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Quilt: Postal Stars

Despite already having, idk, four or so WIPs already, today I started on the postage quilt. Because I've wanted to all week. Yes, I know, I need to finish something before I start any more WIPs.

Now, this block pattern itself isn't too challenging. The original pattern I got from the magazine called for crazy-quilting pieces together and then cutting the diamonds. However, the fabrics I have already look very busy, I'm not sure crazy-quilting strips of them would help much.

Normally a "postage stamp quilt" is so called because it uses teeny tiny squares, e.g. pieces the size of a postage stamp. They're really cool looking when you do lots of them together. But this is not that kind of quilt.

This quilt is using fabrics in prints about postage stamps, as you can see in the first completed block below.

I've completed 3-4 blocks so far and have many others partial, since I realized I could chain piece these at least at the beginning. But I think you can see how this fabric already looks pretty busy, right?

I chose the tan background to be manila envelopes :P I thought of gray but some of the fabrics have a lot of gray in them and I was worried about contrast. OTOH the tan solid means I'd better pick an interesting quilting pattern to fill it in.

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Jun. 16th, 2017 11:48 am (UTC)
Wow, I do not know where you get the time. You do sleep, right? :D
Jun. 17th, 2017 12:22 pm (UTC)
I do, believe me :P And I make massive to-do lists for myself. I suppose part of it is when I do get a good long time, I quilt like crazy, because then there's several days in the week when I won't get the chance.
Jun. 17th, 2017 06:11 pm (UTC)
Good for you. That's me, as well. I grab the opportunity to do stuff when it's presented.
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