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Great Granny Squared Blog Tour and Giveaway

GG2-SewAlong-HeaderHello!  Welcome to my stop on the Great Granny Sew Along blog tour!  If you are here for the first time, I welcome you to browse around my blog a bit as I share what’s been going on in my quilty life.  I am a new author, long time designer, and passionate about fabric.  There is always something fun going on around over here!

Great Granny Along

I have been enjoying following along each week of the Sew Along!  This week we will be making the Mama Blocks for our sampler.  And I just finished mine yesterday.

Mama Blocks

There are 20 of these blocks to make for the sampler.  When I started cutting them on Saturday, I thought no way was I going to be able to finish them in time to share all of them on Monday.  I got a late start Saturday–and I try not to do a lot of sewing on Sundays.  But, much to my surprise these little blocks whipped up in no time–just a couple hours including cutting time(I should have known as all of Lori’s patterns are so user friendly and quick!).  So, I finished all 20 of them with no problem–and here they are:


You will find all of the information to follow along over on the Jolly Jabber.  You will need a copy of Lori’s book Great Granny Squared, & the pdf instructions for each week.  Here is the pdf for this week.

Great Granny Sew Along

The Fat Quarter Shop was kind enough to send me an extra copy of Great Great Squared to give away to one of my readers!

So just leave me a comment about your current favorite fabric line to enter. =)

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Also, make sure to add the Mama blocks you make this week to the GGS flickr group for a chance to win a Creative Grids 6 1/2″ Square it Up Ruler.  This makes squaring up those Mama blocks a breeze!

And stop by Amy’s,  Amy’s, Lori’s , and of course The Jolly Jabber for more Great Granny Squared Fun today.

Thanks so much for stopping by!

Comments (164)

  • Looks like so much fun. I would love to win a copy of Lori’s book. I don’t have a favorite line of fabric at present, but I have had my eye on your book, Playful Petals! It’s on my wishlist!

  • Awwww these granny squares are soooooo cute!!! My favorite fabric? At the moment it is Wish!!

  • Les block maman sampler sont magnifique belle couleurs bon après-midi Marie-Claire

  • Daydream by Kate Spain.

  • Current favorite line? Pat Sloan’s new and coming to a quilt store near me “One for you, One for Me”.

  • I love the new Terra Australis collection at the moment. 🙂

  • That’s a tough one. Maybe Dreamin’ Vintage by Jeni Baker?

  • I love any Kaffe Fassett fabric. Also 30’s. I’d love Lori’s book.

  • I sure would love to win a copy of this fantastic book! I don’t really have a favorite fabric/line. I seem to like them all and want them all 🙂 Thanks for a chance to win.

  • My favourite fabric range at the moment is Riley Blake. I am doing the Happienss Quilt in this fabric and it is soft and lovely to work with. The colours are bright and cheery. My book collection is well read and there is always room for another quilt book. Thanks for the chance to win this fabulous looking edition.

  • My new favorite is Retro Christmas.

  • Joel Dewberry’s True Colors

  • What a great giveaway!
    My favorite fabric is AMH good folks.

  • Moda is my current favorite, but love them and have some Riley that I am quite fond of. Really like the 30’s reproduction fabric as it remins me of my granny who was a hand-pieced as well as hand quilter. Thanks for the chance to win the book.

  • My favorite fabric is the Marmalade line by Bonnie and Camille. It would look great in a granny square…but then I would have to cut it!

  • There are so many fabric lines that I love. A couple fairly recent favorites are Sphere and Bloomin’ Fresh.

  • I love the new (coming soon) Cinderberry Stitches range – Butterfly Dance. I am also loving all the new bright patterns that are appearing on the coming soon pages of The Fat Quarter Shop.

  • I love Dreaming Vintage by Jenny Baker ~ the colors are so wonderful in both color ways!
    Thanks for the giveaway ~ so generous of you!

  • Favorite fabric? I like scrappy! So a little of them all!

  • My favorite line of fabric at the moment is Acacia by Tula Pink. Thank you for the chance to enter.

