After two months of homework and finals, a week of Christmas festivities with friends and family, and a week of relaxing with my hubby and our two rug rats, I’m starting to feel ready to welcome in the new year … even if I’m a few days late. Despite a heavy class-load last fall, I did manage to make a very special Christmas gift that I wanted to share here. Introducing … Granny’s Quilt!
Finishing at 70″ square, this is one of the biggest quilts I’ve ever mad … and yes, I even quilted it on my tiny home machine! It was made from a single layer cake in Glace – my absolute favorite Christmas line from last year – along with a ½ yard of my favorite print from the collection and a background print that I happened to chance upon that was just MADE to go with this collection!
The layout of the quilt is a fun take on the traditional crocheted granny square, but uses scrappy hourglass blocks instead of squares. My own granny has loving crocheted many, many blankets in all sorts of shapes and patterns for all of her kids and grandkids over the years, so this was just a very small way of saying thanks and paying homage to that tradition!
One of my favorite things about this quilt, though, is that it now lives on my Granny’s guest bed, so that anytime we visit her, we get to sleep beneath it. Believe it or not, this is the only quilt I’ve ever made that I’ve actually gotten to use!
If you’re interested in making your own version of Granny’s Quilt, you can purchase it here. Happy sewing!