I don't think anyone has to lick the ones that go on envelopes anymore. I'm not even sure if my kids remember licking stamps (or envelopes or mailing letters). Well, my tongue hasn't licked any postage stamps for quite awhile but I'm happy to say I have licked my pile of fabric postage stamps by joining them and am out of them at the moment. That hasn't happened in a long, long time.
I recently participated in a postage stamp swap (as I often do several times a year) and not as many people participated this round as have in the past so I received several duplicates. And that's okay. I have several postage stamp projects in the works and I don't use strip sets for them.
And what happened to the 1250 swapped stamps plus those I had on hand already cut?
I made the last of the 42 blocks I need (upped recently from 36) for my quilt inspired by a vintage quilt on Ebay called Roman Stripe . I started making the 10 inch blocks several years ago from my scraps as a Rainbow Scrap Challenge (RSC) project and I can't believe I can now start quilt assembly.
This is the old quilt that inspired me.
This is the fabric I'm going to use for the sashing. I wasn't sure if I'd like it or not but I think I like it well enough and don't have anything else in my stash I like better. I don't have very many big pieces of fabric in my stash anyway. I think I will make little four patches in red and blue for the cornerstones but that may change. I'm also thinking the sashing will be 2.5 wide (2 inch finished).
I also made up some 36 patch blocks and some single rows of 6 so I could proceed to make more...
...blocks like this...
...for my 42-Cents Forever Stamps quilt.
(From 19th - Century Patchwork Divas' Treasury of Quilts)
I also made more blocks for my Plain Brown Wrapper quilt. I need to count how many I have. I've been making them for years from my brown/cream/tan scraps. I just noticed I sometimes made 36 patches and sometimes 49 patches. Strange. I don't know what I was thinking. I also made a block for a neutral quilt which will not just consist of postage stamps but other neutrals.
And I made some blocks for Gray Areas. I need to count these too.
And then I made a bunch of 3 inch nine patches for my Jack's Chain quilt.
And if you'd like to swap some little nine patches...