Last week, Pam at Mad About Patchwork, showed the ladies of the church quilting circle how to make a Granny Square block.
I made a block from my scraps, before I forgot, and took pictures. In case you would like to make one, or a bunch, here is a guide.
Pam used 2 1/2 strips from a roll of precuts. I have been trying to remember to cut my scraps, after the completion of a project, into 2 1/2" strips, so I used some stripes from my bin.
First I cut 2 1/2" squares.
You start laying the block out, with the single square in the middle and build out from there. I forgot to take a picture of that step. (oops)
Next you sew them together in rows.
Now you sew the rows together, matching the seam as you go along. I sewed the top 3 rows together, then the bottom three rows.
Now sew the last 4 blocks, centred on the outer edges.
I discovered an interesting thing, when I was sewing the block. I am sure that I don't normally sew with green, it isn't one of my favourite colours. However, all these squares came from my scrap bin, and only the centre block is purple.
I think this block is destined to be an orphan, since I don't have any more of that yellow. However, it is so pretty, I'll have to find a use for it. Tote bag, maybe.