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Old 03-21-2021, 12:40 PM
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Somehow, I ended up with a half a laundry basket of precut squares - 2 inches, 2 1/2, 3, and 4 inch squares. I have always wanted to do a postage stamp quilt, but putting together thousands of squares was intimidating to me.
Finally, I decided it's never gonna get done if I don't get it started. So, one day, I separated all the squares into like sizes. Although it is not going to be a "traditional" PS quilt, one day I sewed all of 2 inch squares together.. The next day, I made chains of 3 and 4, and then chain of 7. Another day, I sewed the strips into blocks of 7 strips (49 in each block), which comes out to about 10 1/2 inch blocks..
This makes it much more manageable for me, and have about 40 of the 81 blocks done. I try to sew 1-2 blocks every day, press them and put them aside. At this rate, I think I'll be done maybe by end of next month. Even if it doesn't get done by then, at least I finally got it started.
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Old 03-21-2021, 01:10 PM
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Good for you!! That is a good accomplishment in quilt land.
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Old 03-21-2021, 01:44 PM
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Good for you for breaking through that wall!

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Old 03-21-2021, 06:02 PM
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Great news, Keep it going. I can't wait to see picture
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Old 03-21-2021, 06:38 PM
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You make it sound fun and do-able! Makes me want to do that someday. Need to get my scraps under control first.
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Old 03-22-2021, 03:41 AM
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Sounds like you found a groove to get your postage stamp quilt accomplished. Keep up the good work and we look forward to seeing your progress.
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Old 03-22-2021, 03:55 AM
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My favorite memory of staying with my Grandma was her postage stamp quilt. She would try to tuck me in under that quilt and I just had to find the three that were alike. No matter how hard I tried, I'd fall asleep hunting. Hers was one inch by 3/4 of an inch.
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Old 03-22-2021, 04:15 AM
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I have started cutting my squares from my scraps (1 1/2"). Will I ever get it done?
Battle Axe I love your memory of your Grandma. My "Mom" (grandmother) is still my inspiration and I think of her every day.
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Old 03-22-2021, 05:08 AM
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Yes! How do we eat an elephant? Some projects seem overwhelming to me to start, but dividing them into smaller tasks really helps. Way to go! I hope you show pictures of your finished project!
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Old 03-22-2021, 07:12 AM
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Great!! You are on a roll! I can't wait to see the finished top, then the finished quilt. You can knock this one out sooner than you think!
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