Monday, February 18, 2013

Great Granny Mary's Quilt

A few weeks ago, I showed off one of my Great Granny Mary's Quilts -- one that I had hoped to remake.

A close-up of one block, they looked simple -- I made one test block with scraps and then pulled a stash of romantic florals and matching solids.  I cut out enough to sew a few here and there and ended up with a wall full of the blocks.  

I also made several HSTs to play with a pieced border -- for now it will have to stay.  I have tops to quilt and deadlines to make.

On a personal note, last Thursday I had a small procedure to correct my right eye's distant vision, called Lasik.  On Friday, I went back to work -- driving, working on computers and came home to sewing.  I use my left eye for close-up and now my right eye for distant.  AMAZING!  I fully expected a period of adjustment and downtime -- one day, that is all.  No more contacts or glasses.  I am a happy camper.

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gailss said...

The blocks are coming along very nicely Jamie and love that border.Really great to hear eyes are doing so well and bet you love it when you seew....I am waiting till my eyes get to a point and then they will do. Can't wait till that point!

Kate said...

That's beautiful! Will you do a tutorial for the block? Oh, and I had LASIK five years ago - went from 20/400 to 20/30 in less than 18 hours of recovery.

Fran Kingston Dill said...

Love the block and your quilt is looking beautiful!
I agree with Kate, can you do a tutorial of this blk.

Diane Wagner said...

Great idea to reproduce an old quilt. You've done a really nice job of it.

Mary said...

I like your Granny squares. They are addictive. The quilt on the LongArm doesn't look like Granny squares. Have fun with the saw-toothed border.