Friday, July 15, 2016

postage stamp, quilt completed

The postage stamp is completed!
I loved every minute of making this quilt.
No strip piecing involved--each block has 32 pieces of a constant solid and 32 different scraps.
The scraps include some of my mother and both grandmothers.
You can read more about how it came together by clicking on the label postage stamp below.
Measures 72 by 72 inches.
Beautifully quilted with an all over floral pattern by Sue DiVarco. She worked very hard to keep it square.
Bound with Kona Celery.
The back is a lovely print from Jane Sassaman's first collection for Free Spirit. Hancock Fabrics was down the street, and when they had her fabric I would buy the whole bolt. I was talking to a friend this week about doing this and she said, "I never saw they carried her fabric." I said that was because I got there ahead of her every time.
This was the last of my bolts. There are scraps of all of them remaining in my fabrics.

6 comments:

Katy S said...

This is amazing! I just love your scrap quilts. Brilliant!

Amy said...

It just sparkles! A great quilt for preserving and making memories. Still plugging away at mine and enjoying the process. Yours is the gold ring at the end of my ride. Thanks for sharing.

Amy said...

It just sparkles! A great quilt for preserving and making memories. Still plugging away at mine and enjoying the process. Yours is the gold ring at the end of my ride. Thanks for sharing.

Kaja said...

Beautiful. Using one solid in each block along with the little scraps has worked really well. I'm not surprised you love this one.

Ginette Rostedt said...

I adore the use of different solids! This type of scrap quilt is my leftover go to and now I have a fresh alternative. Thanks Lynn verification

Nann said...

One of the Postage Stamp swappers posted a link to this post -- what a super setting!