Monday, May 07, 2012

Sew into Solids - Week 9

Well, it was only a matter of time, but I've had a go at the ever popular granny square in solid fabrics!  See Katherine, you were right I couldn’t resist forever :o)

Using the original tutorial I used a cream background and then 4 browns, 4 oranges, 4 purples and 1 pink from the fabrics I got from the Village Haberdashery.  Such fun to put together!

Not stopping at one, I had a go at a slightly different variation that uses triangles for the edge pieces.  The idea is that it is less wasteful.  I have yet to trim it, but as you can see it left me will a generous seam allowance!  Perfect!

If you are paying attention you will notice that my weekly Sew into Solid update is a few hours late and you might have noticed that I haven’t posted since last Monday… well all I can say is that “life” got busy (some good and some not so good) and blogging fell to the wayside.  If you fancy cheering me up…and trust me I could use a giggle…drop me a funny in the comments :o)

Until next time....

11 comments:

YankeeQuilter said...

love the block...sorry you are having some challenges...something funny aye? My husband gave me a shirt with a rip in the sleeve to mend last night. This morning when he tried to put it on he found I had sewn the sleeve shut....see if he interupts my quilting to do mending to do again!

(BTW...not it wasn't on purpose...I'm just a disinterested seamstress!)

Thimbleanna said...

Gosh, I wish I had a giggle to send you. I think there are a lot of us who are having life get in the way these days. I'm finding it very annoying LOL! Very pretty blocks btw!

Katherine said...

Loving those granny blocks, Jane!
Like you, I tried piecing them both ways - I preferred the one with less waste.

Sending you a hug to cheer you as I've nothing that will give a giggle at the moment... ;o)

Rosa said...

Warm wishes and big hug.

Katie said...

They are addicting, aren't they? A bit like Monster Munch I'm afraid, which is very hard to find here.....

Annemieke said...

Love your grannies!
Hope you don't have to worry too much,
Groetjes from the Netherlands
Annemieke

Quilter Kathy said...

What is the best way to carve wood?
.....
Whittle by whittle!!

The Cozy Quilter said...

You made my day today--my parcel arrived! Many thanks! I will do a post about my parcel later this week.

As far as a giggle goes, you can check my blog to see the barn quilt tour I took this past weekend along with a picture of Filipe's Chicken Ranch! Seeing the ducks that lived there certainly brought a smile to my face!

Di said...

Hi Jane, I love those blocks! Sorry things are getting you down, but maybe this funny I read on Facebook will give you a little smile -

Past, present, and future walked into a bar.
It was tense.

sewkalico said...

My son's favourite joke:
Q: Why did the banana go and see the doctor
A: Because he wasn't peeling well!

Cheer up! You're fantastic! xka

Marit said...

Lovely grannies! Fun to see how many different ways to use this popular block. The solid one is sooo pretty!
; )