Monday, July 9, 2012

The Great Granny Along!!!...



Good morning cute people!
I'm sew excited to share my 
very first quilt along with you...
and of course...
you are ALL invited to
 join in with me:)
(Oh!...I "sew" hope you do!)

How do you play you ask?
Well, you simply make a block...
 or two...or nine...haha 
(however many you want)
Then join the flickr group and
 post your photos!
Click below to join the club!!! 
Let me and all of the other
 members be inspired by your 
fabric choices, blocks and  
finished quilts! 
 I will be posting more about the GGA every Tuesday for the rest of the summer:)



I also asked my good friend 
Jodi from Pleasant Home 
to partner up with me for the
"Great Granny Along" 

Just for me...she designed a 
Great Granny Along button... 
and set up the 
Great Granny Along flickr group...
 and she has posted 
a fantastic "how to join flickr" tutorial
 for those of you who have never
 used flickr before...
what a sweetie!
 to visit Jodi and her flickr tutorial.


please PIN above photo from original source...thanks:)

So about me and granny squares...
they were the very first thing
 that my Grandma Ewell taught me
 how to crochet when I was a girl.
 I made a ton of them using leftover
 bits of yarn that she gave me.
I fell in love with the scrappy look 
of granny squares even way back then!
I still love to crochet them...
but this time...
I'm making them with fabric
 instead of yarn:)


So here is the scoop on how 
my idea for the quilt along started.
Last year I saw in a few magazines
 some pieced granny blocks
 (inspired by crochet granny squares)
and then in a few months time 
I started to see some on several blogs
 and then I even pinned some on
I thought the blocks were sew cute and
 would really be
 a fun way to use up 
some of my leftover fabric!

However...
I decided I wanted my blocks 
to be bigger...
 (to use up more scrap fabric)
So I added another round of squares
 on my block and the
 "Great Granny Block"
was born!!!

My block consists of a center square
 and 3 surrounding rows 
which I call a round
(a crochet term which the granny block stems from)

I named the center square (aqua) 
"The Baby"
The round of 4 squares surrounding 
the baby(green gingham)...
I appropriately named
"The Mama"
I then named the round with 8 squares 
surrounding the mama (red & white)
"The Granny"
And the final round surrounding 
the granny (gray) 
is of course...
"The Great Granny"





As I told you...
my reason for wanting to make a 
"great granny block"  
was to use up leftover fabrics. 
Most of my leftover fabric are precuts
 from my fabric lines 
that have been piling up
in my studio
 over the last year.
Do you have orphaned precuts too?

YAY!!!!
This block is perfect for precuts!!!
 Simply because you can 
cut squares from 
each precut size 
with absolutely no waste!
(mom & grandma will be so proud)








As you can see...
I always use a 
portable design board
 when I cut and sew blocks...
I really wouldn't
want to be without one!
If you haven't made one yet...
for my tutorial on how 
and why I make them.
The design board pictured 
measures 18" x 24"



Here is my quilt that I made
 using 9 blocks....very scrappy!
I just need to bind it and 
then I can hang it...
or use it as a
 table topper...
which is why I chose to
 make it square.



To help you get started in the
 Great Granny Along...
I am giving away a 
"granny roll"
of Millie's Closet.



Just leave me a comment letting me
 know that you are joining the
 "Great Granny Along" 
and that you have also joined 







I just can't wait 
to see your blocks:)
Have a quilty kind of day my friends!
xx
Lori

EDITED January 16, 2014;
My new book called 
Great Granny Squared 
is now available for pre-order


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debbie @ happy little cottage said...

Hi Lori!! I love this!!! I am in like Flynn :) Can't wait to get started! And thanks for the great tutorial xoxo Debbie

Anne said...

Yeah!!! Sew glad you have inspired me to do this project. I have been pinning projects for months and now I am finally going to do it!

Joyce said...

Would love to be a granny...beautiful project!

Lynn said...

Thanks for the great tutorial Lori. Your blocks are just stinkin' cute!

Candice said...

Joined the flickr group, and LOVE the extra round of color!!! Yes, I will be doing this :) DARLING!

Jane said...

Love your tutorial and the baby to great grandma rounds! How clever of you!
Would love to win the jelly roll!

Pokey said...

