Wednesday, 22 January 2014

Postage Stamp Quilt - All Blocks Sewn!

So pleased to have all the blocks sewn...
There are well more than the 48 blocks I need for this quilt (I just kept sewing until all the fabric was gone!) so I will have to dream up something else to make with the remaining blocks... they will not be allowed to loiter aimlessly in my Sewing Space!
Just for a play, I laid them out on our bed today... it was the only flat space big enough... golly it's going to be big... the tutorial I am using says it ends up 60 x 80 inches...
Even though there is a LOT of sewing in this, I actually didn't mind the work... it was satisfying to see the piles of blocks just slowly growing... & the fabric itself has grown on me too... perhaps it has indeed been cut small enough!

For my FNSI, I am going to start sewing the rows together.... sign ups are here for fnsi if you would like to join in...
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On the weekend, I spent time preparing a new project... something I have had on my WannaDo List for  a while... I'm excited to have finally made a start on it & I'll be sharing soon...

(To explain the WannaDo List, it's just me having a mental picture in which I know I want to make something, but don't have it on a timeline, but I know I will make it eventually... if that makes sense...)
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Today I agreed to make a baby quilt on behalf of my family... A cousin of mine & his partner have recently become parents after a pregnancy they were not expecting... Mum bought a great little panel & a couple of co-ords from Spotlight & asked me to put it together... it's so cute, how could I not... (it's great to sew when someone else does the buying!)

Welcome to my new Followers, I hope you enjoy your visits here & let me know if you like what you see. Only a few more days until my work days start on Monday... I love the school holidays... gotta make the most of the time...

30 comments:

Kim said...

Your blocks turned out beautifully. It looks like a nice size bed quilt.

Shari said...

Very pretty psq! I'm working on gathering "stamps" for one myself, and I'm not sure if I want to do it with alternating white like yours, or just a variety of squares without an alternating colour. Any thoughts?

Maria said...

Postage Stamp blocks look fabulous...Do you what to do another ???? Hmm !!! maybe it is another project I can unload at Patch..
Fun making a wee baby quilt.

Kate said...

It's absolutely beautiful, Anthea! Kudos to you for having the patience to sew together (and so well) all those wee blocks.

gracie said...

Wow....that's what I think....

Lin said...

Looking stunning Anthea - does it get a border? xx

My Sister Made Me Do It.... said...

It is going to be just beautiful! Good job, Anthea.....makes me want to pull out my postage stamp charms and add to my UFO pile!

Wendy said...

Stunning! Your blocks have turned out just stunning...I am so glad that you decided to use that fabric...it really has made up very well...I am sitting here drooling on my keyboard as I type this...I am in love with your quilt top...

Susan said...

It looks great. I really like the postage stamp look.

Jeanette said...

Wow. Stunning is right. Love it. Hugs,xx

Fiona said...

your postage stamp quilt is just lovely .... such a happy quilt....
Hugz

shez said...

it looks awesome Anthea i love it and maybe you can make matching pillowcases with the left over blocks,well done.xx

Sharyn T said...

Looks fabulous Anthea. A great idea from Shez too. Sharyn:)

marina said...

wow all those blocks look amazing!
well done.
I think the fabrics have turned out well too, does this mean you will keep it?
Always great to make something funded by others for a change, enjoy.

Julia said...

Looks fabulous Anthea. What a lot of sewing, but well worth it.
Great way to use up little scraps. Enjoy your baby quilt making.
Julia ♥

Marilyn said...

Well done - looks gorgeous. "see" you tomorrow night.

Cath said...

It is going to be a stunner!
Cath @ Bits 'n Bobs

sunny said...

Way to Go, Anthea! Love the postage stamps!

Cardygirl said...

Looks great!

Hilachas said...

Your postage stamp quilt is going to be lovely. It must feel great to get all those little squares sewn together. Mine are still in their little piles.

Maria said...

The blocks look great Anthea!

Helen said...

Wow it looks great !!!

Peg - Happy In Quilting said...

Wow Anthea.....

Jindi's Cottage said...

Looks fabulous Anthea...as Bonnie Hunter says "If it's still ugly, you just didn't cut it small enough!!"...and postage stamp quilts are a great way to utilise those fabrics which don't quite make it in larger pieces...sorry that your job is finishing, but bet there is something fabulous on your 2014 horizon...hope it is cooler over there for you now...

Narelle said...

Lovely summery colours :)
We had our first Pupil Free today.

Heather said...

WOW that looks great! Job well done!

Susan said...

I loved the fabric you started with and it has turned out beautifully. You could always make it two smaller quilts.

FloS said...

Waow ! All these blocks are very impressive ! It will make a splendid quilt !
Florence

KAYLEE said...

It's looking great Anthea. WOW yes lots of sewing...

Julia said...

Just popped back over to see the stamp blocks....I forgot you had a lot of white in them.
For the Dancing Nine Patch setting you would have to use a colour to separate and define the blocks ..

Julia ♥

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