Yesterday, my hubby’s cousin received a belated birthday/Christmas present from me via UPS! My second Postage Stamp Quilt – Dancing Nines, 1,728 Charms! Jeannine was on my Bucket List of quilts to make and I was excited to give it to her. And coincidentally, she’s having surgery this week so it’s also a long distance hug from us.I love scrap quilts and Quiltville is a great source for them! This quilt is based on Bonnie Hunter’s free pattern called Dancing Nines. I chose to use my collection of postage stamp 2″ charms from The Curious Quilter swaps and I didn’t add the borders. I loved quilting this with freehand orange peel in the nine patches and big pebbles in the sashing.
I’m ready to start my third PSQ if I can decide on the next pattern!
As 2014 comes to an end, I’m thankful to those who have partnered with me to finish their projects and looking forward the many I have waiting for me to start in 2015!
My longarm year in review:
66 customer quilts+20 charity quilts+12 my quilts+2 quilt easy videos=a great year!
We’ll see you next year!! You can like, follow and check up with me here, too!
Happy New Year!
Not my bags for Houston!! It’s hundreds of 2″ charms ready to mail next week! Have you signed up to swap? Check out The Curious Quilter for all the details!
What am I going to do with hundreds of new charms? Keep sewing charms quilts, of course! Here’s a link to my first completed PSQ, which I love!
My PSQ #2 is a Bonnie Hunter Dancing Nines pattern. I love this one, too! Sewing nine patches is so therapeutic!
It won’t be long and I will be packing my bags for Houston! See you there!
What’s on the design wall? The beginning of my second Postage Stamp quilt! The design is a Bonnie Hunter pattern called, Dancing Nines. While it may not be a traditional PSQ, I wanted my PSQ #2 to be totally different from the first. I’m using my swap charms so every charms is unique.
I love it!
The nine patches sew together fast as leaders and enders or as mindless sewing, my favorite!
Check out Patchwork Times for other Design Wall Monday projects!
Thanks! Linda 🙂
I’m done! A big thank you to Curious Quilter for organizing multiple international swaps that resulted in my first Postage Stamp quilt using 3584 different 2″ charms. I love it! As I made the blocks, I used a light/dark pairing which resulted in a wave of color variations. I love the effect. I’ll have to challenge my 10 year old granddaughter to find a duplicate among the 3,584 charms. I don’t think there is one, but you never know!
The quilting is a simple freehand continuous curve, or orange peel. The finished block is 1 1/2″ so it was easy to do freehand without a ruler.
The batting is Quilter’s Dream 100% cotton batting and eventually I’ll wash and dry the quilt to make it even more wrinkly!
Now, the challenge is to decide on the design for PSQ #2! I’m having fun “pinning” ideas. Check them out here!
I’m linking up with A Stitch in Time July 2013 Finishes. Check out other finishes here. Thanks! 🙂 Linda
A big thank you to my postage stamp charm swappers! With 500 new charms, I’m ready to design the next quilt. I’m searching and pinning ideas for the next PSQ. Do you have a suggestion for me?
My first PSQ is almost ready for quilting. Each charm will be quilted with continuous curve or an X. I’m excited to fit it into my quilting schedule. Would it be weird to use up all my partial bobbins of thread in random order? We’ll see what happens!
Thanks!!! 🙂 Linda