Hi, Lori, I'm in! Let's see what pieces I find to use. I'm hoping to get some table runners made from these, and get a jump on Christmas presents ~
:-}pokey

Leah said...

I have been itching to make some of these granny blocks since they first started popping up all over blog land. Now is the perfect time to do it!

trish said...

I just love the title "great granny" quilt along. So sweet. :0) Your block is too cute and I am in love with your table topper. This looks like so much fun. And you know me ... I am a no waste kind of girl. Have a great week. Love Trish

Martha said...

I am going to get started right away, Lori. I love it!

Theresa said...

Wonderful, I've been wanting to make one of these since I first saw them and bigger blocks are even better! I'm heading off to join the Flickr group right now.

Sandy said...

Good morning, I have joined the group and flicker group as well. I have finished one "Granny Square" quilt and want to make a mini! Thanks for being the hostess!

Sentimentally Me said...

i am totally, completely 100% IN :) You girls really do inspire me. THank you Jodi & Lori! :)

Sentimentally Me said...

I am totally, completely 100% IN! You girls really do inspire me! Thank you Jodi & Lori!

Sewn With Grace said...

I'm in too! Can't wait to get started. I have a jelly roll of "Sew Cherry" that I haven't cut into yet. Now is the perfect time to start. Thanks Lori for the fun post and chance to win as well as the great tutorial!

Patty@Lemon Lane Cottage said...

What fun. I have been wanting to give this a try and now you have given me the perfect excuse to start a new project. Can't wait to get started.

notqnot said...

Granny Squares, and now Great Granny Squares have been on my to-do list for a while. They make such great scrappy quilts! I will join this quilt along, and have joined the Flickr group. I will not be able to start actual sewing before I return home from my vacation later this month, though, so my contributing blocks will come a little later. But it is good to have a goal!

hueisei said...

I want to join! I'm always wanted to make the granny sq quilt for myself!

Mary said...

I joined, and think I have the fabric ready I want to use. This is one of the blocks I have wanted to do, yea!!!

Seams Sew Together said...

I have been contemplating doing a granny blocks for ages now this is perfect timing to get going and take the plunge, I am IN!!

everinprogress said...

I'd love to do this- hopefully I find the time!

Carrie P. said...

I have been wanting to make one of these quilts and now I think it is time. thanks for the tutorial and a chance to win some fabric.
off to join the flickr.

Nanette Merrill said...

I'm in. I have been waiting for this. How fun. You make it fun.

Nedra said...

Lori, you are such a temptress! Yes, of course I am joining you and Jodi! I have the Granny Squares on my to-do list and I like the fact that yours are even larger.

Kim said...

I just joined. I really need to quilt more and this sounds like a lot of fun!

Maxine said...

I'm in...I have seen several granny sq quilts around...Now the Great granny...Off to buy fabric as I do not have a large scrap bag...You and Jodi are so full of great ideas....Don't have a blog..follow you and Jodi..You girls ROCK!!

Meredith said...

woohoo! What fun! I've had granny blocks on my list of projects for a while and this is just the motivation I need to get started! Just joined the flickr group and looking forwrad to seeing the creativity!

kittyj said...

I love granny squares and am thrilled to be part of the great granny along. I am headed to my studio now to dig thru my stash.

hey, jode said...

I'm in! You and Jody inspire me!

Mrs.Hearts said...

I'm in! Sounds like sew much fun as I have been wanting to make this block!

Mrs.Hearts

(un)Deniably Domestic said...

Lori - As ALWAYS your fabric selection and quilt is fabulous! I will be popping over to learn how to make my own design board. ~Kelly

unDeniably Domestic

judys said...

Looks like a fun project; just like the old granny squares I used to make! Love it!!

Karenkay said...

Lori -thank you so much for doing this tutorial and for the fantastic giveaway! I am getting started right away on this one!

•stephanie• said...

of course your granny blocks are four generational!
i love that you named the rounds.
how perfect!
i "pinned" a sew cherry granny squares quilt just yesterday.
it's adorable, but i love your with the extra row even more.
great idea, lori!

Cecilia said...

I've been wanting to make one of these and this quilt along came at the right time. I've joined the Flicker group and will start looking through my fabric. Thanks for the giveaway.

Beth said...

Oh what fun. Just when i thought I could resist a quilt-along, along comes great granny. :)

Thanks for the excellent tutorial.

wordygirl at earthlink dot net

Rachel said...

