Tuesday, January 17, 2012

Postage Stamp Quilt 2012 Charm Swap & Challenge

You may have noticed the button on my sidebar about the Postage Stamp Quilt Swap going on this year....I know you don't want to miss this one!

 Many of you will remember my Begging Quilt Project that I finally finished last year, well at least the top is finished.  All of this was inspired by Mary at The Curious Quilter.

This year, Mary is hosting several swaps of these little charms and the first opportunity to sigh up for the first swapping ends January 18th. I am sure after you see some of the wonderful things that can be created out of these little pieces of fabric...you will want to run...as fast as you can and sign up too!!

Mary has lots of things planned, along with tutorials, giveaways, encouragement and of course swaps several times this year to start your collection and getting a good variety of fabrics quick and easy.

My Begging Quilt project - Started Fall of 2009 - top finished Summer of 2010
Here is my finished top. This is a king size and it is oh, so special!!! You can read about this one by clicking Begging Quilt on my sidebar.

This fantastic quilt is another example of what you can create with these little charms.....Oh. I love it!!!
You can read about this one here

I could not find the link for this one...I saved it in my folder for inspiration. If it is yours, let me know and I will gladly add the link. UPDATE: Here is the link to this lovely quilt!!

How about this one!! Oh, so pretty. You can read about this one  here

This is another favorite of mine too. So many options for these little pieces. Go
here to read about this one.

This one is a serious contender for this year. I have a lot of blues and greens, so I may incorporate those colors into a similar quilt. I just love this. I found this beauty here

 Look at this one with the sashings and cornerstone blocks.....Oh, this one makes my heart sing.

 Here are some vintage examples of what can be done with small postage stamp charms....I love the scrappy goodness of them.

 This is a beauty too!! I need lots of time to make these....and if I had that I'd make every one of them!!

 Beautiful....love this one too!!

And of course, this one reminds me of quilts from my childhood....oh, snuggling in this type of quilt is really the best!!

So...if you are like me and are super inspired, hop on over to see Mary and sign up for the swaps that will be taking place this year!!  The first one sign up ends Wed. Jan. 18th.....like right away!!!
 What a super fun way to get more varieties if you are trying to save for a quilt like this. And trust me, there is nothing more fun that getting a package in the mail of these little gems!! It is like Christmas all over again!


  1. S- Since you're not doing anything, want to take a class? Honestly! A postage stamp quilt?! Enjoy, I'm going to go sew some 6 inch blocks together just to get the 1 inch blocks out of my head... ;)

  2. They do not make a quilt I do not like. Anyone of these would be a pleasure to own. I do not not know where you find the patience to make some of these. You do so well with them. I am thrilled for the one you made me.

  3. How funny - I linked from Michelle's blog post today, and there was my quilt top! The blue and yukky green/brown is mine. I'm Jan, at whataloadascrap.blogspot.com.

  4. thanks to your post I signed up too!! got my squares all cut this morning. fortunately I had about 130 already in my stash!

  5. LOL! I'm just starting a Post Stamp Quilt...mine will be like the bottom two examples but without the solid focus fabrics around the background. The whole idea is to clean out my scrap drawers so I won't be looking for swaps, thanks for the link-be fun to see what people are up to.

  6. Hi! I'm so glad you've joined the PSQAL! I've joined too. I made my first PSQ a couple of years ago, at that time I didn't know what they are called. :) My second one was done last year, top is done, yet to finish it. I'm not sure what I'll make now, but I hope for a bigger quilt.
    Have fun!

  7. I am just loving all your beautiful handiwork!

  8. Hi, so glad I visited your blog. While I like all the quilts I persoanlly like yours the best. I want mine to look like yours! Hopefully we'll "swap" soon.


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