This is a quilted version of that crotchet aftgan that many of us had hanging over a chair in our living room when we were younger. I used to crotchet granny square vests in the early 70’s for all my classmates. Anne brought me this quilt; a gift for her sister, it was very clear that she spent a lot of time choosing the fabrics for each square.
We discussed the quilting which I drew on the “My Doodle” app for reference. This is where I tell you how great technology is. I started to quilt and didn’t like how the stitching made the block pouf up. I immediately sent Anne some pics via my iPad to say I was going to rethink our ideas. I feel the crosshatching made the block look even more like a “granny square”.
Here is the quilt hanging on my contraption. I think I would love to make one for myself, it’s just that the smallest squares are a 1/2 inch, and that in itself is enough to make me give my head a shake.
I used a very thin dark grey thread Invisifil by Wonderfil Threads on the blocks and did some freehand feathers in the inset triangles with So Fine by Superior Threads.
I really enjoy being part of the finishing process of your quilted projects and I am sure Anne’s sister will love this quilt.