Wednesday, November 30, 2011

T.N.T. Thursday: Postage Stamp Quilt

This week I started my very first postage stamp quilt, which I plan to make lap size (another first) for movie watching, book reading, and general couch snuggling. Many thanks to the super sweet Jolene at Blue Elephant Stitches for sending me a ginormous mailer full of beautiful scraps.

This is probably going to sound incredibly geeky, but I swear to you I felt as though I had won the lottery when I poured them all out onto my couch!

After I got over my initial excitement, I spent a little time organizing them loosely by color, then bagged them up and threw in a few of my own scraps. Last night I couldn't resist cutting into some of the green scraps, which is why you don't see those bags (yes, there are two more!) here. 

My plan is to cut the scraps to 1.5" squares and then sew them up into 4" x 4" monochromatic blocks similar to some inspiring blocks I pinned recently.

This should be fun, but I certainly don't expect to finish it any time soon!

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Friday, November 4, 2011

Blogger's Quilt Festival

Today is the very last day to enter Amy's Blogger's Quilt Festival. This is my first time entering the festival, so it seems appropriate to enter my very first quilt for consideration.

This twin-sized quilt was a labor love, made just for my sweet little girl who was about 2.5 years old at the time. I took me four months to make, and is comprised almost completely out of scraps from my stash, fabric gifted to me from my mother, birthday dresses she wore on her first and second birthdays, and baby clothes given to her by her godmother.

I love that it was something I made, using fabric from the women in my daughter's life. And I love that she loves it.