Friday, June 6, 2014

Selvage Saturday

So excited to make up a couple of samples for a quilt buddy's booth at an upcoming quilt show. As I helped organize her fabric bundles, and other drool worthy ware for her set-up, I came across this book:
Save the Selvages!

I've been fascinated by selvage projects and hoarding collecting the colorful edges till I found a worthy project.    I flipped through this book and it was hard to choose just one!   For time sake, I selected two easy projects I knew I could quickly finish up for her.

When working with selvages in the past, my created fabric turned out curvy and and impossible to get flat.   One great tip in the book worked wonders for getting my work to lay perfectly flat: foundation piecing.

Once I got to working, it was so much fun, churning out these darling projects became almost infectious!    It was hard to stop.   I can't explain this fascination - it might be the explosion of colors -  but who am I to argue.   Once I completed the samples, I knew I would have a hard time parting with them, so I just keep on going, and going, and going.

I've collected quite a selvage stash.  As I was sewing, a little bulb went off in my head.    Die cut shapes are another fascination of mine, and I wondered what would happen if I combined the two.    So here are few giant selvage hexies!

I have a few ideas of how to build a quilt around them, though it will need some tinkering.   Stay tuned to see what these lovelies turn into.

So if you see these little gems at a quilt show soon, give them a little wave,  OK?

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