Neon Granny






This is one of this little projects that I quick squeezed in between the larger ones that I really should be working on! 

It all started with pajama pants on the clearance rack at Target.  I saw that one gray print with the neon splashy florals, and then I saw two more different prints that coordinated.  At $6.00 for an XXL, I couldn't leave them there.

My biggest challenge was finding fabrics at home that matched.  Especially that neon pink.  I simply didn't have anything close, so I stuck with mostly adding grays, an aqua, and a yellow.

 I used my Granny Square tutorial, only I cut the white blocks at 2.5"x 3", instead of 2.5" square.  (this just gives you a little extra wiggle room when trimming up)


22 comments:

  1. love this!! granny looks so young in neon!!

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  2. I love this idea! I have random pieces of clothing that I thrown into my craft room because the prints are too cute to give up but I never knew what to do with them. Brilliant!

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  3. Haha! Love it. I've looked at a few pieces of clothing and thought, "gosh, they should make fabric out of that print" and never thought to just buy some and cut it up.

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  4. Good old Target - its a fab quilt.

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  5. Love the pyjama pant fabric and how you have used it in the quilt.

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  6. Using pyjamas is just brilliant and the resulting quilt is just gorgeous! I bet you have plenty of fabric left over as well :-)

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  7. Very well done! Love this sweet quilt and the use of pj's makes for a fun story.

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  8. what a fantastic idea, such a perfect quilt!!! Oh, and I have those PJs in even brighter colorway btw, maybe when I get tired of them I should just cut them up and use up in a quilt. Thanks for the fun idea :)

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  9. I think I'm going to have to check out my Target! I have some neons fabric I don't know what to do with.

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  10. I will be looking at the sale rack at Target differently the next time I'm in there!
    Love the quilt. Thanks for sharing!

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  11. I've bought XXL clothes to make kids stuff but never thought to use it for quilting! Your use of neon is just beautiful!

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  12. Everything you make is just perfect! :)

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  13. What a neat quilt! It just shows that you can find inspiring fabric just about anywhere :-)

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  14. what a great idea! A truly cheap way to go out on a limb and try something totally fun and different!

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  15. It is always exciting to see there is a new blogpost from elephantstitches. I am following your blog for a long time now and want to thank your for the fun to see your Quilts. I love your style, your feeling for colors and design. Many greetings from Munich.

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  16. I love this. I love a little hit of neon with grey, I'm a little obsessed at the moment with that combination. Perfect choice to turn them into granny squares - that's a pretty hip granny.

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  17. I know I'm a day late but I just wanted to tell you this little quilt is amazing!…even if you've already heard it at least 17 other times!

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  18. This is one of your prettiest quilts yet! Love it.

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  19. That's so fun haha! Target pajama pants!! :)

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  20. Love it....using your tutorial for a queen size quilt now! Great tutorial!!

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