Saturday, October 24, 2015

One Thing Leads to Another


Browns Three Inch Spools.  
I now have 108 brown spools. I don't think any of the fabrics are repeats, but then again...I've been making them as part of the Rainbow Scrap Challenge for three years so who knows. 

When I was cutting my 1.5 inch scraps for the blocks I guess I didn't notice there was not enough of a few fabrics for all four 1.5 inch corners.  So, I substituted.  I guess those spools are definitely unique. 


And while I was cutting for those little spools I remembered I had a pile of brown postage stamp blocks so I cut scraps for three more little blocks.  I have no clue why I decided on an unusual 49 patch (finishes at 7 inches). When I made the first one I must have only had 49 postage stamps.   Now I need to find the rest of the pile. I want to make an all brown/cream big sized postage stamp quilt someday.   It will be "Plain Brown Wrapper." 


And while I was sewing up those postage stamps I remembered I haven't finished my postage stamp girls from last year.  They need a "frame" around them.  And I needed to check my postage stamp collection to see if I had enough cut for frames before I go using up all the 1.5 inch scraps on a spider web quilt. 


So, that lead to all postage stamp girls now framed and ready for assembly into a top which may be very soon!  (I hope). 

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12 comments:

katie z. said...

Your projects are beautiful!

Martha said...

I love how you meticulously work out a way to use every tiny scrap of fabric, and all your projects are so cute -- it's wonderful to see those colorful sunflower girls.

Julierose said...

You definitely know how to use it all up! My postage blocks are 8 x 8 so= 64 little squares...I hope to do a "light choc" version this week--for RSC .hugs, Julierose P.S. i love your spools--so darn cute!! I've never made any...do they use a "Y" seam???

gayle said...

Those adorable little spools are looking more and more inviting...
I don't think I've ever seen those postage stamp girls anywhere else. Is it your pattern?

scraphappy said...

So many happy scraps all put to good use. Lovely!

thecraftyyak said...

Love your little spools, especially the one top left that appears to have eyes looking down on the rest!

Nell's Quilts said...

Your spools definitely have a nonconformist streak. I think when they mix with all the others you won't even notice that they are different. So nice to see you have the postage stamp borders on last year's rainbow scrap challenge. It's going to be a lovely quilt.

Sally T said...

I'm glad someone is keeping track of all the projects you have going on. What a wonderful spirit of fun.

The Joyful Quilter said...

Plain Brown Wrapper sounds like a GREAT name for a quilt!! I'll be looking forward to seeing that.

Quiltdivajulie said...

LOVE the idea for Plain Brown Wrapper -- may need to borrow that one as some point in time.

Stephie said...

Such fun quilts! I love your idea of 'brown paper wrapper' too, such a great name :) I hope you get to make it sooner rather than later!

Sheila said...

So many wonderful blocks. I haven't been cutting 1.5" squares for postage stamp blocks .. yet. Loving those framed sweet postage stamp girl blocks! Looking forward to seeing them become a quilt. Bow ties, too. So much variety.