Wild Rose Postage Stamp Quilt






Wild Rose Postage Stamp Quilt.
By Julie Sebire of "Narioka" Australia.

Hello again, I hope you enjoy making my second project for the Bake Shop as much as I did.

You can also visit me at my blog narioka@blogspot.com.


One Wild Rose Jelly Roll.
Half yard for inner border and pieced back. (cream)
One and a half yards for outer border, binding and pieced back. (blue)
One and half yards backing fabric. (green ticking)



Unroll Jelly Roll. Cut all strips in half where they fold.
You will now have eighty strips.

You will use 72 of these strips for the quilt front, I used the remaining eight strips to make the pieced quilt back.




Before starting to piece this quilt, I did a little colour planning. I laid out the 72 strips in rough colour groups. I wanted to group the colours instead of having them all randomly placed. If you prefer a random look to your quilt just start piecing with your first 24 strips.

Using the Wild Rose range I've ended up with mustards and greens on one side (24 strips), lighter coloured prints in the centre (24 strips) and blues and reds on the other side (24 strips).

Arrange one mustard, one green , one blue and one red strip into the centre to help the colours blend across the quilt. Rearrange until you are happy with the spread of colour. (As above).



Take the first 24 strips.

Join together four strips at a time stitching down the long side. Repeat stitching next four strips together until all strips are used. Press .



Rotary cut sections across the strips, 2.5 inches wide, as shown to create your postage stamps.



Take all your four square sections and lay them out (above) to make up 12 blocks of 4 by 4 squares. Try not to have similar prints next to each other.



Stich the 4 x4 blocks together to form two large pieces: 4 squares high, 24 squares long.

This completes one third of the postage stamp piecing.

Repeat with the remaining two thirds of the fabrics.



You should now have six 4 x 24 square sections. (Two in reds and blues, two in the lights, and two in the mustards and greens). Join together using the picture above as a guide.

I have put two borders on this quilt. I used a cream one inch inner border (cut 1.5 inch wide strips) and a blue three inch outer border (cut 3.5 inch wide strips). I've also bound the quilt in the same blue fabric from the Wild Rose range.



My quilt back I just made up as I went along from what fabric pieces I had left over and the length of 44" green ticking from the Wild Rose fabric range.

I cut the ticking length ways slightly off centre and then made an insert 15 inches wide to make the backing the same width as the quilt.

The insert consists of

* A strip, 2 squares wide by 26 squares long made from the eight strips originally held aside at the start.
* Border both sides with a one inch strip of cream (cut 1.5 inches wide).
* Border each side again with 3.5 inch strips of blue (cut 4 inches wide).
* Border each side again with 2 inches of the cream (cut 2.5 inches wide).
* Stitch ticking to both sides of insert.

I find pieced backings are a great way to use scraps and be creative. They almost give you the effect of two quilts in one!

Quilt as desired.


One 56" square quilt, perfect for wrapping around you out on the porch!

Happy making!

Julie Sebire


35 comments:

Shawn said...

Wonderful quilt and instruction, I love it!

Annie said...

Beautiful pattern, thank you for sharing it!

Sandie said...

Love this! Great design and the color palette is soft and subtle. Love the easy to follow instructions too!

Barbara said...

Thank you for the guidance on blending the colors-wonderful tutorial!

Gra said...

I love the way you arrange the colors. Beautiful fabrics and great instructions, Julie!!!

Jennifer said...

The color arrangement is just beautiful! Love this pattern!

Jennifer :)

on vacation with di and Paul said...

There are just not enough hours in the day for me to absorb all these wonderful ideas. I am so grateful I found this blog.

Ellie-CraftSewCreate said...

Really pretty, so classic, love it!

Maggey and Jim said...

Love the softness it projects and great job..
Maggey

Muddling Through said...

That is a beautiful quilt and very clear instructions. Thanks!

Connie said...

Love this quilt. I absolutely adore that blue. thanks for such a great design.

Mimi said...

