Friday, March 8, 2013

Jumbo Granny Finished!

 It's been a long time coming but I finally quilted my Jumbo Granny quilt.

 It is made out of 5 inch charms from a Japanese fabric swap and measures just over 36 inches square.

 I used a faux linen type fabric for the back ground squares.

 And a green Japanese print for the back.  I quilted "1/4 inch" on each side of the squares.  This was my first time doing all straight line quilting and I can't say that I enjoyed it or that I was very good at it.  My new walking foot doesn't have a marking at 1/4 inch and I kept drifting all over the place.

 Here is the proof!  It was a big mess, but I'll get better, right?

 I bound it in a dark brown solid and used my no-fail machine binding method.  I'm telling you, it is the only way to go for kid's quilts and if you use a matching thread you can't even see it.  This was originally going to be Becca's baby quilt, but then I was over it and decided to give it as a baby shower gift.  (The shower is tonight, that is why it is done!)  But now I am starting to like it again...   I guess I have one hour to decide if I need to run to the store and pick up another gift!  ;)

But for sure the mom to be will be getting this set of burp cloths with elephants on them.

I haven't forgotten about my other QuiltCon posts, but it might be a bit before I post.  Have a great weekend!


  1. I love it! The burp clothes too are cute. What did you end up doing?

  2. What a clever idea! Jumbo Grannies. Fun and fast.

  3. Love the idea of jumbo grannies, the quilt looks amazing

  4. The jumbo grannnies look brilliant! The burp clothes are really cute too! With a new baby I know I wish I had more of them!

  5. The quilt looks fantastic! Also, I absolutely adore elephants :)

  6. Hooray for another finish! This looks great--who cares about straight quilting lines when you are snuggled up in the quilt? The important thing is that it is done!

    Elizabeth E.