People talk about their UFO's and WIP's. Some have none, while others have 3, 4 or 10!! When I see that I think to myself, 'Self...how can that be? Self, you don't have any UFO's or WIP's'. And then BAM, I remember. I have one that has been lingering in the deep, dark depths of my fabric closet. Tucked away, shoved to the side and happily forgotten.
Back in 2011, I agreed to make a postage stamp quilt with my daughter Britt. She would help, we would make two. One for her and one for me. We were going to use a white solid and feed sack prints. We set about cutting 2" squares. There wasn't any strip piecing here! We had with 60 different prints. After our cutting marathon we ended up with the following:
1858 2" print squares
1856 2" white squares
Needless to say, by the end we put them all neatly in a tote for later. Overwhelming is an understatement! Super long story short...
We made one quilt back in 2013. And it was for my daughter. One down. Put the tote away. Forget.
Okay, now it was time to delve into the deepest, darkest shelf. Pull out the tote. Do it again. This time I was on my own. My daughter has moved on from this quilting nonsense!
Bound and determined I began the long and daunting task of piecing each and every teeny tiny square together.
|Tote Full of Squares|
|Pieced Together Squares|
|Loving The Seams!|
|Pinned and Ready To quilt|
Block by block. Seam by seam. Stitch by stitch. The long monotonous process went on and on and on and on. Until the end when this happened!
|48" x 68"|
An amazing piece of goodness!
Straight line quilting. Bright white backing. Hand stitched binding. Machine washed and dried. Crinkle magic happening!
|That...My daughter Britt. Why is she so happy? She didn't have to help is my guess!! XOXO|
The break down on this quilt:
1632 2" blocks
816 Feedsack prints
48" x 68"
60 different prints
Kona White back
If you are still reading...I'm happy! This is rather a long winded post!
I have always love this kind of quilt. It takes hours and hours of work from start to finish. Each step made me excited to get to the next step. And yes, by the time I got to the end I was ready for it to be done!
Believe it or not there are still blocks left over! Crazy...crazy...crazy! Me, well its hard to let go. Hard to put them back in the tote and cram it in the closet. I want to use them all. I don't want to revisit this project later. When it's time, I'll cut more. Most likely in a few years after this!
Yes, I made something else. But, I'll share that a bit later!