Tuesday, April 13, 2021

Jumbo Granny Squares

I have a new quilt project I would like to start but I keep getting sidetracked. When I saw Becky's jumbo granny squares I just had to make a block which then led to another block which led to another block . . . you know how it goes.



I thought I had the pattern memorized so I didn't look at the master pattern when I arranged these 2 blocks. The corners are incorrect but I'm not changing them, call it artistic license!



There will be sashing and cornerstones in between the blocks. The blocks finish at 18", I only need 12 blocks to make a throw.


I've been using some older greens and brown in these blocks. Gives me a sense of satisfaction to be using them finally after all these years.

Daffodils are blooming, I have several varieties around the farm.


The grape hyacinths are starting to pop up too.

The cows are so happy to be out  on pasture again.

Linking to To Do TuesdayMidweek MakersWednesday Wait Loss, Put Your Foot DownNeedle & Thread Thursday

13 comments:

Katie said...

I love those granny blocks! And I think the corners on those two blocks will introduce a little variety into the pattern - they're fun! Thanks for sharing the pictures of the flowers and cows - I love them!!

Karen - Quilts...etc. said...

I wouldn't have noticed the "mistake" it really isn't that noticeable except to those that really seem to look for these things.

Home Sewn By Us said...

Hi Gretchen! Those large blocks make quick work for a good sized throw! And nothing too difficult is nice as well. ~smile~ Roseanne

Pamela Arbour said...

I wouldn't have taken them out either. If anyone does notice, they have too much time on their hands! LOL

LIttle Penguin Quilts said...

Those blocks are just great, Gretchen! I can see why you just kept making them. My flower garden looks like yours right now - daffodils and grape hyacinths. Such pretty colors together!

chrisknits said...

I wouldn't have noticed if you hadn't told us! Lovely blocks, a great idea for a throw or bed quilt. Thanks for linking up today!

Frédérique said...

Beautiful blocks, and I love your artistic license, it's going to make pretty corners ;)

QuiltGranma said...

Beautiful quilt! Thanks for the inspiration!

Ivani said...

You will make a beautiful quilt with those blocks.

Marsha Cooper said...

What is the size of each finished block?
I still have 2 1/2 inch squares that I need to find a good project for.

Jennifer Fulton Inquiring Quilter said...

Lovely blocks! I also love the photos of the daffodils and those sweet cows. They look so content. Thanks for sharing on Wednesday Wait Loss.

Deb said...

Love your happy cows , Oh and the quilts are nice too!
I am working on a quilt like that, sweet blue blocks I couldn't resist!
Stay safe and sew on !

For the love of geese said...

Your blocks are beautiful and it will make a lovely quilt. I wouldn't sweat the corners either. Thank you for linking up last week.