postage stamp quilt along: leg work

10 January 2011

postage stamp quilt along.

welcome to the leg work part of the postage stamp quilt along yall.
:)

postage stamp quilt along: leg work

first things first...
unwrap those yummy jelly rolls & divide your strips into color groups.

postage stamp quilt along: leg work

strip set a will follow this pattern:
color
solid
color
solid
color

postage stamp quilt along: leg work

strip set b will follow this pattern:
solid
color
solid
color
solid

postage stamp quilt along: leg work

yall will need to make 16 strip sets total.
8 strip set a's and 8 strip set b's.

tip: if yall get a little overwhelmed with the thought of making 16 strips sets...
make 4 strip sets a day for the next 4 days.
easy peasy.

postage stamp quilt along: leg work

now make those strip sets until the cows come home.
& we'll meet back up next week.

tip: always press towards the color strips when making strip sets.
this will ensure perfect seams once we do the patchwork part.

i can't wait to start seeing yall's strip sets show up in the flickr pool.
:^)

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just a reminder:
the postage stamp quilt along is being sponsored by fat quarter shop.

there's still time to get your two jelly rolls at 20% off!!!
just enter "PSIQUILT" during checkout.
AND there will be gift certificates awarded to 3 lucky quilt along peeps.
disclaimer: you must have a completed quilt top to go into the drawing.
*tenative drawing date is feb 1st*



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46 comments:

Lisa (Michael too in photo ;O) said...

Yeah! Can't wait to get started :O)

Kelly said...

I know what I'm doing tonight!

Karen said...

I wish I weren't busy so I could participate, but I can't. Boo!!!!
Spread the word though.

http://whereismyseamripper.blogspot.com/2011/01/postage-stamp-quilt-along-through-ps-i.html

Bree said...

Maybe I missed it, but does our seam allowance matter?

Wendy said...

Yay!! I'm starting a project for me! Yay!!

Jenni said...

Here's hoping I get my jelly rolls soon so I can start! Yay!

Domestic Moose said...

I'm so excited. I just want to go home and start sewing, but I think they might notice my empty office.

I wanna sew!

Amber said...

Okay so I have less strips because I'm using that Hope Valley roll... I can either get 4 a's and 6 b's with no left overs, or 5 a's and 4 b's with some left overs OR 4 of each with lots. What do you think? Do I need an equal number of both groups? Thanks!

Anonymous said...

Just waiting for my delivery and then I'll get started. Can't wait!

Donna
dsharper258@msn.com

capello said...

eek! i don't have my fabric yet! THEY HAVEN'T DELIVERED MY FABRIC YET!

cannot wait to get started!

Teri said...

Yes I am waiting on my fabric too!!!! Says it will be delivered tomorrow, lets hope so!!!!

Lee Ann said...

Holy Cow! This is going to be EASY as long as I do things correctly. LOL. :-)

But first, I've got to wait for my jelly rolls to arrive! :-)

meplus3 said...

fabric arrived and I made 5 strips of (a) while my kids were napping. they're still napping, but I have to get dinner going!

marilyn said...

ok I'm sooo new to this. Been sewing for 40 years but quilting! I've made one quilt top that remains unquilted for 8 years.. Ok my question. I have 6 colors and we need 8a's and 8b's. Should I just start with the 1st colors and work out those. Then with the remaining, if any, should I just do those and start the next color. I'm confused.. Sorry.. really want to start :).

Kritta22 said...

Sweet!!

Anonymous said...

I'm in ! Just haven't received my fabric yet! Looking forward to this project. Thanks for leading

Maria
marytarry@aol.com

Michele said...

It looks like a lot of fun, but I have too many other projects going on right now to add another! Will you be doing another quilt along this year?

Mary Kay said...

Can't wait to get my jelly rolls and get started on this cute project!

Jenn said...

I can't decide what jelly rolls to use!!! Luna Notte, Blush Gray, Bliss, or Fresh Flowers. HELP!!!!!!!!!!!

Brie Henri said...

Oh no! I was so excited to be in the running but I live in Australia and with all the floods in Queensland I may not even have a house to go back to let alone a sewing machine! Oh no...I really wanted to play :(

Well since I may not be able to do it you other Ladies have to do an extra fantastic job!

Anonymous said...

I should NOT be doing this!!!
My resolution for 2011 was to NOT start another project until I finish something...

