Tuesday, January 24, 2012

Scrap Attack {Granny Square Block}

It's a happy day indeed!  Do you know the occasion?  Jolene of Blue Elephant Stitches has a lovely new tutorial for you!  When I was gathering ideas for our Scrap Attack, Jolene posted her first Granny Square blocks.  I mean, hello? Scrappy potential? 

Granny Square Quilt Blocks

Affirmative!  Look at the way she's used same colors, but different fabrics to create rounds that echo the Granny Square crochet pattern.  Simple and genius!  I zipped an email over asking her to join in with our event and she very kindly obliged.  Eee!

So, if you don't often visit Blue Elephant Stitches, you'll want to hang around her blog for a good look. She has a light, bright feel for color, often using lots of white in her signature look.  I actually became a fan of her baby quilts through browsing Etsy before I knew her blog.  And now she's also a host for the Joy circle of our charity quilting bee, do. Good Stitches, so we've had a chance to get to know each other.  All around a great gal, that Jolene.

Oh, but you want to see more of the quilt, don't you!

Granny Squares Scrappy Quilt

Here's a snippet to tempt you.  I won't hold you up any longer.  Run along to Blue Elephant stitches for the Granny Square block tutorial and all the info you need to make the lovely lap quilt.   This quilt is definitely on my personal wish-to-make list, but I think I'll do the background color in something other than white.  In a full-on COLOR perhaps!  Hm.... 

If you're new to this Scrap Attack thing, catch all the details, the button and links to all of our posts Right Here.  I'm off to catch up on the Scrap Attack Flickr group now.  Maybe I'll see you there!

13 comments:

  1. So so pretty - love the blocks with the white sashing.

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  2. Beuatiful! Love the bright colours!

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  3. Gorgeous! I love these blocks :) So bright and cheerful!

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  4. beautiful quilt--thanks for all the wonderful scrappy ideas!

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  5. Yes, this is so awesome! Thank you so much for sharing :-) I'm definitely adding this one to my Quilts to Make list.

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  6. Jolene always makes such beautiful quilts. This one is no exception!

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  7. Love this quilt! It's so cool to see a Canadian modern quilter featured here!

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  8. I found your blog because I read Jolene's. Now I'm hooked on your series too. Thanks for the fun posts. Yes, I've been reading your archives. :-)

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  9. I love the happy block! I don't sew, but love the sunshine and joy that you find in quilt blocks, so I'm hoping to begin working with paper to create some blocks for my own little piece of scrappy heaven.

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  10. Bit of Topic but look I made a quilt top using your colorbrick quilt a long.

    http://sewingnaaien.blogspot.com/2012/01/bright-colour-brick-quilt-top.html
    Thanks for your tutorial. It was really easy to follow.

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  11. That is one good lookin' block. Love those colours together, very pretty. Thanks for introducing me to a new blog!

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  12. she is one of my very favorite bloggers!

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