I’m finally getting time to show off my postage stamp quilts that I made for my granddaughters, Lucy and Lilly.
These are Postage Stamp quilts. When I put mine together, I made them by making nine patches with the color placement any which way.
These were a great way to clean out my 2 1/2″ scrap bucket.
They were made primarily by using the strip piecing method. I made a Sew with Jo video while I was making these. Here’s the video in case you missed it. You can go to THIS LINK, save the video and watch it later on your television or device.
At the time I was doing the video I was planning on including panels in the quilt but changed my mind.
For the quilting I did…straight line quilting.
I really like it for simple quilts. The idea of it never occurred to me until I saw Mary from Chicken Scratch Country Threads blog. Since I saw her’s, I’ve done it several times. I have a long arm so do it on the long ar. People often ask if I free hand it or what I do.
YES. It’s completely free hand.
I decided I would put two lines through each 2″ square. Then I aim and stitch. My aim if off from time to time but I’m totally fine with that.
I love how this is a bit of an eye spy quilt. The placement of that cow was perfect.
People always ask about my color choices. I went with rainbow colors, plus teal and whites that are heavily printed with rainbow colors. I always make a few rules. For this no browns, no grays, no blacks.
As I picked strips I watched for color noting the color balance. Did I need more orange? It’s not a color I often use so for that, I cut a few more strips from fat quarters.
A blog reader told me I should do something so my granddaughters could tell whose quilt was whose. I did. One got this print for the backing…
The other got the coordinating pink version of the same fabric.
Also one got a pink polka dot and the other got a teal stripe.
I am so happy to have these finishes. These will be for the girls’ bedroom at Buck’s new house. I haven’t given them to them yet. We’ll wait until we get their beds set up. I already made Scotty a quilt so I’m guessing that will move to Buck’s house.
WHEW…something checked off my list….and also a UFO checked off my list.
A wonderful kind blog reader sent me a stack of UFO blocks. Many of these went into the quilt. I did disassemble several of the blocks and took out the gray fabrics. There are several nine patch blocks under the top blocks. They went into the quilts as is. So…check that UFO project off the list. WHOOT! WHOOT!
It’s so great to finish off a couple of things at once.
Okay…onto the next UFO and the next deadline projects.