Friday, April 6, 2012

Postage Stamp Quilt Part 2

Since I last posted the progress of my Postage Stamp Quilt I've had to make just five more 16-patch blocks.  Unfortunately it took 2 more days to make just those five blocks.  I can procrastinate.


Yesterday I set my mind to finishing the quilt top and came up trumps later in the evening:


81 16-Patch Blocks
1296 patches of scrap fabric
and a scrap bin with less fabric although at a glance
you'd never know that there was anything missing.


Tomorrow :: A simple tutorial for quick and easy Postage Stamp Quilt piecing

Rita

RELEVANT LINKS:
Postage Stamp Quilt Tutorial
Finished Postage Stamp Quilt
Checkerboard Postage Stamp Quilt

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48 comments:

  1. Ooh, I'm looking forward to your tutorial!
    I am working on a similar quilt. I used 3" squares and made 49-patch blocks. I have several of them and am now starting to attach them to one another.

    Do you have any tips on assembly? Would you square up each large block before sewing them all together? With this pattern I'm concerned about the squares being different sizes. I'm not a horribly inaccurate piecer but I've gotten better at my 1/4" seam than when I started this project... so not all of the blocks are exactly the same size. I'd love your recommendations on how to proceed. You are possibly my favorite blogger and quilter, and that's the truth. Thanks for sharing so much with us!

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  2. For some reason I don't think my scraps are any where near as fabulous as your. Love to see your tutorial tomorrow!

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  3. Rita I'm itching for your tut tomorrow - anything to use up all those small scraps! This quilt is an eye catcher for certain, love seeing your collection in a splatter format.

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  4. What a scrappy wonder!! I love it!

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  5. Gorgeous and bright! www.paperstarfish.prettyposies.com

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  6. I LOVE IT!!! Doesn't the yellow just dance across the quilt top? Beautiful Rita!

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  7. I'm with Mary but the scary part is I can ID a lot of the fabric lines too!

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  8. You are scary-talented with color.

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  9. I am planning on doing a quilt like this one, only I have 3" squares cut out and fabric is used only once, unless there is a different scene depicted in the square. :)

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  10. You've got the best scraps Rita!

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  11. Oh! So awesome! Looking forward to the tute!

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  12. I am so in love with your quilt! I have already pinned it and begun planning out my own postage stamp quilt. I have enough scraps to make many, many of these quilts.

    You always have the best use of fabric and color in your quilts. I love reading your blog. There is always so much inspiration here. :)

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  13. SNAP!!!! What a gorgeous quilt!!

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  14. I really, really, really LOVE your quilt! The colours are amazing!

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  15. Love this! I just found your blog about 6 months ago and I look forward to checking each day to see if you have posted anything. I am amazed at your talent at choosing fabrics, piecing, quilting and choosing fabulous bindings. You inspire me! Thank you.

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  16. Amazing what a pile of scraps can be turned into. Wow.....

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  17. It looks fantastic and I'm inspired!

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  18. I wonder if my scraps could look as good? I am inspired to have a go. Thanks Rita...excellent!

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  19. Amazing. Colorful. Bright. Love it, too.

    Great work. :D

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  20. Oh my.. Such patience has truly been rewarded! Divine--

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  21. You are so incredibly talented and must have the most amazing patience! x

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  22. This quilt, like everything you make, is just so HAPPY! I would smile just looking at it every day.

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  23. LOL! As I read this, I read it aloud to my HUSBAND! His reply, "Sounds familiar!" in reply to your scrabble bin not looking as if it were touched!

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  24. The colors are so rich and fun. Love it.

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  25. I love it! I started cutting squares for a quilt like this one but never finished it. My scraps are not as great as your though!

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  26. Fabulous! I doubt I will ever have the patience but I can appreciate yours from across the internent!

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  27. I'm impressed that you took time to count all those patches. Or at least multiply them out. Lovely use of scraps - you have a wonderful stash.

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  28. this is awesome. now I want to make one...but afraid it will drive me insane ;)

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  29. So many colours! yet none of them look out of place! and to believe these were just scraps makes the quilt even better, i wish i had the patience to make one :)

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  30. Hi! I've been following you on Instagram (I'm klassykara) and I'm super excited to read more on your blog. :)

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  31. Wowie Zowie! Aren't these a lot of fun! Like the happy color play.

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  32. OMG!! Looks amazing! Must have taken forever to cut all those scraps to the right size! Can't wait for the tutorial =D

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  33. So simple to make - and dizzying in its cheerfullness. Amazing too, how much nicer set on point in the second photo. Love to see it all bound and quilted. Stripes or dots for the border???? Ummmm I am guessing black stripes. Cheers.

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  34. Just thinking about all of those hundreds and hundreds of teeny tiny squares makes my brain hurt....
    Amazing

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  35. Anxious to read the post with the tutorial. I have lots of little scraps to use up.

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  36. I simply ADORE your color sense. Bright and gorgeous... and it thrills me to no end to see my little Falling Flowers start to find their way into stashes like this.

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