I can cross another WIP off the list! My postage stamp quilt was started in Jan 2011. I joined a quiltalong hosted by Rachel Griffiths of ps I Quilt. She has such a creative and interesting blog, and her quiltalong was lots of fun. She showed us how to make a postage stamp quilt from strip sets of jelly roll strips. I used Blush by Basic Grey for Moda.
I remember sandwiching the quilt, and there it sat for almost 2 years, until I tripped over it one too many times!
The quilting is simple, straight line on the diagonal. I now think that this dogwood pattern from Elizabeth Hartman's blog, Oh Fransson, would have looked very nice. Lots more work, of course, but very nice. Next time. I did some FMQ on the border, ivy leaves that sometimes looked like maple, and sometimes oak, and sometimes nothing from a tree. One whole side had to come out because of tension problems on the bottom. I solved that with a new needle and re-threading my machine. These are the joys!
The border has a dark pattern, and was very hard to mark. What do you use? I tried everything, and the white mechanical pencil seemed the best choice.
And lastly the binding went on: Kona Aqua. I just love how this looks. I completely lightens up the edges of the quilt. I don't think any of my bindings have ever struck me as making such a difference. I will pay more attention to binding in future.
Here's the back:
The main fabric is a Kaffe Fassett shot cotton. I used up the rest of the jelly rolls, a total of three for the whole quilt. It measures 90" x 100".
And now on to the next WIP on the pile!
Till next time,