Granny Squares

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Yesterday I worked more on the baby quilt and made progress but it goes slow so I didn’t take a photo – I will tomorrow most likely.  I did get a little more done on the Granny Squares  – it is getting heavier though and my flimsy design wall is beginning to sag a little LOL – I think when I get done with this quilt and get all off the wall once again I will get a couple insulation boards (the thick blue kind) and wrap them in the flannel and gently nail the boards into the wall so hopefully it will stay put better.  Right now the flannel is just stapled to the wall with carpenter staples, but they didn’t go in well.


I really didn’t get much else done though as the dentist usually takes a bit out of me.  I have a jaw problem and dental work always makes it quite sore for the next 24 to 48 hours so by mid day as the Novocain was wearing off my jaw begin to throb.

Hopefully I will get more done today – the weather is finally clearing up and it was above freezing most of the day yesterday but I still had a hard time getting the car out of the driveway to go to my dental appointment – it was middle of the morning and still only 24 degrees at that time.   Mike had to finally get in behind the wheel and maneuver it to the top of the driveway so I could drive away!  I say the “top of the driveway” our driveway really isn’t that steep – it is a slight incline to the highway but the ice was so thick on it – as the sleet melts in the rain gauge so far I see 1.5 inches of water in it!  That is a lot of sleet that we had.   Next winter I think a couple bags of salt for driveway will be kept on hand – we could have used it 4 times now this year.

Interesting note on this product that I found yesterday:

Steam a Seam 2 and Lite Steam a Seam 2– I do not use this product very much as I don’t do fusible often but when I read Debbie’s post yesterday about needing to order more soon and wanted a certain size and wasn’t sure where she could get it  – just out of curiosity I did a search – if you have been having a problem finding it here is why



Craftsy has 3 quilting classes on sale right now if you want to check them out:

1 – The Classic Double Wedding Ring with Gail Kessler

2 – Traditional Blocks Made Simple with Anita Grossman Solomon

3 – Free Motion Quilting A Sampler with Leah Day

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8 comments… add one
  • Kathi Mar 6, 2014

    Love how your granny square quilt is coming together into a beautiful flimsy! I wish my cornerstones matched like yours do… must practice that more after seeing yours as inspiration 🙂 Thanks for all the advice you give and info… I saw Craftsy had a sale and got Sarah Fielke’s class on applique and other techniques I hadn’t heard of… loved the intro so got the class for HALF PRICE 🙂 Thanks for sharing those Craftsy things! Have a blessed day! Hope you feed more beautiful birds today too! And praying for your jaw to hurt less post dentistry 🙂 Kathi
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  • Nedra Mar 6, 2014

    I rarely use Steam A Seam anymore either, so I had no idea about the shut down. A wonderful product! And so glad they finally figured a new way to manufacture. Thanks for the info.
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  • hannele Mar 6, 2014

    Your sashings for the Granny squares make the quilt look sooo fresh!
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  • Pip Mar 6, 2014

    My design wall starts to sag a little bit when I get a lot of fabric on it, who knew fabric could be so heavy 🙂 love how the Granny Square quilt is coming along, it’s looking great.
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  • Melanie Mar 7, 2014

    This is coming together nicely. What a great quilt!
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  • Nancy Ratliff Mar 7, 2014

    I really like your Granny Square quilt.
    You are braver than I am as far as driving on ice. It really scares me.
    I hope your jaw is feeling better.
    Don’t do what I did and spray glue your insulation to the wall. Now I can’t get it down

  • CJ Mar 7, 2014

    I just love your granny squares, so much more cheerful than the one I made!
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  • Debbie in Alaska Mar 7, 2014

    I love blogging! I am so glad you took the time send me the link to the Warm company’s website article. I sure hope they get the problem solved soon.
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