It's been entirely too long since I began this quilt, but the top is finally finished!! I followed along with Rachel of p.s. i quilt's postage stamp quilt along and finally have a quilt top to show for it.
I had played around with making this quilt smaller than the suggested result, because I wanted to have some left over blocks to make a pieced back. In the end, I do have about 15 extra strips, which will be enough to add a little extra into the quilt back, and I am glad that I went with the larger size. The top measures 60 1/2 x 80 1/2 inches, yes that is 1200 tiny little 2 inch squares!! I'm pretty sure this is the largest quilt I've put together as of yet, and I'm a little nervous how my little machine will handle quilting it. I really don't want to pay to have it long arm quilted, and, well the quilting is my favorite part, so I don't want to give it up!
Here are a few close ups of some of the blocks (please ignore the errant strings that I have yet to pluck off). To make this quilt, I used a jelly roll of It's a Hoot by MoMo for Moda and a jelly roll of Bella Solids in Snow.
I really do think that these prints lended themselves very nicely to the smaller 2" blocks in this quilt, and even the little squares of the larger all over prints caught a few cute little glimpses of little birdies and cool shapes.
This quilt top has been folded up and stashed away, and will stay like that for a little while. I'm still deciding on how I want to quilt it, I really want to straight line quilt 1/4 inch from each seam, but my last session of straight line quilting has me paranoid of puckers! I think it is my basting that is off...what are your tips for sucessfully basting your quilts??