Saturday, March 15, 2008

Story of the Postage Stamp Quilt
















This quilt was originally supposed to be a twin size blanket, but ended up as a baby quilt when I realized that I was insane. I started the project my first year out of high school, but then it quickly fell through the cracks as college and work consumed my time. Occasionally I would pull it out and try to work on it, but would quickly get tired of it.

Finally, after I had gotten married (meaning like 3 years after I started it), I decided I had to finish the project. So I pulled it out and found I only had like half of it! Somehow the other half had gotten lost in all the moving I'd done. Though I was sad, I found it was smarter to make this into a baby quilt anyway, since one inch squares are daunting.

I took the blocks I had finished, made a few more, added the sashing, found a border, and finished it sometime in the Spring or Summer of 2005, I believe. My mom loved it so much that it's been living at her house until recently, when I brought it home for Kora to use.

5 comments:

Valerie said...

I just love this quilt. I am just learning so I am a beginner. I hope I can do it. Looking forward to more of your posts.

"t" said...

help! how big are the little teeny insane squares you use in a postage stamp quilt? i would love to make one but have no idea where to start? yours is beautiful! found you through nanette...=)

Natalie said...

The squares are one inch finished. Yes, very small. The blocks are 8x8, sashings are 2 inches wide, and the little squares 2x2 finished.

JUST A MOM said...

1 inch squares... not me... good luck I could do one with bigger ones maybe hope your weekend is going great.

Nanette Merrill and daughters said...

I love postage stamp quilts. This one is darling.