Sunday, May 20, 2012

Postage Stamp Quilt - In Progress

I cleaned out the quilt room closet this past week, and found these squares all cut, ready for ?........I don't remember.  So I sewed them together, and am looking for inspiration on what to add next.  I have lots of thirties fat quarters.  The squares are 1.5 inches.  I may just cut some more and make it a little bigger.  I sewed without looking at any color - just picked up the next one and added it to the strip.  It's an exercise in non-control for someone who likes to over-manage.

When I want inspiration, I usually look at antique quilts online or in some of my books. My "go-to" books for inspiration are the following:

Great Little Quilts, by Eleanor Levie

Childhood Treasures:  Doll Quilts by and for Children, by Merikay Waldvogel

Small Endearments: 19th Century Quilts for Children and Dolls, by Sandi Fox

Crib Quilts and Other Small Wonders, by Thos. K. Woodward and Blanche Greenstein

Little Quilts All Through the House by Alice Berg, Mary Ellen Von Holt and Sylvia Johnson

Patriotic Little Quilts by Alice Berg, Mary Ellen Von Holt and Sylvia Johnson

Celebrate with Little Quilts by Alice Berg, Mary Ellen VonHolt and Sylvia Johnson

American Doll Quilts by Kathleen Tracy

Big Book of Small Quilts by Mary Hickey

I'm heading to bed with two of these books, hoping to get inspired.   


One Minnesota Quilter said...

Great start on a little quilt. I like how you just went with it - whatever happened, happened.

All of books you mentioned are favorites of mine too for ideas!


Leah Rubin said...

It's precious! Isn't it funny how beautifully balanced things can be even when you don't lay out the squares for color? Love it!

Barb said...

so cute and I love your header with the buttons too!

Cheryl in Friendsville said...

I love your little postage stamp quilt. I have been saving 1.5 inch pieces for years, but haven't done anything with them. This makes me want to start sewing them.


elizabeth said...

OH it is darling! Thank you for linking up to Little Quilt Monday....I hope you will join in often. I am now following your blog : )

Sharyn Mallow Woerz said...

sometimes turning a big piece into little pieces and back into big pieces is enough. Way cute!