Tuesday, August 7, 2012

Great Granny Needle Book

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"

Cutting List:

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

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.


Cynthia said...

It is adorable, I just love the teeny little molecular pieces :) You are on a great granny roll!!! Keep it up, I'm enjoying it!

Britt-Inger said...

Oh I llove it. It is so cute and awesome. I am sewing on my 12th block of the Great Granny Square and I will surely sew both the pincushion and the needle case.
Thank you so much

Carol said...

OH MY WORD is that ever cute...teeny! I love your husband's comment! He's sure right...that does border on molecular! LOVE it!

Rosa said...

It`s super nice.Love and sure make one!!thanks for sharing.

Fiesta said...

I love it Kim!

Cherry said...

Oh my, that's absolutely adorable!

Chris said...

ANOTHER CUTE idea!! Yep, I do have lots of leftover charm squares too, will have to make this little treat for some gifts! Thanks for the great idea!!

Anne said...

Love, love, love it! What a great gift for my stitching friends! You are sew clever!

Candice said...

Oh my cuteness- this is even cuter!!! When u get a spare second, I have to see how u put the book together!! :)

Vickie said...

I'm not sure I can do those tiny blocks but it will be worth a try. How cute is that!!!

Anonymous said...

That a great idea! But oh, so tiny!

my happy bluebird said...

I am in awe! This is adorable! :-)

Deborah said...

Oh my goodness! YOU are amazing!

Busy As Can Be said...

That is too Cute! I love it. You always come up with the cutest things.

Sherri said...

Oh, Kim...your projects are so cute...I will be making the pin cushion and the needle book!

Ann said...

Wonderful - a teeny tiny masterpiece! You must have perfect eyesight!!

Bari Jo said...

I love your hubby's comment!!! LOL... and this is ADORABLE!!!! Thank you so much for the math and info - oh my goodness... this is soooo cute! I am so thankful you did the math for these - I was wanting the great granny only smaller! HUGS!

Material Mary said...

Great little needle book you have there Kim. Love it.

Jana said...

This is fantastic. Thank you so much for sharing the tutorial. I want to try this now.

Liz said...

It's just so cute!