My granny square quilt is finished. I posted the quilt top a while ago, and actually finished the quilting a while ago, so we have been enjoying this quilt through this COLD winter (yes, I know, cold in Texas isn't really that cold).
I fell in love with Jolene's quilt first and couldn't resist. I did start and then come back to this quilt, because it just wasn't coming together for me. I talk about my modification here--once I got that figured out it went together fast, and these blocks are fun to make.
I made mine pretty big, 6 blocks by 7 blocks, and I used low volume fabrics for my background, which I think I like. I used up a ton of scraps, and overall I like it, but I think I might be over the low volume business. I'm kinda missing the vibrancy of color on white. I do like how the low volume makes it a bit more subdued and muted.
I guess I didn't take a full picture of the backing... I pieced together some fabrics from my stash, but the majority of it is this pretty purple plaid I picked up at JoAnns. I like it as backing, and it would also make a great binding fabric.
bound in this fun stripe, I love the color combo on this stripe and how each stripe is about an inch. Adds some variety to my striped binding obsession.
I ended up hand stitching the binding because my machine was in the shop, and I have to confess...I am a long time machine binder, but I kinda really love the look of hand-sewn binding. I'll probably be doing it more often, maybe. It definitely takes longer.
for quilting, I did straight line quilting down the x's of each block. It worked out well because those x's all line up. I quilted a quarter inch from each side of the seam. Tedious and a little boring to do, but I love the overall effect, plaid-like.
I'm keeping this quilt, I just don't want to part with it. It's one of my favorites.