Darling Grannies Quilt

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Hi! My name is Sterling LaBosky, owner of Sterling Quilt Company, and I am so thrilled to share my first recipe with you guys! I love charm squares and I love granny squares, so I thought why not combine the two! This easy quilt uses only 2 charm packs with no extra squares left over for you to wonder what to do with. Quick and cute, it can be made up in a weekend.

This quilt finishes at 50″ x 50″, finished block 19″ x 19″.

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2 Hello Darling charm packs
1 yard background fabric (Bella solid 9900-98)
3/8 yard binding fabric
3 1/4 yards backing fabric
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Cutting:

From the background fabric cut –

  • 4 – 1 3/4″ x width of fabric strips. Set aside for inner borders.
  • 4 – 5 1/2″ x width of fabric strips. Subcut each strip into 6 – 5 1/2″ squares and 2 – 5″ squares. You should have 24 total 5 1/2″ squares and 8 total 5″ squares.
  • Take your 5 1/2″ squares and cut in half on the diagonal. You should have a total of 48 triangles.

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From the binding fabric cut –

  • 5 – 2 1/2″ x width of fabric strips. Set aside for binding.

Block Assembly:

All seam allowances are 1/4″ throughout.

There are only 4 big blocks needed for this quilt. Each block uses 12 charm squares, 12 background triangles, and 1 background 5″ square.

  • Lay out your blocks according to the picture and sew your diagonal rows together. Press each row in opposite directions.

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  • Sew your rows together, pressing each away from the center row. (Line up the two straight sides of your triangle with the square right sides together leaving the tip of the triangle hanging over about 1/4″)

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  • Add the four corner triangles last. Press two corners away from the center and the other two corners in toward the center. (Press your block and your triangles in half to make sewing the corners on easier. No guessing where the middle of each piece is, the creases will line up with each other.)

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  • Trim each block to 19 1/2″ square. Line up the 45 degree line on your ruler with the corner seam and straight edge with the side of your block, making sure you have 1/4″ past your points, trim. Rotate your block and do the same for all four sides.

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Quilt Layout:

  • Arrange your 4 blocks together, turning each so that your seams will nest on the corners. Pin and sew your blocks together pressing the top row to the left and the bottom to the right.
  • Pin and sew the two rows together, pressing down. Your top should measure 38 1/2″ x 38 1/2″.

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  • Attach the small inner background border to your top, pressing toward the border. Your top should measure 41″ x 41″.

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  • Take your remaining charm squares and piece together 4 sets with 9 each, pressing in one direction. Add your 5″ background squares to the ends of 2 sets.
  • Attach your pieced borders to your top, pressing toward the border.

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Quilt, Bind, and Enjoy!

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One 50″ x 50″ cozy lap quilt perfect for snuggling, napping, or even a picnic! I would love to see your Darling Granny creations, just tag me on Instagram @sterlingquiltco using #darlinggranniesquilt.

Sterling LaBosky
{Sterling Quilt Company}

Sterling LaBosky

Sterling LaBosky

Quilt shop owner, Pattern designer, Longarm quilter at Sterling Quilt Company
I have called myself a quilter for over 14 years, but just recently decided to turn my passion for quilting into a career. I have opened an online quilt shop on Etsy where I sell Moda fabric, of course, some of my original quilt patterns, plus I also provide long arm quilting services. Some people (my husband) might call my passion more of an addiction, ha ha! Thanks for joining me on this quilting journey.
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15 comments on “Darling Grannies Quilt

  1. Judy says:

    It’s Awesome, and I have two of these charm packs and the white! I’m also going to get some boy charm packs and make a baby quilt! Thank you ever so much!!

    • Sterling LaBosky says:

      This would make a perfect baby quilt!! I’m so glad you like it! I had fun coming up with the pattern and hopefully I will have more to share!

  2. sewingbeefabric says:

    That’s so pretty, and love the instructions. Very clear and easy to understand with great pictures. Thank you.

    • Sterling LaBosky says:

      I’m so glad you like it, thank you! I was a little hesitant about my photos, really wanted them to help, and I’m glad you think they do!

  3. Karen Miller Karen Miller says:

    Sterling Thank you! I love making quilts on point and this one goes together so beautifully. Thanks for sharing with us. Karen

    • Sterling LaBosky says:

      I’m so happy you like it Karen! Atleast there are no setting triangles to worry about either! 😉

  4. Carole says:

    This is so cute, and perfect for a charity kid quilt I need to make this week! Thank you for posting the pattern.

  5. Janet Perry says:

    Beautiful! Perfect for all the charm squares I have gathered along the way! Thank you.

  6. Megan Dunton says:

    Another amazing quilt – I don’t know how you keep coming up with them!! Can’t wait to give this one a try!!!

  7. Rain LeClair says:

    Just what I was looking for! I’ll check out your Etsy page too. Thanks

  8. Taunja says:

    Great job Sterling! It is lovely!

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