postage stamp quilt along.

03 January 2011

Picnik collage

welcome to the postage stamp quilt along yall.

i've been wanting to make a postage stamp quilt for like EVER.
i really, really love their simplicity.
they're timeless yet so beautiful.

so to kick off twenty eleven...
i'm gonna teach yall how to make your very own postage stamp quilt!!!
{we'll spend the next few weeks making it.}

{postage stamp quilt along.}

this week we will focus on our starting materials.
our quilt will be approximately 60" x 80"
yep. the perfect "snuggle under me" size.
:)

yum. yum. yum.

materials needed:
1 print jelly roll of your choice
1 bella solids jelly roll of your choice
3/4 yard binding
3 3/4 yards backing

for those inquring minds, i will be using:
a sunkissed jelly roll {get yours here.}
& moda bella solids in pure white {get yours here.}

i have started a postage stamp quilt along flickr group.
i can't wait to see everyone's quilts come to life.
:)

FQS-500x80-3

the postage stamp quilt along is being sponsored by fat quarter shop!!!
what's this mean for yall???

first: do yall need to buy your TWO jelly rolls for the quilt along?!?!
well quilt along peeps get 20% off at the fat quarter shop!!!
*use code "PSIQUILT" during checkout*
disclaimer: this coupon code is good towards TWO jelly rolls of your choice. jelly rolls only.

second: how about free fabric?!?!
fat quarter shop is awarding prizes!!!

at the end of the quilt along...
the peeps who finish their quilts will go into a drawing:
1st prize = $100 gift certificate
2nd prize = $75 gift certificate
3rd prize = $50 gift certificate
*tenative drawing date is feb 1st*

postage stamp quilt along button.

grab a button, join in the fun & spread the word.
i hope yall are as excited as i am.

so who's in???

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140 comments:

Natalia from Piece N Quilt said...

Sounds like lots of fun Rachel!

Kelly said...

I just happen to have two jelly rolls - so I think I am in! What is the approximate size of the finished quilt?

Mary on Lake Pulaski said...

Adorable! Let's see what I can do Rachel!

lisa said...

I am in!!! I know a "real" postage stamp quilt is supposed to be all uniqe fabrics, but I don't like the lack of control...so thanks for this. And how big will this be in the end? Bed size? I have decided that's what I need to make....now to think about what jelly rolls I want...hmmm

Carol said...

Fun! I'm going to join, I've been wanting to do a postage stamp quilt too. Ok, I'm off to buy my jelly rolls.

RenegadeQuilter said...

Woo Hoo!!! I am so in - I loved your pinwheel quilt along last year so I know that I will love this one as well. Super excited about it.

Thanks!

Kathy Grom said...
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Kathy Grom said...

I like the 60 X 80 size... it will look great on the end of my guest room bed. I am ordering my jelly rolls right now..so yes, I am in!

mtnquiltr said...

I'm in! At least I am now, hope I can keep up...
I have some jelly rolls looking for a project, but no solids, I'll use stash scraps for that. Works for you?

Seams Inspired said...

It's a beautiful quilt, Rachel. Can a beginner complete this, or am I just setting myself up for failure? I've only made one quilt...doll size. And I'm sure I didn't make it according to all the rules. LOL

I'm in if you think it would make a good first-time quilt. Happy Monday! :o)

Cris A said...

I can't pass up one of your quilt alongs1 Count me in!

Karenkayw said...

I will try my hardest to do this quilt-along. I have sooo many projects to finish.

Rachel said...

great! now I know what I can buy from FQS with all my Christmas gift cards! Can't wait. I've been wanting to do one of these for a while too. I might make a scrappy one whilst making the "jelly roll"ed one too.

Caryl W said...

I'm in...can't resist!! I'm checking my jelly rolls and making my plans!!

Darlene said...

I'm in - haven't done a quilt along so this should be tons 'o fun!

marianne @ ruffhaven said...

I'm in. This sounds like fun !

Shelly - Dragon's Dolphin said...

OMG you're so good at teaching with the quilt alongs. I've just never been able to finish any of them. I want so badly to do this one too; just don't know if I can with having 5 court costumes for Mardi Gras to make--and I am talking the lavish costumes! Guess I'll have to pass, but will be following along with y'all anyway! Just love your quilt alongs and all the neat stuff you show all of us. Shelly

Tsoniki Crazy Bull said...

I'm in! I joined in on another of your "alongs" but then I moved and never finished it.

