April 28, 2014

Crochet Hook and Yarn Block

Hi! Welcome to week two of the Great Granny Along! I am so excited to sew along with you using
Lori Holt's super cute new book Great Granny Squared. Lori is the queen of cute, and also is an amazing teacher and writer. Her instructions are easy to follow, and you learn so many techniques that make quilting even more fun!!

This week we are making the Crochet Hook and Yarn Block. I was the first one to raise my hand to make this one, because as you probably know, my cute and talented daughter Becky is an amazing crocheter and I wanted to make something for her.

This is a fun block to make, and takes no time at all!!

The sweet ladies at the Fat Quarter Shop generously shared a copy of the book to give away to one of you! Just leave me a comment below to say "Hi", or to let me know what crafty things you are working on right now and you will be entered to win. Please make sure to include your email address so I can contact you if you are the lucky winner!  I will pick a name next Monday!!!

For a chance at another prize, post a photo or two (or more) of your Crochet Hook and Yarn Block to the Flickr Great Granny Squared group. Winners will receive Lori's cute Stitchy Fun Sampler Pattern from the Fat Quarter Shop.


Head over and visit my friend Kerri at Lovely Little Handmades, and the ladies over at Clover and Violet for another chance to win the book, and to see the super cute blocks they stitched up!


So, are you in? You can find the PDF here. If you missed last week, or want to find out where to go next week for more fun, you can go here and get all the scoop. Now go pick out some cute fabric :)
Good luck and Happy Sewing!!!

37 comments:

  1. What a cute block! I would love to win a copy of that book as I'm going to need a summer project. Thanks, Cindy

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  2. I just want to say that I really, really enjoy the weekly Sew-A-Longs and especially enjoy seeing how each person sewed their blocks. They are all amazing.
    I've also just finished 2 baby quilts that I hope to deliver this week.

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  3. I am definitely up for a sew along soon. I had a few projects to finish up this week, so I wasn't able to make the time. pssst. The book in your picture {great granny squared}....is the pattern on the front cover in there? eeeep That's now on my to do list. Wouldn't that be fun with Christmas fabrics too?

    forever1pooh@yahoo.com

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    1. Yes!! The pattern for the quilt is the main focus for the book, along with some other really cute projects. You need the book to do the sew along. The book is brimming with color and creativity!!!! I love it :)

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  4. Wow, so much fun! I've been decorating flour sack towels with dresdens. Some have crocheted trim. I follow you and love to see what you're up to...

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  5. Thanks for letting all us have a chance at winning Lori's great book! I am putting the binding on a quilt top that my daughter made me for Christmas. It was her first attempt and quite good actually. I also need a summer project and would just love to make it.

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  6. I'd love to win a copy of Lori's newest book! My year has been so busy so far with 2 major trips and a move into a new house that my online time and sewing time have been super limited. It's my first Monday in my new house, and I'm ready to get everything in order so I can play again!

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  7. So cute! I love your fabric choices!

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  8. Hi Debbie! Please don't enter me in the drawing as I have both already. I just wanted to say how much I love the pillow and your choice of fabrics! Also, I had no idea that Becky was your daughter! Talent and beauty clearly run in the family. Have a great day!

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  9. Such a cute block!! I'm also a crocheter and this would be fabulous to make!!

    ~ Jess (a.k.a. Rosie) ~
    Everything Is Coming Up Rosie

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  10. Hi Debbie!
    Oh my Gosh…I'm LOVING your pillow:) What a fun gift for your crocheting daughter…
    Quilting + Crochet = Happy:) Thanks so much for hosting this week and for your
    kind words about Great Granny Squared …and your lovely photos!!!
    xx
    Lori

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  11. Your pillow is darling, you always choose the best fabrics and make the cutest things!!!

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  12. Thanks for a chance at winning. This block is adorable.

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  13. This is gorgeuos, always love your cushions
    Karen x

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  14. Hi your pillow is lovely, my daughter would be over joyed with that one. I'm still working on the BH&G scrappy sew along.

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  15. Love your pillow and your fussy cut 'happy' is just perfect! Your daughter sure will be when you give the pillow to her:-)
    hildy(at)ebertzeder(dot)de

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  16. Hi Debbie. I just discovered your blog from Lori's Bee in my Bonnet and ended up staying awhile. :) I love your use of color and your projects are so inspiring. I will be back to read even more older posts as well as new ones. Of course I want to be entered for the book giveaway (I have "Quilty Fun"), but I also wanted to tell you how glad I am that Lori linked you. :)

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  17. What a great block!!
    I'm making a baby quilt at the moment!

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  18. Beautiful work as always - and I always love your colour choices. You seem to finish your projects so quickly!
    Thanks for sharing
    Caz xx

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  19. I love your colour choices. do enter me for the give away. Thanks.

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  20. What a sweet pillow! Where did you ever find the cute embroidery instruction fabric?
    I'm not working on any projects currently, but I will if I win your give-away book!
    Blessings-Kimberly

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  21. It would be amazing to win :). Just found your blog and love it.

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  22. I love what you did with your yarn block. I am working on this project and enjoyed making the basket of yarn. I am looking forward to getting started on this one.

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  23. Having a blast with this sew-along, as well as multiple on-going quilts for my guild's quilt bingo and challenge!

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  24. Love your yarn block and your cushion! Soo cute :) I would love to win a copy of the book as I would be able to give it to my friend for her birthday :) thanks Hugs Vicki xx tozzie1@gmail.com

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  25. Love you block, colors are so pretty! Your blog is pretty, also!
    Sislanes@gmail.com

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  26. Your block and pillow - seriously cute!!! I would love to sew along - thanks for the chance to win a copy of Lori's book. Everything you make is so happy, I am always admiring your fabric combinations!

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  27. I love that you used this block to make the pillow. It would be a great gift for the crocheters on my Christmas list. I love everything Lori Holt does, she seems to just ooze talent.

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  28. Love the pillow! Very creative (to me)! Currently I'm working on a table runner for fall, knitting a pair of socks, and doing an embroidery project for a little wall hanging. Love your stuff!

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  29. Your cushion is so pretty, and delightfully different too. Thanks for a lovely giveaway. x

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  30. I am working on Jo Morton's Little Women's club small quilts.

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  31. Hi, lover your blog and all the inspiration that you provide! I am working on some gifts for the June birthdays in our family! Thanks for the giveaway! quiltexas@gmail.com

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  32. I love reading your blog. Your work is so pretty and inspiring. Right now I am working on a granny square crochet blanket hoping to finish before it gets hot. tmac1960@att.net

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  33. I love Lori's patterns and have her quilty fun book already, but am leaning towards buying the granny block book too! Right now I just finished a table runner and am working on a quilt for my great-niece.

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  34. I'd love to win! whigrose@yahoo.com

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