Tuesday, 30 April 2013

Granny squares

I showed you the envelopes yesterday, now a pick inside! On Saturday night I used my Sizzix quite a lot to cut squares for my granny bee blocks. I started cutting my squares with my rotary cutter until I remember that I bought the 2.5' square die for my Big Shot in Birmingham after talking with Katy from I'm a Ginger Monkey. She recommended it highly saying she uses hers all the time and I must say until now, I had hardly thought about using it. Well granny square blocks are an ideal block for the die since they are made of 25 x 2.5' squares. And I must admit that using the Sizzix die did speed up my cutting considerably and the waste (I hate wasting fabric) was very minimal. I will definitely start using it more!

So I made 2 blocks for Liz using a printed ring and 2 coordinating solids. She wanted bright blocks so I hope she likes my choice of fabric

Did you recognise the printed fabric? It came from the rainbow Bento block I made and didn't like because it was too busy. I took it apart and reused the small squares for these blocks, no waste!

And also 2 blocks for Yvette who wanted some dark grey, chocolate and black for a quilt for her son. I hope this fits her son's taste.

I am linking my Granny Bee Blocks to Jen's Building Blocks Tuesday.


  1. I love my sizzix, Im looking at some hst's dies now, have u got any ?

  2. Nice blocks and funnily enough I used my Baby Go today with my die that makes 2 and a half inch squares and three and a half in squares (I think) and 4 and a half inch squares to make my 2.5" squares and it was so much faster and easier, though I did have to cut strips and there was a bit of wastage. But I did manage to almost finish Aprils blocks so I can mail them tomorrow. And now I'm off to my bed.


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