Monday, 29 June 2020

Postage Stamp top is done

Yay, I completed my June One Monthly Goal (OMG) which was to piece this top together. 

I used 121 out of 124 of my sixteen block squares, so the finished quilt should be approximately 88 inches square. 
As with so many quilts it was a real trip down memory lane, with so many little squares from so many past projects. 
Glad to have this top finished and now to think of what my July OMG will be. 

The most interesting thing about a postage stamp is the persistence with which it sticks to its job. ~ Napoleon Hill

Sunday, 7 June 2020

Simone’s Quilt by Olivia

Today is my daughter Olivia’s birthday, so I would like to post a quilt that she made for her friend Kristy’s daughter.  I’ve posted before that my daughter Olivia doesn’t really like quilts, I think she’s been (over)saturated with them all her life, however whenever a friend has a baby she wants to make them a quilt.

This is Simone’s flannel quilt, made by Olivia. 
Olivia chose the New Delhi #1 pantography by Patricia E. Ritter, she likes the paisley look which matched the design in some of the fabrics. 
Olivia found this cute fabric for the back of the quilt. 
With the leftover blocks I whipped up a couple of burp pads. 
Nice job Olivia, my sweet talented girl.

It’s not how much we give, but how much love we put into giving. ~ Mother Teresa

Saturday, 6 June 2020

Postage Stamp Quilt Blocks

I’ve always been impressed and intrigued by postage stamp quilts, and thought this would be a great way to play with a variety of small squares of fabric.  So a few years back I decided to start piecing 2 ½ inch squares as a leader ender project.  I ended up with 124 blocks. 
Now it’s time to sew them together for my Postage Stamp quilt.  I think there is a little bit of everything from my stash in here. 
Sewing the top together by the end of the month is my goal to participate in Junes One Monthly Goal (OMG) with Elm Street Quilts.

Consider the postage stamp: its usefulness consists of the ability to stick to one thing till it gets there. ~ Josh Billings