  • I love all these blocks! Favorite fabric? Dowry by Anna Maria Horner. Thanks for the giveaway; I’d love to win! Rcoyle at olemiss dot edu

  • I think Meadow might be my favourite line right now, even though I don’t have any of it! Hmm, I have to do something about that…

  • Safari Moon is my favourite!

  • I can’t pick a favorite.. I want some of each.

  • I love Dreaming Vintage by Jeni from In Color Order! Thanks for a great giveaway!

  • My current favorite fabric line is Scrumptious. I have a jelly roll that I want to make into a quilt as soon as I figure out what pattern I want to use. I bet it would make a lovely Great Granny Squared quilt!

  • Favorite up and coming fabric is, I cannot believe I am saying this but a Christmas one called Holly Wishes by Kansas Troubles. Thanks for the chance to win this book.

  • I’d love to win a copy of Great Granny Squared. The sew along looks like a lot of fun. Since the squares are beginner friendly I think I could possibly make them. My favorite line right now is Betty Boop by Camelot. Thanks for the giveaway.

  • I don’t have a favorite line. It seems like there are an awful lot of beautiful colors out there so it is too hard to pick one.

  • My new favorite line is Vintage Happy! Thanks for the chance for the book!

  • Current favorite is Echino (not really quilt fabric though; I’m meaning to make myself a skirt out of some of it).

  • I have been coveting the new Christmas fabric by Basic Grey — 25th and Pine. Such yummy deep colours.

  • I love em all. At the moment I am trying to use all of my scraps.
    Thanks for a chance to win.

  • I am currently making a churn dash quilt out of Sweet as Honey! Love those bees! Thanks for the chance to win.

  • Picking favorites is not my strong point! I love them all! I am always a fan of Joel D. And AMH they are probably my favorite designers…. thanks for the giveaway!

  • Have had my eye on a Tula Pink bundle! I love her, she is so sassy. Your blocks look adorable!! Hope I win- I love Lori’s other book but haven’t gotten this one yet!!! thanks for the giveaway

  • I love so many fabric lines, but my favorite is anything Moda. Right now I’m crushing on Fig Tree.

  • Hi from Australia, thanks for the chance to win.
    Choosing a favourite collection at the moment is very difficult, there are so many beautiful ones around, all the colours…………..makes me dreamy just looking at them. If I had to choose it would be the Philip Jacobs’ collection
    Thanks again, Carolyn

  • I have been trying to not shop- therefore not looking. But… I have been spying some Sweet as Honey around. I’m also late to the game but really want some True Colors. Thanks for the giveaway.

  • I am always in love with any fabric line that Bonnie and Camille have out. I feel the same about Lori’s fabric lines also….have lots of both in my stash. Thanks for the chance to win this lovely book!

  • I’ve just discovered the more modern Batiks, they seem more sophisticated than the sort of tie-dye effects that I remember from years ago. The Northcott ‘StoneHenge’ line is really beautiful and they have a Christmas version that has a metallic effect, this is going on my wish list for Christmas.

  • I am currently obsessed with anything Kaffe! I love your site!

  • My current fav fabric line is Fig Tree by Moda although I’ve so many others I like. Thanks for the giveaway.

  • Love scrappy & vintage….Vintage Happy is perfect!

  • I really like the “Bee My Honey” line, especially the bee fabric!

  • Your granny square blocks are so cute! Right now, my favorite fabric is April Showers by Bonnie and Camille. I would love to win a copy of Lori’s book–thanks for the giveaway.

  • Those new squares are really beautiful – I reckon it’s the white background that makes them zing, and look so fresh and Spring like! Thanks for sharing xx

  • My current favorite line is Charley Harper for Birch. I love those sassy red cardinals!

  • Hi. My favourite fabric line reight now is April Showers by Bonnie & Camille for Moda. Thanks for the chance on the give away. Lori’s first book Quilty Fun is fantastic and I would love to add this one!

  • Count me in, my fabric fabric line is Mirabelle by Fig Tree Quilts.

  • Vintage happy of course!

  • I really have a thing for fabric by Kaffe Fasset. I just love the bright colors.

  • My ‘current’ favorite fabric line is Eclectic Elements by Tim Holtz…love the vintage designs. Thanks for the sweet giveaway 🙂

  • I love Denyse Schmidt fabrics! I see several in your blocks!

