Diatom Postage Stamp Throw
2023 Finished Quilts

Diatom Postage Stamp Throw {Finished Quilt}

I am squeaking in with my finished Postage Stamp (setting) Throw (size) version of the Diatom quilt that I made during the Diatom quilt along today. Today is the final day that blocks, pieced quilt tops, or finished quilts can be added to the Diatom Final Linkup. Thank goodness I got it done just in time!

Diatom Postage Stamp Throw

Diatom Postage Stamp Throw

My husband and I went camping over the weekend, and we got a few photographs of the Diatom Postage Stamp Throw quilt at Plaskett Creek Campground. The nights were chilly, and we used it and 3 other quilts on our bed to stay warm and cozy at night!

Diatom Postage Stamp Throw

Diatom Postage Stamp Throw

I backed and bound the quilt using the same fabric I used for the background (Moda Bella American Blue*). The quilting was an all over stipple or meander using 50wt Aurifil  2210 (Caramel). You can read more about my thread auditioning in my Diatom Quilting blog post.

Diatom Postage Stamp Throw

Diatom Postage Stamp Throw (I promise, this is a *slightly* different photo than the one above!!)

Ideally, I would already have the quilt washed and dried so I could tell you how large it finished after the first wash, but I have a lot of technical editing work to dive into this week and a camping trip to to unpack from. Also: how is this already the last day of July?!?! Have a great week, everyone.

UPDATED 7/31/23 at 4:20 PM Pacific: I’m working through my to-do list! I got the quilt washed and it measures 52″ wide by 68″ tall after the first wash. Now, back to technical editing!

Linking up with the Diatom Quilt Along Final Linkup, Needle and Thread Thursday, Finished or Not Friday, and Beauties Pageant.

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16 thoughts on “Diatom Postage Stamp Throw {Finished Quilt}

  1. Eva says:

    Lovely end of a work! You take quilts in a tent while camping? This sounds intersting to me. I would be afraid to get it dirty or something else in a tent. However, what a ton of work to do it. The description of the camping place mentioned „poison oaks“… are the trees dangerous? Love the colour of the foto… matches to the quilt!
    Sounds you could enjoy your weekend! Yes.. heading up into a new week!
    Enjoy it and make the best out of it.

  2. I love your colors! There is something wonderful about taking a quilt camping… they *are* meant to be used, r ight?

  3. Fabulous quilt! Good you could get away for a camping trip and relax before diving back into work.

  4. patty says:

    Wonderful quilt. Those fussy cut bits are the best!

  5. The fabrics, the design, I like everything about this quilt – and the on location photos are great! I have the curved design on my bucket list of “someday makes”. It is a great pattern!

  6. Liz W. says:

    Wow that is so beautiful! And I don’t even know what about it but it *really* reads like a postage stamp! It has sort of a vintagey feel too, but in a really good way. Stunning job!

  7. I really love your version and the photo shoot is icing on the cake. I think the prints and the time to fussy cut made it all the more special. Hooray for a great QAL and sneaking your own finish in just at the end.

  8. aquilterstable says:

    This turned out beautifully! I especially love the punch of those dark circles and half circles on the perimeter. Really lovely!

  9. Wanda says:

    My friend, you have done yourself proud! Your quilt is beautiful and I am so proud of you. Love. Wanda. 🙂

  10. Danette says:

    Beautiful! The curved piecing really adds to the design. I love a nice-and-cozy camper quilt!

  11. Susan says:

    It’s gorgeous! I’d love to do it, but too much on my to-do list at the moment, but will keep it in mind. Take care & hugs.

  12. Kate says:

    I really like the two color fabric choices in this version. Thank you for a very fun and educational quilt along. Good luck with all the technical editing and unpacking this week. Hopefully you still have some time for stitching.

  13. Jinger Snapp-Laplace says:

    Your work never ceases to amaze me Yvonne! I’m so glad you guys are continuing to enjoy your outdoor adventures on the mainland with your beautiful quilts 😉

  14. Anne-Marie says:

    LOOOVE the quilt!

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