08 May 2010

... and having fun with selvages



Quilt top is 24" by 40" and is sewn on foundation. This is my first go at using these mostly 1.5" wide strips. I'll keep cutting and saving them, great way to show of your favorite designer and fabric line...

This one was intended to be used under my sewing machine to protect my dining room table. Will it ever be used like that? We'll see - maybe I like it too much ; )


Do you save your selvages? There is this lovely blog with lots of inspiration for you...

Have fun!

20 comments:

wishes, true and kind said...

Wonderful quilt! I keep saving my selvages :)

Andi said...

Stunning Marit!!

sewtakeahike said...

I save mine too Marit! I just made my first selvedge block today, that's so funny! We're "on the same page" apparently!

Mishkat said...

That's gorgeous! I really like the colors you chose. You should send a picture to Karen at the Selvage Blog - I think she will really like it.

Pat said...

Your work is most beautiful, my dear friend. Thank you for sharing. Happy Quilting!

Cathy said...

This is beautiful Marit, fabulous job. I think it needs to be kept and shown off! Thanks for the link, I haven't made anything with selvedges, but I really admire them. xo

Janet said...

I love it Marit, it's gorgeous and thanks for the link.

Jackie said...

Marit, I just love it!! Beautiful and bright, you just can't get any better!

shellysquilts said...

Hey Marit, It's beautiful! Happy sewing!

Selvage Quilter said...

What a beautiful selvage quilt! Great collection of selvages too. It makes a nice souvenir of your quilting projects.
Karen

Karen said...

I just started sewing selvedges onto a base piece of fabric. It can be addictive. I think one quilt piece will be all I do with them, though.

Quiltefia said...

Hei!! Mere fint fra deg!! Jeg har også begynt å spare på disse kantene. Imorgen har jeg fri, og har skumle planer om å klare å sy litt!! Hilsen AnneKari:-)

Katy said...

wonderful!!!

Lucy Locket-Pocket said...

It's gorgeous! What pattern are you using? Lucy x

belinda said...

Great quilt Marit....yes, I save my selvages too. I have a drawer full!!

Nanci said...

Do you want some more? I have some saved somewhere...1 1/5" nope, not gonna happen for me! I'm too many thumbs!

Deborah said...

Beautiful!

Tiffany said...

No I don't. But now I will...fabulous idea! You've changed me ;)

Evelyn said...

It looks great! Love how all the colors coordinate! I do save my selvages, but not for myself - I send them off to a friend who loves to quilt with them. I'm happy to have at least one less type of scrap in my stash. ;-)

Stephanie said...

Love your selvedge strings. What a pretty project.