First I sewed my strips in groups of four. I should have cut my strips in half to give myself a bigger variety in my strips. All but two of my trees are in the bottom rows! Ugggh!
After sewing my strips I ironed them, then cut the end to make it even.
Next I cut them in 2 1/2 inch strips vertically to give me a small strip of four squares. I then tried to place them in order, my main goal was to try to not have two reds right next to each other, since it was the darkest color. I also tried not to place two of the same blocks next to each other. (tried is the key word here)
My bobbin was acting up which is unusual, so I unscrewed the face plate, and this what I found. Yuck! I forgot to clean my lint out after I finished my Dresden plate quilt!
found this pattern that I used.
Do you think I should add a border?
I really want to finish this quilt tomorrow if possible.
Did I mention the other reason I decided to make a postage stamp quilt? I am starting a quilt along at my church and the first "class" (I'll be doing a lot of informal teaching) will be Tuesday. We are doing the Great Granny Square, you can see the blocks I started cutting out for my quilt here. Siouxsie asked if she could make another quilt and tried to describe it, I sent her a picture of a postage stamp quilt, and that was what she wanted! Of course I had to make one for myself so I could teach her how to do it! Talk about an easy quilt to make!
I'm also, kind of maybe, thinking about adding a frayed edge penguin applique in the corner? If I did, should I use a red, green or white Christmas fabric, or a black fabric with white polka dots? Or would that make the quilt too busy?
What are you up to?