Thursday, April 14, 2016

Postage Stamp Quilt Update

I decided it was time to check out my progress on my postage stamp quilt.  I started this project in June of last year.  I'm still not sure what I was thinking picking this project.  I mean who in their right mind is looking at possible quilt ideas and says, "Oh I love postage stamp quilts!!  I'll make one of those out of 1 inch squares." Even after I did the math on how many squares I would need I still was all for it.  Now, 10 months later I'm starting to wonder if I can claim, "reason of insanity" for why I picked this.

postage stamp quilt


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This is supposed to be a leader ender project.  I try really hard to use leader enders but I have a hard time remembering to move my little baggie of one inch squares around with me.  I've also been doing some projects that don't lend themselves to chain piecing.

I went back to my original post to find out how much progress I've really made.  It's almost laughable and I thought about not even updating you all on my progress.  What sold me on updating everyone was the fact that I'm sure some of you have similar projects in your lives as well.  So how much do I have done?  0.4% Yes I typed that correctly.  I have less than half a percent of the overall quilt done.  I knew it would be a once in a lifetime quilt.  Now, I'm hoping to finish it in this lifetime.  The good news is I'll use up a ton of scrap fabric making this quilt.

I'm going to make myself a promise to work on this quilt a little more often.  If I can do leader ender for all my sewing that lends itself to those I should be able to get a lot more done.  Do any of you have a project like this?  One you've always wanted to do but it's super tedious so you don't find yourself working on it very often?

postage stamp quilt


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Melissa Shields
Melissa Shields

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1 comment:

  1. I made a postage stamp quilt using 2.5 inch squares, it is one of my favorite quilts!

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