It came together very quickly - and was easy to make. I followed this tutorial, and looked at this Flickr group for inspiration on colors, layout, etc.
I made it for my cousin's new baby girl. Our Grandma (who we called "Granny") made quilts for all the grand-babies. Since she is no longer with us, I thought that I would make one for my cousin's new baby too. And, I thought that using Granny's fabric to make it would be even more meaningful and sentimental. She had quite the fabric collection, so I had a lot to pick from when pulling colors!
I started the quilt and finished the top within just a few weeks. It is very easy to make and fun to pick colors too! (I might have to make another one for me to keep!)
The quilt measures about 43" x 53," which I hope will be big enough for her to use for a long time. Everything I used was from Granny - the fabric, thread, and even batting! I just did the work to put it together!
I found a soft pink to use as the backing. My cousin has 2 older boys, so I figured they needed some pink in the house. You can see it somewhat in this photo.
I had it quilted in a swirls design at a local quilt store. I really like the quilting pattern - and may have to try that again.
I decided to add a border of some of the same scraps within the Granny squares. The border helped make the quilt a little bigger too.
The binding is scrappy with those same colors as well. I think it helped bring some color out to the borders.
I know these quilts are popular right now in the world of blogging. But, it seems like a pattern that my Granny would have liked - and I'm sure that she would have really liked that her newest grand-baby got a new quilt too!
I think my cousin will like it - and hopefully like that it was from Granny's fabric! Besides, it was just too fitting to make a Granny Square Quilt with my Granny's fabric - it was just meant to be!! :)