Tuesday, July 3, 2012

Project Gingham Reveal: My Granny Loves Gingham

Several months ago, Elizabeth and Krista decided to do a project involving gingham. Elizabeth had found some gingham at a garage sale, and as often happens with quilters, that led to the idea, which led to today, where the three of us are revealing our individual gingham projects. And I can't wait to see what they came up with.

Elizabeth sent me a nice selection of ginghams to work with, some squares, some fat quarters. I took them along when I quilted for a whole weekend at my friend's cabin near Yosemite. I had just finished testing a great chevron quilt pattern (which I'll show later in the month), and the scraps were just begging to play along with the ginghams.
I got six blocks completed that weekend. Then set the project aside for some other pressing matters. This last weekend, realizing how close it was to July 4th, I finally got in gear and (nearly) completed the project. If I had planned my time better had more time, it would have gotten more quilting. But, alas, I just quilted around each block, using a different color for each one. Adding some prairie stitching will do the trick, as it definitely needs more quilting. And then a trip through the washer and dryer to make it nice and crinkly.
Mark is always so helpful with ideas when I can't make a decision. He helped me audition fabrics for binding, and actually talked me through the pros and cons of each one. He's got a great "eye"--some of the best quilting ideas come from him. We chose the one on the left.
Without further adieu, the full reveal of "My Granny Loves Gingham."
Thanks, Elizabeth and Krista, for letting me play along. I'm excited to see what your gingham projects look like!

I hope you come back on Friday to see all 111 Farmer's Wife blocks--and there will be another great guest blogger.
Next Tuesday, there will be a progress post on the Fusion Blanket Crochet-Along. Sure hope I have some of it figured out by then!

I'm linking to WIP Wednesday.Happy 4th!


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felicity said... #

Gingham Granny rocks! I have a husband with a good eye too - they come in handy here and there ;).

Kristy QP said... #

The granny quilt looks fabulous!

verykerryberry said... #

Lovely zingy citrus colours coming through

Susan said... #

Your Gingham Grannies are Great! So will hubbie be given equal billing more often? I had fun with my gingham too!

Suz J said... #

Just wondering what prairie stitching is?? But what a great project!

Selfsewn said... #

Isn't it great what you can do with a few 'found' scraps!!
Happy 4TH!

Freddie said... #

Love your Gingham granny squares.

Jeanette said... #

Cute granny squares, and I think the binding suits perfectly!

Archie The Wonder Dog said... #

I love your gingham grannies!

Shelly said... #

How cute! My Cowboy helps me pick colors all the time. He's so good at it, I'm not sure I can do it by myself anymore!

The Luedtke Family said... #

What a lovely, lovely quilt!

Well, you will be far ahead of me on the Fusion. I am waiting for my order to arrive.

We have been 60 hours without power in 90+ degrees and humid, so a bit toasty. Now I have laundry and grocery catch up like crazy! An empty fridge and freezer needs to be filled. Piles of laundry need to be washed and dried. Glad the AC is working today!

Mary said... #

Love your gingham project!

Mrs Flying Blind... said... #

Groovy granny!
Happy 4th July xxx

CityHouseStudio said... #

I love what you did with the granny squares - so pretty!

Katy Cameron said... #

Loving your gingham grannies, totally reminds me of primary school uniform summer dresses!

Patti said... #

Love gingham and grannies, so the combination of the two is a keeper!

Penny Poppleton said... #

Oh those grannies. They make my heart go pitter-patter!

Mary on Lake Pulaski said... #

Love your Granny Cindy!! Fabulous. Is it coming to MN for show and tell?

Jessica Kelly said... #

LOVE granny loves Gingham! Can't wait to see more of your Crochet fusion project, I'm sure it will be great!

Letterpress said... #

This looks fabulous! I love what you did with the ginghmas. Don't they just have a mind of their own? And you made it work fabulously. Ah, Cindy. Myou are a Master Quilter!!

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Quiltedpony said... #

I sure like how your blocks turned out. I'll look at Gingham with a different eye again.

Sarcastic Quilter said... #

I'm loving it! I am slightly behind due to storms, power outages and work but I plan to have mine finished and a post up tonight (still on the 4th, right).

Yours is so pretty.

Deborah said... #

I love this take on grannies!

Terriaw said... #

Looks like a fun project. You sure whipped this one up fast! I really loved the soft colors you used.

Beth said... #

Beautiful! I like the fabrics you chose to go with the gingham.

Kris from Duke Says Sew What said... #

Great gingham project! Gingham and grannies just go together!

Carla said... #

Such a cute quilt!!

Krista Schneider said... #

it's beautiful! gingham look so good in your granny squares! I'm glad your man has an eye for quilting, you lucky lady.

Richard Healey said... #

I love the gingham granny's


Bethany (Make Me A Quilt) said... #

Granny loves gingham is fantastic - I love it! I can't wait to see Farmer's Wife blocks! Wow!

Carla said... #

Gingham is right up there with polka dots in my book....Never met one I didn't like! I just purchased a little stack of ginghams at quilt guild on Tuesday. Your project makes me want to cut into them for sure, Cindy.

Shontelle said... #

Ooh, love the gingham grannies - well done.

Mama Pea said... #

That binding was the perfect choice. I love it. And I love the quilt!!!