Monday, April 14, 2014

4th Selvedge Quilt

Well, I have come to the conclusion that I will never use all of the selvedges that I have saved for the last 15+ years!!  BUT, I'm gonna try!  LOL!  When I bring quilting fabric home (or it arrives UPS!) I wash it, dry it, strip the selvedges, iron it and store it by color family. That process has worked for me for a long time!
This is what I am starting with for this project......
.... And I got them from here!  And this isn't even in my sewing room!
I am going to make another Star quilt, but this one will be totally scrappy stars. They will be 6" finished blocks sewn with telephone book pages. If you have never used these, you MUST give it a try. It tears away so easily leaving no tiny pieces to pick out. Just remember to use a short stitch length. 
Here are some of the darks I have in my stash......

I'm liking it already!

I have all of the 144 blocks done. All the rows are sewn and now to press all the seams open, then I will sew the rows together. 
By the time we move I will have lots of quilt tops to quilt when we get settled in!
I am linking to Design Wall Monday at Patchwork Times, so stop by and see what others have on their design wall this week!
I am also linking to Linky Tuesday at Freemotion by the River. Be sure to check out what Connie and others have been working on this past week.


Tuesday........
Just wanted to show most of the finished top! The first row of stars is hanging on the other side of the stairway banister! I will take a better pic when it's not so windy outside.


And here it is using the Waterlogue app. I love this app!



4 comments:

Valerie Reynolds said...

I'm loving it! Had to stop by and meet ya! Since I've only been quilting for 4 1/2 years...it's hard to imagine what my scrap pile will look like in 15 years! I added myself as a bloglovin follower. :)Val

Teresa in Music City said...

Wow! You really have tons of selvedges! I've only just begun saving mine and using them in a few projects. I love how they add a touch of sparkle with other fabrics :)

Connie said...

All the blocks are selvedge strips? Wow!! I really like this......wonder how many I have...Thanks for sharing.
Freemotion by the River Linky Party Tuesday

Nancie said...

You have a fantastic storage space for your selvages and your quilts are beautiful. So far, I've only made a pin cushion with my selvages.
I'm going to try the phone book pages as a stabilizer.