Ever since I read Oh, Fransson's! tutorial on postage stamp quilting, I wanted to give it a try.
I have also been collecting vintage pillowcases for awhile and wanted to use them in a worthy project. My sweet friend just had her second baby girl and the thought of a feminine-postage stamp-vintagey quilt seemed truly appropriate.
Even though it's not completely finished, here's my progress so far. The top is mostly made, just needs a border. The squares ended up being 1 1/2" x 1 1/2" finished.
For my first try at Oh Fransson's! method, I really liked it. Perfectly lined up corners and seams with out much effort is really gratifying! There are some things I will do differently next time-- and I'm already planning a next time... thinking my Moda Punctuation jelly roll would look especially nice.
One thing I would do differently is to make a slightly larger seam allowance (a little more than 1/4"). That way it will be easier to make the seams lay flat. There is a lot of bulk to press open.
Second thing would be to lay out the squares on the interfacing on a solid color surface. It was hard to see the interfacing's pre-printed grid lines on my ironing board.
I've been having trouble with my iron. The pesky thing! Even though I use distilled water, it has been bleeding discolored water on my fabric. I can't seem to find an iron that really works well. I'll have to do some serious stain treatments to get all the spots out of this mostly white quilt before I gift it.
I'm excited to get this finished and on its way!