Monday, December 14, 2015

New Tutorial - Great Granny Circled Table Runner and the Great Granny Twist Blog Hop!!

Good morning cute people!
Today is the first day of our

Where we use my book 
and put a twist on one
 or more of the projects inside.

Kimberly and I used my 
Modern Minis fabric and the
 "Mama Block" 
from page 17 of the book...
to create our
"Great Granny Circled"
table runner!

to watch Kimberly's tutorial 
on our easy peasy 
Great Granny Circled block.

I hope you are inspired to
 get your squares out 
and play along!

You will need 21 Mama Blocks
 to make our runner:)

After our Mama blocks were completed...
we "circled" them by 
using the
 6" size from the

A quick way to turn 
square blocks 
into circle blocks!

They are fun... 
 and sew easy!

I love how scrappy happy the 
circles look when appliquéd 
onto background squares.

 To finish...
simply sew the blocks together
 in a 3x7 setting!
The runner measures  
25" x 53" when completed:)

We cut our borders;
2 - 2 1/2" x 49 1/2" 
for the sides
2 - 2 1/2" x 25 1/2" 
for the ends

For the binding we cut;
 4 - 2 1/2" strips 

I hope you enjoyed 
"our twist" 
on the Mama Block!

Be sure and 
to see all of the 
amazing bloggers who are
and adding their own 
from the blocks in my book
 Great Granny Squared.

Here a few 
of my favorite photos
 from the book:)

Vintage Happy fabric 
in my studio!!!

All of the photo shoots
 for my books 
take place in my home:)

I love the simplicity 
of the blocks!
and watch the trailer 
we filmed for the 
release of the book.

In it I talk about 
creating the book and
 about how the inspiration 
for the blocks 
came from crochet.

By the way...
see my Stitchy Fun Sampler
that is in above photo? 
the pattern is available
I used 6 easy stitches
 to complete it and I
 have a 4 part step by step
 beginning embroidery tutorial 
on YouTube that you
may find helpful.

You can find all four
of my embroidery videos  

We also did another sew along
 when the book came out called the
Great Granny Squared Sew Along
We used the Mama blocks 
to make my quilt that I named ...

"Mama's Crochet"
The basket and the
 yarn with crochet hook blocks
 are in the book
 and used for labels...
but I used them for the
 front and center of this quilt!

And yes! 
I did a label for it as well:)
I used a scrappy
 12" Great Granny block 
from the book
and simply used the
 background fabric for the
 center square embroidery:)

Adding a label to a 
finished quit makes it 
even more special 
to the maker and 
also to the receiver!

If you didn't play along 
the first time around...
it's never too late! 
to see the original schedule
 and get the free PDF downloads
 to make the Mama's Crochet Quilt.

And...if you don't 
have a copy of 
Great Granny Squared
to get one!

You can also get the single
 6" Bee in my Bonnet Ruler

and the new 
Bee in my Bonnet
"just take one stitch at a time" 
T-shirt that Kimberly is 
wearing in the video 

And you can get the
Pellon Sew-In interfacing 

Thanks for joining me 
on the first day 
of the blog hop:)
I'm excited to see 
what "twist" the other 
guest bloggers 
have come up with!


Rosa said...

Such a great book.Any project on it is an eye catching.I run when I have to sew a curve and love the way you square blocks into circle blocks,so fun and easy.Thanks for the tips!

Little Quiltsong said...

Love this Great Granny Twist Blog Hop that has started. Another wonderful surprise up your sleeve :)! Love the twist in this Table Runner.

Merry Karma said...

I really love your scrappy quilting. It has inspired me to jump down this fun rabbit hole. Thank you! :)

Litamora's Quilt & Design said...

Just love your table runner, and just ordered my pellon and circle rulers to get started these days :-) Can't wait to start decorate with the happy colors again when the Christmas table runners will be taken off again ;o)

Kathryn said...

I'll be sure to follow along. Inspiring.

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