Wednesday, September 12, 2012

The postage stamp

And here it is!! In all its square glory. I don't really think I can call it a postage stamp though, because they are meant to have tiny little squares (like, well, like postage stamps really). These finish at two inches, which isn't tiny.

It looks so simple and straightforward, and it was such a pain to put together in reality. I don't think there is an easy way to do it (or it would be out on the internet I'm sure) so I'm quite pleased with my self-devised 25-patch method. I can't decide though, to border or not to border? On the one hand, there's something nice and old-fashioned about no border, just finishing with the squares. On the other hand, they will be a grade-a pain in the arse to sew the binding onto, and there's every chance it'll go wobbly. Mmm, I will ponder. Maybe I'll just try border fabrics and see if any of them speak to me...

Here is a photo of the finished science project at the science fair. Not quite as polished as some - he outsourced the heading to his younger brother. I was going to object but then thought, well, if he can get his brother to do his homework, good luck to him. Not sure why he has his tongue hanging out of his mouth.


  1. bet you are glad the science project is over!

    the quilt looks very nice. i think i would put a two inch border of the red all the way around it and call it good. whatever you decide, i'm sure it will look nice.

  2. Ooh your quilt is LOVELY! I would keep it borderless. Staystitch the outside before quilting, and it will be a doddle to bind.

  3. Oh, he's very cute! Though possibly he has the light of mischief in his eyes. Wonder where he gets that from.