lori Holt came out?
This is about a twin sized quilt.
I think it looks like confetti!
I think I had used a Kate Spain jelly roll and a few extra coordinating fabrics for the
I fell in love with the method of making this block that Lori came up with.
I was completely addicted to GGS's!
I love the original borders that Lori Holt comes up with too!
The book has several variations of the block including different sizes.
Every single one of them is as cute as can be!
So... when Fat Quarter Shop said they were going to do a revival of
GGS... but we were to add a little twist of our own to the block...
it sounded like fun to me!
After making my large quilt
I had a group of fabrics already cut for a "someday" project...
so it looked like it was time to use them!
My little variation is a flipped corner to the second round out from the center.
Did that make sense?
I stayed with a smaller quilt that I could hang up on my wall of small quilts.
This one is 37 x 37.
Can you see here how it frames the center square?
The center square is larger than the squares that surround it.
That represents my family in the center and my children's young families
circling around me.
It was a lot of fun to make, so I thought I would continue the
fun by doing spiral quilting on the wall hanging... since
"the circle continues"... metaphorically, right?
It was the first time I tried spiral quilting.
Here is another photo before I got the binding finished.
(it was a rainy day... and I wasn't sure I would have a chance
at a good photo later)
Fat Quarter Shop has a video to share with you on the GGS Twist here...
on the hop today... and for the entire week!
Oh, and how about a book giveaway?
Just leave a comment telling me something you remember about your great granny
(or grandma) at Christmas.
I will draw a winners name randomly on Friday evening, at the end of the blog hop!
Have fun with the hop!