Wednesday, July 25, 2012
Great Granny Quilt
I feel like I've been gone for weeks but it's only been a few short days. I took a mini vacation away from home and got to play in the sand and refresh myself in the waves. There is nothing like summer on the shores of Lake Michigan. Of course there's nothing like winter here too, but I'm not thinking of that right now.
I completed my Great Granny quilt top. I'm so pleased with the way it came out. The cherry fabric I used for the sashing and borders is one of my favorite go-to prints and I always have it in my stash. It is from JoAnn fabrics and is really a good quality quilting cotton. It pairs so well with the "Sew Cherry" fabric by Lori Holt and compliments the aqua around the blocks so nicely. The quilt measures at a 50" square. I can hardly wait to get it into the hands of my quilter/friend Mary. I have some fun things planned for the back to use up the leftover 2 1/2" squares. I'm trying to decide if I should bind it in red with white polka dots or use the same cherry fabric. What do you think? When I look at this quilt I think of summertime and picnics, cherry picking and all the cherry orchards I pass when I travel home to see my family here in Michigan.
Have a blessed day today!