Granny Squares

I changed my mind about the quilt I was going to start this morning but I used the fabric from Connecting Threads kit I had pulled last night. I have an annual membership to Craftsy that I’m debating whether to continue or not. When they were selling fabric (under the names Craftsy and BluPrint) an annual membership got you free shipping which made it very worthwhile for me. I do view class segments when I’m looking for something specific in quilting, crochet, or knitting so it can be a good resource but I have yet to watch a class from start to finish and I’ve done only a project or two from any of them. BUT just because I don’t actually watch the entire class or do the projects, it doesn’t mean I’m not learning or gaining ideas to incorporate in my own projects. So, as I said, I’m still debating whether I’ll renew next year.

One benefit of annual membership is you get credits to “buy” classes that you’ll own forever even if you decide to not renew the annual membership. I was looking for classes today to use the 6 credits I have that will expire at the end of the year and I found this Twisted Irish Chain class. I really liked one of the projects in the class so I used one of my credits for it.

And so this morning, I decided to use my “kit” fabric to make the Granny Squares quilt. I should have taken a bit more time to plan how I was going to use my fabric but I did a few quick calculations and started cutting. I had to change the plan because I didn’t have enough fabric to do a borderless quilt and because the stash is in Tampa, I had limited options for additions but that’s OK. I’m happy enough with the adjusted plan and have made a good start on piecing the 9 patch blocks after laying it all out and snapping this photo. It’s a good pattern for fat quarters so I’m sure I’ll be using it again too.


  1. I like this pattern. I bought a few classes from Craftsy but never an annual membership. I sure bought enough fabrics from them and kits too. I doubt I will ever buy another kit or packs of fat quarters the rest of my life! And I really am not kidding.

  2. I’ve recently been looking at this quilt too – haven’t pulled fabrics yet but it’s high on the to-make list!

    • I don’t usually like to have to pay attention to fabric placement like this but cutting my squares for the 9 patches and putting them up on the design wall helps.


  3. I have made both the Twisted Irish Chain and the Granny Square quilt. I used Melissa Corry’s pattern for the Twisted Irish Chain. That was a fun, easy pattern. The Granny Square pattern that I used was from a class that I took years ago. I used this pattern to create a “Christmas with Granny” quilt for my sister in Law. Both were fun to make, Enjoy all your days of quilting and knitting, time with your family, and the beautiful Georgia Mountains. Happy Thanksgiving to you and your family.

  4. Hi Mary! What a cute layout, both the Twisted Irish Chain and the nine-patch you are showing. I used to love the Craftsy fabrics. I ordered quite a bit from them. I’m surprised they have any following at all with the mess they made during the takeover/change of names, etc. It’s a shame because it was a great resource for all different crafts. Take care! ~smile~ Roseanne

  5. I like your blue and green version better than theirs. I am glad that Craftsy has been reborn, although I did spend far too much money when I could get free shipping!

  6. Thanks for the photo of this project in process. I’ve never made a project that had to be coordinated with the color so much and this explains how best to do it. (Oops… I think I did do a plus quilt that had to be figured out on the design wall.) I do like this design a lot too.

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