A few years ago, quite possibly six, I was handed a box full of scrap fabric and quilt patterns.
Much to my shame, I tucked it into a closet.
Today while cleaning out said closet, I came across the box again. It looks like the intent was to make a Dresden Plate, or similar type pattern applique quilt. There are a few larger pieces of fabric and even more that area already cut in petals.
I don't think I've mentioned it, but I really dislike Dresden Plate. Also, I'm not a huge fan of applique.
So what to do with the pieces?
A little voice in my brain whispered postage stamp.
Postage stamp? Like, sewing together a ton of 1-1/2" squares? Oh that doesn't sound like fun, and definitely not something that would be up my alley.
I heard it again.
Very rarely do I hear that small, still voice, but when I do I know HE has something in mind that I had better get done.
OK, so I'm making a postage stamp quilt with a bunch of vintage fabric. Most of the fabric is polycotton.
What I'm going to do with the quilt I have no idea. Sometime, I'll hear some instructions again. I don't know what size it will be, either.
I foresee cans on cans on cans of spray starch in my future.
On another note, Tracey at Traceyjay Quilts has a fun way of making monthly goals seem reasonable.
Just Three challenges us to set three goals for the month. Totally do-able! I'm limiting them to personal sewing.
So for this month, I am choosing these THREE:
1. Cut out the postage stamps.
2. Sew at least one, hopefully more, maternity tops for myself.
3. Piece together the top for Sister-in-Law's baby quilt.
Easy peasy lemon squeezy!
I thought about adding potty train The Toddler to the list, but I imagine this is going to take a little longer than a month...