Friday, February 27, 2015

postage stamp progress


My one or two blocks a week plan went out the window. I am finding myself thinking about this quilt while at work and can't wait to get home to work on a few more blocks.
I have 36 completed. I plan to make the quilt in the image of the block, so 64 blocks set 8 by 8.
28 to go!
All the solids are from my stash. This is using up lots of smaller leftovers. My 1 1/2 inch squares bin is noticeably reduced! But it still has plenty for the remaining blocks.

As with all scrap quilts, there is a lot of thought going into how I select fabrics. I include a few very low contrast scraps in each block to help break up the checkerboard effect. The solids are varied. Just a few clear brights. I am making sure to include light solids and drab solids to keep the "Easter Egg" look in check.

6 comments:

julieQ said...

Love, love!! I too am working on my postage stamps...cutting more of them out, little by little.

Exuberantcolor/Wanda S Hanson said...

I LOVE it!!!!

Anonymous said...

I like your thought process. I want to make one of these (naturally!) but having read this I can now avoid an Easter checkerboard! Yours is beautiful.

Sharon

Louise SS said...

You sure are keeping busy with your sewing. Good for you! I love seeing what you sew! Thanks for sharing!
Hugs from Louise

em's scrapbag said...

I'm loving this!

Rebecca said...

This is lovely and lively; perfect while waiting for spring.