Postage Stamp Sue
40 x 56
I started making blocks back in 2013 after seeing it on Q is for Quilter. Martha had seen a vintage quilt and then graciously broke down the block into a postage stamp grid. I made a block each month as a Rainbow Scrap Challenge project. The top was finally put together in 2015.
I used all scraps to make the quilt. I hand quilted stitching a crosshatch pattern. I didn't stitch through the flower or leaves, the shoes, the legs, the arms or the balloons. So they all kind of stand out a little. I used Coats and Clarks white hand quilting thread for the background and 2 strands of variegated embroidery thread for the dress, sock, bonnet and borders.
At first I was going to bind it with solids in colors of the rainbow but at the last minute I decided it needed a white binding instead. I found enough of a white with Vs that look a little like hearts in my stash to use.
And the backing? You're my end of the rainbow!
All this work on a baby quilt? It's for someone special. It's going into the hope chest for a great grandchild I may or may not ever meet. (It will probably be awhile...the oldest grandchild is 13 years old).
It was also my July OMG (One Monthly Goal)
I spent a whole month of Sundays stitching away on this so:
A whole bunch of scraps were used in these blocks so: