Thursday, September 17, 2015

WIP: Postage Stamp Quilt

Are you doing the leader ender project? I have to admit I have been a slacker.  The reason?  It's totally lame.  I switched sewing machines.  I had been sewing on one machine when I started the project but then I started doing the videos I had to switch machines due to lighting.  I left the baggie of leader enders with the other machine and kind of forgot about it for awhile.  It's OK though, the postage stamp quilt is a once in a lifetime quilt and I am hopefully I have a lot of life left in me.  I do have some progress to show off though.

Postage Stamp Quilt Update @homeecmel



When I last updated you I had a whole bunch of pairs sewn.


I took all those pairs and and turned them into four patches.  They sewed up fairly quick.  The downside of it though is while they sew up quick 1" squares don't take up a lot of space.  The four patches are measuring at 1 1/2 inches square.

This is actually bigger than the real block.
I took the four patches and sewed them into pairs.  I didn't get a lot of them sewn together because I didn't want any of them to have the same fabric.  A lot of my pairs have that navy blue star fabric in it.


See how tiny those middle blocks are?  They'll end up being 1/2 inch square.  What was I thinking folks?  I knew going into this that it was going to take some 20,000 squares to do this project but like I said before, a postage stamp quilt with 1" squares is a once in a life time project.

I have a bunch of pairs sewn up ready to be turned into four patches, which is my next step.  I also chopped up some more fabric to add variety and help get the four patches matched up.  Hopefully, by next months update I'll have close to one row sewn together.

Postage Stamp Quilt Update @homeecmel

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Melissa Shields
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2 comments:

  1. Heavens, way too tiny for me hahahaah but I applaud you doing it :)

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  2. Just keep plugging away at the postage stamp quilt and someday it will be completed. Who says quilts have to be made fast? I'm working on a quilt with 1" finished blocks, it will be completed someday! Blessings, Gretchen

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