Elena said...

Woo hoo!!! I've been dying for a quilt-along since the crazy holiday season began, but I didn't have time. Now I've got lots. Yay!!! I'm in!

Patrice said...

Sounds like fun!

Jodie said...

So in and joined the Flickr group already. Thanks for hosting!

Lorraine said...

this sounds like fun! I'm in. I have 3 large tubbies of jelly rolls. Perfect.

Kim said...

I am in!!!!!! My first quilt along...not sure what to expect but sounds like fun :o)

Kate said...

Hahaha, I suggested buying more jelly rolls to my husband and he just glared. I do have some half yards I can slice into instead. Will it all be WOF strips or can I sneak some fat quarters in too?

Mary Grace McNamara said...

This is such a great opportunity to use up a Sent With Love jelly roll and some solid white yardage that I have on hand! This is my year to use up my stash in meaningful and creative ways, and this project fits right in! Of course I might have to do a little shopping for binding and backing, but that's ok!

I've already joined the Flickr group and can't wait to get started!

Thanks so much for sharing this with us!

MGM

Quilting Mom said...

I'm in! This will be fun!

Deb said...

I've always thought a postage stamp quilt was complicated, tedious, and would take forever. Yet you make it sound so easy! I think I'm going to tag along and try it!

foodmathquilts said...

I'm in!
(I think ... we'll see if I manage to keep up)

I already have one jelly roll and some off white muslin to go with it.

Sarah

Polly said...

Sounds like fun! I've also always wanted to make one, too! I'm in!!

chloeandme said...

My first quilt along! yeah..Im so excited. Thanks:)

Sarah said...

Thanks, Rachel!! I am in!!

Maria said...

Okay I am in. I started a Postage Stamp Quilt over two Years ago so MAYBE I will finish it.

Crafty Mama said...

I just love my pinwheel sampler, so I am totally in! :-)

Patti said...

Okay I know I'm really new at this but count me in too please. I think I'll get loads of cutting practice.
Thanks for this
Patricia xxx

Erika said...

i'm in!! using anna maria horner fabrics :)

Amy said...

I'm so there!! Now to choose fabric?:)

Nicole Anderson said...

I'm in .. just ordered my jelly rolls - they are coming to australia .. so I will be a little behind depending on when my fabric arrives .. thanks Rachel

Sorcha girl said...

I'd like to join this quilt along; however, I'm new to the blog...what does it mean to grab a button?

Thanks for your patterns.

Jacqueline said...

I <3 this idea! It looks like fun, but alas, I dont know that I can afford to participate this go. Single income family and all that. So, enjoy ladies! Cant wait to see what y'all come up with! <3 <3 <3

Melanie said...

I just ordered my required fabrics, so I'm in! I'm so excited, this is my first quilt along! Thanks for hosting!

Joyful Wanderer said...

I am going to give it a go. I think all I need to buy is the solid. I will probably use up Christmas FQ's and scraps.

Teresa said...

I'm in!! I have been wanting to make a postage stamp quilt!!

Cindy said...

I had so much fun with the pinwheel quilt along that I am definitely signing up for the postage stamp! I'm in! Thanks, Rachel!

SarahB said...

Count me in! I already know which jelly rolls I'll be using (I've had them for over a year just waiting to be used!) so I just need the backing and the binding! Looking forward to it! :)

Ruth Wright said...

I'm in! I'm so excited. This is my first quilt along. Can't wait. Will be fun to see what everyone makes. Awesome coupon for FQS for our jelly rolls too!!
Thanks for doing this!! Ruth :)

Amber said...

Any idea if a design roll with 24 WOF strips will be enough for this?

Susanne said...

I am with you! :)
Just ordered two Jelly Rolls.
Best wishes from Germany!
Susanne

Mama Mel said...

I'm in! I can't wait! I also love the postage stamp quilts and jelly rolls probably make it easier! :) Going to order some fabric now!

Shellie said...

one of my goals in 2011 is to use up my scraps and this is perfect! I'll be making my own jelly roll (even though these beautiful new fabrics are soooooo tempting!!!)

thx Rachel!! :)

Alex Duenkel said...

I just got my jelly rolls at FatQuarterShop so I am in!
Thanks, Rachel!

Becky said...

Oh, I have a Central Park jelly roll just waiting for me to decide what to do with it. And with 14 yards of Kona Ash I think I can make my own solid jelly roll - hee hee!
btw - does finished just mean the quilt top? They aren't shipping yardage of Central Park yet so I wouldn't be able to back it.

