May 9, 2012

Rip it. Rip it.

Granny Square quilt


I have been finishing up the granny square quilt and ripping it apart to put it together.

Granny Corner  #1

It will have mitered borders since the design is taking me in that direction.

Granny Corner #2

It always frustrates me a bit that I take my own time with QALs, but I think this will be worth it. Maybe I'll add some curves in the quilting to soften up the squares.

I am also thinking of backing it with some wide backing. There were grand ideas of piecing the back, but that is only giving me a headache. Blech. I just want to be done. Have you seen these Moda dots here? You can't beat 108 inch wide fabric! I would only need a 1 3/4 yards cut of it. I may want this backed in the gray or red. I am leaning towards the red. What do you think?

WIP Wednesday at Freshly Pieced

17 comments:

  1. I think it looks spectacular! I really love the fabrics in the pink block. If you have the time, can you email me a link to the quilt along? Thanks! And, I vote for red, too. I haven't seen the larger quilt backing fabric from Moda. Very convenient!

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  2. The border is just beautiful! I've heard about the 108" dots, I think it's such a great idea and will make life soooooo much easier!

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  3. I vote for red too - but wash it before since even the tiniest bit of bleed will give you a pink background fabric :) I've learned that the hard way! Moda is usually really good, but it's not worth the chance :)

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  4. It will look so cool when it's finished! I vote for the grey, but that's because I have a slight obsession with grey polka dots :)

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  5. I love the border you are putting on this quilt. i made a granny squares quilt too and had a hard time choosing the back since there was so much happening on the front. I ended up going with a solid. I like the moda dots cause the tone on tone is like a solid without being a solid! I think I would use the gray...or maybe red :)

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  6. Love it! And you're way ahead of me! I just finished my blocks. Yea granny squares! And my vote is gray. I'd be too scared the red would bleed all over the white, but that's just me!

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  7. it looks great i wish mine i am making did as good but i am putting colored saching on mine so my grandkids wont dirty it too soon

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  8. Your border is absolutely amazing! And my vote is for the gray. And wow....if you can get 108" wide fabric you should go for it!

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  9. This is going to be a gorgeous quilt!

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  10. I'm in love with your border - so perfect. I'm working on a piecy border for my granny squares and it is slow going over here.

    I've wondered about using 108" wide fabric - such a time-saver. You'll have to let us know how it goes for you.

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  11. oh it's looking cool! For sure the dots for the back!

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  12. It's gonna be worth the extra time. For sure!

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  13. it's a genius idea... but a total PITA!
    If you need any more squares, I'll pop them in the mail! I thought you were done with squares... but if you're not, just tell me!

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  14. oh wow! what a great idea! It's going to be absolutely spectacular...keep ripping!

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  15. What a great border, just love it!!

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  16. I love that quilt, I want one and the border is a perfect frame, keep going, it's gorgeous.

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