Thursday, May 1, 2014

A little bit of this and that

I heard from another reader who wants to make her own Godstone Grannies (GG) quilt. So exciting! If there are others out there maybe I should set up a Flickr page where we can post pictures of our blocks! Let me know if you are interested! If you do want to make your own blocks and need help I would be pleased to assist.

I managed to stitch another GG block last night. These are the four fabrics I chose; I fussy cut the rust print and the black and white print.

This is the block which will be one of the filler blocks for the top and bottom. It is one of a two blocks. The second is cut out and ready to be basted and stitched. The hexagons are 3/4".

I finished quilting the hourglass blocks in the border of Piccadilly to the Nines. I just love the thread which is Superior's Fantastico. It is a lightweight polyester thread with a lovely sheen. It is a variegated thread with a variety of spring greens and turquoise. It is a lovely thread and I love quilting with it. Better yet my machine loves it too! I used Superior's The Bottom Line in the bobbin.

I decided that I wanted to use this thread in other places so I used it to quilt the  3"churn dash blocks in the inner border. I stitched in the ditch around the patches in the block and I quilted a little curvy four point star shape in the center of the block. Without the quilting the blocks were a little too puffy but this quilting flattened the block nicely and I am pleased with the look!

Tomorrow I'll be posting block 2 in the Value Proposition QAL. I'll make sure it is post first thing in the morning so that you can get started choosing your fabrics!

Until tomorrow, happy sewing!
Karen H


  1. I love all the progress you have been making. Your quilting is divine as are your Godstone Grannies. I bet many people would want to make some GG's. They are just gorgeous.

  2. Looking good! I just wanted to thank you again for the lovely threads Karen - they arrived last week and I posted about them on Monday of this week. Am looking forward to playing with the silk.

  3. Hi Karen
    All you granny-blocks look so emazing! How many have you got done until now?
    Greetings from Norway

  4. love your quilting-and your hexies too-

  5. I'm still loving the GG blocks. It's going to be an impressive quilt when it's all together.

  6. Love your thread choice for the border. It really adds to the quilting.

  7. Looks wonderful. I love your border quilting.

  8. Great to see the progress of your projects. Love how you have done the feather in that last block/photo. I'm just starting to get into using the Superior threads; we don't have quite as many of them available here but what I have used so far, I have liked.

  9. Love the GG blocks, the colours are unusual.