Saturday, July 19, 2014

Postcard Quilt

When I saw this quilt over on Debbie's blog, it was one of those "drop everything and make it" kind of moments.  Back in April, I spruced up the downstairs bathroom, and I wanted to make a small wall hanging to match.  This pattern turned out to be exactly what I was looking for.
It's a very clever idea, the big colorful prints being the front of the postcard, and the text fabric representing the back.  I forced myself (ha!) to buy a few fat quarters of text print, and the rest came from my stash.
I was surprised at how many pieces of fabric I had on hand, that matched this colorway.  My stash bucket is kind of like Mary Poppins' bag.  Remember in the movie she reached way down into the bag and then slowly pulled out a floor lamp? (At least that's how I remembered it) That's my stash bucket!
Anyway, I hung the quilt in the bathroom, and it finishes it off nicely.  Definitely worth waiting 3 months to figure out what was going to go on that wall.
You can find the quilt tutorial here, and then go look at the others that were made in the flickr group. Each one is unique!
Thanks Debbie, for a fun quilt!


  1. GORGEOUS! I love it. And I love the orangeness of it. It looks great on that wall with your other black and orange things. Perfect.

  2. It looks perfect in that spot, beautiful job.

  3. It looks really good there!
    Have a nice weekend

  4. It looks perfect right there ; )

  5. Oh how fun! It turned out soooo nice! I love the focus fabrics you used...

  6. love yours! I see we bought a few of the same text FQs for our postcard quilts!

  7. It looks so perfect there, well done. I have this feeling that your fabric stash lives in a bottomless cupboard, chock full of wonderful things. :)

  8. What a great quilt for the bathroom!!


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