February 23, 2016

Selvage Time...

Brynwood Needleworks - Selvages

Quilt week is behind me and I have commissions that need my attention. I'm doing one thing differently this year. I'm going to set aside one day a week to work on "my" projects. I don't intend to be caught short on time for my own projects again, and I think this will help avoid that.

I've chosen Monday as my personal play day each week. Of course, I already have those UFOs that I'll be able to tackle right away.

Brynwood Needleworks - Selvages

I have an overfull basket of selvages, thanks to my own projects and the generosity and kind hearts of my sewing friends. My plan is to make a queen size quilt using these colorful pieces. 

I already have 41 - 8 1/2" blocks done, and after a little calculating, I need 79 more before I can begin my quilt assembly.

Brynwood Needleworks - Selvages
 
It's so much fun to make these blocks. As I sort, iron and sew,  I remember projects I've made using my own selvages, but I also get to learn more about my friends' tastes as I come across selvages that they shared with me.
 
This quilt will be a cherished addition to my body of work because of all the friendships that helped create it. This is one of the ongoing projects I'll be joyfully building on upcoming Mondays.
 
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ShirleyC said...

That will be a neat quilt, and probably very warm. I used my selvages to cover a small lamp a couple of years ago.
So are you sewing them to a fabric block? If so, do you sew each side?

Createology said...

When I learned to sew it was way back when selvages really didn't have all this beautiful information and design on them...sew...we used that edge of the fabric for a major seam that we knew wouldn't ravel. Your quilt blocks are really fun and will make a great quilt. You do have generous friends to share theirs with you dear.

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