Sunday, March 25, 2012
Scrappy Postage Stamp
I finished my scrappy little postage stamp quilt this weekend, using the interfacing method on Oh, Fransson, and I'm so happy with it! These fabrics just make me happy. Most of them are scraps left over from K's baby quilt and her dresden plate pillow. This little quilt is a birthday gift for K, sort of a miniature version of her quilt that she can use for her baby dolls.
Using fusible interfacing to piece these small squares together was awesome! I'm definitely going to use that trick again. Although I don't know if it was the best choice for a little doll quilt because it's a tad stiff and I don't know how well she'll be able to wrap up her babies in it. I used Pellon Fusible Featherweight interfacing, which was the lightest fusible my local store had; maybe there's a better option out there? Hopefully a few times through the wash will help soften it up. Either way it's hard to argue with results like this- check out those perfectly matched seams! The perfectionist in me is doing summersaults.
I also tried out attaching the binding a different way and did it all by machine. I stitched the binding to the back first, folded to the front, and then machine stitched again on the front. I'll probably stick with my old-fashioned, hand-stitch-on-the-back way of binding for really special projects, but what a time saver it was for this project!
Even the back is pretty to look at! K loves all things blue, so it's quite possible that this will be the "up" side most of the time.