Celebrate the summer with Lori Holt and the classic Granny Square block, the star of Lori Holt’s second book, Great Granny Squared! Join us June 3 as we kick off summer with a unique sew along that features three ways to participate: quilting, crochet, and cross stitch!
Follow along with Kimberly as she quilts, crochets, and cross stitches through the summer!
Great Granny Squared Quilt Along
To join the quilt along, follow along as we make two blocks each week all throughout June, July and August using the Bee Plaids Fat Quarter Bundle and the Great Granny Squared Quilt Book. You can also make the bonus quilt with any leftover squares!
Quilt Along Dates
If you want to stitch along with us, finish two blocks a week by the day listed on the chart and bookmark this page so you can visit it (the chart can be saved and printed by clicking on the image below and here is a version without the dates).
June 3-August 5: Two blocks a week
August 12: Sew the border
- 33 Fat Quarters from the Bee Plaids Fat Quarter Bundle (not using Pewter or the background prints)
- From Fat Quarters – Cut A to G (if using normal binding do not cut Fabric G)
- 3 ¾ yards Background from C6384-Coral: Cut Fabrics H, I, and K
- 2 yards to 3 ¼ yards (more if cutting length of fabric) Sashing and Border from C12037-Cayenne: Cut Fabrics J, L, and M
- Binding is C12032-Frosting
- The Backing is 5 1/3 yards of 44” wide or 2 ¼ yards of 108” wide
To sew up this quilt, pick up a copy of Great Granny Squared by Lori Holt, some 4.5″ Square in a Square Quilt Block Foundation Paper for the border, and check out the May 20 Livestream on Fat Quarter Shop’s YouTube Channel.
Granny Square Crochet Along
To join the crochet along, just grab your crochet hook and your favorite colors of Chunky Thread and see how many squares you can make this summer! Kimberly’s goal is to make 81 squares for a 9 x 9 crib blanket, but you can go at your own pace. Lori is starting with one skein of each color, for a total of 32 skeins.
Learn how to join your granny squares together in Lori Holt’s video below.
To make your granny squares just like ours, visit the Great Granny Along supply page. Lori Holt is hosting the Crochet Along and you can find out more information on her YouTube Channel and Riley Blake Designs Granny Square Along Page.
Granny Square Stitch Along
We haven’t forgotten the cross stitchers! The Granny Square Cross Stitch Pattern designed by Lori Holt released today and is FREE, so pick up your Prim AuriFloss Pack and Cloud 25ct Lugana cross stitch cloth to start stitching!
Stitch Along Dates
Block 1 – June 8, 2022 (upper left)
Block 2 – June 15, 2022 (upper right)
Block 3 – June 22, 2022 (lower left)
Block 4 – June 29, 2022 (lower right)
FFO – July 6, 2022
If you want to participate, visit the Great Granny Along supplies page to get all of your supplies and be sure to tune in to Stitchy Talk on June 7 for a live demonstration of stitching the first block!
Join us for Great Granny Squared!
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Keep up with us by following @fatquartershop and @fqsxstitch on Instagram to see and share work from your fellow quilters and stitchers. Don’t forget to tag @fatquartershop and @fqsxstitch in anything you make, so we don’t miss seeing your Great Granny Squared creations.