Now on to the quilting – well I guess I better finish the Final Frontier first that is. Yesterday I got furniture moved so I could lay the Postage Stamp quilt on the floor and measure – then cutting white strips for the top and bottom – sewing, measure again and add the sides – then photos! So very hard to get the whole quilt in the photo – I had to stand on top of the coffee table which I had pushed out of the way – then lean over a bit to center – I guess Mike should have been in the room taking photos of me almost falling over!
Then I scooped it up from the floor to admire it on the bed and to make sure it fit – of course it fits I measured enough times this past year while I was making the darn thing – I started this top back on August 14, 2015 – just a little more than a year ago! It is about 96 x 99 so I will need to make sure it is not on high heat and I’m not even sure yet about how I will wash it with the wool borders – it has all of course (the wool) been boiled and felted, washed and dried so it should be ok. 4,000 – 1.5 inch squares were used in this quilt with the finish of those little squares being one inch. I used an almost a large almost full shoe box type of box – full of 1.5 inch scrap squares and ended up cutting about 300 –500 more before I was done.
A close up of one of the borders.
The other side – harder to get as a narrow area between the closet and the bed there. I have been very pleased working with wool – it is so easy to work with I have found. I am already looking through some books for an idea on a wall hanging perhaps or table runner.
Now for Kathy’s Slow Sunday Stitching I think I will get the Handful of Scraps back in action – I left off at the neutral areas at the bottom and to the right need to be worked on. I will also soon be getting back to Williamsburg Beauty which will have some hexies for hand work coming up in a border also. I am linking to Quilting is More Fun than Housework today and Tweety Loves Quilting and Main Crush Monday #41 and Em’s Scrapbag and Esther’s Quilt Blog.