Monday, March 22, 2010

Can't Stay Away From Those Selvages

The quilt that I was struggling with in this post is now finished. It doesn't have a name yet...


Would you believe that there are about 2 to 2 1/2 yards of selvages in each block? That means that at least 72 yards of fabric gave their lives so that I could make this wallhanging for my sewing studio. And I still have a lot more left!

I used a quilt-as-you-go method that I mentioned in the earlier post and it worked OK for this, but I won't use the method again. Too many issues.

The back was pieced with various scraps in my stash...(don't look at the long ugly crooked black stitching -- that was one of my issues with this method...)

The fabrics and selvages are all so much brighter in person...and the quilt is really more square than the photos show...

Thanks once again to all my quilting friends who have supplied me with selvages...

22 comments:

Jackie said...

Anya, Just beautiful!! I love, love, love the quilt. So well coordinated with the colors. Gorgeous!

Scarlett Burroughs said...

Your quilt turned out so pretty! I love it so much I linked to it here

http://quilting.craftgossip.com/ta-dah-selvage-wall-hanging/2010/03/22/

Warmest regards,
Scarlett Burroughs
Quilting Editor, Craft Gossip

Barb said...

You definitely need to send this to Karen over at The Selvage Edge. She is featuring my screen bag today but this is fantastic!

karenfae said...

such a cool looking quilt!
Karen
http://karensquilting.com/blog/

Melissa said...

I adore clever re-uses. And this is more than clever, it is really quite a lovely use of what many throw away. Thank you for sharing.

Millie said...

Love your selvage quilt! It's beautiful!

Needled Mom said...

Wow....it is gorgeous.

Sara said...

Wow Anya! It's great!

Osage Bluff Quilter said...

I love the salvage quilt blocks. some day I hope to have enough salvages to sew them into something!

Rene' said...

This is great Anya! Thanks for sharing the statistics of how many yards of fabric were used to get that many selvages. Very colorful!

Mary on Lake Pulaski said...

It is gorgeous in the photo Anya and I would love to see it in person. It will look great in your sewing studio. Glad you dealt with the issues and finished it!!

Selvage Quilter said...

Anya, what a great quilt! This reminds me of the one that Linda Robertus of Brisbane, Australia made. Her sashing strips were red. Thanks for the warning about using the quilt-as-you-go method. You did such a nice job.
Karen

Papgena Made It said...

So beautiful!!
I would call it 'windows'!
That was the first thought on my mind whe I saw the picture!
Open windows with beautiful curtains drapping in the wind!

Heather said...

It looks great. I have been saving and don't know what I am saving for, but continually see wonderful ideas such as this.

Kim D. said...

Hi Anya, Your quilt is fantastic, love the selvages.. The backing is so cute it could be reversible. My friend made a tote bag with her selvages. The center comes together in a diamond shape and it looks so good I'm saving my selvages to make one as well.

Vivian said...

Appreciate the warning about the Q-as-you-go method. I probably would have used it.
Pretty, pretty quilt -- I like the back almost as much as the front. Love you statement about the # of yards that gave their selvages for your quilt. Puts it into perspective nicely!

Linda Robertus said...

Hi Anya, I love your quilt! I didn't find the QAYG method such a bother - better than quilting a queen sized quilt!

Gabi said...

Hi Anya!
Your quilt ist sooo beautiful! It is also a great idea how to use the selvages. ;o)
With kind regards from Vienna,
Gabi

Linda said...

It's a great idea to arrange your selvages in color groups like that. I love it. And thanks for the tip NOT to make it as a QAYG.

Sara said...

I love your selvage quilt. It's beautiful. And I love the selvage postcard I just received too. Leave it to quilters to figure out a creative way of using something intended to be thrown away.

Quilter Kathy said...

This is fabulous! Love the design and the colours, and the backing...very happy! I feel the same about the quilt-as-you-go method. I am working on one and not loving it! Finding is especially difficult to get the blocks to line up.

gkpatch said...

bonjour
tout simplement magnifique, j'aime beaucoup gkpatch