Project in Progress: Sunsets and White Beaches

23 07 2013

I’ve been wanting to do a simpler piecing project for a while – the Farmer’s Wife Sampler/Technicolor Fields and The Garden Party Quadrille made me yearn for something quick and easy to finish. Because I’m in the Granny Block Bee, I know how simple and easy these blocks are, so I decided to make a entire top, ahead of my month for that swap (December).

Sure, it’ll leave me with a challenge of what colors to use for that month, but that’s okay. I’ll come up with something.


I mean, it only took me three months to decide on something for my month in the Fat Stash Bee.


Anyway, I got started pulling fabrics a while ago. I’ve been drawn to the ‘girlier’ colors in my stash lately: pink, orange and yellow. So I pulled those, and threw them into a pile, and loved it. Except that it was just a little too cheerful. So I threw in some greys, and then I was happy.

I started cutting a lot of 2.5″ squares. And discovered that, apparently, my obsession with those aforementioned ‘girly’ colors has been going on for a while. I had a lot of pink, weirdly enough. It’s totally not my color. On the other hand, I had the expected amounts of gray, yellow, and orange. In fact, the very small amount of orange I had on hand nearly made me go running to spend absurd amounts of money on replenishing that color. Orange is one of my absolute essential colors. How little is left in my stash is making me a little twitchy.

So, anyway, lots of 2.5″ squares were cut and ready for this weekend. I decided to spend a lot of my weekend sewing, since I haven’t really done a lot of that for myself recently.

The nice thing about these Granny Blocks is that they go together very quickly and easily, almost mindlessly. So mindlessly, they’re rather like chips. You can just keep going. And that’s pretty much exactly what I did. I spent maybe half a day working on these.

Granny Blocks For Me 01

Granny Blocks For Me 03

Granny Blocks For Me 04

Granny Blocks For Me 05

Granny Blocks For Me 06

Granny Blocks For Me 07

Granny Blocks For Me 08

Granny Blocks For Me 09

Granny Blocks For Me 10

Granny Blocks For Me 11

Granny Blocks For Me 12

Granny Blocks For Me 02

Twelve blocks in about four hours? I call that awesome! I’m eager to move forward with this one. I haven’t quite figured out how large I want this to be, though I do know there will be sashing. I need to draw it up in EQ7 and decide on final sizes.

Linking up to Show and Tell Tuesday.




5 responses

24 07 2013

Wow, twelve blocks in two hours is impressive! Love the fussy cutting you’ve included in some of them.

24 07 2013
Grey Cat Quilts

Fussy cutting can be a lot of fun, but I don’t have the drive to do it often. I use that technique most often when I’m doing smaller cuts like these blocks call for.

25 07 2013
Melanie in IA

Very pretty. Thanks for sharing.

30 07 2013
Lorna McMahon

Those are some super sweet granny squares! I especially love the fussy cuts. I am not a pink person either, but seem to have a lot of it in my stash. The colours you chose to go with it are fabulous. That will be one lovely quilt.

31 07 2013
Grey Cat Quilts

I think the problem with having so much pink in my stash is that I will see a print and think that it’s a good basic print, and buy it. But, because I don’t use pink as a general rule, it tends to start looking like it occupies a lot of space in the stash.

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