Granny Square Quilt






This little quilt is a trip down memory land for me!  I posted my first tutorial for this block on January 23, 2012!  Over four years ago.  It's still by far the most viewed page on my blog.

I so clearly remember the first two blocks I put together for my original quilt.  I was wanting to make a block that resemble a crocheted granny square.  I started with one 2.5" square in the middle.  Went around it with two more colors, added a white border, and then Voila!  It looked a bit like a granny square!

It was of course, a traditional quilt block already.  Often called the Album block, although I've seen it under many other names as well.  All I did was pull it out of the past and throw it into the online quilt blogging community.  It had all the right ingredients to be a popular quilt pattern, considering it's simple vintage appeal, the way it looks so good in scrappy colors, it is simply a pleasing shape.

So four years later, it's still a quilt design that  I find appealing!  It truly is a classic, which stands to reason, since it has been around for a lot longer than four years.  (Here' s where it would be nice if I had done some research on this block and could tell you about it, but I didn't:)




22 comments:

  1. (Still) very lovely! such a sweet little quilt. :)

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  2. Still a great pattern! I thankfully used your tutorial to make a charity quilt!

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  3. I still love the pattern. Thanks for sharing 4 years ago! : ) Love this bright, cheery quilt. : )

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  4. I love these colors together! So unexpected, bright, and fresh!

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  5. I have this tutorial pinned to the top of my browser. Granny square is one of my favorite patterns.

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  6. Brazillian greetings!
    Thanks a lot for sharing these lovely pictures, it is a beautiful quilt.
    I liked your comment about these 4 years that passed since you launched this tutorial because, for me, blogging is a way to register my memories, my development as crafter and person.
    Thanks again!!

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  7. Love the hand quilting and the little floating square.....
    Always such great fabric combo's...

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  8. I've made one lap quilt, one table runner, and a baby quilt out of this block, using your tutorial. I fell in love with it the moment I saw it. Thanks for sharing.

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  9. I've made one lap quilt, one table runner, and a baby quilt out of this block, using your tutorial. I fell in love with it the moment I saw it. Thanks for sharing.

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  10. I have been bouncing back to your granny square tutorial a lot lately, it's such a coincidence that you posted about it! I've been wanting to make a granny square quilt for a while, it's just waiting for the right fabric now. :)

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  11. Funny enough, I'm making this now from your Moda bake shop tutorial. It's a timeless block, so many color variations can be chosen. I love it💜

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  12. Hmmm. Maybe I've figured out what to make for my baby's quilt!! This gives me granny square fever again! Love love love it!!!!

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  13. Thanks for the trip down memory lane! This quilt appeals to just about everyone!

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  14. Sweet, sweet quilt. You always choose the best combination of fabrics.

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  15. I remember the 'craze' it started all over blog land . I made two : )

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  16. Wonderful color choices, as usual Jolene!

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  17. I still love this pattern too - never made it, but it was one of the first things I found on your blog when I started following you. This incarnation of it is cheery and fresh.

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  18. I love this quilt - it's perfect! I'm looking for a good block to make my 1 year old daughter's quilt out of and I'm glad I came across this one ... it's definitely a contender!

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  19. Making my third quilt using your Moda tutorial. There is a mistake in layering the pieces for each block. The inner circle takes one 10 1/2" strip and the outer circle takes 3. Love the pattern but really had to scratch my head over that!!

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