Sunday, July 19, 2009

256 Square Inches

252 one inch squares (1.5" unfinished) + about a week of on-and-off sewing = this piece:

With pin cushion for scale

All that work for a piece that is smaller than a fat quarter! That's my pin cushion on it for scale. I have so much additional respect for people who make full size quilts out of squares this small, like this one for example!

Blue

Of course a big part of the reason why it took me so long is that I planned the layout and every square had a specific place I wanted it to be. That meant I couldn't do too much chain piecing because I felt I would quickly get confused about what went where. I could imagine that working in a less planned way would go faster, but no matter what it would be time consuming!

The sad thing is I would like to conclude from that that I shouldn't bother saving scraps this small anymore, but I probably will. I actually kind of liked it, and I could see myself doing this again. Oh the horror.

Overall View

This quilt is somewhat reminiscent of this one, except that those were five inch squares. I will probably end up doing one in every possible size. Why not.

One inch charms

If anyone thinks that this looks super fun, I have a bag of one inch squares I can send you. I don't know how many squares are in it, but enough to make a good start I think. I'll send it to the first person to express interest, if anyone does!

1 inch charms

8 comments:

Andrea said...

I do love it Libby but don't think I have your patience - I am working on UFO's but keep thinking about those flower blocks you made - lol !

Debra said...

I certainly love the colors in this piece! but, gee, the squares are small. . .

Barbara C said...

Great colors. The quilt might be small, but your colors and the way you organized them makes for a dynamic piece. Think of it as a little gem.

Jessica said...

i love it! what an excellent display of fabrics!

Trisha said...

Love your color placement! It really makes the quilt.

Dionne said...

I LOVE this quilt! I have always wanted to do a postage stamp quilt and I've only gotten as far as save a few small squares and scraps.

I finally posted the Lap Quilt Swap IV that hung at Sisters!
Cheers,
Dionne

Gene Black said...

One inch squares? OUCH, I will pass on those. Your piece looks awesome. Thanks for stopping by my blog too!

BUMBLE BEANS said...

OOOH i love this.... I would have a blast putting borders on that! You've got some cute things, and a nice eye for color!

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