I love postage stamps...


Postage stamp quilts that is. So I decided to start my own, only I'm not crazy enough to do 1.5 inch squarers. I'm using 2.5 inch ones instead. I am trying to let this one just be random. I am not thinking about palette or fabric pairings or anything like that. Anything goes. This is really hard for my brain which loves organization, so I think everything has to have some sort of pattern all the time. I decided that I just have wayyyyyyyyyyyyy toooooooooo manyyyyyyyyyyy scrapsssssssss! LOL I just need a way to use up a bunch of them without having to worry about,"well this fabric doesn't go with anything else so I guess I won't use it this time". None of that. I half considered cutting up ALL of my scraps into 2.5 inch squares, and however big this thing winds up is how big it will be. I soon realized that that could take me a very long time to cut them all up and that quilt might be big enough to cover the entire state, so I decided to just cut random fabrics as I go. LOL I just grab a hunk and cut a bunch of squares. Then I grab another hunk and cut that up, too. I'm not counting how many I cut, I'm just cutting until I'm done with that piece and then I grab something else. When I get a bunch cut, then I go and add them to the pile, mix it up some more and chain piece for a while until I feel like I need different fabrics. Then I go cut some more. I have no plan as to how big I want to make this or anything. It is sort of nice to just have no plan and just run with it. It will be as big as it is when I get bored working on it, LOL. I think I might put them together in like 36 patch blocks or something before I put the whole top together. I'm not that far yet.

I also finished Amanda's birthday quilt. I had it done a while ago, but I just have been too busy to post.

2 comments:

Ida13 said...

Never mind! She posted it and most of us said it's great!

amandajean said...

i LOVE the look of your postage stamp quilt! (you are very smart to use 2.5" squares!!!) if you run out of scraps, let me know...hee hee. i have plenty, too. i might have to join you and try making one myself. :)