My first granny square quilt! (plus some quick instructions)
Here is a close-up of the granny square quilt I made from the Hole Punch Dot line by Kimberly Kight for Ruby Star Society. Isn't it so pretty? I just love the vibrancy of these colors and the way they play together! 😍
I had never made a granny square quilt before this one, so it was fun to try something new! I didn't use a pattern, I just had to do a little math to get the right size block. I've had a number of questions about how I made this so here's some quick instructions. (There are SO many free tutorials online for granny square blocks so if you have any further questions, just do a quick search and you'll be set! 👍)
I didn't use the neutral colors from the fabric line in this quilt, just the bright colors because they were so appealing to me! So, I used 15 of the 20 fabrics from the FQB. However, I did use the white with bright pink dots for the background fabric. I grouped the colors into threes and made four blocks from each color group, changing the placement of each color for each block for a total of 20 blocks. I used 4" squares for these blocks but unfortunately, you can't get enough 4" squares from one fat quarter to make all four blocks of each color grouping so I had to supplement with one charm pack.
For the background I used (12) 4" squares per block so for 20 blocks you'll need (240) 4" squares which is 2 2/3 yards. The blocks come out to be 15.5" so making 20 blocks for a 4 x 5 layout, the quilt measures 62" x 77" which is a great throw size.
Putting these blocks together is so simple and it is a fun quilt to make! It’s quick to sew up too which is always nice! I definitely see more granny square quilts in my future!
P.S. I have FQBs in my shop as well as a limited number of charm packs in case you want to be twins with me and make your own granny square quilt with the Hole Punch Dot line! 👯♀️
Grab yours before they're gone at makervalleybrand.com!