Sometimes my mind goes blank when I have to sit down to write a blog post. Usually it's, "Ooo the kids are asleep!", and then I want to crash and watch too much TV. So the last couple of weeks have been hectic and I have been on a new diet. Seeing some results, but the worst part is no sugar, no gluten and no caffeine. Yikes! I am getting used to it, but the first few days made me realized how addicted I am to all of it.
Of course I am getting addicted to something new.
I am finding Quarter Square Triangles and some Half Square Triangles avoid fabric waste. I used 4 1/8 inch and 2 3/8 inch squares of the Kona Snow respectively. Tracy mentioned this in the flickr group's discussions and it has worked beautifully. I starched the squares before cutting and as a rule kept the bias edge on the bottom as I sewed. All blocks finish at 9 inches square.
I may have figured out my attraction of Granny Square Quilts. Each square is like a mini quilt with it's own cohesive color grouping that could be used in a larger quilt, but with a lot less work and instant satisfaction. I need that!
Plus, I have no idea how to make granny squares by crocheting! Check out Blue Elephant Stitches if you want to see a finished quilt and tutorial. Here is another Flickr group.
After the sixth 20 inch block of my 1 inch postage stamp quilt,
these granny square blocks seem easy enough and I am using every bit of the stash! Can't beat that! Will you be making a Granny Square quilt with the Old Red Barn Quilt Along? I will be making it when I have the time and who knows what size it will end up.
Hanging out with Modern Mondays with Meagan and BOMs Away (a finished Block Link Up) at Lyn's.