Wednesday Sewing Room Report


I finally started in on my long term selvedge project.  I've been saving them for a while and had a little metal tin stuffed full.  Amazingly I used them all up on this big star block.  This block is huge, like 24" or so.




I always thought I'd do a spiderweb design, but when I saw this, I knew that was the answer for me.  But Y-seams?  Scary!!




This one didn't turn out so great...





Aaaahhh... much better.

I made up my own template by using my six inch ruler for width and then drawing 45 degree angles.  But there are plenty of free patterns for this, like here.  And Jacquie of Tallgrass Prairie Studio has a great little tutorial on how to sew with selvedges.

This is one quilt that I plan on eventually making into a BiG quilt.  Once my little tin tub is full of selvedges again, I'll make another block.  I've always wanted to have a few long term projects on the go that I could get out and work on when I had a few moments here or there, (hahahaha, that's what life is mostly made up of right?)




Another currently abandoned project...



A monthly block for the Fresh Modern Bee.




Two blocks for the do. Good Stitches bee.




My month to make the quilt in this bee was January.  I have the top all sewed together and am currently working on the back.  I'll show you soon.  It's one bright and happy quilt!

11 comments:

  1. Okay, I think I'm going to try out your star. It is just beautiful.

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  2. Wow, that selvage star is so gorgeous!! And I love the idea of a longterm project like that, awesome idea :)

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  3. that selvage star is beautiful! Not that I'm obsessed with selvages or anything---I just posted my selvage spool quilt today. :)
    http://aroundtheblockdesigns.blogspot.com/2011/02/wip-spool-play-is-finished.html

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  4. Love it! Everything. Will have to make myself one of these sometime.

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  5. That selvedge (by the way, how do you spell selvedge? salvage? sellvedge? selvage? salvedge? selvege?)anyway, it looks fun... but I don't have a tin full of all those 'brand name' fabrics! boo hoo...

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  6. Beautiful! Love the blue background on your selvage star!

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  7. I love everything. Your style is GREAT!!! The selvedge star is something I long to make someday.

    Pamela.Adams62@gmail.com

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  8. your entire blog is so bright and happy - as is your work. I love the star and the bee blocks. sigh... I think I need some white blank spaces in my house..

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  9. I LOVE that selvage idea... never heard of it before but it's just plain cool! :)

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  10. That is such a great idea to use your scrap selvedges! Maybe I should keep all types of scraps from now on. :)

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