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Who's Your Granny?

Inspired by this-

(Is it still called inspiration when you're inspired by something you yourself made?)
And this-

And, let's not forget this-

Also known as The Forbidden Quilt, The Quilt of Obsession, and The Big Old Granny Quilt. Blogged previouly here.

Yes, I off-handedly mentioned that I should hurry and finish this one by the end of the month so I could be averaging a quilt a month for the year. But, I had no intention of actually doing it, really. I had every intention of starting a quilt for Ellery's birthday next month. A sunshine quilt for my little sunshine girl. But then I suffered from an overflow of inspiration. I had like 15 ideas for a sunshine quilt. When the kids actually slept in yesterday morning and I had some time to sew, I couldn't decide which if the fifteen ideas I wanted to work on. So, I pulled out this finished top.

Things I love about this quilt-
1. It is made entirely from scraps and stash. And my torn pajama bottoms. Even the batting is made from four different batting scraps sewn together. Not a single trip to the fabric store for this quilt. None. It meant most of the fabric layout was decided by how much fabric I had available. But, I love it. Love it.
2. I happened to have enough of the best backing fabric ever. If I could have choosen any fabric in the world, this would have been it. Thank you, IKEA.

3. The kids all adore it. Although, trying to hand sew the binding while Sam was attempting to cuddle it was a challange. So was trying to photograph it.

4. I purposely kept the quilting minimal (9 inches between quilting lines) so it's really soft and drapey. No wonder the kids love cuddling it. Heck, I'm cuddling it right now.
5. I spent 6 days making the quilt, 1 day basting and quilting, and 1 day binding it. Sure, there was a month long break in there while I focused on other projects but I'm counting this as an 8 day quilt. 8 days! Talk about quick and easy.
6. I don't think I have to worry about that sunshine quilt, after all. There's no way Ellery could love it more than she loves this one.


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