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06/03/2012 / thriftomancer

Postage Stamp Ongoing

After a few epiphanies about how to continue I put in some more time on the top and finished it. My realizations were:

1) I definitely needed to cut more squares, again, which I did. While I technically, numerically, had more than enough squares available to complete the top, the selection of colors was too small. It would have looked awful if I used only what I had already cut. So I sliced up some more squares from my fabric remnants and got to work.

2) The quilting pattern I chose required me to alter the top’s dimensions just a bit. It’s going to be a simple grid pattern, but for it to look good there needs to be an odd number of rows and columns, and my original 40 x 40 square design is very much even.

To remedy that I added an extra column of squares to the side and only nine rows of squares to the top of the quilt instead of full 10-square-tall quadrants.  The top’s new dimensions are 39 x 41 squares. Perfect.

As of now the top is done, attached to the batting and backing, basted, and awaits quilting.

Postage stamp ready for quilting

What do you think?


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  1. Ria / Jun 4 2012 7:17 am

    It looks lovely! And is a testament to your dedication, sewing so many little squares together like that! :)

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