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Sunday, February 25, 2007

POSTAGE STAMP QUILT The sun was shining this morning so I hung this quilt on the deck rail to air out. The fragrance was wonderful when I brought it in. Just like laundry fresh from the clothesline.
I was inspired to make this quilt, many years ago when I still had lots of little ones to care for and no time for such frivolous nonsence. My mom in law showed me one she had inherited. Her's was very old, but still in good condition. I have always loved a challenge and her quilt certainly caught my interest.
I made my Postage Stamp Quilt several years ago, using 1ΒΌ inch squares of fabric gleaned from my family's clothing. It's all sewn by hand, each square, the quilting stitches on the design on the white border, and around the edges of the quilt.
Yep, I'm an old Sew and sew!

I used a template to trace on the pattern of hearts and swirls. The hand stitching took a long-long time. BORING!!!

Here are a few close-ups of the squares.

Putting the pieces together is the fun part for me. I love working with colors.
I've made several quilts and plan to post a few more, but this one was probably one of the most boring ones I have ever done. However it keeps me warm on these cold winter nights.

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