There is nothing more fun than taking a quilt block like the Granny Square which looks like a crocheted granny square and making a small quilt project.
Granny Square Quilt Blocks
Granny Square quilt blocks have been all the rage lately and of course I had to make a few of them, have you? The blocks are fast and easy to make using 1½” squares.
I actually used a charm pack that I had and cut the 5″ squares into smaller squares. It was fun to make them!
This granny (me) decided that 4 granny square blocks were enough. I’ve got so many projects going and all I really wanted was to just make a couple blocks because they are so darn cute.
You can find the tutorial for the block at Blue Elephant Stitches, the tutorial shows making the blocks with 2½” squares.
I wanted to separate the blocks a little bit so I just added a 1½ inch strip between the blocks with another 1½ inch square in the middle that matched the center block in my granny squares.
I had a wine color fabric with little dots of gold that I thought would work great for my binding. Can you guess what size this little wall hanging is? It is 12″ x 12″.
I did a little stipple quilting in the background and the middle blocks and added a binding for a little wall hanging.
The fabric line was either Forever Spring or Garden Song both by Nancy Halvorsen for Benartex – added October 12, 2013.
Doesn’t it look sweet with this little Willow statue on it?
Or I could sit a little basket on it and fill it with candy.
This one is now added to my wall so I can enjoy it while I’m in my quilt room working on the next quilt project! Have you made any granny square quilt blocks?
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