Postage Stamp

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!


About katyquilts

I am a wife, mom of four amazing adult kids, and a former librarian. I love making everything from traditional quilts to art quilts. I am thankful to God my Father and Creator for the gift of creativity!
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7 Responses to Postage Stamp

  1. Debbie Sharpe says:

    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.

  2. Sandi says:

    I love it! Hugs,

  3. I think of them as I spy quilts. They keep your eyes moving. I like the bright backgrounds.

  4. Nice use of a variety of solids as background. I like the idea.

  5. Tracy says:

    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.

  6. Nann says:

    I’ve seen the stamp-and-solids, too…. you are giving me ideas . ..

  7. 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!

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