How do I ask Moda what the Cross Weave fabrics are made of? I bought a bundle and there is no note as to cotton or cotton/linen and they do not feel like just cotton.... Thanks

Mimi said...

Really like your idea of sorting colors for three "areas" and then doing the mixing of a scrappy quilt..... sorted but not labored over each piece.

Sherry said...

I love your postage stamp pattern. Your quilt looks beautiful in the Wild Rose fabric. The pieced back looks great too. Thanks for sharing!

rxm0m said...

Great tutorial, lovely quilt!

Angela said...

Mimi - The Moda Cross Weave fabrics are 100% Cotton. Thanks!

Ballygarrett Art Studio said...

I am always amazed at the quality of craft and skill that goes into really good quilting. This quilt is lovely.
I really enjoyed looking at it reading about it and discovering your blog too! Thanks.

a.niza said...

i like the way you have the arrangement to give the colour gradient effect. Excellent!!

fialka012 said...

Krásné...

The Knotty Anthropologist said...

Gorgeous quilt! I liked it so much, I adapted your pattern to use 5" charm squares so I could make a queen size quilt as a wedding gift for my fiance. Thank you for the inspiration, the original pattern, and the excellent instructions!

*~McGarys~* said...

I love this quilt! But I would like to make it queen size for my bed. Is there a way that you could give me what I would need to make that size? You can just e-mail me at ctn_mcgary@yahoo if thats ok. Thanks sooo much!

Julie said...

Hi McGarys. I've worked out the requirements and instructions to do the quilt in a queen size but your email address seems to be wrong. I've tried adding ".com" to it so hopefully you will receive it now. Happy stitching. Julie.

Foxglove said...

So very pretty and subtly vintage. I like the pieced backing too, it really pulls things together.

Brenda said...

Wonderful pattern and instructions. Another one to add to my to do list!

Manderley said...

Beautiful, I love it!

xo

Mandy said...

Bought the fabric today, so I will be starting this quilt shortly ... excited.

chookychick said...

Started this tonight - looking forward to finishing it and hoping it will look as good as yours!

Mary Beth said...

I loved this quilt from the moment I viewed it and have finished the quilt top. However, I am concerned because the amount of backing (1.5 yds) that was called for does not seem nearly enough, even with the 15" inset. There is no extra room to allow for the 4" needed to machine quilt this. Was the 1.5 yd requirement accurate? Thank you.

Julie said...

Hi Mary Beth, I'm sorry for any inconvenience but I didn't allow extra as I quilt on a domestic machine so don't require the extra allowance therefore just make the back a similar size to the front. Thankyou for bringing this to my attention I'll make sure I make note of extra allowances for quilting in any future projects. Are you able to make the insert wider to give the extra width? Julie. Ps. I'd love to see a photo.

Mary Beth said...

Thanks for your reply, Julie. I don't have any extra of the Wild Rose fabric, but could improvise. However, that only takes care of one of the dimensions - it would be wide enough but not long enough. I think I will just order 3 yards of some available Wild Rose yardage since that seems the easiest solution. Thank you for designing such a lovely quilt. Now that I'm more experienced, I will double-check fabric requirements before ordering in case I need to make adjustments.

Andrea said...

Please, please, please send me the instructions for the queen size as well! I am in love with this design!
andrea.mcdole@yahoo.com

Thank you!

Julie said...

Hi Andrea, I've just e-mailed you the instructions. I'm going to post the Queen size directions on my blog shortly for anyone else that would like them. I'll pop back here and add the link when I'm done. Happy making.

Julie said...

Instructions on how to make this quilt into a Queen size are now posted on my blog here.
http://narioka.blogspot.com/2011/03/queen-size-quilt-instructions-for-moda.html
Happy sewing.

Nessa said...

I LOVE this quilt pattern! Thank you so much for the instructions and the tips! I am just posting my finished product now! Beautiful!

Melissa McRae said...

I love this design so much! Where did you get the fabric?