Even though the spring weather keeps calling me outside, I did get this jelly roll Postage Stamp quilt pieced and quilted. I love these light and airy vintage fabrics from the Avalon collection by Fig Tree & Co. and have been using them and other Fig Tree fabrics to decorate my kitchen with their buttery yellows and minty greens.
There are many great postage stamp tutorials on Pinterest and I decided to followed this one from the Moda Bake Shop by Julie Sebire. Couple of changes: I wanted a 34″ square quilt to use as a table topper (Julie’s is 56″), so I only used 24 strips. I also sewed 6 strips together before cutting instead of 4. If you want more variety, go with the 4 strip piecing.
After I cut the strips into 2.5″ segments, I laid out my postage stamp strips until I was happy with the design.
I pretty much followed the rest of the tutorial as printed, except my blocks were nine 6 x 6 squares, and I did not add a border. I did a simple straightline quilting, 1/2″ from each seam line, stitch length 4.0.
All that’s left is to add my binding and this quilt is done! It will replace my current Wishes quilt (below) that I also love (tutorial here).
My Lovely Lattice table runner is finished! I love the spring colors of the Mirabelle fabric line.
I had several blocks left over and decided to make a decorative potholder to hang over my stove.
To get the hexagon shape I cut off the four corners and to add a little color, I appliqued a flower block in the center.
The last sewing project I have to share are some tea towels that I made. I started with this tutorial I found on Quilt Story, and then put my own spin on it. The Ray’s Hamburgers print was painted by a good friend of mine, Folk Artist Catherine Holman. You can check out her wonderful artwork on her Etsy site. Ray’s is an actual restaurant from my hometown that had the very best burgers and chili in town, and my mom and I ate there often! Everytime I look at it I think of my mom, and I love having it in my kitchen where I can see it everyday.
My oven mitt and potholder tutorial is here. Below is a close up of the patchwork dishtowel. Love the cute little animals from the Bluebird Park collection.
Close up of my Ray’s print so you can see Cathie’s amazing work. I am just in awe of her talent!!
Wow, sorry for the long post. I need to get these out quicker, but sometimes life get’s in the way!
Linking up with Lee at Freshly Pieced.
Until next time, happy sewing!
Teri of The Hummingbird Thread