Ok so peer pressure got me :) I am joining the Great Granny Along and I am now going to be obsessing on the flickr pics of a-w-e-s-o-m-e granny squares :)
Thanks for the great giveaway!!

sew.darn.quilt said...

I'd like to join in the fun as well =)
Just trying to thump out a problem with flickr (grrr), I'll keep at it.
This design is fantastic and I know exactly what I'm going to do with my finished quilt. Your quilt is absolutely stunning.

Deborah said...

I'm in and have joined the Flickr group! Yay!

Terrie said...

I'm in and have joined the flickr group as well. I love granny blocks both crocheted and with fabric so this will be alotof fun :) !!!!

Kimi said...

I'm joining! Looking forward to the GGA...had been tempted to make some granny squares but I'm glad I waited because now I'll get more bang for my buck size making Great Grannies!

Also joined the Flickr group :)

Hi I am Susie said...

I'm In! Sounds like Great Granny Fun! thanks so much for this wonderful post & the tutes....very inspirational.

Micupoftea~ said...

Great colors, great quilt, fun Tut! What a cheery project :)

Michelle McCray said...

I love Granny squares and these great grannys are even more lovely!!! I joined the Flickr group :0)

Jennie said...

Millie's Closet would make for awesome granny square blocks!

What the heck, I'll join in the madness, er, fun. I'm still working on my Sew Cherry granny square quilt, but another would be fun. I've got some PKM scraps that need a good home.

CJ said...

Granny squares have been on my list and GREAT Granny Squares just might be the ticket! I have joined the flickr group. Now I just need to get my daughter married on Saturday and my out of town guests back on the road and THEN I can play!

Stephanie/PurdueLiz said...

Got an email from Jodi and had to come check out the fun. I love Granny squares, but haven't done any yet, so this is the perfect time. I joined the Flickr group (PurdueLiz) and I'm gonna dig through my stash this afternoon!

Sandie @ crazy'boutquilts said...

Me, me, me, me, me! :-) I have loved these blocks all over blogland and just needed a little shove~ thanks!! Love your blocks! Love that jelly roll too~fingers crossed! :-)

Sonia B said...

These are so fun. I've been admiring the granny blocks, but this really takes it up a notch. I've joined the flickr group. Thanks for organizing this.

Siobhán said...

I am so IN!! Woohoo! I've been wanting to make a granny quilt for awhile, so this is the perfect push in the tush to get going. ;) I love that jelly roll, too! I'm off to join the Flickr group...

PamKittyMorning said...

OMG so cute!!! What a clever idea!

Material Mary said...

I sew sew want to joint this quilt along...it is so very cute and I like how you made the block bigger!! I would love to win the jelly roll because I love Millie's Closet fabric!!!
Mary

Barbara said...

I am in too. I love this block and I love the idea of making it scrappy. Your fabric line is so cute, thanks for the give away. I joined the Flickr group.

Barbara said...

I am in too. I love this block and I love the idea of making it scrappy. Your fabric line is so cute, thanks for the give away. I joined the Flickr group.

Gabriella said...

I'm in of course!!!!
I have joined the Flickr Group and I'm looking forward to start the "Great Granny Along"

Thanks Lori for your turotial and the wonderful giveway

Prima Donna said...

How could I not join? I love jelly rolls, granny squares AND I found out last week that I am going to be a Great Granny for the first time. I've joined the Flickr group and put your button on my blog. I'm ready to go!

Diane Kennedy said...

I'm in too! This is a classic pattern and Millie's closet would be a fun fabric to make it with.

Carla said...

I've had some fabrics set aside to use for "granny squares, so am excited to find this sew along. Count me in!

Michelle said...

Lori, this is perfect! I just made 2 granny blocks a little over a week ago and fell in love, I can't wait to Granny Along with you!

Michelle said...

LOL That will teach me to jump ahead and miss the fact that there is a give away! I've already joined the flickr group and am heading to my sewing machine for some new blocks now!

Segelfliege said...

oh I tried to avoid any commitments, but I just can't walk past this one! I just joined the Flickr Group and I would love to take part in your giveaway.

Angelina S. said...

Ooooooh...maybe I need a Summersville Granny quilt! I've been wondering what to do with that jelly roll! So excited!

Carla said...

