Fannies grannies by Skynme

Summary

Category:
Quilting
Pattern:
Status:
Complete
Started:
2013-10-14T00:00:00Z
Finished:
2013-11-29T00:00:00Z
Tutorial:
None

Description

So this is what happens when my DH takes an interest in my sewing. He saw the blocks I made for the October bee and "commissioned" me to make a quilt for his grandmother Fannie. He wanted blue and yellow flower print. When I saw Sunnyside I knew it would work fine. This is what I have so far, these little blocks are a lot of sewing. To save time I used a jelly roll of sunnyside and a jelly roll of moda white so I only had to cut 2.5 squares(yep I'm lazy) LOL. He wants boarders on these. I don't know what color I will use yet but I'm thinking a solid for sure. More pics to come....

 

10/20 making more blocks. Hubby is not loving it, and is making me question my blocks and color choices. Honesty needed, is this an "ugly baby" or am I still on track for a pretty quilt.

 

10/27 after taking a nice break to do some fun Holliday projects, I managed to force myself to get all of fannies grannies trimmed...but look at that cute centerpiece lol. Now it's time for bed but I should be able to have all the sashing done by this weekend...maybe 11/2 all the blocks have been sashed and put together. Got the backing fabric ready to go

 

 

11/3 What was I thinking...seriously, I blame it on the massive migraine I had today and the flashes of lights it was setting off in my eyeballs. This is the largest quilt I have ever tried to quilt on my machine. I think the poor thing is going to start smoking and blow up any minute. Then to top it off I tried a new FMQ design that I have never done before and didn't try out first....so this quilt might be done sometime around Christmas 2017...maybe

 

Pictures

Loves

jandcembroidery
HawkFan
ArloDeanQuilts
Charwirfs
Joke
Existitchialism
Aizome
Yarnosophy
Mymble
Terryt1955

Comments

True

Love these fabrics in these blocks and how sweet of you!

Skynme

True Thanks! I'm loving them too, but I don't like my DH idea for the boarder around each block. I think I might just do what I want and then ask forgiveness after I finish it.

True

Skynme Does he mean sashing? If yes it will create an easier way to put these together as there will be no matching of all those seams...I think most pictures I have seen of this has sashing? But you could choose not to of course;-). But if you add sashing nd a cornerstone between each block you will make your own "job" much easier.

Skynme

True he wants a baby blue 2.5 boarder around each block. I am going to do sashing between each block in white, then a scrappy boarder around the quilt. I don't like the idea of all that baby blue in there. I'm not going to tell him though LOL

Skynme

True this is more what I want to do with the quilt: http://www.magpiequilts.com/2013/02/granny-square-quilt.html?m=1

HawkFan

Love your idea and I would think once he sees what you've done it'll be "what's not to love".

True

Skynme Yes that is what I meant...and now I get it...well once it is done what can he do;-). And I agree with HawkFan once he sees it he will no longer care as it will be gorgeous!

Quilterinmotion

Skynme , your blocks are lovely. Fanny will love her Granny quilt, whether you use borders or sashing, or none.

Skynme

Quilterinmotion Carolmarie HawkFan thanks ladies! I have 8 of 20 blocks done, time to call it a night.

Joke

Skynme , maybe this tutorial will help the grannies come along faster? http://www.modabakeshop.com/2013/02/granny-square-quilt.html I think it's the same person who did the tutorial for our hive!

I love sunnyside; it looks great as granny squares!

Skynme

Joke Thank you! That is the link for the tutorial I was using.
I think it would come along much faster if a certain DH wouldn't keep wanting me to stop sewing every 5 minutes and watch TV/Movies, and hang out with him LOL.

HawkFan

Absolutely not an ugly baby. I think your choices are beautiful. What doesn't he like about it? You've taken a pastel route - does he like brighter colors better? when you've finished the blocks, maybe if you look at different options for sashing that might help him like it better but I think everyone here will agree it's beautiful

Skynme

HawkFan thanks! I think he doesn't really care for some of the combinations I did. I don't love all of them either but the work we'll together. Only 5 blocks to go, maybe he will change his mind

True

I think this is absolutely gorgeous! When doing the same block but in different fabrics I always like some better than others but find in end they all work and are needed. Wonder same as HawkFan does he like brighter colors? And I am betting most grandmothers would love this and these colors.

