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I didn’t plan to make a postage stamp quilt, but it seems that’s what I ended up doing.

I knew I wanted to do a black and white quilt.  I already had a great mix of black & white and black & off white geometrics.

I knew I wanted to bind it in a bright color and this blue jumped out at me from the shelf.

I started out by cutting 4 1/2″ squares, but they were too big for what I had in mind.  I ended up cutting each of them into quarters.  I loved the look until I started to stitch them up – all those little corners to match up.  I randomly stitched blue corners on some of the blocks just to add a little color.  I was afraid I was going to run out of blocks so I decided to add the blue cross to use up some space.  I’m so glad I did.  I think it makes the quilt top much more interesting.

I didn’t have a plan for the back until I was wondering around the shop with the blue under my arm and spotted Kate Spain’s Central Park line.

It’s machine quilted with an old gold thread.

I didn’t want it to be too  structured since the blocks were already arranged in a strong grid.  I decided to go with a wandering diagonal.  I didn’t use guides so that the stitching lines would have a bit of flow to them.

It’s listed for sale over at etsy and big cartel.