But, resolutions get broken sometimes. I have all my strips ready! Can't wait to see what we all do.

Mine are Americana/r/w/b and neutrals.


Mary M

Kristie said...

I have no time, but I think I am in. I think I will cut up some of my Bliss into strips and use that along with linen as my solid! I only have 14 of the Bliss fabics, but I think that will still be enough variety, don't you?

Kathy said...

UPS delivered my fabric today - I was worried since it's been snowing here all day - love that UPS guy!

Georgette said...

This is my first time doing a quilt along. I decided to jump right in and made 6 strip sets today. This is going to be a lot of fun.

Ashley G. said...

I am so excited for this project! I have laid out my jelly roll strips and am wondering if there is a method for deciding your color combinations- like if you keep all the blues together or if you want to try and use all the different colorways of the fabric in each "grouping"- By the way I am using Fandago. Everyone's pictures on flickr are great, thanks for doing this!

Kristin Wilson said...

Once your strips are divided into colors, do you use all of one color family and then move to the next or do you alternate?

I realize it's probably up to the quilter person, but which looks best?

Thanks!!
Kristin

Heather said...

So excited! This is my first quilt-along. One of my resoultions in 2011 was to actually finish a project... I am looking forward to participating in this!

Heading to the Fat Quarter Shop now to order my jelly rolls!

Stephanie Zito said...

Just waiting for my jelly rolls to arrive from the FS and then I can get started!!! Can't wait!

Jenn said...

My Fresh Flowers arrived today so I've got my strip sets ready to sew. Gotta knock one small project out before I can sew them so thats my goal for the night, to at least get this project onto my sewing machine. I added a photo f my strip sets to the flickr group!

missavene said...

Hi Rachel, Just wanted to add my name to the long list of quilt along buddies, I'm a bit of a late comer, but I ordered the fabric a couple days ago, and can't wait for it to arrive so I can get started!

Roselie said...

Hope that it is not too late to join. I received my jelley rolls from FQS today. Yay!

I am Just One Mom said...

count me in!

Annelies said...

Oh my .....just saw this, but I am SOOOO (SEW) IN!!! I have an abundance of jelly rolls and this looks like lots of FUN!!!!

Lee S Ohio said...

Just finished my strip sets last night. Did them all at once - whew!

My quilt isn't going to be as colorful as others, I'm making a MAN quilt out of gold/brown/blue shirtings.

Valerie C. said...

Like some of the others here, first time QA...so, "dumb question" - a color strip is sewing these together along the long edge in the colors/solids arrangements listed?

Mary Kay said...

I just got my jelly rolls from the Fat Quarter Shop! Put all the strip sets together and was disappointed to find out I am one strip short of the white solid. Is anyone else having that problem?

Jenn said...

oddly enough Mary Kay, My white roll had one extra white strip...maybe your missing strip got stuck in my jelly roll!

Elena said...

Hi!
I'm just getting my sets together and realized my jelly roll has pinked edges. That makes it harder to follow the 1/4" seam. Any tips for sewing with pinked edges?

Thank you! :)

bethanndodd said...

Wanting to jump in late...I have 32 strips left from a Make Life project...does the finished quilt HAVE to be the size listed to be in the running for prizes? Just trying to figure if I need to get some coordinating fabrics or if I can get started...thanks!!!

bethanndodd said...

OR could I use a honey bun and still be in the running? I have an Arcadia honey screaming to be used! THanks!

kris said...

am I too late to join? Just ordered my solid jelly roll.

elfqueenof5 said...

Got my fabric about two days ago. I am using Tea Garden Design Roll, Dena Designs for Free Spirit Fabrics & Bella Solids Clover that I will have to cut into strips myself. I really liked the idea of the green background. Made me think of spring. I am excited to get started. Gonna start cutting my strips and sewing tonite! Gotta catch up!

Terri said...

I just found this & want to join in too!!! Off to find some jelly rolls today. And will make a start after that. Looking forward to it.

Millie said...

Yeah I am done with my first few strip sets and loving each moment at the sewing machine. Fast and fun sewing!

c said...

I just saw this quilt along and order my rolls. Is it to late?

lollydo said...

It's never too late to start! So excited to begin making my postage stamp quilt :) Fabrics have been placed together and are ready for stitch wahoo for me!

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