Tuesday, April 18, 2017

Giant Granny Square Quilt - A Finished Quilt

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Giant Granny Square Quilt - Trip Around the World Quilt | © Red Pepper Quilts 2017

Today I have lots of photos to share of the finished Giant Granny Square Quilt. I have loved working on this quilt! This quilt is all about the fabrics and choosing the right fabrics and placing those fabrics alongside one another is the kind of fabric play that I enjoy the most.

Giant Granny Square Quilt - Trip Around the World Quilt | © Red Pepper Quilts 2017
Giant Granny Square Quilt - Trip Around the World Quilt | © Red Pepper Quilts 2017
Giant Granny Square Quilt - Trip Around the World Quilt | © Red Pepper Quilts 2017

The bunnies hopping anti-clockwise around the quilt are a favorite! Although, if you look carefully you will note that one bunny is hopping out of sequence. This was not intentional. I had the opportunity to fix this "error" prior to basting the quilt top - in fact the quilt top was still in several pieces when I noticed it - however I chose to let it slide. It's the kind of imperfection that adds interest, does not detract from the quilt, and acknowledges that it is ok to be be different, and to make mistakes.

Giant Granny Square Quilt - Trip Around the World Quilt | © Red Pepper Quilts 2017

I have quilted the quilt by ditch stitching all the seam lines, creating a grid of intersecting lines 2 inches apart which gives the quilt texture without further adding detail to the design. It is functional quilting rather than decorative. The corners of the quilt top were left "unfinished" which adds another point of interest.

Giant Granny Square Quilt - Trip Around the World Quilt | © Red Pepper Quilts 2017
Giant Granny Square Quilt - Trip Around the World Quilt | © Red Pepper Quilts 2017
Giant Granny Square Quilt - Trip Around the World Quilt | © Red Pepper Quilts 2017

For the back of the quilt I have again 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.

Giant Granny Square Quilt - Trip Around the World Quilt | © Red Pepper Quilts 2017
Giant Granny Square Quilt - Trip Around the World Quilt | © Red Pepper Quilts 2017
Giant Granny Square Quilt - Trip Around the World Quilt | © Red Pepper Quilts 2017
QUILT STATS
Giant Granny Square Quilt 
The finished quilt measures 60 inches x 60 inches.
841 squares each measuring 2" x 2" (finished).
1 center square plus 21 of rounds of squares, plus setting triangles.
Fabrics Used:
Thread:
Aurifil 50wt (orange spool) for piecing and quilting.
Batting:
Low Loft Cotton Batting:

Giant Granny Square Quilt - Trip Around the World Quilt | © Red Pepper Quilts 2017

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12 comments:

  1. What fun corners! Did you include the bunnies in the the last granny square quilt? Cute as can be!

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  2. That is one seriously great quilt. Thanks for sharing Rita!

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  3. A wonderful finish. The corners do look interesting indeed

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  4. I love this! I'd love to make one out of fussycuts too!

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  5. Beautiful!! Love the fussy cut bunnies - what an extra special feature! Love this backing too - and the squared corners!

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  6. Good for you leaving that little boo-boo in your quilt. Let's out the evil spirits, don't you know? I would never have noticed it if a commenter on a previous post hadn't pointed it out. The quilt is adorable.

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  7. This wonderful, Rita!! I finally found that bunny, but it took me a few go-rounds! I just love your choices of fabrics, and perfect splash of ginghams!!!

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  8. It's just lovely, Rita. Just this morning while in the shower, I was picturing a granny square that just went on and on and on........and there it is! Just like that! XO

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  9. Congratulations on the finish! woot!

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  10. Adorable. I think your corner detail is so cool and now am thinking of ways I could incorporate that idea into future quilts. (And it took me a while to find your rogue bunny!)

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  11. This is such a nice quilt, Rita.
    I love the colors. What a treasure!

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