Tuesday, January 24, 2012

Finished Postage Stamp Quilt

Last January I started a PSIQUILT postage stamp quilt-along.  I was super careful and pinned every single corner.  The finished top was awesome.  I’d never had so many corners match up so perfectly.  I decided I wanted to quilt it diagonally through all the squares.  But if I did that, I would have to pin together the quilt sandwich and quilt it with my regular sewing machine.   (Sewing straight stitches on my quilting machine is next to impossible.)  I don’t like to pin/baste quilts.  At all. So, my beautiful quilt sat there folded up in the corner for a year while I pieced and quilted about 12 other quilts.  Last week, I decided I was tired of looking at my poor sad quilt top.  The only way it was going to get finished was to put it on my quilt machine.  So, I quilted a large flower pattern on it instead.  It turned out beautifully!  And…. it’s finished.  Yeah!  It’s currently folded across the bottom of my bed so I can admire it all the time.

Postage Stamp Quilt

This is also the first large quilt I hand stitched the binding on.  I’ve always been so impatient to get my quilts finished, I machine sew it on.  But, I like the professional look of the hand stitching.  So, I think that’s what I will stick with.  (Even though it took me four hours!  Maybe my time will improve with practice.)

Postage Stamp Quilt Folded

Postage Stamp Quilt Rolled


1 comment:

  1. cute cute! about time you finished it! ha ha ha...