The postage stamp quilt
Last weekend was sewing weekend with Country School Quilters and the project I'm working on there is the postage stamp quilt, my oldest UFO.
This is how one corner looked like last month. The chopped off black diamonds as the edge (per the pattern) annoyed me.
So I added a border of 9-patches. I got the 9-patches made in April and got the border sewn on this month.
Now my edges have complete "X" and diamond shapes and all's right in my symmetrical world.
Next up is a 2" black border, then a border of 2 rows of postage stamps and then a 4" black border. The last border is dependent on finding a black fabric that will match what I have close enough. I ordered 4 blacks from eQuilter yesterday to try to match up. Hopefully one of them will come close to this black fabric that I bought 19 years ago.
I'll be back to work on this one again in June.
5/17/2017 12:14:11 pm
I definitely like the symmetry better now. I hope the border fabrics work out for you. I am surprised you didn't dye your own black for it.
5/17/2017 12:15:00 pm
I like the symmetry much better with the "fix" you did. Good luck with matching the black- that can be a difficult thing to do.
Beth-Near Louisville KY!
5/17/2017 02:57:33 pm
Could you use a black on black print for the final border if the blacks don't match or it becomes the impossible search?
5/17/2017 04:05:55 pm
Wow. Really, really nice. I am not sure I could sew all that, but I would like to.
5/17/2017 04:30:58 pm
love it but then I love tiny pieces - hope the black will work out that you ordered.
5/17/2017 09:37:57 pm
Good fix, Vicki! It does look a lot better. I'm looking forward to seeing how you eventually quilt it.
5/18/2017 09:29:11 am
I do like your fix for the black diamonds. The top looks more done now. It is amazing how many different blacks there are out there! I made a quilt for my nephew when he was a baby and used several different blacks just to get some variation. One of the blacks did not hold up and I had to repair all those areas where that one black started to shred.
5/21/2017 01:19:45 pm
Love it! I'm not too particular about every seam being perfect, but there's no way I could have lived with those chopped off points. Before it looked like you just quit, but now It looks complete.
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I'm Vicki Welsh and I've been making things as long as I can remember. I used to be a garment maker but transitioned to quilts about 20 years ago. Currently I'm into fabric dyeing, quilting, Zentangle, fabric postcards, fused glass and mosaic. I document my adventures here.