09 August 2012

Red White and Bold Postage Stamp Quilt

Finally!  1200 blocks later, each one a 2.5" square... the top is done!!  At first, hubby and I had some serious doubts about how this would turn out...  After all, I was using the most wild and funky print that I could find... Okay, maybe not THE most funky print that's out there, but this print is OUT THERE, if you know what I mean, lol.  Kind of reminiscent of a dress that I wore in the late 60s/early 70s (Hey! I was just entering my teens then, and everybody was into the flower power thing, lol)

a sampling of funky prints

I'm pretty sure I had a dress like the print on the left!

I started the evening with a pile of blocks:

These were all 25 Patch blocks, 48 of them...  About 7 hours later, this is the end result:

So what's next??  Well, if you'd asked me last night, I would've said just a solid piece of solid colored fabric for the back.  Of course, I woke up this morning thinking about something different for the back, like another quilt top!!  Perhaps solid red, white and blue 5.5" blocks...  After all, it would only take 192 of them...

You know what!?!?  I think I'm going to head off to Melanie's for a Stitch & Bitch session... I have some needlework to catch up on!

Thanks for dropping by!


  1. Oh my goodness, I really really love how it turned out! I am now madly hoping that my red, blue and white quilt will turn out as lovely. I am SO inspired now!!!

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  3. WOW!!! Its so pretty.