Good Morning cute people!!!...
or should I say good afternoon...
(i'm a bit late posting today:)
day and I have a new project to show you.
I made 2 potholders using 1 1/2" squares instead of 2 1/2" squares.
I needed a quick gift
and in keeping with
using up my scraps...
I pulled out some FMF leftovers
that I had been saving.
These scraps came from a project
where I used my
Easy Corner Triangle Method
When trimming for the
easy corner triangles...
I always save the leftovers
if I can cut them into a 1 1/2" square.
The FMF scraps were perfect for this
and so I cut some into squares ...
I love making a project completely
out of scraps!!!
I cut enough for 2 blocks and laid
them out on my design board.
The amount of squares that you
will need is of course exactly
the same as the 12 1/2" blocks...
and the method is the same as my
the only difference is
the size of the
squares and rectangles...
For this size block you will need
8 - 1 1/2" x 2 1/2"
for each block row ends...
and you will need
4 - 1 1/2" x 3 1/2" strips
for the corners.
After you have sewn them
you will need to use a
6 1/2" square ruler
to trim them up!
This size is sooo cute!
I think I see another Great Granny quilt
in my future with 6 1/2" blocks!
But for now...
these are pot holders...
so for each one...
I cut an 8" square of
an 8" square of batting
and some leftover
silver ironing board fabric
that I always use when I
cover my ironing table.
(I buy it at JoAnns)
I also cut a 2 1/4" strip x WOF
to use as binding.
I layered as follows...
top, batting, silver fabric and backing.
I did some quick and easy
straight line machine quilting...
(make sure you use a walking foot)
I then bound each potholder
and stitched a drapery ring
to the top corner for hanging.
The Great Granny blocks are cute
hanging on the diagonal!
All in all...it took only
a few hours from start to finish
for both of them.
I am planning on making more
with my scraps to use as Christmas gifts.
They could also be used as a mug rug...
or six of them would make an adorable
little dolly quilt for my Sophie Belle!
What do you think?
Do you see 6 1/2" Great Granny blocks
in your future too?