Vintage Granny Squares

Categories: Stipple, UncategorizedBy Published On: April 16, 201210 min read214 words2 Comments

Well I browse through many blogs…I love so many..but there is a popular quilt-along going on right now and the featured block is granny squares.

I am not doing that challenge…although I think they are adorable.

But I was gifted these Granny square blocks..they are vintage..made from men’s old shirts. I spoke of the process a bit here. But The squares were all different sizes, thin kind of fragile fabric…{because they are so old}…so I put sashings, corner stones and a border. I didn’t wash the quilt ahead of time because I could repair anything as I went..and I thought that the quilt would be more stable once it was constructed to wash it.

I just quilted a large all over stipple….because the quilt was not square and I was worried about doing an all  over type of design. I am glad that I had the experience with my vintage 1929 quilt to know I could now use those design boards on this type of quilt as well ..and they will quilt out. I used bamboo batting..it’s currently in the wash….so it will get the crinkled vintage look and feel to it….so exciting! It’s like Christmas to get my quilts back from Beth.

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  1. Annette April 16, 2012 at 7:19 pm - Reply

    Charisma i so love looking at your work and reading your comments…thank you so much for sharing…you are an inspiration….I`m still working on my translation contract so taking a break once in a while to come take a look….lol

  2. Tami April 17, 2012 at 10:03 am - Reply

    I found you on flickr and your comment you were looking for a bee to join. Our bee recently lost a member if you want to check us out. We are using the book Modern Blocks 99 Quilt blocks from your favorite Designers. To find out more our flickr bee group link is
    http://www.flickr.com/groups/1917458@N23/

    Your quilts look amazing.Have a good week.

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