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Thread: My postage stamp quilt

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    Super Member plainjane's Avatar
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    This is my favorite quilt I did a few years ago. I hope to do another-maybe not too soon!

    60x70 only 40 different fabrics + neutrals for inner border
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    Beautiful quilt. Thanks for sharing.

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    Very nice - but how long did this take to piece? I think I would have gone crazy.

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    Beautiful quilt.....what patience for so many tiny pieces.

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    Beautiful quilt!

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    Love your quilt -- how long did it take? I am making a quilt with 2"squares and can only work it for a relatively short time before I need a break from all those small squares. Not to mention my seam consistency (which ain't all that perfect).

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    Beautiful!

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    I did not cut each square separately. I found a pattern in a McCalls quilting mag. that instructs you to cut 1 1/2" strips of 40 different fabrics (about 5 of each and more as needed). Choose 8 (of those 120 or more strips) and sew tog. mixing up the fabrics. THEN, cut this big piece into 1 1/2" strips crosswise (you are now learning to line up multiple seams), making a strip of (8) 1" squares (except for first and last). THEN (a lot of then's) sew 8 of those strips tog, making sure each of the seams line up - and you end up with a "block" that will be 8" x 8" little bitty squares! Make these until you get to the size you want or you are sick of the whole deal, which ever comes first! The border is done similarly with 12 different fabrics, but only 3" wide (3) 1" squares-all neutrals. The original was only a 42 x 42 and I wanted one bigger, so I just added until I was sick of it! Clear as mud?

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    LOVE IT!!!

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    beautful!

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    This is absolutely gorgeous!
    I love the idea of using a set number of fabrics. I'm making a scrappy postage stamp quilt right now and it's going to end up being a real hodge-podge! I'll remember your exquisite example when I get around to a border.
    Thanks for sharing!

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    love it..I am collecting 2 inch squares...I die cut them ...Not sure how big I am going to make it yet..

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    Quote Originally Posted by ann clare
    Beautiful quilt. Thanks for sharing.
    And I thought I was the only crazy one . But the end results are Wonderful. A quilt to be admired.
    Dick

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    Vrey nice work and beautiful quilt. That's a whole bunch of little pieces! :thumbup:

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    Oh, it's beautiful! I was just looking at my squares from the 1.5" swap (I have some from you!) and wondering how I'm going to sort them and what they will become. Thank you for sharing your picture. It's very inspiring! :-D

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    love it ...love it

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    Beautiful! And as far as I'm concerned your new name should be Patience. :)

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    that is wonderful!

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    Beautiful quilt...reminds me of delicate petals...very Monet looking. Thanks for sharing the technique and the pic.

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    Too much beautiful!!! I want to do one of those some day!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by earthwalker
    Beautiful quilt...reminds me of delicate petals...very Monet looking. Thanks for sharing the technique and the pic.
    You're right - it does look like Monet. Thanks for helping me make that connection.

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    I agree that it's gorgeous. I really love it. But I have to tell you, I don't think a scrappy one will look like a hodge-podge. When you're done, post a picture so we can all tell you how great it is!

    Quote Originally Posted by Yvonne
    This is absolutely gorgeous!
    I love the idea of using a set number of fabrics. I'm making a scrappy postage stamp quilt right now and it's going to end up being a real hodge-podge! I'll remember your exquisite example when I get around to a border.
    Thanks for sharing!

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    Quote Originally Posted by sewing along
    love it ...love it
    Exactly!

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    Wow...That's a lot of little squares. Nice work.

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    Simplicity is most beautiful - It is simply gorgeous!

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