Named after a nearby town where my great-aunt (a.k.a. Granny) lived, this project is another newbie to the slow sewing studio. I thought of Granny often while making this project not only because she was a talented maker, but also because the blocks reminded me of retro tiles from her era as well as crocheted “granny” squares.
It’s a fun and small block that is pretty additive as you can tell by the ample supply of them all over my booth at Quilt Market. I also have stacks and stacks of them basted and ready-to-go in socials all over the house. They are so fun and easy to pick up and work on.
On the cover quilt, I wanted to play around with the idea of creating a continuous design by using only one piece of fabric with a large-scale motif. I wanted to see if the print could still be read after being cut up and appliquéd across the quilt. So in this sample, I used one piece of fabric and made sure that the blocks were laid out exactly as I cut them. (In the instructions, I fill you in on my marking system.) But that’s where the curve at the bottom of the quilt comes from, and you can see it in many other ways if you look closely.
And in the text.
This then gave me the courage and curiosity to cut up some Alexander Henry fabric that I’d been holding on to and see if it worked in this scenario as well.
Can you see the girls?
I absolutely love this one! I had no idea about how cool it looks with the continuous fabric until you posted about the girls fabric. I need to make this!!
thanks Anna! 🙂
Brigit Dermott says
This quilt is fantastic. I love that it brings together whole cloth quilting and blocks. You are such an innovator–I love it! I’m curious if you used needle-turn applique?
Thanks so much Brigit! And yes, I did use needle-turn.
JaNeanne Miles says
I really like your alturas quilt, because I live in Alturas and this quilt, to me, represents our easy, rural, and agricultural surroundings. Hope it stays this way for many years to come.
How wonderful, JeNeanne! I just love the area and am so pleased a local approves. And I agree – I hope it never changes either! 🙂