Saturday, July 31, 2021

More Jumbo Granny Squares & 16 Patch Blocks

I pulled the 2.5" square box and pieced two more jumbo granny squares. Now I have 12 blocks, enough to make a charity quilt.


Since I had the squares box out, I decided to make some 16 patch blocks using whatever I found in there. I pieced 10 squares.

I've got quite a pile of the blocks and I'm starting to think about how I want to finish these blocks.

I could just put sashing and cornerstones in between them but then sometime, somewhere I saw a quilt that had used the sashing and cornerstone idea but had added an alternate puss in the corner block. I loved how that quilt looked so that is what I'm going to do. First the 16 patch blocks -



Then the 16 patch blocks with the alternate puss in the corner block. You need to use your imagination and pretend there is sashing and cornerstones. I added 4 patches to the center of the alternate blocks to use more of the squares in the box.

11 comments:

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

I like Granny Squares

Ivani said...

Jumbo Granny Square blocks look fantastic and I love the 16 granny square with the alternate blocks, great scaps blocks for a beautiful quilt.

Maggie said...

Dear Gretchen,
What a fun idea. I am inspired to make a granny square. It looks like you had lots of fun making lots of blocks this past month. Looking forward to seeing your blocks all together with the squares and the blocks. With the crazy wet weather and hot and very humid conditions we are spending more time indoors. Hopefully August will be one with some beautiful days, no smoke in the air and some sunny days. Have a wonderful weekend.

LIttle Penguin Quilts said...

The 16 patches will work nicely with your puss in the corner blocks! I'll enjoy seeing your granny square quilt, too.

maggie fellow said...

It looks great

Melisa- pinkernpunkinquilting said...

Such pretty blocks and a wide variety of lovely scraps. It is going to be gorgeous, Gretchen. Looking forward to seeing it progress. Have a lovely weekend filled with quilting fun.

Jenny said...

Such a clever idea and a great way to use up those squares. The two blocks look great together.

Kat Scribner said...

Anxious to see how those granny square blocks play together. I cant quite imagine alternating with puss in the corner blocks. I'm sure you will make it work fabulously.

Frédérique said...

Great idea to add these corner blocks. Your jumbo granny squares are beautiful ❤️

Susie H said...

Love the Jumbo Granny Squares! Great job!

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