Wednesday, May 25, 2016

A Giant Granny Square Quilt - The Finished Quilt

A Giant Granny Square Quilt | Trip Around the World Quilt | Red Pepper Quilts 2016
A Giant Granny Square Quilt
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I have finished my Giant Granny Square Quilt! It's not every day that a quilt photographs effortlessly so please bear with me as I have lots of photos to share with you today. 

A Giant Granny Square Quilt | Trip Around the World Quilt | Red Pepper Quilts 2016
A Giant Granny Square Quilt | Trip Around the World Quilt | Red Pepper Quilts 2016
A Giant Granny Square Quilt | Trip Around the World Quilt | Red Pepper Quilts 2016

I am so happy with how the quilt turned out. The quilt basted and quilted so beautifully that the photos of the finished quilt don't look all that different to the photos of the quilt top. I have quilted the quilt by ditch stitching all the seam lines, creating a cross-hatch / grid of lines 2 inches apart which gives the quilt texture without further adding detail to the design. It is functional quilting rather than decorative.

A Giant Granny Square Quilt | Trip Around the World Quilt | Red Pepper Quilts 2016
A Giant Granny Square Quilt | Trip Around the World Quilt | Red Pepper Quilts 2016
A Giant Granny Square Quilt | Trip Around the World Quilt | Red Pepper Quilts 2016

For the back of the quilt I have used my favorite backing fabric (Newspaper from the Story Collection by Carrie Bloomston) which I thought was a perfect accompaniment to this otherwise colorful quilt.

A Giant Granny Square Quilt - backing fabric | Trip Around the World Quilt | Red Pepper Quilts 2016

Of course this also means that I have finished the quilt with my signature black and white stripe binding.

A Giant Granny Square Quilt - binding  | Trip Around the World Quilt | Red Pepper Quilts 2016
A Giant Granny Square Quilt | Trip Around the World Quilt | Red Pepper Quilts 2016
A Giant Granny Square Quilt | Trip Around the World Quilt | Red Pepper Quilts 2016

QUILT STATS:
925 squares each measuring 2" x 2" (finished)
1 center square plus 22 of rounds of squares, plus setting triangles.
The finished quilt measures 63 inches x 63 inches.
All cotton fabrics.

A Giant Granny Square Quilt | Trip Around the World Quilt | Red Pepper Quilts 2016
A Giant Granny Square Quilt / Trip Around the World Quilt
63 inches x 63 inches
This quilt is for sale and is listed in my ETSY STORE.

See the listing details here:
Giant Granny Square Quilt - Etsy

A Giant Granny Square Quilt | Trip Around the World Quilt | Red Pepper Quilts 2016
A Giant Granny Square Quilt | Trip Around the World Quilt | Red Pepper Quilts 2016

I have loved making this quilt and I have no doubt that I will make another! I pieced my quilt by cutting and laying out individual squares then sewing rows together. Since my work in progress blog post of this quilt two readers have contacted me to direct me to strip-piecing techniques for this quilt. How wonderful is that?! The first is a free download by RJR Fabrics with instructions by Mary Worrall and the second is a book: Trip Around the World Quilts: A New Approach by Blanche Young and Helen Young published in 1980. I have ordered a copy of the book and am eagerly awaiting it's arrival.

A Giant Granny Square Quilt | Trip Around the World Quilt | Red Pepper Quilts 2016

Thank you for stopping by!
Rita

A Giant Granny Square Quilt | Trip Around the World Quilt | Red Pepper Quilts 2016
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17 comments:

  1. WowZers! I love the contrasts so much!

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  2. Love love love it. It's a delight.

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  3. Absolutely fabulous! I'm working on a scrap quilt ATM with two inch squares so I can understand the amazing task you undertook with this one!

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  4. Fabulous quilt!!! I was wondering, when you say low loft batting...why do you use that type? Is it to keep the quilt from being too warm and thick? If I wanted a very warm quilt, which batting would you recommend?

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  5. Sooooooo lovely, Rita!!!!!!❤️❤️❤️

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  6. I love your fussy cut hares and flowers. It's a beautiful quilt.

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  7. Beautiful quilt!!!! Just love it!!

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  8. Such an eye-catching quilt! This quilt seems to be quilted in the ditch - do you press ALL your seams open for ditch-quilting? (Because it appears that you do not have to weave back and forth on the seams that are abuted....)

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  9. Love the quilt and the fussy cuts you shared... love the binding and really love the fact that others shared an easier way to build these beauties! By the gods I love the quilting community

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  10. that is sooo amazing - best one yet!

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  11. This is remarkable and everything nice about quilting! I am new to quilting and I thought if I did this I would get to that outer most round and run out of fabric needed for that row. How did you determine your fabric needs? Just beautiful!

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  12. Rita,
    It is gorgeous. Good on you.. I love your variety of fabrics.

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  13. This is just amazing. And now I feel the need to purchase a little bit of fabric--the fussy cut flowers and the bunnies was an inspired decision.

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  14. I love this quilt! All the happy fabrics and colours...I pined it to my Pinterest to never forget.
    Happy Saturday to you,
    Groetjes
    Annemieke

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  15. Just lovely. I really love the retro vibe this quilt has, and your fussy cutting is delightful. I love the flowers and bunnies!

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