I've been wanting to make some of these cute blocks for a while now, so am excited to join in. I just signed up for the flickr group too. Thanks for the great tute!

Rachel said...

I have been waiting for this to be posted!! Now to stash dive......

Britt-Inger said...

Of course I will be in this. I have added me to the Flickr group and added the gadget on my blog.
It will be great fun and I have time, as a newly retired woman
Thanks for you awesome tutorial, I love these grannies
But my friend here in Sweden don´t understand what I am talking about.

DaiseyB said...

I am loving these sweet blocks. I have been wanting to make a quilt out of these so I am joining your quilt along and have also joined the flickr group.

DaiseyB said...

I am loving these sweet little blocks and have wanted to make a quilt for a while now so I am joining the quilt along and I have also joined the flick group.

my happy bluebird said...

Yay, I just joined the flickr group. Now, I'm off to look through my fabric stash! :-)

becky said...

I am joining the great granny along and I have joined the flicker group looks like fun.By the way love your site Thank-you for the great give away chance.Becky
derry04@yahoo.com

Mary said...

I am so excited! I have been wanting to do one of these since I've seen them all over the web, but I like your version even better. I just signed up for the flickr group (I think I did it right) and am ready to start. Thanks!

Cecilia said...

I can hardly wait to get started! I have so many scraps to use up! I joined the flickr group!

Becky G said...

Oh my... you are brilliant! I am making twin bedspreads for one of my granddaughters, one of which is a class at a LQS starting 8/21, the second I planned to make the smaller Granny's Square... and now... Oh my oh my... here you are with a better plan still! So sign me up! I was going to wait until after my August class to use left overs that match... but I just can't resist joining in your fun... thanks, thanks, thanks, you're the best ever.

Homemaker Honey said...

I joined the flickr group because I'm joining the Great Granny Along! Perfect for using up my big box of scraps.

Deborah
homemakerhoney@ gmail .com

Virginia said...

I've joined the Flicker group and now I'm off to start selecting scrap fabrics.

tidbitsandtype said...

I am totally joining the granny square along! I found this on Pinterest, followed over to your blog and now "sew" excited to start! :) Just joined the flickr group and am adding the button to my blog now. I am excited!

Karen M said...

This sounds like so much fun. Now, I just need to join the flicker group.

Lynn Howell said...

Hi, I have joined the Great Granny
Along and the flickr group. I'm so excited to get started, love your fabric choice for a give away!
Thanks for the opportunity!
Lynn

Bolo heads said...

Lori i was on Pinterest and saw that you were having a quilt along. I can't believe that i almost missed it. You know i love everything that you do. Since i want to be just like you when I grow up I am joining in on the party. I think that your Milley fabric would be perfect for the retro granny square. I also like your version that is bigger. As always you are awesome!!!

Kim Walus said...

Ok. I'm in! No arm twisting needed! I'm super excited to get started but need to finish a few preps for Girl's Camp first. I'm pretty sure I have a flickr account but it's been a while since i've used it so I'll have to check into that and let you know. Thanks to you and Jodi for sponsoring this really Awesome Summer Sew Along!

Bolo heads said...

OK I am now signed up for the flicker group. Watch out here I come. Just kidding I am hoping to finish four quilts this week so that I can start to play along here.
PS I really want to win some fabric :)

Brenda said...

I have added the button to my side bar to remind me I want to play along after our vacation! I have been wanting to make one of these quilts for a while now.

girlygirl said...

Looks like fun! This will be my first Sew Along! Thanks

Be Be said...

I have been wanting to make this block for awhile now - looks like the perfect opportunity. I will try to figure out how to post on Flickr

Jamie Lee said...

Just joined the flickr group. I already made a granny square quilt earlier this year, but loved making it so much, I'd be game to use up more scraps for this great granny!

Marcia W. said...

I've been wanting to make granny squares even though I am not a granny ... I'll call them greataunt squares. Thanks for the chance to enter your giveaway and sew along too. I'm unsure as to what you mean by background fabric, but will re-read some. I'm waiting for flickr to finish the join and don't blog so no button. Dial-up is so slow!

AlyceB said...

Oh I've been looking for a good excuse to add another WIP to the pile and I've wanted to try granny squares for months now!! Count me in!! Heading to Flickr now :)

Sharon - Lilabelle Lane said...

