Monday, April 14, 2014

Announcing the Great Granny Sew Along

Are you ready for more Bee in my Bonnet Sew Along Fun? To celebrate the release of Lori Holt's new book, Great Granny Squared, we teamed up with Lori of Bee in My Bonnet to plan an exceptionally adorable blog tour and sew along. Want to join in?

Lori's version of the Mama's Crochet Quilt
For the Great Granny Sew Along, Lori designed the Mama's Crochet Quilt Pattern using some of the blocks in Great Granny Squared. Starting on April 21st, we will start sewing this quilt one block at a time. We are teaming up with some of your favorite bloggers and will be giving away plenty of prizes along the way. We even designed two different finishing patterns for the quilt. You can sew Lori's Version or Kimberly's Version of the Mama's Crochet Quilt! We love both versions equally:)

Kimberly's version of the Mama's Crochet Quilt
To make this quilt, you will need:



  • a copy of Great Granny Squared by Lori Holt
  • your scrappy stash that is in need of some serious busting for the blocks
  • 5/8 yard of background fabric
  • 1/4 yard for the first border
  • 1 yard for the fifth border
  • 3 1/2 yards of backing fabric
  • Cutting PDFs that will be loaded to the Great Granny Sew Along page each week



  • To join in, make the Mama's Crochet blocks each week and post a photo to the Great Granny Squared Flickr Group. From those photos, we will choose a winner to win one of the Lori Holt approved prizes offered up each week. We are giving away mix of fabric, Lori's favorite notions, and Fat Quarter Shop gift certificates throughout the sew along, so remember to upload your block photos here!


    The tour kicks off April 21, 2014 and the schedule of events is below. More details are on the Great Granny Sew Along page!

    4/21/14 - Filled Basket Block



  • Erin of Why Not Sew
  • Pam of Pam Kitty Morning
  • Sherri of A Quilting Life

  • 4/28/14 - Crochet Hook and Yarn Block



  • Happy Little Cottage
  • Lovely Little Handmades
  • Clover & Violet


  • 5/5/14 - Mama Blocks

  • Amy of nanaCompany
  • Amy of Diary of a Quilter
  • Little Miss Shabby


  • 5/12/14 - Finishing Options

  • Lori of Bee in my Bonnet

  • 5/19/14 - Great Granny Quilt Label

  • Kristyne - Pretty By Hand
  • Ayumi - Pink Penguin
  • Lynne of Lily's Quilts



  • For more information about the sew along, tips for preparing your stash, and more pretty photos of the quilt, head to Lori Holt's Bee in my Bonnet Blog! Get your copy of Great Granny Squared and we will see you back here on Monday with our first post. And as Lori would say, have a quilty kind of day!

    3 comments:

    Johanna said...

    Are the finished dimensions the same on Kimberly's version? Lori's showed a finished size of 40 X 52. I was thinking of making it a little bigger, maybe an extra row of grannies around it.

    Fat Quarter Shop said...

    Hi Johanna! Yes, the finished sizes are the same. Kimberly's is turned vertically, and Lori's is turned horizontally.

    Cindy Dahlgren said...

    I love Kimberly's fabric. What is the fabric line?