42 Cents Forever Stamp
74 x 92.5
hand quilted with perle #8
From the book 19th Century Patchwork Diva's Treasury of Quilts
I actually bought the book for the Sunflower pattern but got sidetracked before I got to that.
It's not often that I make a quilt in the same colors and almost exactly like the one in the instructions but that's the way this one turned out. I don't buy a lot of large cuts of fabric but it just so happened I had a double pink fabric that was about right as far as yardage. And I happened to have a lot of the postage stamp blocks already made and I had a lot more postage stamps already cut and stored in pencil boxes. It was meant to be.
That's a lot of little 1.5 inch pieces of fabric!
I just casually (no lines drawn) quilted through the stamps on the diagonal with pink perle #8. So there are quilted vertical lines about an inch apart across the quilt. Pulling the thread through all those seams was hard on the fingers! I had to lay it aside several times.
I ran out of thread with five rows left to go. I hate going out when the weather is cold and snowy if I don't have to so I made do and used some pink crochet cotton that matched pretty well for those last five rows. The crochet cotton was a thinner thread but I don't think anyone would even notice the difference.
And speaking of making do...I used a soft flannel sheet from the thrift store for the backing. I had to let out the seams all around in order for it to be big enough.
This was my goal #1 on the list for
This took a lot of Slow Sunday Stitching and then some.
And Oh Scrap!