I bound my first Great Granny quilt
over the weekend!
I'm happy with the way it turned out...
and for those of you who are
making this size also...
here are the measurements
that I used for the sashing
between the blocks
and the outside border.
Cut 6 - 1 1/2" x 12 1/2"
and join the blocks together
into 3 rows of 3 each.
Cut 2 - 1 1/2" x 38 1/2"
and sew one onto each side
of your middle row.
Now join the top row and the
bottom row to the middle row.
Cut 5 - 3 1/2" x Width of Fabric strips
Join them together on the diagonal.
Out of this long strip...
Cut 2 - 3 1/2" x 38 1/2"
and sew to each side of your quilt.
Now cut 2 - 3 1/2" x 44 1/2"
and sew to the top and the bottom
of your quilt for the finish!
***NOTE...especially because the edges
of the blocks are on the bias...
make sure that you cut the outside borders
to the measurements that I have given you
and pin from the center out...
making it fit and easing in where needed.
If you just sew strips onto the sides
and then trim them off...
your borders will be ruffled and
will not be pretty or lay flat...
making it very difficult
for the quilting process!
If you haven't yet joined
The Great Granny Along...
For this quilt I used a
combination of my
Sew Cherry fabric line...
along with my
Millie's Closet fabric line.
I think they go together well!
I backed and also bound my quilt in this red/pink houndstooth from Millie's.
Below is a close up of a few of the
Great Granny blocks in my quilt:)
I just get more and more excited
every time that I see each and every
one of your blocks on the
...this is "sew" fun to sew along
with all of you!
Thank you all so much for all of
your sweetie pie comments...
I wish that I could have
drawn every one of your names...
but of course there can only be one winner...and the winner of my
Millie's Closet "granny roll"
Congratulations to Debbie!!!
And if you would like to
enter another "great granny" giveaway...
go over and visit Jodi!
She is giving away some great granny candy!
Until next time my friends...
have a quilty kind of day:)