Breezy Bree said...

nooooooo, why do you have to do this to me, I have a million and one quilts to finish and then this is posted...*sigh*...oh well it will make a beautiful baby quilt :)......runs of to fabric shack!

Liz C. said...

Ooooh, I am so in! I have a William Morris Brackman jelly roll from the last batch of those she did, and I'd LOVE to see how that turns out with this. Now for solids...

plima said...

Joining! I ordered my Pure jelly roll and Bella white jelly roll. Can't wait to get them :D

...Is there a way to subscribe so I get an email notification when you do a new Post, Rachel?

Sarcastic Quilter said...

I'm in. I don't know how I will find the time but I cannot pass this one up!

Off to go shopping now. :) Hmm, mabye I'll double the size and give it to hubs for the bed.

Teri said...

So excited!!! I have been looking for a quilt a long since the new year came. This looks perfect! Now I gotta decide what jelly rolls to order! There are so many I love!!

crickets said...

In in! Just ordered my fabric - so cool about the discount! Thx!!!!

Cathy said...

don't have a clue what I will be doing but I want to play along too

Kim G said...

I am going to try to do this one! Thanks! Loving this Sunkissed fabric by Sweetwater!

vanree said...

I'm in, too. But is it allowed to use scraps?
xo Vanree

sue said...

I'm in. I hope we are allowed to use scraps, becuase that what I plan on using. Thanks, I"m looking forward to this. It's will be my first quilt along.

Wendy said...

Rachel, I so loved your last quilt along, I have to join this on, especially since I've always loved the look of a postage stamp quilt but wasn't brave enough to start one on my own :) But I'm sticking to my self-imposed moratorium and using my existing stash ... happen to have a couple of sweet KT jelly rolls to choose from and now an excuse to use them!! You rock, as always, Rachel! Thanks!!

so-crazy said...

I'm in this looks like fun.

Renee said...

I'm in! I know I won't be able to keep up--January is super busy! However, I look forward to tagging behind :-)

Holly said...

I happened to stumble upon this! I'm in, though I don't have much hope of finishing in January. I bought a Christmas jelly roll, so it would be great to finish a project for NEXT Christmas so early :)

Betty said...

Count me in!
I had just decided to make a 81-patch (times 9) quilt!
All for practising the 1/4 iinch seem.
Yep, I'm in.

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

Awesome Rachel! I'm in! Can't wait to get started! How do i "grab the button"?

The Pink Chick said...

I'm in!! I love the postage stamp quilt! Can't wait to get started...after I decide on which jelly rolls to use. Thanks; this will be fun!

Caro said...

I'm in -- I've already found what I need at my LQS -- yeah for me!

Willing Hearts - Busy Hands said...

Sounds like a great idea! I'll be joining you!
Mrs. Hearts

Marlene said...

I'm in! Just ordered my jelly rols, Thanks!

Kelly said...

I'm in! Can't wait!

Keeper of the Skies Wife said...

I'm IN!!! Not sure what jelly rolls I'm using yet. Oh the choices!!!

S said...

I would like to join this I will have to see if I can get ready in time. I have wanted to do one of these for some time too, A group may encourage me.

Lissy said...

Found the perfect bright jelly roll and have plenty of white for my solid, so count me in!

Hope said...

Love it! I am so in!

Sara said...

I'm in! My friend Kim told me about this. I have another quilt along that I'm starting in February (Heather Ross), so I hope I can finish this up before then! I think I've decided to use the green/purple Tufted Tweets colorways.

Janice C said...

What a great way to start off the new year! I'm in.

Cindy said...

Jelly Rolls ordered! I'm excited to participate...this is my first quilt along.

Jorie said...

Oh I'm in! I might have a late start, though, ordering my jelly rolls tonight :)

Stephanie Zito said...

Oh I'm in too! This will be my first quilt along! Now, to decide to use a Jelly roll from my stash or order something new. I adore the Sunkissed your using! Thanks so much for hosting this quilt along! I'm looking forward to it!

Brie Henri said...

I am So in!

Rhanda said...

Yes! I just ordered my jelly rolls from my favorite online store, Fat Quarter Shop. I saved $18.30. That is half of a reg. priced jelly roll. Hmmmm... another order?

Libby said...

I'm in. Lovin' it already.

Kelli said...

