Thursday, March 22, 2012

Granny Squares and a Sew Day!1

Do you want to learn how to make this adorable block?

Granny Square Quilt Blocks

Granny Square by Blue Elephant Stitches

Without the puckers...with perfect seams...

(Granny Square by Denise : )...puckers and all)

Me too! 

Come to Sew Day this Saturday 3/24/2012 from 10:00-5:00 at Our Sewing Room and you can find out.

We will follow this wonderful tutorial from Blue Elephant Stitches and you and I can all learn to make this block.  (I may have already tried my hand at it) 

To try your hand at 1 scrappy block you will need:

 12 - 2.5" squares of background color

8 - 2.5" squares of print or solid scraps for the outer ring

4 - 2.5" squares of print or solid scraps for the inner ring

1 - 2.5" square for the middle square (if you want to add a 3rd color here)

strip piecing a granny square tute

Here is also a tutorial for strip piecing this block by I'm A Ginger Monkey

This would be great for a quick quilt top. 

Check out both tutorials for fabric requirements for more than 1 block.  This will be just a short demonstration that you may/may not choose to participate in, so don't forget to bring your own projects and we can spend the day


See ya Saturday!1