Wednesday, June 3, 2015

Postage Stamp Quilt

I'm so happy to be finished up with this oversized baby quilt! I love these colors in the Up Parasol line by Heather Bailey and used up every last scrap of them finishing this postage stamp quilt. This quilt was featured at Quilt Story: Fabric Tuesday!!


I added a bunch of scraps from my stash including Art Gallery Pure Elements solids in coral and light pink and several strips of my Birds and Berries collection plus a couple of others strays that fit in. Since these colors are a little out of my typical jive I ended up selecting a solid minky dot in celadon for the backing. Whenever I am in doubt for the backing I tend to gravitate towards a minky in solid. It seems to go with everything!


I liked the solid minky color against all the small squares - there was so much going on that a solid color worked well here. I went ahead with a solid light pink by Art Gallery for the binding after doing a couple 'binding auditions' on instagram.


I kept it really simple with the quilting here; using light teal thread in alternating directions on every other 'stamp.'  I really like the diamond look that it leaves on the backing.


I was really wishing that I had some of the Up Parasol plaid for the binding...  probably going to need to stash some of that!


This quilt was made up of 9 patch blocks created with 2.5 inch unfinished squares. 9 patch blocks measured 6.5 inches when completed and the total quilt size is 43x48. This quilt coordinates with the postage stamp pillow I created last week. Usually I do the pillow as a bonus project but this time I wanted to see if it was feasible with my patience level to actually finish an entire quilt using 2.5 inch squares. Turns out it was, but I've moved on to some nice equilateral triangles for my next project!

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12 comments:

  1. What a great use of this line of fabrics! I made one quilt out of it and won some more fat quarters of it--maybe I need to borrow your idea and make one of these! :0)

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  2. Shew, 2.5 inch squares for an entire quilt is a lot of patience! Lol. Good job and pretty finish! :)

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  3. Lovely! And I love the quilting, too. :)

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  4. This is such a pretty quilt!

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  5. Very Cute - Love the backing idea!

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  6. The fabric is really pretty, love the colors. Very nice!

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  7. Really pretty and I love the backing and the diamond quilting.

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  8. This is a sweet quilt. I love the colors and the minky backing. Inspiration to use all of those scraps!

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  9. A beauty!!!! I love the colors and minky backing. Grat way to quilt this one. Congrats with the finish.

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  10. So sweet, and I imagine quite soft. Perfect for baby. :)

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  11. I love the soft but fun colors you used for this quilt!

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