Thursday, February 4, 2010

Postage Stamp Fabric needs

For the first stage of the Postage Stamp quilt along, we will be making two sections for the quilt.

For my colored squares, I will be using scraps and some fat quarters from my stash. And, because I want my quilt to look similar to the LLBean version, I will be using a solid cream color as an accent.

The fabric needs for the first stage will be as follows:

34 strips 1 1/2 x 21 inches of cream or white (3/4 yard total)
34 strips 1 1/2 x 21 inches of various colors (aka scraps or fat quarters)

If you are not planning to use white/cream as your accent. Then you will want to have 34 strips of a lighter value and 34 strips of a darker value.

You can cut these at any time. I will post the first tutorial on February 21st.

And finally - on a totally different topic. I stopped in my local Barnes and Noble bookstore this morning and found this book on the bargain table. It's actually pretty good. It has quite a few quilt blocks inside along with some good tips. And a bargain at $9.98

My store had quite a few copies.. you should check yours and see if they have it. I may go get another copy for the Friday Night Sew-in giveaway. Pin It

9 comments:

kwiltmakr said...

I will start pulling fabrics.

Crystal Hendrix said...

I am so excited, is this the measurements for the king size quilt? I know you said you were going to make yours this size, so I was going to do one as well, so I know it will plenty big for my bed! But, just for me to know now, will I need two or one honey bun?? (I was going to use those!)

Mikol said...

I need to start getting some scraps pulled together. I have some FQs that I will be using as well. Just need to decide what I'll use for my accent color. I need to get a button posted I'll go do that now. :)

Leah S said...

I'm just using 1 honey bun (I think it'll be 56x80 or 58x80?) with a neutral background. It's what I have on hand! :)

Pat said...

Wow! That book is a great find. That sure would make a nice for give-a-way. That's a good price. I enjoy your blog Heidi, and your work is beautiful.

Mandy Noble said...

How exciting, can't wait - shall start preparing my strips! Thank you so much for organising this x

Maria said...

Thank you Heidi I will get strted on my strips.

Alice Grace said...

I am excited! Will get started this weekend to begin my fabric collection!

country mouse said...

This looks like so much fun! I found your blog through Paula, and can't wait to start getting my fabrics together. I am a total scrapaholic so I will be going through my bins to get my strips together. Thank you for hosting.