Okay, I'm in, but I'm using scraps instead of a new jelly roll if that's cool. I already had a bunch cut for a different project, but I like this one better...
And I'm committed to finishing this time as the pinwheel sampler ended up being a no-go. I will finish!!

Christina Gilman said...

I promised myself I would join in on the next quilt along when I missed the Pinwheel Sampler last year. I've ordered my fabrics, and I'm in!

Jenbug said...

I'm in, it's going to be my first quilt along and I'm super excited!!

Esther said...

i'm in - can't wait to start!!

Judy said...

I'm in, my first quilt along. Love it!

Jennifer said...

Yeah! Can't wait. :)

Donna said...

I'm in. Looking forward to it!

Donna
dsharper258@msn.com

jezibels said...

Im in for sure! Half the fun is picking out the colors!

Millie said...

Sounds like so much fun. I am in!

Eleanor said...

This is too cute to pass up even though I have 2 half finished quilts. I will be using my stash. I just hope that I can get my strips cut straight.

Maria said...

How exciting! If I have the time I might actually have to join my first quilt along!

Don't you just love the sunkissed line? It's just so beautiful!

TJM wanna be quilt artist said...

I wanna be in...yet having troubles getting the button?

Heather Stewart said...

I'm in! Have your button/link on my blog and my fabric on the cutting table.

bgcranberry said...

I'm so excited - I've been wanting to find a project for my Martinique jelly roll - this will be perfect. Thanks Rachel

Joyful Wanderer said...

I just purchased three jelly rolls coz I couldn't make up my mind. Half Moon (black/white), Spirit (brown, pink, turq, green yummy) and A Breath of Avignon (red, yellow, blue retro looking).

Oh my.

Cori said...

I am so excited for this quilt along! I've never done one before but I've been wanting to do a postage stamp quilt for a while--perfect!

Jennie said...

What a coinkidink - I just got a sunkissed jelly roll and a white bella solid roll in the mail today. They were intended for other projects, but I like this one a whole lot!

Jenn said...

I'm going to try my best to keep up! I won a moda prize pack from the Stitchin' Heaven twitter party on new years' eve so I'll probably use whatever comes in that! I have another kelly roll sitting here in my stash as an alternative, but I'm eyeing Fresh Floowers, too...*sigh* so many choices, such little time!

Lynne S of Oz said...

Evil temptress. I won't have enough time to get fabric from the States so I'll have to use stash! (gasp!) But oh some of those jelly rolls are tempting...
I think that means I am in!

Wendy P said...

I'm in! Looking forward to it!

SoozeM said...

I'm in! Placed my order with The Fat Quarter Shop, if anyone else from Australia is wondering they can fit 2 jelly rolls and 2 charm packs into a single flat rate envelope, how awesome is that! I bought Oasis and Antique Fair, couldn't decide which one and I didn't know which plain color I wanted to put with it until I saw it in person so there you go :) Hope they make it in time!

Peach Rainbow said...

I think I too would love to try this.
But since I am new/beginner, can I aim for a baby quilt first, with the fabrics I already have?

Amanda said...

I'm in! I already have my jelly rolls ready.

Cindy said...

I'd like to participate, Rachel. I've never made one and would enjoy the opportunity.

Anonymous said...

My order from FQS will be here Monday. Can't wait to start!

SharleneT said...

My MIL used to give a postage-stamp quilt to her new daughters-in-law on their first anniversary. It was totally handmade and done from the husband's old shirts and dresses of his sister(s) and mother.(FQ memories!) I treasured mine and now my daughter has it. It's a great project and one you're going to love. Have also crocheted one from leftover yarn pieces. Long story short, it's for me to make another. I'm in.

Wendy P said...

Ordered and already got my Lila Tueller "Spirit" for this one! So excited. I am making the quilt for my daughter, who is a Friends Freak just like you, Rachel!

Showed her the fabrics and she is super excited too. Someday she'll want to make her own - I hope!!

Domestic Moose said...

I'm in. I went with batiks though. My LQS has awful jellyroll selection. I can't wait!

Jo said...

I'm in! Although I'll be cutting fabrics down (eeeeek) rather than using Jelly rolls, so I'd probably better get started! This is going to form one of the picnic blankets for our wedding this summer...

VickiB said...

I'm in! Now I just have to chose the jelly roll - I have three waiting for projects. I think I'll be using Pure.... I think.

Corners of My Life said...

What a fun project.

Deb said...

