Scrappy Granny: Quilting Finished & on to the Binding

I don’t keep good records, so when I finished the quilting on Scrappy Granny on Wednesday, July 19, I went back through the blog to try to figure out when I’d started it.

I saw that I finished “Stars & Spools” mid-April.  There’s no way that I started Granny after that and finished her that fast !  I had to go back through blog posts….

Evidently I let Stars & Spools and its binding sit for awhile, doing other things, and started Scrappy Granny in the winter.

She’s extensively quilted and took me about 6 months or so to finish. ( I am not a fast hand quilter :) 

I am not sure about the binding yet ; ideally I’d just repeat that cheddar that is in the border but I don’t think that I have enough.

At least this part is done :) I have some applique to work on before I get busy on this binding, whatever color it will be.

Are you having a heat wave wherever you are like we are? It has been in the 90’s for days on end.  Here’s a photo to cool you off, from when the family was at the beach last week :)

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25 Responses to Scrappy Granny: Quilting Finished & on to the Binding

  1. Karen says:

    we have a lot of lakes and big creeks around here to cool off in when we want – good thing cuz sometimes it stays in the 90’s for weeks on end at this time of year – hope it doesn’t get hotter to near 100!!

  2. Karen says:

    oh and meant to say I love the quilt – it looks really good have fun with the binding

  3. Pat in WNY says:

    Your quilt is looking great! Do you wash your quilts before adding the binding? I’ve heard of quilters doing that but haven’t tried it yet.

  4. Joyce says:

    Looks great! Used to be (for me) that winter was the only time to stay in and quilt – but now I find it an escape from the heat, too!
    Fun family photo – I feel cooler just looking at it!

  5. Ugh, it’s horribly hot here. Miserable. Stay in and quilt or read.

  6. Robin says:

    There’s nothing quite so satisfying as finishing a quilt. Hand quilting isn’t something that can be hurried and it’s so worth it. Your quilt looks wonderful. It’s been very hot here, I keep thinking of the phrase; “Dog days of Summer”. I now have a new appreciation for what that means. It means find a cool spot and take a nap.

  7. I don’t keep good records either. Lots of times I’ve said ‘oh, let me ch can the blog for that’. Guess blogging comes in handy :).

    As you know, our weather is very similar, but at least we have the lake. It’s a good time to stay in and quilt.


  8. Susan B says:

    Just curious if you’ve entered any of your quilts in shows or at the Kutztown Folk Festival for auction? You do such beautiful things!

  9. Kathy S. says:

    Your hand quilting is gorgeous! I am not a fast hand stitcher either. But the results are worth the wait. Great finish.

  10. Gretchen says:

    Congratulations on finishing the quilting! That is such a heady high feeling. Hopefully you will find the perfect binding. Happy stitching this week!

  11. Gail says:

    Love the family photo! Your quilting looks wonderful! I’m sure your local quilt store would have some nice cheddar binding fabric…

  12. Congratulations on getting to the binding stage! Always a huge accomplishment, but especially on a hand quilted project.

  13. Kyle says:

    Winter was not that long ago so you’ve been quilting faster than you think. You’ve done a fantastic job and the quilting shows up beautifully. You’ve used so many different colors whatever you choose for the binding should work and compliment the narrow cheddar border.

  14. A lovely family photo!
    Scrappy granny is so close to a finish… it’s so beautiful and is an heirloom project for sure!

  15. CathieJ says:

    Our weather broke from the 90s last night. Today we were only in the mid 80s and should be similar all week. It is a nice change from the intense heat.

  16. Judy Miller says:

    you just cannot beat hand quilting for looking like a quilt is “supposed” to look. Nice.

  17. gail says:

    Your quilt is lovely, such a lot of work! I love the photo, side by side enjoying the cool waters. :)

  18. Margie Miller says:

    I love your quilts. I haven’t quilted since I was a child and did doll quilts.

  19. Kim says:

    Super hot and humid here until today…torrential rain and cool. It’s a good day to stay in and read blogs!

  20. Great family shot. :-) Beautiful quilting, and as always I am in awe.

  21. Bernie says:

    Deb, if you started Scrappy Granny last winter, I would say you are a very fast quilter. I admire your handwork. I think it is worth getting a bit more of the cheddar yellow or something similar because that would be such a pretty binding. I love granny square quilts and haven’t yet made one. It is a great take on simple patchwork, which is my overall favorite.

  22. Jennie in GA says:

    Love your scrappy granny. The kids, big and small, look like they are enjoying the beach and each other.

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