I've long admired postage stamp quilts, and love how you can use up and feature favorite scraps! While a whole quilt is a bit daunting, when I got a request for some pillows with the same feeling as my scrappy hexie pillow, I thought postage stamp blocks would be an easier way to get the same look.
While I love the results, that "easier" idea was somewhat misguided.
"After all," I thought, "I could use a machine to piece the squares together!" I picked out some of my favorite fabrics, finding most of what I needed from scrap bags.
288 2" squares later, I wasn't so sure about my design choices. While chain piecing was a breeze, cutting took SO MUCH time. Finding fabrics, counting to make sure I had enough, pressing scraps, and cutting out individual squares was much more time consuming than I anticipated.
All that cutting--worth it!