Tuesday, 3 March 2015

Scrappy postage stamp quilt

This quilt started, unbeknownst to me, when my Sizzix arrived. I had ordered the dies I thought I would get the most use out of a 2.5" square and a 4.5" square (The collection has since grown!) and merrily and mostly without a clue what I was going to make with them started chopping up my scrap bin into useful shapes.

While the scrap cull was happening Heather of .House. of A La Mode popped a # up on instagram #scrappypostagestampQAL

The rest as they say was history, and several cups of tea.

Finished quilt details 
*It measures 43" x 43"
*Each square is 1.75" because I goofed up my 1/4" seam on the first few blocks and couldn't face unpicking!
*I backed it in Nummer by Ikea as I could't face piecing a backing together after I'd made the top (quilting truth)

It is now sitting happily in my shop waiting to go to it's new home.

If you would like to know what I'm making a little more frequently than my sporadic blogging allows I do tend to post to instagram a couple of times a week. 


  1. OK, maybe it's scrappy, but the colors and prints make together a very interesting compilation. I've seen many scrappy postage stamp quilts and yours is second which I love!

  2. This is the second reference to the sizzix 2 1/2 inch die in two days - I'm getting tempted!!!!


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