This morning I boldly stated that I would google on this subject for ideas.
Since I found this "tutorial" on the subject, I decided to share.
So that you too can make a postage stamp quilt. FYI this is my very long term project. But I think that mine will alternate color with Kona Snow. Or Joann's cheap muslin - just not WOW or trying to do light & not-light. I'd rather just not use lights that to deal with that hassel. Oh & I think that It will grow by 16 patch until it gets to be "big enough." I am relishing the idea of mixing oldies, uglies, & newbies in with fussy cuts, bias cuts, & why did I make that cuts. My squares will be cut at 1.5 inches square.
FYI, Yes, I know that Gypsy Quilter just made one of these using hand dyeds (mine will include hand dyed scraps too.) & I also know that Jeanne is also revisiting this subject. All I can say is, "Great Minds Think Alike."
Funny thing that you can only learn through googling & actually looking at the different pages. The definition of a quilt pattern is fairly diverse. I have seen Trip Around the World called Postage Stamp Quilt as well as others that do not fit with "my" definition (like a 9-patch quilt). But it has been that way since the begining of quilt making. Case in point, in the 1930's my great grandmother made a Drunkards Path quilt. The tee-totalers (anti-drinking people) called the same pattern Patience Knot - I think.
This is my aim - although maybe not on-point. Funny this one is also called checkerboard. It is part of the DAR collection - wonder if I could make plans to see it in person... (One of those plans that I would make if I were to take a vacation to Washington DC, but as a "resident" probably not...)
Not quite sure how my googling got me here. When I was "into" that type of quilt, I toured this site regularly. My own feeble attempt is 1 block shy of being "done" (with the blocks). I still have books & grandiose plans to do one or two more - now that is funny considering that my first one is languishing.
A very simple version can be seen here - but the scalloped border is so sweet.
All of that & I have no definitive answer to me border question... Oh well, it was fun to look.