Okay Ladies. . . I'm going a little bit crazy reducing and resizing the Great Granny Blocks. It's been so much fun and I just had to show you another little project I've been working on today. I've included the cutting list to make this Mini Great Granny Block but you're on your own when it comes to making the needle book. Tutorials can sometimes take longer to make than you think and right now I just don't have a lot of time. I have out of town family here for 10 days and then after that I have more company coming for another 5 days and then I go back to School on the 21st of August. If you need help though, let me know. I can answer just about any question you might have.
On the funny side of things. . .when I showed the itty bitty block to my husband he called it Molecular Quilting. I got a big laugh out of that and told him that you can't go too much smaller than this without the bits of fabric getting difficult to put through your sewing machine and not burning your fingers when pressing the seams.
Talk about itty bitty. . . each little square in the block measures 1/2 an inch by 1/2 an inch.
FYI: There are 41 pieces in the Great Granny Block.
Great Granny Needle Book
Finished Block Size: 3 1/8" x 3 1/8" • Finished Needle Book Size: 4" x 4"
Out of Red Black & Grey Fabric:
- Cut 1 Red Square @ 1" x 1" for Baby Center
- Cut 4 Grey Squares @ 1" x 1" for Mama Round
- Cut 8 Black Squares @ 1" x 1" for Granny Round
- Cut 12 Red Squares @ 1" x 1" for Great Granny Round
Out of White Fabric:
- Cut 12 Rectangles @ 1" x 1.5" for end of rows
- Cut 4 Rectangles @ 1" x 2" for the corners
The instructions for making Great Granny Blocks
can be found @ Bee in My Bonnet.
I used White Bamboo felt for the fabric you stick the needles in and used
Kaufman's Essex Yarn Dyed Fabric in Black for the Needle Book.
I used a red snap for the closure.
I also wanted to place the scissors and thread next to the needle book
so you could get a feel for how small the block really is.
The finished size of the the needle book is 4" x 4"
I hope you enjoyed seeing the Great Granny Needle Book.