Monday, March 24, 2014

a new quilt start

Over the past week or so, I've been working on piecing a new quilt top. I put together this collection of 5" squares in this pretty array of spring like colors. It took me a couple of days to decide what to do with them, but I finally decided on this "trip around the world" or "granny square" design.
I think I'll let the pictures do the talking on this post! I think it's fun to see the evolution of this quilt top.

And here's where I left off this past weekend. I decided to set all the blocks on point and I really like how that leaves a white border around the edge of the quilt. From my calculations, it will be about 56" square when it's finished. Hopefully a good lap quilt size!
I've been busy getting everything in order for my slipcovering business, too. A couple weeks ago, I purchased an industrial sewing machine! I'm getting used to it and will do a post about it soon. It's a little different than my home sewing machines, and I can tell it's going to be perfect for making slipcovers.
I hope you're having a great start to the week! I woke up to more snow this morning. Ugh!


suemac said...

Love your colorful granny squares. Good luck with the slipcover business.

Sinta Renee said...

I love your version of a granny square! Your quilt is gorgeous! I have thought about making slipcovers for my furniture... it seems to be always on my back burner! Good luck in your adventure... I can't wait to see your posts on your business!!!

Penny Huck said...

I love the colors and I love how it is coming together. I agree with your decision to set the blocks on point. Very nice.

Linda said...

Ah! so pretty!
Thanks for sharing!

Anonymous said...

Love this! I've been eying Granny Square quilts for the last few weeks but haven't settled on a pattern yet. I like you had the choice to either set your blocks on point or leave them straight.
Would you mind sharing your pattern/process, please? Thanks! Kym

Elizabeth Jernigan said...

Beautiful work. I would love to make a quilt one of these days.