Tuesday, March 20, 2012

The very LAST post.

This is my LAST post about this one!!!
You won't have to hear me drone on about it anymore.
I started putting 2" squares together here....
It seems like it was FOREVER ago.

This quilt is FULL of my scraps...
It's also FULL of blogland LOVE.
Some of you sent me little 2" squares to include
and I was able to use ALMOSt ALL of them!
I takes a LOT of 2 inches to make a queen sized quilt..
Let me TELL you!!!

I had to go out and BUY fabric for the backing!
I've been trying sooo hard to stay away from NEW fabric.
It's WAY too tempting.
You can see I had trouble making up my MIND about which fabric I liked BEST.
Can you see the lines of quilting???
No puckers!!! Woo Hoo!!!
I DO need to hand stitch the binding down....
but I KNOW when that's done I'll be
SLEEPING under it IMMediately. more posts.

I've had a few CELEBRATIONS with this quilt.
The day I had it ALL pieced.
The day I finished quilting it...
I'm celebrating with an APPLE dessert.

1 can of apple pie filling.
6 or so green apples - peeled and sliced.
Put these in a 9x13
Sprinkle box of yellow cake mix over the apples.

Melt 1 1/2 Cubes of butter (3/4 Cup)
Drizzle over the dry cake mix.
Sprinkle with nuts (I used sliced almonds)

Bake 350 degrees for 45 min.



  1. great finish. I like the white diagonals. I've made several quilts from two inch squares and I know exactly how much piecing that is. congrats!

  2. Oh Beth, my mouth is watering just looking at those granny smith apples! I'm sure your dessert was delicious - but not as delicious as Finishing an Awesome Quilt! Well done, it's lovely!

  3. It is a beautiful quilt! I think I did send some squares. That is fun!

  4. YUMMMM to both the quilt :D AND the apple dessert. Love your quilt, Beth. You are such an inspiration, and I love how you continually whip up quilty deliciousness. Hugs.

  5. You can show that 2 inch square quilt everyday.....I just love it :0)
    Did you tell us how you basted it?
    It looks fantastic Beth! I hope it gives you the sweetest dreams.

    Happy Sewing

  6. Wahoo!!! Excellent. I know how you feel!

  7. Kim: I basted with Fusible batting and a few safety pins. ;)

  8. Looks wonderful Beth!!! Congratulations!

  9. Beautiful quilt, and you can show it as often as you want as far as I'm concerned! I love the recipe, too, can't wait to give it a try - but just how much is a cube of butter?

  10. I really like this one. You inspire me to do something similar.

  11. Hi Beth. This quilt looks awesome. I've enjoyed every post that you pulled it out, added to it, made pictures of it, talked about it ... And each post inspired to make and reminded me that I wanted to make a postage stamp quilt. Only I'm thinking of making one with larger squares, like maybe 2 1/2" squares. haha.

  12. Woo Hoo! You go, girl! Congratulations. Watch out. I'm going to finish mine too, so keep watch!

  13. Well done Beth. I only wish I could say I have finished my 1 1/2" Postage Stamp. but alas NO.......
    You have done a wonderful job to finish it and the quilting is really great.

  14. I've been inspired to make a scrappy quilt, it will be in 10 inch (ish) blocks and I want to try different blocks with the odds and ends that don't really go together - I know it will be warm and cosy when it's done.

  15. I absolutely love this quilt, Beth! Now that you're done with it, why don't you send some of that patience over here; I would love to make one of those scrappy quilts.)

  16. Delicious finish and celebration. Thanks for sharing the quilt and recipe.

  17. I would be celebrating too. It is gorgeous!

  18. Congratulations! All of your hard work and effort were definitely worth it.

  19. Congrats on a big achievement with your scrap quilt - it looks great! Thanks for the apple cake recipe - looks easy and yummy

  20. That is an amazing quilt. Have you counted the number of squares, and are they 2" finished size? You def have stick-to-itive-ness.

  21. I'm working with 1.5" squares right now, but they are pieced into a block with lots of white. I am wondering if you sewed the squares into grids before assembly?

  22. I am so inspired to keep on with my postage stamp now. May not make a queen, but will try to do a princess at least. Yours is magnificent! Cuddle up now....

  23. WOW - what an accomplishment! Now go rest those eyes & enjoy your apple dessert.

  24. You scared me ~ I thought you were going to stop blogging!!! I LOVE your quilt. Maybe I should start one :-)

    Barb in Sioux Center, IA

  25. Amazing scrappy beauty! How could you post too much about that quilt. Really lovely, and a fun back, too.

  26. Your recipe reminds me of one I have called "Dump Cake." It's done the same way with cake mix and butter, but instead of large amounts of apples, it calls for cherry pie filling and a can of crushed pineapple. If you try it, lemme know if you like it.

  27. Wonderful, wonderful quilt!! A great accomplishment.


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