Monday, April 9, 2012

Postage Stamp Quilt ~ Finished!

And so finally the Postage Stamp Quilt is finished.
Postage Stamp Quilt :: 54 inches x 54 inches
Please be warned that what follows here is a picture post of the quilt:  the colors, the fabrics, the binding, etc.   Yawn ... I hope not to bore you with too much detail.

My thoughts when I started quilting this quilt?  ::  What have I started?  I must be insane!
This quilt is a catalog of the fabrics that I have used in my quilts in the last three years -  over 1200 squares of fabric and an estimate of 300+ different quilting cottons including the odd vintage scrap.  


It is an "I Spy" of quilting fabrics and also of running puppy dogs (Sherbet Pips) by Aneela Hoey (Hi Aneela!),  Matryoska Dolls and text prints in a range of colors.


For the back of the quilt I have used a print that I have been hoarding saving as backing fabric for just the right quilt.  This fabric is from the Del Hi collection by Valori Wells - Paisley in Scarlet.

For binding fabric I have used Running Stitches in Turquoise (from the Lush fabric collection) by Patty Young, which is a nice change from my standard black/white binding fabric.  I do like to mix it up a little.


This quilt was listed in my Etsy Store, but it was SOLD before I finished writing this post.  I know it is going to a wonderful home where it will be used often and much loved.


Postage Stamp Quilt :: Handy Links
Work in Progress (Part 1)
Postage Stamp Quilt (Part 2)
Postage Stamp Tutorial

Thank you for stopping by!
Rita

50 comments:

  1. Congratulations for completing this beautiful quilt! Whoever bought it is a very fortunate person!

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  2. Looks fabulous, I'm not surprised it went so quickly!!

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  3. Gorgeous, as usual - I love seeing your work. Beautiful job :)

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  4. that quilt is an inspiration!!! it's stunning.... i loved every photo and every detail-- the quilting is wonderful..... I'm making one of these (just wish I had your scrap bin ;) )

    Well Done!!!!!

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  5. Ha ha! I'm not surprised it's gone already. All of those little postage stamps are perfect together!

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  6. Love this quilt so much Rita! I'm going to start slowly cutting up my scraps using your tutorial so I can make one myself! :)

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  7. wow- that was a lot of quilting!

    looks great- good job

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  8. Dang sold already, I was hoping for a giveaway! It's lovely!

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  9. It is incredible! I knew from the first post that it was going to be stellar but this is even grander than I imagined. Excellent work! (Again.)

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  10. Loved seeing the details. Thanks. Wonderful fun quilt.

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  11. A really stunning quilt, Rita! Congratulations on the finish.

    Thank you for the close up photos.

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  12. I love this quilt. I am not surprised it was snatched up so quickly!

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  13. A post by you about a quilt you've made is never boring! Very beautiful. Thanks for sharing.

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  14. Not boring...ever. I love coming here to see what you are working on. I finished my postage stamp quilt last year...1296 2" squares...yup...I know what you're saying! {grin} It's awesome, Rita.

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  15. I'd great that what you enjoyed making was so quickly bought. There is a balance of enjoying what you make and do and having it be something someone WANTS to buy and is willing to pay for. You find it often and I'm glad for you for that. Maybe it was hard for you to list it?

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  16. oh Rita... you do raise the bar each time. it's a work of art.
    Sona

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  17. I love all the photo's Rita, amazingly gorgeous quilt. Great backing and binding too. xo

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  18. Awesome quilt, love it. Not surprising that it sold so quick.

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  19. very nice quilt. Amazing amount of work to make it. All of your work is very nice. I'm impressed that you can make so many different quilts and so fast.

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  20. Lovely - such a great historical document of the future and much better than throwing it all away! Love the sheer scrappiness!

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  21. Grand, indeed! Loved seeing All the pictures! It came out beautifully and is a testament to your excellent choice of fabrics as well!

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  22. Sew NOT boring! I am inspired to start cuting and saving squares. I may have to start by going through my trash instead of my stash.

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  23. I love, love, love this quilt! I hope to make one of my own one day, and your way of doing it makes it so much more likely to happen. I can make the blocks along with other projects. Thank you so much for sharing this.

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  24. I LOVE this quilt! What an inspiration for all of us who can't part with scraps.

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  25. Fantastic catalog of your past 1000+ days of fabric play! I have to chuckle when you say "finally finished"--it takes me at least five times as long to finish a quilt than you do :)

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  26. This quilt is so totally NOT a yawn, Rita! I love it. So many luscious fabrics!

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  27. Such a shame it is already sold! This quilt is just teasing my eyes! SamanthaJayne xx

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  28. I just love this quilt and I love all the photos, the more the better =D

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  29. The finish was amazing!! Wish I could have got in there first =D

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  30. its just wonderful! I'm only jealous someone else bought it before i could get to it :)

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  31. I can see why it sold! It really is a spectacular quilt. It seems to sparkle with color and light.

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  32. Wow Rita..it could equally be called a Treasure Chest quilt...with all those fabric treasures in it. I looked at it last night and thought to myself...I'd
    like to buy that quilt...and there it was already sold. Good on you.

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  33. I love it, Rita - I'm not surprised it sold so quickly!

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  34. oh i want it! beautiful work rita!

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  35. It is so beautiful that I cannot imagine you boring anyone with this. I have loved your tutorial on this and would love to do this if I could only find sufficient scraps!

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  36. What a beautiful quilt! I L-O-V-E postage stamp quilts and am currently working on two in between other projects. Yours is just gorgeous..love those colors!! :-)

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  37. NOT boring - stunning. Love it.
    Whish I had the skill to line up as neatly as you.

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  38. Just amazing Rita! And hello to you too :)

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  39. You slay me with that quilting. Wow!

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  40. A wonderful quilt.
    Greetings from Kirsten in Denmark.

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  41. Gorgeous quilt! I love everything about it! And your photos are amazing!

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  42. Gorgeous! I've tried sewing the squares together but I either didn't like my color combos or they were wonky. Yours looks awesome.

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  43. this is honestly one of the most beautiful quilts I have ever seen! I love it so, so much and wish I could be cuddling it right now :) I love how your colors turned out and will have to try this with my own scraps once I have enough. I love the binding too, just perfect!

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  44. This is inspiring - I love the colours and I know how difficult this is to get right! The quilt stitching looks simple but effective too, well done!

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