Wednesday, February 26, 2014

Done and Dusted.

I blame all those scrappy trip around the world quilts that I saw at various times in 2013 for the birth of this quilt. They all looked so pretty but the idea of having to work out how to put one together hurt my head a lot so I decided to make a postage stamp quilt instead. The added bonus of clearing out the scrap bin a little added to the motivation factor. Plus, I hadn't made a quilt in ages that screamed "LOOK AT ME, LOOK AT ME " because of all the colour in it. 

So being the highly motivated individual I am, three test blocks got made in August last year then I promptly ignored this quilt until January. 

You were going to get a post about the process of making this quilt but I promised some of my quilty friends I wouldn't bag my own quilts this year and point out every little flaw, issue and mistake. So since I cant blab about all the bloody things that went wrong while I was putting this together , please take in the visual feast and perfection that is my Postage Stamp Quilt ...


I have the world's largest private collection of chenille and it's time to start using it up...so the PS Quilt has a gorgeous chenille back. Warm and snuggly for winter use. (and I now have that much more space in my storage cupboard ) 


I decided on simple straight line quilting because that much colour and that many fabrics don't need anything else.  


1280 squares of 2 inch fabric and a finished size of 72 x 72 inches.

Dotty binding in a hot pink . I love dotty and stripey binding.  


I machined the binding on because this is going to be an every day quilt that gets a lot of abuse use. 

Oh who am I kidding?  I machined the binding on because I just wanted it finished...


Another WIP bites the dust .... I really am quite pleased with the over all look of this quilt but I'm happy to move on to something else. That something else would be the triangle quilt that's been lurking for an inordinate amount of time because bias edges in this house usually end up having their own little Mexican wave party while I'm sewing them together. Wish me luck. 

Linking up to Elizabeth’s Stitch in Time linky party. Come and play!
February Finishes

And this is another finish from my FAL Quarter 1 list which you can see here ...



P.S. I almost talked myself into starting something new this week ...I have some Bliss fabric that has started calling my name really loudly! But I put my big girl undies on and I will prevail over the triangle quilt before I give in!

33 comments:

Terri said...

Another gorgeous quilt... love the chenille backing....it's gotta be cuddly.
Can't wait to see the triangles...
Hugs

Katy Cameron said...

AAARGH! That was me screaming back at it :oD

Love the riot of colour, and I machine bind everything and don't even think of apologising for it ;o)

Canadian Abroad said...

So pretty and the chenille will give it a fabulous weight. And another finish. Go you!

Marie said...

awesome!

Rachaeldaisy said...

Yay!! What a fun colourful quilt! Too right it's going to get used a lot, that cosy chenille would make it irresistible. I admire machine binding, I'm terrible at it so I stick to hand binding.

Jennifer said...

What a fun quilt.....and what a good idea to use the chenille for backing, it will be very cosy and snuggly!

BillieBee (billiemick) said...

Love your quilt and the chenille! Great job.

Julianne said...

Gorgeous! I love me a scrappy postage stamp quilt! Lovely!

audrey said...

Love your scrappy quilt! The chenille backing is awesome. Yay for another finish!

Michelle Ridgway said...

It is a feast for the eyes...love the chenille backing too! Well done!

Razzle Dazzle Quilter said...

Hi Shay

That looks so nice and bright. The back look nice and snug. I bet that is going to become a hot favourite.

Linda

Kate said...

Love all those bright colors! It's a fun quilt and with that backing, it's going to be a cuddly one. Congrats on the finish.

P. said...

So cool! Love the chenille back, but do tell, was it a bugger to quilt because of the nap? Two-inch squares, 1200+ of them -- wow, my hat is off to you! It is gorgeous!

crazyquilter said...

Absolutely wonderful! So pleased you were able to bring it to completion. Excellent result. I am sure it will be much used.

Sue SA said...

Gorgeous, love the riot of colour, so many bright scraps, certainly makes you want to smile when you see this quilt ;)

thea said...

The PS Quilt is gorgeous and the chenille backing is perfect. You should be so pleased. Is this staying at your house? or going somewhere else?

Amanda said...

Great finish. If only I could get as motivated as you.

Dianne Neale said...

Wonderful - well worth all the furstration. And that chenille takes me straight back to when I was a kid, and we had chenille covers on the bed!

Cardygirl said...

I just love it! Well done, hooray and three cheers clever clogs!

Leanne said...

Great quilt, great backing and why in the first photo is the quilt draped over your car?

Larri said...

Such a gorgeous quilt!
Doing the happy dance for your finish. Way to go! Whoop-whoop!

Brandie said...

It's wonderful! Give yourself a huge pat on the back. Well done!

Kirsten's Cooking said...

I can see the detail so well from the picture in the sunshine - great job, Shay!!!

Mistea said...

Spots with pink, little squares and cuddly chenille. This sounds like a perfect big quilt.
Love the riot of colours hanging out together there. Enjoy.

Sassi said...

Love the PS and love your blog even more, makes me LOL reading about your escapades, keep up the great work. You really should try the scrappy trips, it's easy once you get into a rhythm :)

Elizabeth said...

Wow! I love, love, love this quilt! It is absolutely amazing! 1280 squares of 2" fabric. Shazam! The binding is awesome as is the chenille backing! That is one fabulous quilt! Congrats on a really great finish and thank you for linking up!

xo -E

Cynthia Landrie said...

I just love this quilt. I think the chenille backing is a great idea. It will not only make the quilt beautiful, but warm also! Great backing choice!

Marie said...

It looks like you had fun with this one, and now that you have all that room in the storage cupboard you know what that means...

Marg said...

Oops missed this post. Your teeny tiny squares look awesome, and I love how you've used the chenille for the back. Good call. I can't wait to see this one in person next time I'm at Casa PJ's.

sandra said...

Did you use batting with the chenille? I really like the chenille for a back, nice and cosy. I have a LARGE chenille dressing gown in good nick I got from the op shop languishing in my cupboard. Ah the possibilities!!!

Jindi's Cottage said...

Loving it...great idea to use chenille for the backing, how gorgeously cuddly...the use of the car as a prop is inspired, mind you I'm trying to imagine having a car clean enough to do that with!...

Sarah said...

A gorgeous quilt! I love the pink binding and the chenille. Did you out wadding in it too? Or just use the chenille?

Vesuviusmama said...

Oh, I love, love, love it!!!