Thursday, January 27, 2011

Postage Stamp Quilt Along

One of my friends told me about Rachel's Postage Stamp Quilt Along.
I jumped over to PSIQuilt to check it out.
I decided to use my pastel scraps for the Postage Stamp Quilt.
I know I said I have to finish a few UFO's before I start another project, but here I am using my stash.  Good enough reason for me to start another fun scrappy quilt.
A strip sets.
 B strip sets.
 Yeah I am using my scraps!
 I love my Shape Cut ruler. You are probably wondering what is up with the blue painter's tape. That is just to make it easier for me when I cut up my stash into strips.
 I cut several 2.5" segments at once.
 Can you see what I did wrong? I think it is a good idea to mark the other side of the Shape Cut ruler with 2.5" strips so that I will not make another mistake like this.
 My first few blocks are done. I love how they turned out.
Happy Quilting until next time, 

30 comments:

Darlene said...

Oh super scrappy is going to be sweet.

Jackie said...

Millie, I really like the way this is coming out! Very cute!

Mary on Lake Pulaski said...

Beautiful Millie! I'm going to make one with my scraps some day!

jennifer said...

Pretty Millie, I love your colors:)

Muddling Through said...

Ooooh, Millie, it looks so pretty! That is going to be a very nice quilt. And from stash just makes it that much better.

Michelle said...

I love scrappy quilts, I think you are allowed to start as many projects as you like as long as you are using stash and not purchasing new fabric...that's what I'm telling myself! I think I will hop over and check it out and maybe join in, looks like fun I've always wanted to make a postage stamp quilt.

debi said...

I love this postage stamp pattern and you are doing such a wonderful job of it. Way to use your scraps! I am going to do this someday...but like you, I really need to finish some others, first! Thanks for sharing. Debi

Sallie said...

Very nice, Millie!

a.niza said...

it's going to be lovely...I like your JT Shape Cut ruler !

Vroomans' Quilts said...

Love the pastels, very sweet and soft.

Wonky Girl said...

Pretty stash fabrics you are using. Will have to check out the cutter thingy. Thanks for tip on marking where to cut!
I started the postage stamp sew-along but "meandered" off to another project. Will have to get back to it.

Julia said...

it's so pretty Millie..
Great way to use up scraps..
Your noy buying fabric so that's OK!
Julia ♥

Barb said...

Oh....I just love how they turned out also...

Quilt Azubi said...

very beautiful, cheerful colors.
looks like spring. :)

Quilt Hollow said...

Cute Millie!

Busy As Can Be said...

I love it! You are o inspiring. I really want to make one now.

Terry said...

Your blocks look great! I want to make one of these but I don't dare start it now! LOL

Caro said...

Millie, your postage stamp quilt is coming along nicely and I like your pastels. It looks like springtime! You are farther along than I am. I'm off to get busy cutting...

Teresa Felgueiras said...

Nice job! I love scrappy quilts.

Teresa Felgueiras said...

Nice job! I love scrappy quilts.

Jane's Fabrics and Quilts said...

Oh Millie, you have the best scraps ever!! I love how it is looking. So crisp and clean. I love white!

StitchinByTheLake said...

I love scrap quilts Millie. I was wondering about that ruler but I see you like it. I may have to watch for one on sale. blessings, marlene

Mama Pea said...

Love it that you're using up your scraps! I just love simple patchwork with small squares!

Jen said...

Looking good! I have that ruler too and I use it all the time! Love it!

Tam said...

Millie, this going to be a very pretty quilt and a stash buster too, good for you!
Hugs2u!

Kim D. said...

Good for you for stash busting.. I have one of those rulers also and forget about it. I should use it more often. Great idea to use the blue tape when you're cutting so many strips.

Karen said...

I LOVE your blocks...the colors are SO yummy! Makes me want to make one of these, but I just now cut out two new projects. This one will have to go on the "back burner"!

Happy Quilting!
Karen

Madame Samm said...

Oh Wow...that is a lot of stamps lol...too pretty to lick lol

Patti said...

Oh Millie you blocks are so good and mine so aren't. I am so tempted to start over again and not be so blase about my cutting and piecing. I feel sick over it. I need it to be perfect.
Love
Patti xxx

Sew Create It - Jane said...

Sweet scrappy quilt! It is going to look gorgeous!