Friday, August 15, 2014

Postage stamp quilt with red scallop border

Today I finished the quilting and binding on this postage stamp quilt I began a couple years ago. 
The blocks are made with four 9-patch blocks sewn together for a 36 patch block.  The blocks are made with 2 1/4 inch strips.

The blocks are set on point and bordered in red scallops.  The border took at least 3 times longer to bind so while I love the look, I'll definitely think twice before doing a scallop border again.

Update:  Some daytime photos:
There's a quilt show at a nursery, called Alden Lane, in Livermore, CA where beautiful quilts are hung high up in the trees each September.  It's such a lovely idea, I tried it out.  Next time I'll see if I can hang the quilt higher.

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6 comments:

Gemini Jen NZ said...

What an amazing amount of work! Looks fantastic - well done!

wannabequilter.com said...

It's a lovely finish. 2" strips - you're brave! 'Someday' I'd like to do one with 2.5" to give myself just a little bigger square to work with. Your scalloped border looks fantastic!

Pieces of Time said...

The scallops make this quilt extra-special. I bet your kids will think it is a treasure.
Jane in KS

knitnkwilt said...

A lovely use of left overs! I too think the red scalloped border adds a nice contrast.

legato1958 said...

It's stunning, Sheri!! Wow! All the extra work on the scalloped binding is worth it, too! Your quilting is also so pretty. This is now officially a family heirloom!
It was so pretty hanging from your tree!
Susie

Afton Warrick said...

The border is so elegant, but I'll consider myself warned about the time investment. I love the draping effect the on-point setting gives the blocks. My, oh my, that is a lot of squares, but I'm sure you realize that. The bright colors make it exude such a happy sentiment. Congrats on a big finish!