Monday, March 18, 2013

Does Size Matter? I'm Fine with 1.5 Inches! In Fact, I'm Having Fun!

A few times a year I participate in a 3 inch 9 patch swap. These are some of the ones I'll be swapping in April.

Since last year I've been making them into 5 inch Sister's Choice blocks with blue points and wow background.  I now have 112 blocks and hope to someday make a queen-sized quilt. 

On another list there was a postage stamp swap. Yes, I swapped 25 sets of 50 1.5 inch squares! I'm not quite sure what I'm going to do with them but my 4 year old grandson helped me sort them into color groups and then I sewed them together into 7x7 blocks.  I put all the little novelty/I Spy type fabrics into a block of their own for a tiny I Spy doll quilt.  The rest of these might go toward a rainbow type postage stamp quilt.

Then there are blocks of black, white and gray and a couple of red maybe these will go toward a black, white and red quilt or the red will go into the rainbow quilt and I'll have a separate black/white quilt.

Most ladies who swapped  must prefer blue or brown since I was able to make 4 blocks of each color. 
 I'm definitely going to make a separate brown/cream quilt. I like these squares the most.
And now I've cut up a lot of my small  (and old) pieces of fabric into 1.5 inch strips for a spools strip swap with ladies on yet another list.

To see what others have on their Design Walls, Floors, etc...visit Design Wall Monday at Patchwork Times!


sophie said...

I have many 3-inch 9-patches from swaps and keep thinking I'll use them in a larger block--but cannot decide for sure WHAT larger block. Your Sister's Choice blocks look great! I like that you used scrappy blues for the points.

ARLENE said...

I've been working on a postage stamp quilt (1 inch finished) for the past year. I have nearly 40 eight-inch blocks and just can't decide how to set them. You have quite a variety there for your someday quilt.

Jill said...

The sister's choice blocks look great. Using all blue fabrics for the points unifies the blocks so nicely. Wow ~ that's a LOT of postage stamps! I like how you've sorted them by color. A rainbow quilt would be gorgeous.

Tammy said...

What a great assortment of blocks. Love all those scrappy colors.

Laura said...

I love the scrappiness of it all!

Vic in NH said...

What a wonderful bunch of blocks! Those little Sister's Choice blocks are just dear they are so dainty. All your postage stamps are fun too. My, you have been busy!

Terri said...

You sure are a busy girl. I got tired just thinking about all that cutting and sewing. (I think mostly you are a Crazy Quilter...)