Count me in. I have a ton of jelly rolls to pick from, but I wouldn't mind doing this in Central Park. Might mean a shopping trip to the FQ shop!

iwillmakecrafts said...

ooo...can't wait to participate! just ordered the fabric...have one jelly roll but needed a neutral to go with it! woohoo!

patty said...

just order my jellyrolls from fat quarter. How nice for them to offer a coupon. I am using moda's lovely

Lexi said...

Oh my gosh! I will be joining in! I have organised a couple of friends in Australia to do it too. I am considering using my prized Verna stash, it's nail bitingly terrifying. I want to make it a bit bigger with fat quarters I have too. All that extra maths is doing my head in. I think biting the bullet and going for it is the only way. Thanks so much!!

die-fadenwerkstatt said...

I would love to join. However, I will not use a jelly roll but some of my huge amount of scraps.

Rachael said...

this looks great. could you use a honey bun instead of a jelly roll?
thnaks

Jacqueline said...

guess who just got a gift cert in the mail from her BFF?!?!?!???? YEP! That would be me! WOOT! WOOT! To Beverly's I go after work today! I am so freakin excited!

Willing Hearts - Busy Hands said...

I've got my fabric together! I've posted it at http://busyhandsquilts.blogspot.com/2011/01/postage-stamp-quilt-along.html
Mrs. Hearts

Marga (MarPie) said...

I like to participate too.
I have the fabric and start cutting the white fabric {it is not a jelly roll} on thursday and sewing the strips. Post pictures later.
Greetings from Holland,
Marga♥

P.s. Thanks for doing this.

Susan Fangman said...

Ok, I am starting late so need to get a move on. I will be using a Bliss jelly roll I already have. But I love the Fat Quarter Shop, and am excited about the discount, thanks!! I think I will order a couple of jelly rolls to make one later.

Kerri said...

Can I still join. I would love to if I can .

Eileen said...

I'm in! I would love to join in...but, I can't buy my fabric until monday... but, I'll sew like crazy to catch up and post on flickr, too! :)

TJM wanna be quilt artist said...

I am in just waiting for my supplies to arrive yet...

Launie said...

I'm in, getting a late start though. Went to the LQS tonight and picked up a jelly roll in Punctuation. So cute! I am hoping to make this for my sis' baby.....

Ann Marie said...

Oh a postage stamp quilt was on my list to do, what better time than now to get started, with others to cheer me on!!! Yippeee!

elfqueenof5 said...

I am just getting started. Ordered my rolls. Hope I can catch up!

Ana's World said...

I'd like to try!

bethanndodd said...

I wanna play along! I hope I can catch up...Feb 1st is really close!!

Sarah said...

Okay, my jelly rolls just arrived. Kona solid in brown and Spirit by Lila Tueller.

Rhonda G said...

I just found this wonderful little challenge, Wow, it sounds like fun.
I've never done a postage stamp quilt before. count me in. I'll order my fabrics today. : )

Ako "Bell" Shiffer said...

Obviously behind schedule, but I'm IN :) I'm waiting for the goodies from FQS. Thank you for this wonderful quilt along project. Can't wait to start (but I must wait....ummmm that's tough!!!)

thecuriousquilter said...

What fun! Looking forward to seeing what people make.

I am already working on my own postage stamp quilts #5, 6, & 7 at the same time! #4 had 4096 pieces in it. I LOVE to make them, I use 2 inch squares and go completely scrappy, as in practically no duplicates.

I call these quilts "Big Hugs" and the scrappy ones are like I Spy quilts. See one at http://thecuriousquilter.wordpress.com/2010/09/19/another-big-hug-finishing-feels-great/

Being already buried in little squares, I will pass on your jelly roll quilts, but am glad to see anyone else catch the postage stamp 'bug!'

- Mary, The Curious Quilter

Susanne said...

I'm getting a late start :D

I linked your button on my blog!

Stephanie said...

This sounds super exciting! I'm wiggling in my seat right now cause I can hardly wait to get started!!! Yippee! I seriously love jelly rolls and have been waiting for a really great quilt along. This is it! I hope I can keep up with it!

I'm going to try posting a link to this on my blog. I just recently starting blogging and have become a little bit addicted.

FunnyLadyInRed said...

To Lisa, who responded in early January:

A "postage stamp" quilt is a quilt comprised of small pieces, usually 1" finished or smaller. You were thinking of a "Charm" quilt when you said the pieces all had to be "unique."

For an authentic charm quilt, you may only use each material once in the top.

Hope this clarifies things for you.

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