Tuesday, April 29, 2014

Bee Blocks - Granny Squares

This month, Heather requested Granny Squares for the Hope circle of Do. Good Stitches. Following the tutorial at Blue Elephant Stitches, I created these colorful blocks. They are usually squared up at this point, but Heather requested that we send them untrimmed. She created a Pinterest board to help us get the idea.

You can check out the rest of the blocks the Hope circle created on Flickr.

Jessica of Twin Fibers created lovely blocks that are set at a different angle, which eliminates the need to square up blocks after construction.

Jessica @ Twin Fibers
If you're interested in a Granny Square quilt of your own, I highly recommend Lorna McMahon's (Sew Fresh Quilts) thorough tutorial that covers a variety of layout and piecing options.

If you really get into the spirit, join the Great Granny Along hosted by Bee in My bonnet.

Granny Squares are cropping up all over the place; Moda Bake Shop even has a post featuring this popular block.

Have you created any Granny Squares? If not, are you thinking about giving them a try?

I'm linking up with the parties on my linky page. I want to especially thank Stephanie at Simply Dream & Create for featuring me.
Simply Dream & Create


  1. We used the Lori Holt Great Granny pattern last year for a stash bee block! It was fun and used up a lot of 2.5 inch squares!

  2. Your high contrast grannies are a bright delight, Afton! And thank you sew much for the shout out, girlfriend! Great post!

    1. You are welcome. It is well-deserved. I enjoyed your detailed tutorial.

  3. I love me a granny square quilt. Such fun bright colors too!

  4. AnonymousMay 02, 2014

    Loving the Granny Squares they are bright and happy. Granny squares are such a wonderful block and one that has stood the test of time! Thanks for the inspirations Marie (mlismore@optusnet.com.au)

  5. love those Granny Squares, they are on my todo list, but I have a ton of stuff ahead of them. :)

  6. Granny squares are so pretty. I've never made one, but I'm planning to this summer. My husband's childhood quilt is a granny square quilt, and he absolutely loves it. It's falling apart though, so I think I'm going to surprise him with a new one when I'm out of school for summer break. I love all of the fabrics you've used in your blocks!

    Thank you so much for partying at Needle and Thread Thursday!

    :) Kelly @ My Quilt Infatuation

  7. visiting from crazy mum quilts. These are gorgeous. I also love the linked pinterest page with all the examples. amazing

  8. So many tutorials for these blocks...yours looks great! They look so fun!

  9. Very bright blocks they all look fantastic.,