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Thread: Postage Stamp Trip Around the World

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    Here's a picture of the first TATW I made w/ 1 1/2" squares. It's name is 'What Was I Thinking?' I was taking pictures of it yesterday because I'm entering it into our local guild's quilt show in a few weeks. The size is 81x81. That's 6,561 pieces! It's a fun one to make. I'm on my fifth one now, made out of all floral fabrics.

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    WOW!! :shock:
    Beautiful!

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    Are you kidding me??? Wow, fantastic job!

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    I love it. I use 1 1/2" squares a lot. I love working with that size.

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    How long did it take you? It looks incredible. Good luck

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    simply beautiful!

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    Oh my! That is sure pretty. Probably took you longer to cut teh blasted squares out than anything. It would drive me nuts.

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    That is amazing! I have trouble with 4 inch squares. How long did that take you?

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    Very pretty! You must have a lot of patience!

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    OH my, what a BEEAutiful Quilt! And your 5th one? Cant wait to see that floral one!
    You should think about giving us a tutorial... at least on how to make one with out going crazy LOL Hence the name
    "what was I thinking" right?

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    Wow, wow and double wow, that is beautiful

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    Fantastic :thumbup:

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    that is spectacular -my favourite pattern...I am sure I have enough scraps to make a 100 of them!

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    Gorgeous!

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    WOW WOW WOW!!!!!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by oldswimmer
    OH my, what a BEEAutiful Quilt! And your 5th one? Cant wait to see that floral one!
    You should think about giving us a tutorial... at least on how to make one with out going crazy LOL Hence the name
    "what was I thinking" right?
    Indeed. All I've made so far have some variation of the title "What Was I Thinking?". It's a lot easier than it looks. You make it in strips as opposed to quadrants and unsewing and resewing to stagger rows. Cutting is a breeze...thanks to my June Tailor Shape Cuts ruler. You don't use more than about a third of a yard for this size. This one took me about two weeks of working at it when I had time; I'd say about 40 hours in all, not including quilting and binding.

    Thanks for all the compliments. I'll let you know how it does (I don't have high hopes for it in the show, but I like it). Happy Easter everyone!!

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    Beautiful!! :thumbup:

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    Very pretty! Already a prize just to have completed it!

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    Looks awesome!

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    It's a beautiful quilt! Is this the one that is posted on the yahoo groups postage stamp swaps? I just got the blocks back from my first postage stamp swap. Started sorting them to work on a Bonnie Hunter pattern!

    Kyia

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    WOW was the first word that came to my mind too. There is a lot of WOW factor there!

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    Beautiful!! How long did it take you to piece together?

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    HOw large are the rows that you sew together? Must be huge, and tons of matching up. Wow, what a beauty that one is!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kyiav10
    It's a beautiful quilt! Is this the one that is posted on the yahoo groups postage stamp swaps? I just got the blocks back from my first postage stamp swap. Started sorting them to work on a Bonnie Hunter pattern!

    Kyia
    Yes. This is the same one, just a much better picture (you can see the whole thing now!). I've got my squares all sorted out now. I've already started Perkiomen Dreams. And, yes, I am making it 100x100. I know...there's something wrong with me!! LOL!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Esqmommy
    HOw large are the rows that you sew together? Must be huge, and tons of matching up. Wow, what a beauty that one is!
    The rows are as long as you want (the width) them to be. Matching isn't hard...I only pin every third or fourth one. The best part is, you only press one time --- just before you get ready to add a row to the center (you build this one from the center out and up).

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