    Thanks for a great giveaway!

  • So many great lines out there, but I am smitten by V&CO’s Color Me Happy!

  • Lori’s book looks awesome! So many great fabric lines out it’s really hard to choose. I love Kate Spain and her new line Daydreams.

    Thank you and Lori for a super giveaway and a chance to win.


  • HI, I like Dreaming Vintage by Jeni from In Color Order.
    Thanks for a great giveaway!

  • April showers is my favorite right now!

  • I like any fabric line that I am currently working with. ha I just finished a quilt with Little Black dress and love it and just bought some Little Black Dress II. I think it would make for some interesting granny squares too.

  • I love anything Riley Blake

  • I love Scrumptious.

  • I’m really loving Dowry by Anna Marie Horner!

  • There are so many great ones that keep coming out that I can’t keep track. As long as it is bright and cheerful. Thanks for the chance to win the book. I’d love it!

  • I really like April Showers by Bonnie and Camille.

  • I love the Kansas Trouble lines so much. So pretty much anything they make…I love!

  • Michael Miller’s Blue and White

  • I love both the patterns and colors of the French General line for Moda. The combination of reds, tans, browns and ivories are just beautiful. I have 2 charm packs in “Chateau Rouge” and a layer cake in “Josephine” in my stash right now.

  • I love Fruit Stand right now! 🙂

  • I’m currently loving batiks.

  • April Showers is my favorite at the moment. I would love to win Lori’s book and join in the quilt along. Thank you.

  • I would love to win a copy of the book…I’m just using a jelly roll of Ruby that I have been saving…love that line!!!

  • HI, just love “Daydream” -Kate Spain!
    Thanks for sharing!

  • I currently love the Downton Abbey fabric line.

  • My current favourite is Dowry by Anna Maria Horner.

  • Do I have to pick one? How about two? Mormor and Country Girls.

  • No favorite yet but I’m trying to narrow down a quilt pattern with yellow, teal, and grey:)

  • Hmmmm…..Objects of My Desire by Sandy Gervais. An oldie but goodie

  • Hmmm, tricky. Today I think it is catnap by lizzy house. I wish I had bought some!

  • My favourite fabric line right now is Bee My Honey by Jane Butters. So pretty!

  • I love the book. And the fabric you used our awesome.

  • Oh those granny’s are great! Too partial to Tula fix field lol

  • Love your granny squares with the white. My current favorite fabric line is Dreamin’ Vintage by Jeni Baker.

  • lately I have been craving all the new 30’s repro fabrics

  • I’m a huge walking dead fan so Zombie Apocalypse is my favorite. I snagged some bundles up ASAP and have been hunting for the perfect pattern for the fabric. I bet a granny square block would be great 🙂

  • My favourite is Scrumptious by Bonnie and Camille. I have a fat quarter bundle sitting there but just can’t bring myself to cut into it! I just keep looking at it! LOL! Thanks for the lovely giveaway.

  • I don’t usually pick a fabric line. I just know some things I like and some I don’t. I really like all of Hoffman’s batiks. I never get enough of them.

  • I love everything by Anna Marie Horner. 🙂 Thanks for the giveaway!

  • Your grannies blocks are just beautiful.Win a copy of this book would be fabulous.There are many favorites fabrics line and one would be Daydream by Kate Spain or Dreaming Vintage ,Mirabelle..

  • I love 30’s playtime. Those 30s repros just make me smile!

    Thanks for the chance to win!
    Sandy A

  • I’m crushing on Acacia by Tula Pink. Unfortunately, I like lots and lots of lines. It’s torture! Thanks.

  • My favorite fabric line right now is Sewing Box! LOOOOOOVE it!!!

  • I love reproduction prints; either from Marcus or Moda. They always remind me of my grandma’s quilts.

  • Thanks so much for the giveaway! So hard to make a choice about my fave line right now — I think they all are ! 🙂

  • My favorite fabric line is Wee Wander by Sarah Jane. Thanks for the give-away. I do hope to win!

  • SO excited for a chance to win this book! I’m loving the 30s reproduction prints. I think they would make an amazing churn dash or mama block quilt!

