Wednesday, August 31, 2011

Postage stamp quilt

Over at NNC we have talked about 'Postage Stamp' quilts made of jelly rolls lately... Ever since I saw a 'Postage Stamp' quilt for the very first time, I have wanted to make one - at least one! If you read my previous post, you may remember I finished a quilt top using yellow, brown, green and white/ecru fabrics. I have some leftover fabrics from that quilt and a couple of days ago I decided to make a 'Postage Stamp' quilt using the same fabrics/colors, where yellow is the background color. (I was supposed to sandwich, pin and quilt the two quilt tops... always sidetracked!)  
I've gone totally hooked on it and I've been sewing the entire day for the last two days! If it hadn't been for hubby making dinner - we had starved to death - lol!
I took a break in the middle of the day today, thought I was going to do some gardening... How wrong I was; it started raining after half an hour! :( I had no choice than to go back to the sewing machine to finish the blocks! Good for me! :)) I've pieced 15 blocks of each, but I believe I need a few more... I have a layout in my head - it's going to be interesting to see if it turns out like that - :))! Don't know if I'll be able to sew more tonight or if I go just lazy...




Any of you remember this block? Once again thanks for all the comments and suggestions how to finish the center square! I thought of doing the poinsettia applique, but.... OK! Next time! :) I'm not sure I am happy with the way it ended up, but we can't be happy with all the projects we make - or...??
I'm not sure what it will end up as... the idea is a pillow case, but that idea may change... :)    


I have a pattern for a similar block, but haven't decided on fabrics or the centre square... If both blocks end up pillow cases, perhaps I'm using the same fabric for #2 too... Have yet to decide on that...



9 comments:

karenfae said...

what size are your blocks in this quilt? I made one once using 1 1/2 inch blocks and had close to 3000 pieces in it!! Yours will look good when you put it together.
Karen
http://karensquilting.com/blog/

Diane said...

I LOVE the colors of the Poinsietta block!! And just look at you... postage stamps blocks galore!!

You go girl!!

Diane

Margaret wong said...

Ooooh, I love your postage stamp quilt....you make me want to start one right now, but that is impossible, so I will wait for the SAL next year at NNC!! Is it a 2" block? Your Poinsetta block will be just in time for Xmas :)

Teje said...

Hello! Wow, those postage stamps blocks look so exiting!
Thank you for your visit and kind words!
Teje

Queen Of The Armchair aka Dzintra Stitcheries said...

Wow look at those blocks...what a great idea!!! That last block is just fabulous....I love it Astrid!!! Thanks for popping over and seeing my shelf *grin*...Dzintra

Hilde said...

Du har fått til en flott blokk, er ikke så latt bestandig å "se" hvordan det skal bli videre, en låser seg i det en trodde.
Blir spennede å se frimerke teppe ditt vokse.

pegsplace said...

You really have been up to no good :)...NOT. Sheesh! You don't need a storm Astrd, You are the storm. I love the postage stamp blocks and your poinsetta block. You are motivating me!

quilton said...

Your postage stamp quilt gives me an idea for a doll quilt I want to make. Thank you.
I love your pillow case block. It's perfect IMHO.

Ulla said...

Hi! Greetings from Finland! I also love the colours! I'll come back again to see your blog! Have a nice day!