Monday, 21 July 2014
Postage stamp quilt
Postage stamp quilts are one of my favourite quilts.
Whenever I'm cutting any fabric and have scraps I cut them into 2.5 inch squares, 2 inch squares or 1.5 inch strips.
This postage stamp quilt is using the 2.5 inch squares. I fussy cut the squares where ever possible so little faces pop out in the quilt and it can become an I spy quilt too.
The postage stamp quilts are also a reminder of any fabric I've used.in other quilts.It's rather fun going through and saying oh that is from when I made that quilt etc...Even some ugly fabric gets sneaked into postage stamp quilts as you really do not notice any ugly fabric in them as long as you don't use too many
I try and join light squares with a dark square and sew then into a row of 8 whenever I sit down to the machine
Then join the rows together into blocks of 8 by 8 square The photo above shows how I iron the blocks
Someone I know is possibly going in for an operation soon so thought she might like a quilt.
I pulled out my blocks of 8 by 8
Joined them 3 blocks across and 4 blocks down giving me a fast quilt to make.
The quilt was pinned and now its just quilting by machine and binding to do
Hopefully I can sneak an hour in a day this week to sew it..
I'm even frugal with batting - I save off cuts and patch them together using zigzag
Resulting in a real scrappy quilt.