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Thread: A Granny Squares quilt for my oldest and a simple quilt for me

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    Senior Member Laura22's Avatar
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    A Granny Squares quilt for my oldest and a simple quilt for me

    For my oldest little girl, I made a "granny squares" quilt from Riley Blake Lost and Found sparkly fabric. She wanted it reversible with a purple back.


    lostandfoundquilt1 by polkadotzombie, on Flickr


    lostandfoundquilt2 by polkadotzombie, on Flickr


    lostandfoundback by polkadotzombie, on Flickr

    Here she is standing in front of it, she loves it


    gabi1 by polkadotzombie, on Flickr

    I made this one for me, I love brightly colored patchwork. It's Anna Maria Horner LouLouThi fabrics.


    loulouthi5 by polkadotzombie, on Flickr


    loulouthi4 by polkadotzombie, on Flickr


    loulouthi3 by polkadotzombie, on Flickr

    I used a vintage sari from the thrift store to back it. It is super soft and silky:


    loulouthi2 by polkadotzombie, on Flickr


    loulouthi1 by polkadotzombie, on Flickr

    More info, including the story of the sparkly fabric, and the link to the tutorial for the "granny squares" block are on my blog:
    http://polkadotzombie.blogspot.com/2...g-retreat.html

    Thanks for looking

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    Both are very nice! Looks like she surely loves her quilt!

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    Nice work, she certainly looks pleased with it. Peggy
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    Very pretty! Your daughter is adorable!!!!
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    Very nice... It looks like she is happy

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    Love them both. I've been eyeing fabrics like your LouLou prints. And my daughter and I were just talking today about backing her quilts in a silky fabric. Was it difficult to quilt? I love love love yours.
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    Love your backing sari... and the pic of your daughter is precious!

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    Quote Originally Posted by BrendaY View Post
    Love your backing sari... and the pic of your daughter is precious!
    That sari is spectacular! And I love your quilts! Your DD looks super happy with hers & why not? It's fabulous! Thank you so much for the link. I think that pattern would be awesome made from Civil War repros (or batiks, or 30's... LOL!).
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    Sweet quilts. What a cutie your daughter is.
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    I have never seen a granny square block before that I can recall. I love that you used the soft sari on the back of the one. What a great idea.
    DEB CAVAN

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    You did a great job with both of these. Your daughter is so precious!!
    God, Wonderful Family, Great Health, Awesome Friends, Quilting & Chocolates - - What more could a girl be blessed with!!

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    Love your contemporary edge! Kudos!
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    beautiful )
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    Quote Originally Posted by SheriR View Post
    Love them both. I've been eyeing fabrics like your LouLou prints. And my daughter and I were just talking today about backing her quilts in a silky fabric. Was it difficult to quilt? I love love love yours.
    I found it easier than usual to quilt it. I use a juki and the silk slid across the bed so easily

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    Really nice work!!!

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    they are beautiful and you little girl is so cute.... such a precious memory...

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    Wonderful quilts!
    Your daughter will be taking hers off to college someday!!

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    That is one very happy little girl - lovely quilts.

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    Thank you, she still sleeps with it every night

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    There is nothing better than to see our children smile! Nice job.
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