Granny Square Quilted Skirt

Grranny Square Quilted Skirt

This skirt is taking longer than expected but I love it! I used 5″ squares to create the block, traced the skirt pattern onto wax paper and positioned it over the fabric. I had to add a few squares on the sides and layered a piece of white Kona muslin underneath the block and cut the two out at the same time. I cut the front and back out separately, one side is predominantly red while the other is predominantly turquoise — there is no front or back to this skirt.

I quilted the block and the muslin together using a straight stitch 1/4″ on each side of the block seams and repeated this step for the back. Once the quilting was complete, I sewed up the sides of the skirt.

I’m going to add a 2″ band at the bottom but haven’t decided whether I should use a solid or a print.

In other news, I finished my Bear Paw block, hurray! After I resized the corner pieces, everything fell into place.

Hair cut today, W00t! Have a great Saturday everyone!

 

Third

I was so excited and surprised to discover I’d been a finalist in Crazy Old Ladies’ Block Contest and yesterday I found out that I’d come in third! I won a Hall of Fame 10 square fabric pack, can’t wait to play with it!

I managed to finish another hand stitched Granny Square block last night. Once again, the little squares finish up at 1″ and I used Vintage Modern by Bonnie and Camille for Moda.

Yesterday Amanda from All Kinds of Wonderful asked in the comments if I were really going to make a patchwork skirt and the answer is YES! I think with the right fabrics and the right length, it can be funky and fun. I may use 5″ granny squares from charm packs, all the block seams will have to be serged or pinked and maybe even top stitched to avoid ravelling in the wash. I have a few ideas floating around and warm weather is on it’s way so I’m going to live in these skirts for the entire summer which means I need to make a maxi as well.

Three more days till the weekend, W00t!