Monday, September 5, 2011

Postage stamp quilt top finished

It has been some busy days sewing the postage stamp quilt top.
Totally obsessed by the 2,5 inch / 6 cm squares, I managed to finish the quilt top last night. I wanted to put a little twist to it by adding the brown and very dark green borders and the 6 inch strips between the two borders with 9-patch blocks in each corner. For the outer border I have used 10 inch strips from the leftover different brown fabrics.
Brown isn't exactly 'my' color, not many in my stash, so I don't think I have enough brown fabrics for the binding.... I have enough of green though... I shall see....... 
I have to follow my SSD! If you don't know what that means?? Strict Stash Diet! :)



I still haven't found suitable fabric for the backing, I'll have to check my stash.
My aim is to finish all the three quilt tops I have finished recently, but I don't think I have enough batting for the polar bear quilt...........


20 comments:

karenfae said...

I love it!! the sashing is perfect for it.
Karen
http://karensquilting.com/blog/

Karen said...

This looks stunning! I can't believe how many tiny squares there are
The colours work so well together and I really like the use of piano keys and squares in the borders.
A truly wonderful quilt!

Lainee said...

Love the quilt design and the colors are very soothing...hopefully you will have enough browns to piece a binding together.

Hilde said...

Teppe er kjempe lekkert, rammene gjør at bitene kommer frem på en flott måte. Gratulere

ShannyK-L said...

OMG!!! This is really pretty! Well done Astrid! Now' I'm really tempted to do the QAL next year! :)

Margaret wong said...

Oh wow! That is fast and it looks so good!!! Love the patterned strip you put in the centre, makes it more interesting. Well done, Astrid. You surely inspire many of us.

heather said...

I like that layout with the inner border being different than the postage stamps.

Dirt Lover said...

Astrid, what a beautiful quilt! I hope you are able to keep this one for yourself. I love what you have done with the strips, 9 patch blocks, and the sashing in between all of that. Love the colors, too. You are so talented!
~~Lori

Trines hobby said...

Du verden så fint det ble når du "brekka opp" rutene med rammer!! Det ga en spennende effekt til teppet ditt, kjempefint og kreativt:) Klem fra Trine

PJs Lapperier. said...

Vad fint det blir!!!!
Om du ser i Sölvis blogg...hon har sytt ihop baksidor av "resttyger". Mycket trevligt faktiskt.

Michelle said...

WOW! Totally awesome! I like the way you broke it up with the striped border and the dark "frames". What a terrific quilt!

Notjustnat said...

I saw the photo flashing by and thought uh, wow gorgeous! Great colour and setting Astrid. I bet you are very happy - Hugs Nat

Elzaan said...

That is magnificent! This is my favourite for sure! Well done on sitting for hours and stitchin those tiny squares.

QuiltSue said...

Woww that's wonderful. I love how you did the borders, that just adds interest to the centre.

Elisabeth said...

Så fantastisk underbar quilt du gjort!! Vilket arbete du har lagt ned i den, riktigt fina färger.

Elisabeth

siv hege said...

You must be very patient! So many little squares!! Love the quilt!

Queen Of The Armchair aka Dzintra Stitcheries said...

And what a lovely obsession Astrid you have...very useful indeed!!! Wow, good on you for wanting to finish all 3 quilts...You Go Girl...Dzintra

Ulla said...

Hi! Greetings from Finland! Your quilts are fantastic! I love them! Have a nice day! :)

Solveig said...

For en fantastisk flott quilt!! WOW WOW

Ulla said...

Wow there are thousands of small fabric pieces.What a great quilt!
Ulla