Tuesday, 23 April 2013

Granny squares

The next class will be on 18th May and will take those of us old enough to remember the 60s back in time!  Little crocheted multi-coloured squares were all the rage and found themselves made into waistcoats, skirts, hats, bags and lots and lots of sofa throws!   It was a way of using up oddments of wool, and the background was often black, or one colour, in this instance, white.
We are going to recreate this look in fabric.
Here is one I made earlier (and gave away to baby Leo!)  You will need at least four different fabrics, a fat quarter of each should be enough.  You will get a more interesting quilt if you have more fabrics, and scraps from your 2.5" box will be perfect.  If you have a jelly roll or the remains of one, that's great too.  Your background fabric will need to be fairly plain (either a solid or something which reads as a solid) and 1 metre of that will be enough, unless you plan to make a kingsized quilt!  You can leave border fabric for later. 
See you on the 18th!

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