Thursday, March 3, 2016

Granny Squares and a Pineapple!

I have two finishes to share with you this week:  a granny squares blanket and a mini pineapple quilt!

First up is the blanket.  A couple of years ago, I decided to learn how to crochet. I needed a "portable" project and hand sewing doesn't really appeal to me so crochet it was!  And a perfect design for a beginner is the granny square.  So I spent a little bit of time on YouTube, found some tutorials and before you know it, I had my very first granny square.

When I prepared my Q1 FAL list back in January, I put this blanket on my finish list (it was number 1 in fact). After months of those granny squares just sitting there, I decided the blanket needed to get finished.

I joined the squares with single crochets, which was super easy and quick.  I love the texture it gives to the sashing between the squares.

The yarn is Sugar n Cream, which, in retrospect, isn't the softest yarn to use for a blanket.  That is why it'll probably end up on the back of the recliner we have in the living room.  But it's done and I'm happy with it. 

Next is a mini Pineapple wall quilt.  I mentioned this pattern in my post about the strawberry mini.  I used yellow and green scraps (making this Scrappy Project #5) and a white background.

I quilted it with the same designs I used on the strawberry:  some back and forth lines in the green, paisleys in the yellow and pebbles in the white.

I now need to make at least another fruit - even though my sweetie thinks I'm insane and completely out of control...  :-)

I will link up at Crazy Mom Quilts for Finish It Up Friday and at Quokka Quilts for TGIFF.



arabesque scissors said...

What a lovely blanket! And well done for finishing it...I have several on the go waiting patiently for me...and I love your quilting on your pineapple :) Ali x

Sinta Renee said...

I adore your granny square crocheted blankie. Your pineapple mini makes for a nice variety in your fruit cocktail! Wonderful quilting!

Anja @ Anja Quilts said...

Both are great finishes. Congrats for finishing.

Amy said...

Love the afghan. Those colors are perfect! The pineapple is adorable! Love your quilting!

Jayne said...

I remember making Granny Squares when I first learned to crochet too! Love your pineapple, the quilting is gorgeous!

Jill said...

Love the granny squares and the quilting on the pineapple is amazing.

Dominique said...

Oh, the quilting on that pineapple is unbelievable! I tried a few times to re-learn to crochet (I used to know how when I was a child) but it never stuck. Next time I get the urge, it will probably be to try and make a pretty granny squares blanket like yours!

Cheryl said...

Great finishes both of them. The granny square blanket looks warm and cozy and the quilting on the pineapple quilt is amazing!

Montreal Modern Quilt Guild said...

Love the pineapple... your quilting is fantastic!

grammajudyb said...

The quilting in the pineapple is mind blowing! It is absolutely beautiful! Well done.

Laura said...

love your quilting on the pineapple. And crochet and quilting go so well together - hurrah!

Nicky said...

Both great finishes! Love the blanket - it will get softer with use I'm sure! Would be great if you could have a link to your FAL proposal list on each finish post as it help the FAL hosts check everything is in order thanks!

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