Skynme

HawkFan Carolmarie True Thanks ladies! Honestly I think he doesn't like the mix of cools and warms, plus there are a lot of flowers in this one. I had to do two super scrappy blocks, but its hard to tell unless you look really close. Once I get the sashing done I will post more pics. I think after this I will take a break on Grannies...unless the Nov Queen wants them as well LOL then I suppose I will have to granny some more :D.

Aizome

That is an adorable quilt! He must be colored blind...!

Mymble

This is lovely- I think you have to take a "big picture" approach to scrappy...and it can take some getting used to so maybe it just needs to grow on your DH...but truly- this will be a beautiful and well loved quilt!

Quilt455

These are great. Had to laugh because I used Sunnyside to make a granny square for my hive 3 block.

Skynme

Quilt455 Mymble Aizome Thanks ladies, I will be trimming up the blocks and sashing them this weekend. Hopefully once I get the top together with the border he will start to see what I want to do.

HawkFan

Love the Halloween star in the background!!

True

This is gorgoeus with your sashing added...his hubby seeing the beauty yet?!

Skynme

True He is at Football right now, but I should have the top all done and basted when he gets home tonight. I'm sure he will start to see it now...I think its looking really pretty so far

Quilt455

very pretty. another winner

Terryt1955

What a pretty Fannie Grannie! (I love that her name rhymes with the block!). And the white sashing is perfect "glue" for all the blocks. I think the fabric is very appropriate for a grandmother and I'm sure she's going to absolutely me moved to tears.

HawkFan

It is so pretty!

Quilterinmotion

I agree! It's gorgeous. Any Granny, named Fanny or otherwise, would cherish this quilt. The white cements it all together. Way to go!

Caribousmom

It's beautiful! I am sure your Fanny will adore this Granny :)

wrensteele

I so want to make one of these quilts, especially now that I see your done!

Skynme

wrensteele Caribousmom Quilterinmotion HawkFan Terryt1955 Quilt455 Thanks ladies! Got the double borders on last night, going to try and get this finished up today...maybe.

Terryt1955

Way to go,almost there! You really are cranking out this quilt!

True

Just when I think I cannot love this quilt any more than I already do you add a scrappy border...OMG She is going to so love this quilt!

Skynme

True IF I ever finish it...I don't know what I was thinking on this one.

Quilt455

I just love you scrappy border. Great addition

HawkFan

I'm with everyone else - absolutely love the scrappy border. Hang in there!

Joke

Love your scrappy border! And your orange peel quilting! Just think though, by the time you finish the whole quilt, you'll be a pro at the design wink Are you using the same colour thread all over or will you change it for each block?

jandcembroidery

Skynme Now see....doesn't that border just make it stand out that much more? I knew you could do it. You just keep asking my for my opinions and I'll have your queen size quilts a California king in no time blush

Quilterinmotion

I agree with everyone else. That scrappy border is awesome and really makes those blocks stand out! Very nice job on the clamshell quilting too.

True

Well it is well before 2017 and it is done and gorgeous! Love it

Skynme

True thank you! I had to stop procrastinating and just do it. I like how it turned out but I'm happy it's finished.

Terryt1955

A beautiful finish!! Love the pops of dark blue and how you used it for the binding. And the scrappy border makes such a beautiful frame!

Joke

I love how it's pulled together, despite some of your earlier concerns. Look so amazing!

HawkFan

What a gorgeous finish!

Yarnosophy

This is beautiful! I love the colours, and the white sashing sets it off perfectly.

Mymble

Love the quilt! Now, please excuse the personal intrusion here...but be VERY careful about the "flashes of light" in your eyesight- I had them and they turned out to be detatched retinas- and after laser surgery I am fine, but I have to have regular check ups now because of something called "latticing" in my retinas. I sincerely hope you do not have anything like that but if it continues ...please see a vision specialist. Okay...mom talk over...and again the quilt is fabulous!

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