When I was working through my scraps last summer, I cut this entire bin of 2 1/2 inch squares. Each pile is about 2-3 inches deep.
I’ve seen a lot of postage stamp quilts with various colors of background solids and decided to try that idea out. I think these squares are technically too big to be called postage stamps, but it’s what I have. I cut nine sets of background squares to start.
I decided if I liked it, I could cut more and go bigger. The blocks finish at 12 inches.
So far, so good!
Have a great day!
I’m making a similar block but working with 2 1/2 inch strips instead. Four 10 inch strips sewn together and then cut into four strips (of four 2 1/2 inch squares). Alternate the top and bottom of the four strips, sew them together and you have a great 16 patch. Same look, just a different process.
I love it! Hugs,
I think of them as I spy quilts. They keep your eyes moving. I like the bright backgrounds.
Nice use of a variety of solids as background. I like the idea.
I have a bin of squares too, only not as neat and tidy as yours :). I may just write a note with your idea on it and put it in there too.
I’ve seen the stamp-and-solids, too…. you are giving me ideas . ..
I love it! I have been gifted a large bag full of 2 1/2” carefully cut squares I love the idea of using various solids!