Sunday, June 30, 2019

Postage Plus

Last year, I was part of the book tour blog hop for the book Modern Plus Signs by Cheryl of Meadow Mist Designs and Paige of Quilted Blooms.  I made two versions of Message in a Bottle for the hop but knew I would use several other patterns from the book.  Postage Plus calls for lots of 2 1/2" squares and I grabbed my drawer of I Spy 2 1/2" squares and started one as my leader and enders project.  And now it's finished!

This was a fantastic project for scrap squares and I'll make it again.  Mine is slightly shorter than the original pattern; I cut out one repeat of solid stripes.   The greens are Kona Emerald and Kona Lime. I used anything and everything that was in the I Spy scrap pile. 

Finishing Postage Plus was my one monthly goal for the motivational link-up with Patty of Elm Street Quilts.  It was also on my list of projects needed for my PhD (Projects Half Done) with Quilting Gail and was #13 on my list of Q2 finish along goals.

This will be a donation quilt.  I have not yet decided where I will start taking kids quilts now that my Project Linus chapter has shut down, but I'll want to gather several before I make a delivery anyway, and this is the first finish since my chapter closed.  I think it just screams "cuddle with me!"

And, since it's Cheryl's pattern, I'll link up with her favorite finish linky party.


  1. There is so much to look at in this quilt! I'm sure a lucky little someone will love it.

  2. What a great finish, Emily! I think it will be very pleasing for some little to cuddle under while looking at all those I Spy fabrics.

  3. What a great setting for a postage stamp quilt! Thanks for linking up with Elm Street Quilts One Monthly Goal and congrats on your finish.

  4. This is such a fun pattern! And your I-Spy squares make it super fun and interesting, Emily!

  5. Great ideas all around - a postage stamp eye spy! So many of the quilts from that hop were terrific. Congrats on making your goal!

  6. Very bright and fun! Congrats on another finish. You are getting much closer to your PHD.