Thursday, April 29, 2021

Postage Stamp Scrap Quilt



My solid scrap postage stamp quilt is complete and I love it!

Creating this quilt was my 100 Day Countdown to QuiltCon project.  During those 100 days, I made 100 blocks at 6 1/2'' x 6 1/2'' each of which contained 36 tiny squares (1" finished).

I used scraps of whatever solids I had and sewed together strip sets with all different shades of white and light cream.  

To quilt, I used my walking foot and went diagonally through the white squares.  This really frames up the color squares nicely so they look like they are popping out of the quilt.

After auditioning several fabrics for the binding, I went with black because it looked the best.  The backing is a light aqua which you can see in the photo above.


The quilt stats:
  • Overall size is 60'' x 60"
  • Contains 1800 squares of color and 1800 squares of white/light cream
  • Finished block is 1"
  • Fabrics used were solids from all different manufacturers - whatever I had leftover from other projects.

I started the quilt on November 16, 2020 and had all the blocks done 100 days later in time for QuiltCon together.  Making a postage stamp quilt had been on my bucket list for a long time.  It was way more work than I had anticipated but so worth it!




Have a wonderful day! Patty

27 comments:

  1. Beautiful!!!! It definitely sparkles :-D I've been wanting to make one of these but just don't think I have the patience for pieces that small ;-)

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  2. Wow - this is gorgeous!!! And what a great way to count down to an awesome event

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  3. Oooh this is so beautiful, Patty. I am a huge fan of postage stamp quilts. The smallest stamp I've used is 2.5" (unfinished size to start) -- but would like to do a 1.5" one...
    Nice work hugs, Julierose

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  4. What a lovely quilt! Well done! It looks fantastic! Have a great day!

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  5. Oh, the quilting sets of the quilt beautifully. Congratulations on the finish!

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  6. Beautiful job and a wonderful quilt finish.

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  7. What a cute quilt! Did you press all of the seams open?

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  8. Patty this is one stunning finish. Such an inspiring project.I’m not sure I could work with 1 1/2” squares so good on you! 😄

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  9. Congrats on the finish! It is wonderful! :)

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  10. It looks absolutely amazing. Well done on finishing a bucket list quilt.

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  11. really wonderful quilt - congrats

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  12. That is gorgeous Patty! A real celebration of colour!

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  13. Yes it must have been a lot of work but well worth it for this beauty of a finish, Patty. And the solids contrast so well with the white.

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  14. It's stunning!! Wow!! Maybe this is what my growing collection of postage stamps should become someday.

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  15. Your postage stamp quilt is fabulous! Lovely colors, and great effect!

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  16. Congratulations on a beautiful finish! The diagonal quilting is perfect!

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  17. Your postage stamp quilt turned out great, Patty, and I love the gazebo photo!

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  18. Ok, I've been afraid of doing one of these but really want to. Thank you, I'll be starting it today! All of my Scraps I cut to size and bag monthly, so when I have a project a lot is already cut for me!!

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  19. Ok, I've been afraid of doing one of these but really want to. Thank you, I'll be starting it today! All of my Scraps I cut to size and bag monthly, so when I have a project a lot is already cut for me!!

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  20. Hi Patty, your postage stamp quilt is gorgeous and I love the way that you quilted it!

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  21. Beautiful, beautiful quilt!! Congratulations.

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  22. What an achievement! I absolutely love it!

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  23. Hi Patty, I am a relatively new follower of yours and I absolutely LOVE this quilt. You have turned me into a scrap quilter! I have seen a couple of postage stamp quilts before but yours just blew me out of the water with inspiration. LOVE, LOVE, LOVE IT!!! Thanks so much for sharing your photos and knowledge...

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