It's a top!
60 x 80
I started making these ten inch blocks a couple of years ago as a Rainbow Scrap Challenge (RSC) project to use up some postage stamp sized squares (1.5 inch squares).
Sometimes fun things show up in a little 1 inch (finished) square. I spy cake, scissors, musical notes, a bone...
...whales, tomatoes, paw print...
...peppermint candy, and a tiny dancer. I usually give these types of quilts to patients in hospice, nursing homes, or hospital. It gives the patient and/or visitors something to look at when there is a lull in the conversation.
And then maybe a conversation gets started and memories triggered by one of those itty bitty squares...remember the year Aunt Marie surprised you and made those horrible tasting peppermint flavored mints she wanted you to put with some mixed nuts in little dishes on the cake table? It was fun to watch the reactions of those who tasted the mints...remember...
Isn't that why some fabrics are called conversation prints?
The Plus Postage pattern can be found in the April 2016 edition of American Patchwork and Quilting and is designed by Susan Ache. I was inspired but I didn't follow the instructions. (I looked at the pictures). Susan Ache's version uses strip piecing and only two fabrics per block. I used quite a variety of 1.5 inch squares (postage stamps cut from scraps) and sewed those together one square at a time.