|Postage Stamp Quilt|
While watching college football bowl games with my husband, I started to search for new quilt ideas when I came upon the postage stamp quilt by Red Pepper Quilts. You can find her tutorial here. I quickly took my overflowing scrap basket and dumped it onto my sewing table and started ironing the pieces that were larger than the 2 x 7-inch strips necessary to make the quilt. During two days of college bowl games - this is my measurement of time, I was certain my husband wouldn't miss my presence as long as he wasn't hungry. And sure enough, I had the peace and quiet to just cut and piece without any interruption.
Once I had the top completed, I thought it would be difficult to decide on a backing and as I started to go through my stash, a large piece of pretty flowery fabric caught my eye. It seemed to have most of the colors in the quilt somewhere in the tiny flower designs. Luckily I had enough to do the entire back. I quilted it with some straight line quilting and added chambray fabric for the binding which gives it an interesting contrast.
I really like how this quilt turned out and I am so excited that I didn't have to buy a single thing to make it. I even had two spools of variegated thread that went very well with the colors in the quilt. So this is truly a scrap project and I love all 1,296 squares of it.