I have been wanting to make one of these for a while so now I have no excuse :o) Thanks and I am looking forward to this. Off now to join the flickr group and add the button to my blog :)

Ginny said...

Came over from Pleasant Home. This looks like so much fun! I have been wanting to try this block! I joined the flickr group! Thanks for the giveaway!

KatieQ said...

I'm excited to be a part of the Granny along. I joined the Flickr group as NY GirlScout. Thank you for coming up with such a fun idea.

Donna G. said...

This is fabulous! Yep, joining the Granny Along! I've always loved granny squares, and with fabric, it's perfection! Joining Flickr group too.

B Greene said...

I am in!! I was the 100th member of your Flickr group - WOW!! Thanks for the chance to win - I love Millie's Closet.

Margaret said...

Count me in. I love this quilt. I can't wait to get started.

BJ and Amber said...

I'm so excited to make these squares!! I've had black and greens that are already cut into 2 1/2" squares that will be perfect for this project! I'm joining! Can't wait to share.

BJ and Amber said...

I can't wait to get started with my greens and blacks that I've already cut out!! I'll share with you on flikr soon!

Sue Bone said...

I have made some granny blocks, but now I want to make the bigger GG blocks.

Marque Powell said...

I would love to join. I really need something to help me get kick stated again. Thank for this chance. It looks like great fun & I love the block.

Marque Powell said...

I would love to be apart of this. Looks like fun. I've been needing something to get me kick started. It's been along time since I've been excited to do something quilting. Thanx for the chance. I can't wait to get started. The jelly roll would be a great start to the process. Thanx Lori.

hafza said...

You inspired me to join with your tutorial...this will be my first fabric granny squares, I take the challenge...thanks for the chance!

hafza said...

I am joining the quilt along...and have also joined the flickr group... your easy tutorial inspired me to do so.Thanks Lori!

Vroomans' Quilts said...

This sounds wonderful. Have added the button to my sidebar. Going to pull all those left over JR bits, charms, layercake trims. Muslin is always a good backing with almost anything - and that I have a bolt of.

Mary said...

I need another quilting project like I need another hole in my head, lol! But I can't resist, LOVE Granny! I need a Granny! Maybe two Grannies. I suspect these blocks are going to be like potato chips - have to make another....and another.....

pennydog said...

I'm in! I wanted to use my Curio Jelly Roll for Granny Squares anyway, so the Giant one is perfect!

Pat said...

Wonderful tutorial - I'm excited to join since I've been admiring the granny blocks popping up all over blogland. Love Millie's Closet! Can't wait to begin!

robin said...

Your tutorial was a "gotcha" for me and I am joining in to FINALLY use up my bits!

Karen said...

I would thoroughly enjoy making the great granny square quilt. I love all of your ideas and quilts. Thanks so much for sharing!

Karen said...

I would love to join in on the great granny square quilt. I love all of your ideas and quilts. Thanks for sharing!

Janet Ann said...

I LOVE this quilt along - count me in! And LOVE Aunt Millie's Closet fabric! Would Love to win the Granny Roll! Especially since my Mom of 87 will become a Great Granny in November! What a way to surprise her on her 88th Birthday in December with a Great Granny Quilt!!

Béa said...

Thanks for the tutorial. I joined the flick group and have my fabric.

Béa said...

Thanks for the tutorial. I joined the flick group and have my fabric.

Mary Jo said...

I have joined!! Now to decide on fabric. Love your fabric. Thanks for starting this group. Sew Fine Studio

Mary Jo said...

I have joined!!! Now to decide on fabrics. Thanks for starting this group. love your fabrics.

Rhonda D. said...

This looks like fun. Definitely joining the Flickr group. thanks
for the tutorials. Keeping my paws crossed for the jelly roll.
Gonna make a design board today,
and check stash for fabric squares.
Thanks for the chance to win!!!

wigglypup2(at)yahoo(dot)com

Mary on Lake Pulaski said...

Love the larger blocks Lori! Go - Great Granny - Go!!

My Vintage Mending said...

I loved doing Trish's no waste granny squares. This could surely look sweet on a pillow. Thank you for always being so generous with your tutorials...smiles..Renee

Anonymous said...

I love the Granny Square project. Can't wait to get started!

Lynne Laino said...

I'm so, so excited to join the "Great Granny Along"!! I just joined the Flickr group and I'm heading down to my sewing room to make your adorable little design boards. What a great way to keep cool in this awful heat - thanks!

