Thursday, March 18, 2021

Solid Scrappy Postage Stamp Quilt

My quilt (60'' x 60'') has 3600 1'' squares (finished size) of  fabric - half are color and half are shades of white.  

In the 100 days leading up to QuiltCon Together, I gave myself the challenge to create a 6 1/2'' x 6 1/2'' block made from scraps.

I started by making 4 patches and then joined nine 4 patches together to make the 6 1/2'' square.  Once I had 100 of those, I joined them into groups of 4 (12 1/2'' square) and then continued to join them together.  All seams were pressed open which both slowed down the process but also made joining blocks easier because I didn't need to think about which directions seams should be pressed!

In the final layout, I tried real hard to make sure no duplicate colors were touching diagonally and then didn't worry about it beyond that.

I've got a quilting plan in mind using my walking foot and am thinking I will try to spray baste this one - it will be my first spray basting attempt on anything beyond a small mini.  

Still deciding whether or not I should set this inside a border of white to gives ones eyes a bit of a rest!

Have a wonderful day! Patty


  1. It's a lovely quilt! I like that you put the white in between to break up the colors! Have a safe and happy day!

  2. Congratulations on getting all the blocks assembled; it's such a happy and fun quilt. And hooray for already having a quilting plan in mind!

  3. It's lovely! So many small squares! This was a great 100 days project.

  4. Love your quilt! I can't wait to see how your quilting plan! :)

  5. I think adding the small white border would add a lot to the quilt!!

  6. That's a lot of little squares, but it looks great. Good luck with quilting.

  7. Fabulous project. Love your quilt top. I don't have a lot of solids but may try it in prints.

  8. Patty, this is such a cool quilt. Thanks for sharing your process.


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