  • Can’t wait for Sew Yummy from Monica Solorio-Snow to come out!!!! I guess this technically is a future favorite!

  • This looks like a fun book – I love the Granny Square block. My favorite fabric line??? Oh, so many…but one of them is Bake Sale by Lori Holt.

  • I love Tanya Whelan Rosey!!! So so sweet!

  • I am liking Halloween Parade line of fabrics. Yeah, I know. It’s seasonal. But, it is awesome! 🙂

  • I am sewing with Vintage Happy, combined with some other 30’s fabrics – love these! Thanks for the chance to win Lori’s book, I’d love to sew along!

  • I have a lot of favorites, but I’m going with Bloomin Fresh. It’s nice and summery.

  • I would have to say “Shimmer.” It is so elegant–not my usual go to, but so awesome. Thanks for the giveaway! Love your blog!

  • I love the Pigeon drive the bus line for Mo Willems by Cloud 9. Really want to make a quilt for my toddler with it, but need to figure out a pattern to use!

  • I would have a hard time picking one favorite, seems like every quilt I see becomes my new favorite, but the one that I keep coming back to is Scrumptious, or Wishes, or Downton Abby….. 🙂

  • Anything by Sarah Jane!

  • I love all of the Riley Blake lines…it is hard to pick just one! Thank you for the great chance to win!

  • I finally cut into my Marmalade by Bonnie and Camille for Aurifil’s DOM. Love how it looks!

  • That is a hard question for me…I love making scrappy quilts so there are so many fabrics I like. I do love Lori Holt’s blog and the quilts that she makes.

  • Marmalade by Bonnie and Camille is my current favorite.

  • Fig tree Mirabella is my current favorite fabric line . I like the warm tones of this designers fabrics
    Thank you for the chance to be a winner

  • I don’t know about a favorite…but I am thinking these blocks would look great in Vintage Happy….ha! And I just realized the fabric designer and book author are the same. 🙂

  • I really like all fabric, any fabric but I would love to get my hands on some Shimmer or the new Riley Blake Christmas lines. Of course any Kaffe Fasset is good with me or just about any Batik.

  • I love vintage happy!

  • such cute blocks. I’m currently loving, and making a quilt from, Bluebird Park

  • Gosh I do not have a “favorite” one. It is whatever mood I am in at the moment.

  • I’m in the process of making a quilt using Lori’s great-granny squares and can’t wait to make the Mama blocks! My favorite fabric line is one I’m using to make a little quilt for my great-niece – Aneela Hooey’s Hello Petal – so adorable! Thanks for the chance to win this book 🙂

  • I just finished working with Eclectic Element line fabrics-an interesting collection. I need to follow along with this blog and the quilt a long-I wonder if I can catch up with everyone. . . . .

  • I really don’t have a particular favourite but I do really like Moda fabrics and Amy Butler fabrics. Thank you for this chance to win the book.

  • I just finished a quilt with Kate & Birdie’s Bluebird Park fabric and saw they have some Autumn Woods fabric coming out later this year that looks amazing as well!

  • Choose my favorite fabric line? That’s like asking me to choose my favorite child! Right now I am working with Tula Pink’s Fox Field, and I hardly wait to be able to purchase Bonnie & Camille’s Miss Kate. Thanks for the giveaway!

  • Lori’s vintage happy is definitely one of my favorites right now.

  • Hi. Thanks for the chance in the Granny Squared Book Giveaway! The fabric line I’m currently in love with is April Showers by Bonnie & Camille for Moda. It would be lovely to win Lori’s new book I have Quilty Fun and have started working on some of the blocks in it.

  • Jansdotta is appealing…basic, but not too basic. I want to build a granny quilt. Badly. Thanks for the giveaway chance.

  • My favorite fabrics are Color Me Happy by V & Company

  • I’m so in love with the Mirabella collection. Must have some of that soon!

  • Love this giveaway! Not sure of a favorite line, but love looking at your stash pictures.

  • Thanks for the chance to win!

    I am working with Scrumptious right now!

  • My fabric fabric line right now is the Strawberry in Orange from Briar Rose for Windham Fabrics.