~Damita's Pretty Wrap~ said...

What a lovely group!! And sew fun too! :) Thanks for sharing your tutorial with all of us!! Happy day to you! xo Holly

paulette said...

EXCELLENT Tutorial!! Thanks SEW much!
P

Linda said...

I joined the Flickr group and I am excited to get started making a GG block. I have always wanted to learn to crochet a granny but quilting one is even better!Thanks for hosting.

Anna said...

I'm in! Thank you for the inspiration and the great tutorial. I've joined the flickr group. Next in order I think I need to make a couple of those neat design boards. I'm thinking of starting with spare charms I have stashed away.

Katie said...

How fun!! I'm in!

sandy said...

Wow, I'm in. Something new to learn. I have a Flickr account cause I am doing a "Beginners Quilt-Along". Would love to win the fabric as I don't have a stash cause I am a "newbie" Thanks for the chance.
Your instructions are great.

April said...

i have been wanting to make a quilt like this for the last year. I absolutely love your idea of putting the granny squares up on a white background - it really shows off the blocks,while making the quilt look modern. <3 April

Libby said...

I'm in. Can't wait to get started ~ This is an amazing tutorial....THANK YOU SO MUCH. Your quilt is so beautiful....brings back wonderful memories.

Sharon said...

Now I figured out how to add something to flickr. Fun! I've created my first granny square block. :)

Linda.Nell.Cates@gmail.com said...

Lori, thanks for a great tutorial and giveaway. I've joined the flick group. This is new to me so im excited!

I love my dogs said...

I am already working on a queensize granny square quilt so I won't be joining, but that doesn't mean I won't be looking at all the lucious quiltblocks that are going to be made. This is a wonderful, fun block, so if anyone hasn't made it before you really should. Uses up alot of little pieces of fabric. I'll post my quilt on my blog sometime when it gets finised.

Karin said...

I love this block! I am joining along and have joined the flickr group!!! My mom made me a 'granny square' crochet afghan when I was really young (and I still have it!).

Mom2RyandSis said...

Great block! Can't wait to give it a try! I joined the flickr group! Thanks for the chance to win!

Cotton Blossom said...

I'm so excited. Finally, something I think I can manage with my scraps. Thanks for the inspiration!

Julie said...

Woohoo! I'm excited. I've been looking for the perfect scrap quilt to make a dent in my scrap stash. This is it. On my way to join the Flickr group now too!

Kim Walus said...

I found my Flickr account and I joined the Great Granny Flickr Group. So, Im set to go! Thanks again for such a great Sew Along!!!

krislovesfabric said...

Ok, I'm in and have joined the flickr group :)

miss jamee said...

oh, i luv granny squares too! crochet and quilted! i have never done the quilted variety before...this is just what i need to get me quilting this summer! oh, and BRING ON MILLIE!

Deb Robertson said...

I need another project like a hole in my head haha but I do have scraps! I'm in

Tora Consolo said...

Ok, I'm in. Going over to Flickr right now and joining.
So much fun!

Linda said...

I have always wanted to do a quilt along so I am in! I just hope I can keep up. Love the great granny squares!

Linda said...

Yikes, I am joining the great granny quilt and just joined flickr :) I forgot to put that in earlier. Thanks for the inspiration to do this.

cakegirl said...

I joined your Flickr group, your darling quilt was the inspiration I needed. Can't wait to get started! Thanks for a great tutorial, quilt along and giveaway!

Melissa said...

This is great. I've been crocheting a granny square blanket for some time now. Now I want to make a quilt.

Rebeckah Austin said...

I am joining!

Patti said...

I love this and have joined and have joined the flickr group already. Now all I have to do is start cutting and sewing. YAY!!!

Unknown said...

What fun! I am so in. Can't wait to see everyone's grannies!

KnittyAJ said...

Love Riley Blake fabrics! Her color choices are so bright and cheery. Also joined the Flickr group.

Leslie Loves Quilts said...

I'm so excited to join! I've never participated in a quilt along! Can't wait!

luvtoquilt said...

How fun - count me in! I have joined the Flickr group.

Katherine said...

Can't resist! Thanks, Lori.

Wahoo! I've been collecting 2.5" squares to make some grannys, how fun to now have a group to keep up with as I sew them.

