Wednesday, December 26, 2012

Glorious Granny

Glorious Granny? You mean me? Well, no.

A few days before Christmas, the postal person brought me a wonderful parcel. It wasn't a surprise. It was something I had ordered.

Liza, at Glorious Color, had posted on Facebook that there were scrap bags available. I wasted no time. Of the four possible collections, I chose three: the light, the dark, and the cool.

My attraction to the Westminster fabrics is recent enough that I don't have the feel yet of how to buy yardage. The scrap bags work just fine for me.




When the package came, considerable fondling ensued. To the extent that a couple of my Facebook friends became embarrassed by the activity reports. I sorted them in one way and then another. I really didn't know where to begin.

And then it hit me, and I knew exactly what to do with this bounty.

Granny squares!

I love the idea of traditional-looking patterns with these contemporary fabrics.

Some are Kaffe, others are what I call Kaffish, i.e., from the Westminster family but by one of the other designers.

Truth be told, I don't know one of them from the others. But that doesn't seem to matter.

I fussy cut some of the centers.
And I added a few squares cut from other fabrics that I already had.

All with robin's egg blue outermost row.

It is addictive.

My plan is for twenty blocks.

It won't take long.

11 comments:

Denise in PA said...

What a great use for those scraps! Love the squares! Hope you had a wonderful Christmas, Nancy!

Janet O. said...

I love Granny Squares--good choice!
I'm glad you mentioned the robin's egg blue--it looked white, but I think the blue would be perfect.

Vicki said...

OH! These are just wonderful!!

Barbara Anne said...

Just love these happy and jazzy Granny Squares! However did you find time to make so many with the family in town for the holidays?

Hope y'all had a wonderful Christmas.

As you might have heard, we've had a ton of rain today. Did you get snow?

Hugs!

Lynda Halliger-Otvos said...

Love the idea and the result. Super.

Quiltdivajulie said...

Good for you! Jump in and play!

AnnieO said...

Fabric fondling is not harmful! Glad you enjoyed yourself. Your Granny squares are beauties :)

cityquilter grace said...

i started with scraps too, quickly graduated to FQs and now i'm thinking half yards...the colors are gorgeous and every print is tempting...so difficult to choose just a few

Quayquilter said...

I too am collecting "Westminsters". I like your idea!

Thelma said...

Hi Nancy, just catching up with your blog, love the Granny Squares and really love your FQS BOM, but then I'm a matchy match kind of girl. Hope you're finally feeling better. Best wishes for a happy and healthy 2013.

MINIMAL HOUSES said...

Love your work !!
Congratulations!!