Monday, February 23, 2009

Postage Stamp Quilt: top is almost done!


I put this on flickr last night so some of you have already seen this, but for those of you who haven't, here is my postage stamp quilt! Each of the colored squares has 100 1.5 inch little squares of fabric for a grand total of 3,000 squares. I am going to add a 12" border all the way around to make it approximately 80x90". I still have squares left over-little ones and about 5 assembled 10x10 grids for the back.

I am just happy to have this quilt at this stage. It will next enter the queue for quilting and hopefully will be done before summer. This quilt is really heavy; It has to be all those seams because it really feels like two quilt tops or a finished quilt when you pick it up.

Hope you are all having a happy Monday!

34 comments:

Lauralness said...

Ooooh great job! It's really pretty

Amy @ Park City Girl said...

I do love this quilt!! Congrats on getting the top together - quite a feat!

MichelleB said...

WOW! Incredible. I love it. It's amazing.

Vicki said...

Totally amazing. It's beautiful.

Meg said...

This quilt is amazing! I just love it--I'll keep this in mind for when it's my turn for Sew Connected!

Andi said...

Amazing! Amazing!
What patience you must have!!
I hope this one is for you to enjoy in your own home rather than a give away.
Enjoy your creation.
Andi :-)

Calamity Jane's Cottage, Bonnie said...

Your quilt is gorgeous. I have my grandmothers postage stamp quilt she did. Back then they cut up shirts or whatever they could find.
I know the work you put in this one.
Keep Stitchen'
Bonnie

Stephanie D. said...

Awesome job, Audrey! Such patience!

APA said...

WOW! You are on a serious roll piecing your sqaures and blocks. Awesome! This is another gorgeous quilt. I love the colors; I'm in awe of all the work that went into cutting and sewing those thousands of tiny squares. A special quilt, indeed!

Jackie Russell said...

I love all the colors in your quilt!

QuiltedSimple said...

I love this. Very beautiful - perfect quilt for a pick me up for spring! And your fall swap quilt is so striking - love the bright colors!
Kris

Rita said...

wow wow wow!! you're so amazing, Audrey! I can't believe all those tiny squares! And I love the layout with the rainbow of colors! congrats on finishing the top!

Amy said...

Do you have any extra squares? I added the ones you just sent me to my bag of squares.I got 24 whole squares sewed together the other day. HAHA!

SewAmy said...

this looks so good.

Amy said...

Amazing! I can't stop looking at it. Beautiful work.

bearbear said...

I am so far behind on my reading blogs and commenting but this quilt just blows my mind! All those teeny tiny squares are just unbelievable. I love it. I know you must be proud to have done this quilt. It's certainly a good idea and a great way to use up tiny scraps and I'll have to keep that in mind.

em's scrapbag said...

Audrey that is amazing. I love it. What a great way to use up scraps. My son thinks I should make one. I think he should.

Karen said...

Wow, Audrey, your quilt is gorgeous! I think the setting you chose looks great.

Dionne said...

I LOVE how this quilt looks! A huge effort well worth all your work. I really like postage stamp quilts, but haven't the courage to start one just yet!!
Cheers,
DIonne

TaraB said...

AMAZING - I don't know what else to say...

Leslie said...

that is the most amazing...it is beautiful

sunshine said...

Wow. I mean, WOW! I've done 1" (incl. seam) strips on a scrappy log cabin, but kept them to a minimum after I realized how little block-growth I got per strip. Can't imagine how patient you must have been to do this big quilt of tiny squares! It looks alive :)

whoopdedoo_5 said...

i am also almost done with mine but it doesnt look at fabulous as yours does! :)

upstateLisa said...

wow! this is awesome!

Momoo said...

Your quilt is outstanding. Love all the color. Must have been fun shopping for the fabric but a ton of work piecing.

Momoo said...

Your quilt is outstanding. Love all the color. Must have been fun shopping for the fabric but a ton of work piecing.

Momoo said...

Your quilt is outstanding. Love all the color. Must have been fun shopping for the fabric but a ton of work piecing.

I Love Baby Quilts! said...

This is really great, I like it more than any quilt I have seen lately. Reminds me of the grandmother's flower garden I blogged about as far as number of pieces!

TxNana said...

WOW I love the colors. I know you spent a long time making this one. Job well done.

Charlene said...

That is so beautiful. What patience you have, I'd never have the persistence to do that but I can certainly appreciate such a wonderful creation.

Hi! My name is erica. Would you be my friend? said...

Your PS quilt is so bright and happy! Great job!

ch3rryco1a said...

This looks amazing! Caught your blog from your post on Oh, Fransson!

teri said...

hi
doing research to create my own postage stamp quilt .... love this top!

blg2240 said...

I'm a happy part of The Curious Quilter's charm swap for making a PSQ. I love how you used your charms and believe that is what I will try for, if I can get just close to your beautiful work I'll be happy. Colorado is also my home and we have nature's beauty as inspiration.