Quiltsmiles said...

Sounds like fun. Jane

Janine said...

I LOVE Granny Square blocks! I've made one quilt already but can't wait to make another using these larger blocks. I'm going to join the quilt along and sign up for the Flickr group.

wyldfyre63 at gmail dot com

Quiltsmiles said...

Sounds like fun! Nice jelly roll too. Jane

Anonymous said...

Just found out I am going to be a
Great Grandmother come last of Feb.
2013; baby room will be black/white
with yellow and turquoise as they
want to be surprised!!! This would
make a great baby quilt!!! Thanks!
L from Kansas

Mary said...

I just said yesterday I wouldn't start any new projects. You got me with the cute names for the rounds on this block. I loved making it big and cutting it down, too. I just had to make one today to represent my MOM and grandmas. Thanks for the giveaway! Hope I win so I can make one just like yours.

pianomama said...

Love, love, love! I'm in:-)

Ellie said...

Your "Great Granny Along" project is stinkin' adorable. I can't wait to get up in my sewing room to make one. I've joined the Flickr group, and look forward to seeing everybody's creations!

Karen in Breezy Point said...

Oh my gosh--I am a sucker for sew-alongs! I'm registered at Flickr and raring to go....
Karen in Breezy Point

Jeanne said...

Count me in too for Great Granny Along. I have joined the flikr group and think this will be a lot of fun!!

Justacraftymother@blogspot.com said...

Sadly, I am camping for a month and have left my sweet baby, aka sewing machine, at home. But once I do get home I will join and add it to my blog!

Susan said...

Joined the flickr group. I so want to make a great granny quilt....so let the fun begin.

Renea said...

This is a great tutorial. I have never joined a quilt along but this is one I think I can handle. I will have to check out the instructions of how to do "flickr". Thanks for the great giveaway.

Polly said...

OH! I love these blocks!! I am SOOOO in!!! Thanks!!

Stacy said...

This looks like fun! I've joined the flickr group and can't wait to get started. I've always wanted to join a quilt along and this gave me the inspiration I needed to finally do it. Thanks!

•stephanie• said...

you talked me into it.
i made a block.
i grabbed the button.
i joined flickr.
i'm weak!!!

ayumills said...

Such a great tutorial and quilt along, Lori! I immediately signed up for the flickr group! Now I am really excited about following your lovely tute to make some great granny blocks!! Thank you so much Lori!

Beth said...

Yep, count me in!

And I wanted to say thanks for the great portable design board idea. I read your tutorial yesterday and today saw the foundation boards on sale at Michael's for a dollar each. I scooped up a bunch and plan to make them in different sizes. Thanks so much!

trelly said...

Hi Lori!! I finished my first granny block a few minutes ago. I upload the photo on the flickr group but I can't see it... Thanks a lot for this great GGA group, best regards from Spain

Cynthia said...

I 'm joining even though I have so many other projects going on.... I justcan't resist :)

Judith Blinkenberg said...

Hi Lori, I love this tutorial!! I downloaded some of the pages to get started! I would love this roll and if I don't win I will use something else! Thank You, Thank you!

Ange said...

Hi, this is just what I have been looking for! I already cut out fabric squares for 2 different projects. Can't wait to post pics!

I am in and I joined the flicker group too!

Helen said...

I love these granny squares! I can't believe I'm saying this (knowing what else I have to complete!) but I'm in!!

Krystena x said...

I liked the Granny Square...but I love The Great Granny!! Can't wait to start making mine!!

Leslie Duran said...

Awesome tutorial - count me in! I've joined the flicker group, and am amazed at the pretty blocks already posted!
Leslie @ ASG in the SLC

s2br11 said...

Hi,
Thanks for this bigger Granny tutorial. I'm reading it and am a bit confused about the match white up with the gray and cut part, but, I'm sure I will be able to do it!!! My mother made granny afghans for all of the kids and grand kids and just everyone. I loved helping her pick out the colors and where to put them. Thanks so much for this bigger pattern, more doable for me. hugs to you for all your work on this. I am going to "try" to join the flicker group...because I don't really know how to do that. Always something to learn!
Mary Malone

materialgirlquilts said...

I'm joining the fun and have joined the Flickr group! Thanks for the chance to win your adorable fabric.
Amanda
amanda at materialgirlquilts dot com

materialgirlquilts said...