  • Winning Lori’s book would be so fun. One of my favorite fabric lines now is “Mill Book Series Circa 1852 – Collection For A Cause By Howard Marcus. Thanks for the chance!

  • Honky Tonk by Moda! I just used this to make a picnic blanket for my daughter in Texas!

  • Dreamin vintage by jeni baker? or her other lines? Thanks for the chance to win the book.

  • My favorite fabric line is always anything and everything from Bonnie and Camille! I would so love to win your book – doing a Great Granny is on my bucket list, and your book is just the thing to get me going on one.

  • 8 Days a Week is my current favorite fabric line. I am trying to resist buying any but I think I am weakening.

  • I love anything from Kansas Troubles!

  • Love your beautiful Mama Squares! Today my favorite fabric is “Daydream” by Kate Spain. But tomorrow it could be something different!
    Thank you for the giveaway!

  • Hahaha, that was a joke right? Pick my favorite fabric, hum. Right now I’m quilting a Summer Breeze and am re-loving that fabric. Oh, and I’m working with 1930’s reproduction fabric. That would work great with your Granny Squares. Oh, I could go on and on. But I’ll just say – Thanks so much for the giveaway!

  • I will always get excited with anything new from Fig Tree or Bonnie and Camille.

  • I really like ‘Bake Sale’

  • Oh, would love to win a copy of the book. I really like your Mama blocks, using all one fabric rather than going totally scrappy. May favorite current fabric line — oh golly gee whiz. I’m going to have to say the shot cottons made by Oakshott. I am absolutely in love with the deep rich colors and the iridescence that comes from using different colored warp and weft threads.

  • i would so much love to win this book. what a great giveaway. i also would love to have your playful petals book. i would love to make a quilt like that.

  • Well…my favorite fabric maker is Moda and I don’t really have a favorite line right now cause I am waiting for the new fabrics to come out after Market.

  • I think my favorite line out right now has to be Kaffe Facett Shot Cottons. They are great solid colors, while still adding texture and interest. Ask me again tomorrow, though, and I might have a different answer. There is so much drool-worthy fabric out now.

  • I love the Terra Australis by Emma Jean Jansen!

  • Lavender by Northcott

  • I really like Printemps. Thanks for the giveaway!

  • April Showers by Bonnie and Camille.

  • I like your blocks. The white center square gives them a different look. Thank your for hosting the tour and giveaway. My latest fabric obsessions are Pam Kitty Picnic and Lecien Flower Sugar. Love the florals and bright colors. 🙂

  • Oh there are so many fabrics that I love that I cannot stick to one!! I do love what Leicen produce and am a big Moda fan!!

  • April showers is my favorite too!

  • I would love to win this book. Favorite fabric? Right now i love batiks 🙂

  • I just came across Arizona by Art Gallery Fabrics! Oh I just fell in love, that’s a new favorite for me! 🙂

  • Anything from 3 Sisters! Thanks for the chance!

  • For a few months I’ve been really into 30’s fabric. 🙂 my favourite line is 30’s playtime by Choe’s closet!

  • My current favorite is Kaufman’s Color Source 4- Love, love those prussian blues

  • I need a book after viewing your quilt blocks! Thank you.

  • I love everything Kate Spain!!

  • There are soooo many wonderful fabric lines so it is not easy to choose! My newest favorite though is April Showers from Bonnie and Camille. I love the Great Granny Squared Quilt A Long and will need to get moving to make it!
    Thanks for the chance to win!

  • I love Color me Happy by V and Co.! thanks!

  • Anything from Fig Tree fabrics is a favorite. I made a Great Granny quilt top in a quilt along last year using Fresh Cottons.

    It is my very favorite quilt I’ve made! I know all the current participants will be thrilled with theirs too.

  • I adore Color me Happy by V and co. Those colors are delicious!!

  • I would love a copy. My current favourite line is Dreamin Vintage by Jeni Baker. Your blocks look beautiful, cant believe they were that quick to sew!

  • I love all the new Christmas fabric, thanks

  • Fig Trees Mirabelle. I want to go buy this line and make up Fig Trees Canned Pears quilt. So pretty for spring….

  • I love Scrumptious! I made a baby quilt with it and had to buy some more I loved it so much!

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