This is BIG
It was my sewing weekend with Country School Quilters this weekend and, of course, I worked on the postage stamp quilt. What I didn't expect was to actually get the top finished! I cannot believe that this behemoth is finally done....well, except for the quilting.
Here are the answers to some questions I expect to hear:
Yes, the postage stamps are 1" finished
There are approximately 3970 pieces (including the black pieces)
Once quilted it will probably be about 94" square
I stated it in 1998 right after we moved into this house
Quilting it will be a lot more fun than piecing it
I freaking LOVE this quilt.
You won't see it again until I start quilting it but hopefully it will not be too long now for that.
I always have a dedicated project for CSQ sewing days so when I came home I searched out the next one. I'm happy to report that my UFO shelves are getting a little thin! I did find a box with these crumb blocks. The are leftover from the Fractured Fragments quilt which is leftover from a king size Fractured quilt.
At least I'm consistent!
Anyway, I found a big piece of purple and a piece of yellow and found a wonky star pattern in a book. I put it into EQ and adjusted for the size I needed. I'm ready for the next CSQ sewing weekend (in September). This will probably be a donation quilt.
7/10/2017 11:13:46 am
Congratulations on getting the postage stamp top done! It is a very cool quilt!
7/10/2017 04:14:03 pm
I love it!! I don't know what it is about the tiny pieces that attract me but after making two postage stamp quilts I'm sure there is a 3rd lurking in my life somewhere
7/10/2017 09:13:46 pm
I saw this on Facebook. I just love the look of it. I just may be crazy enough to do another one--I've done two. I can't imagine doing a queen sized one! Good for you!
7/11/2017 08:06:50 am
Pat yourself on the back for seeing this one through Vicki! The black adds so much drama....it is stunning.
7/11/2017 09:17:30 am
Absolutely lovely. I just started one but finished size will be 120 square so stamps will finish at 1.5 or it will be too heavy to sleep under.
7/11/2017 09:37:11 am
Great that you love it after all that work, looks very striking. Am looking forward to your quilting choices.
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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.