I'm joining the fun and have joined the Flickr group! Thanks for the chance to win your adorable fabric.
Amanda
amanda at materialgirlquilts dot com

Sasha said...

I'm so excited. I love granny squares!! I just joined the flickr group and added the button to my blog. I can't wait to get started!!!!

gail said...

Oh what fun! I've never figured out how to crochet granny squares so this is perfect for a fabric gal! I already joined the flicker group and I'm headed to dust off the sewing machine and get started!

hiyacinth said...

Thanks for a great tutorial--I can see I must make a portable design board, too.

Sharon said...

Thanks for great directions! I then went and sewed my white rectangles to the middle row after you clearly said not to! Sew, after I rip that out I will be on my way to getting my first block done. I will join the flickr group too and get my picture posted. I love the blocks and I have so many 2.5 inch strips already.

lindag1947 said...

Hope this is right place. Joined group. Linda gerig

Valerie said...

Thank you for this tutorial, it is so much easier now!
I also need to make that portable design board, so useful!

Apple Avenue Quilts said...

I've wanted to do one of these quilts for a while now. Thanks for getting me started. Your tutorial is wonderful! I've joined your flicker group and will add the button to my blog. Thank you so much!!!

ScienceMel said...

I'm in (& have joined the Flickr group)! One of my favorite blankets is an old crocheted black granny squares!

Chelsea said...

Ooh, love these bigger grannies! I'm in!

mtaylor944 said...

Count me in for the Great Granny Along! I just signed up on the Flickr pool! I just cut 2 1/2 blocks yesterday that I realized that I can't use for my current project so wooohooo!, I know where they are going now. I'd love to win the jelly roll as I don't have much "scrap" around right now.

Amys Crafty Shenanigans said...

I've joined the Flickr group and would love to follow along!! I think I will make a really scrappy one. So much fun!

Deidra said...

I've been wanting to make these for awhile now. I'm joining!

Shanna said...

I am joining in too!! I have been wanting to make these, but with bigger blocks...thanks for the awesome tute!! I joined the flickr group, too. Can't wait to see other people's blocks!

pkrueger said...

I am going to join in on your quilt along.

Kelly L. said...

I'm in! I made my first block tonight and I joined your Flickr group. I plan to post photos this weekend. What a fun block!

Anonymous said...

I will be definitely be making some of these "granny blocks" and funny enough I am also teaching myself to crochet this summer and squeezing this into my "quilt time" too!! Thanks for the chance to win some beautiful fabrics!!
JoAnn

Betsy said...

These blocks are gorgeous! I will definitely be making these!

Cynthia said...

I joined the Flickr group and made my first block tonight :) I will post it to Flickr tomorrow! I am very excited about your sew along and great giveaway, thank you!

Tealovinglady said...

I'm so HAPPY! I love your fabrics and your patterns. I've always wanted to do some of them. I'm so looking forward to this Great Granny Sew Along. Please enter me in your giveaway!

Thanks so much~
Donna Payne

Ann Marie @ 16 Muddy Feet said...

I have avoided doing a granny QAL so far this year, but after seeingn a quilt over on Pleasant Home, I have the perfect fabric collection for this quilt. So I am joining along.

Linda said...

I joined the Flickr group and am heading to my scraps right now to begin cutting. Sigh...How is it that I'm always tempted to join these things when I have 82 other projects on the back burner?!

Marque Powell said...

Ok so my grand baby has come three weeks early which really puts a wrench in getting started. I will have no time to go fabric shopping, darn it, as my daughter is going to need my help. SoI would really like to win the jelly roll. I love your fabrics & would enjoy using your fabric for this. I checked out some of the blocks already made love them. Thanx

Anonymous said...

I am loving these blocks, I am going to do the quilt along and I am now signing up for the flicker group. jillfroelich@yahoo.com

DianeM said...

OK, so I'm in! Yay, this is just the motivation I need :) I'm really excited to be a part of this group. Please enter me for a chance to win the "Granny Roll". I joined the flickr group too :)
Thanks for organizing this Lori :)
Smiles, DianeM

Fiesta said...

Lori, count me in. I made my block and I joined the flicker group too.
Thank you for the chance.

Longvacation said...

Sounds like fun! I'm joining TGGAL and I joined the flickr group.

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