Happy 224th Birthday to the United States Post Office, established in 1789!
I thought this would be a great day to show you
the envelopes I've made so far for my Easy Envelope Quilt.
And look what's inside each envelope - another color!
Each envelope ends up being 5" x 7" including seam allowances. I'm still not quite sure how many envelopes I'll end up with. I do know that I will add a 1" sashing of black to separate the envelopes.
I thought it would be fun to hang the finished quilt in my classroom, putting different poems in each envelope. A student could choose an envelope and read that poem for the day.
I think there are all sorts of other possibilities for this quilt. With Christmas fabrics, it would make a wonderful advent calendar, don't you think? Check out pattern designers Linda Milligan and Nancy Smith as they demonstrate how to make this easy quilt with Alex Anderson of Simply Quilts. (Note: Some people are unable to link to the video. If you're one of these people, try googling Alex Anderson Easy Envelope Quilt and see if you can find it this way.)
Do you still write letters that travel through the post office or do you send letters via email? Inquiring minds want to know! Answer in the comment section below.
You might also enjoy reading my previous blog post here.