As per usual, I'm picking something up yonkers after the craze has been and gone through blogland. Here is my first block. That's right. It's a granny square. What do you think?
I've always thought these were so cute and they have been on my to do list for ages. I haven't been motivated to get started until the recent Lost the Love block swap was hosted by Quokka Quilts. I found a post by mila + cuatro, where she was looking to swap some of her granny square blocks for some fabric. Because I was just about to do some online shopping, it worked out perfectly for me - more shopping in return for some premade blocks!
Princess was sooooo helpful when I was trying to take these photos tonight. "I want to hold it mummy". But she didn't want to hold it still. Bless.
My favorite fabric is that little 30s repro fabric. I only have three repro fabrics in my stash - I bought them recently in a closing down sale - but I think they are great. Those little prints are good for small blocks too. The only problem I've faced is that I sew a very generous 1/4" and the blocks I got in the swap have a very scant 1/4" seam - so my block is a good inch smaller. I'm not quite sure what to do about it yet, but I'll figure it out.
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