Postage Stamp Quilt

So I finally finished the P.S. I Quilt Postage Stamp quilt along! This quilt was a lot of work in a short amount of time. The quilt is made up of 1125 itty bitty 2″ squares, but thankfully I didn’t have to sew all those individual squares (otherwise I never would have made this quilt!).

Since my print fabrics are of little birds perched on chairs and sofas, I thought it would be neat to incorporate this bird screen-printed on white.

A lot of the other people participating in the quilt along used jelly rolls, which are 2-1/2″ strips the width of the fabric and are pre-cut. I wanted to use Tufted Tweets from Robert Kaufman and designed by Laurie Wisbrun, so I cut the strips myself (my solid colors were cut from yardage as well). The strips are then sewn together in groupings of 5, alternating between prints and solids, and then reversed.

My strips sewn together

After the groupings of strips are sewn, you cut them apart into 2-1/2″ strips. They again get sewn, similar to above, in groups of 5 and alternating between prints and solids.

Sewn block

I’m really happy with how this quilt came out. It was a lot of work, but it’s beautiful and it was worth it. I’m going to quilt and bind this at a later date because the Heather Ross Quilt Along is starting Monday!!

P.S. I’m linking up on Tuesdays for Fabric Tuesday over at Quilt Story! Come and see the other projects!

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