|Granny With An Edge|
45" x 68"
Simply put, it's on edge or on point if you want the technical term. Choosing the rainbow theme put it on the verge of modern, yet still has the charm of yesteryear.
Each granny square has 25 - 2" (finished) squares, 13 different prints and a 2" white border. I tend to use white most every time I take the feed sack route. I like the crispness of it with all those tiny prints.
The three center blocks are the only ones that have the coordinating border around all four sides. It felt like the right way to take the design, and frankly...it was the easier way to go!
Not all the prints ended up being feed sack. My stash has slowly being depleted and the variety I once had is not there any longer. I ended up searching through 'current' prints and finding pieces that had the 'vibe' of feed sack. It was difficult!
In an effort to work through my tote of prints, I pieced together some prints for the back. When it came time to quilt I knew I could go simple or crazy, and ended up somewhere in between.
I stitched in the ditch around each block, added a couple 1/2" straight lines in each border and ended with 1" lines on the corners and sides. It works with the design, nothing too crazy!
We all know there are a million and one granny square quilts out there. Does this look familiar? Would it be worth the time to write a pattern? The quilt could easily be made using lots of current fabrics. Just curious. Sometimes when making a traditional-ish quilt or any quilt, I often wonder if it really is new, different or worth making a pattern for.