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Thread: selvages!!!

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    Senior Member Jaynie's Avatar
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    My quilting best friend recently came and spent 3 days at my house & we worked on string quilts from "selvages only". We had both been saving selvages for several years and decided it was time to do something. We started by emptying one of the two tubs of selvages on the cutting table. In the pictures you can see that after making over 35 nine inch block (some cut in 1/2 for borders) it did not appear that we had made much of a dent in our stash. After she went home, she called to tell me she has added about twice as many blocks to hers so far and I am working on four borders for mine, each in a different color. As you will see in the pics, it is still in the design stage on my design wall. Searching for & seperating colors in the mountain of selvages is quite a challenge. "Seams" as though we both have many more selvage projects ahead of us. This is a blast and goes really fast.

    the pile of selvages before we started making blocks
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    here are 30+blocks & 1/2 blocks....so far, plus the pile of selvages still on the table
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    still building colored blocks for borders, as you can see on the left it has a blk/wht border, then orange,red & purple
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    Super Member sewjoyce's Avatar
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    Love the quilt!! Looks like you'll have enough to make a couple more quilts :-)

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    Very Impressive ! Love the look of the selvage quilts :lol:
    Sharon

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    Very interesting, you have a lot of patience :wink: :D

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    That's neat looking. I'll have to look into that pattern.

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    That really looks nice. I couldn't imagine what one would looked like with just selvages.

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    I am flabbergasted! Wow that is one huge stack of selvages to sew up! Your quilt looks really neat though done in the stip piecing like that. Nice studio but the way.

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    Lovely! What is that teriffic looking "nine" patch (black, pinkish and white) on the left side of your design wall?
    Quilting? Embroidery? stained glass? Applique? My mouth is watering....

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    Super Member Sharon M's Avatar
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    WOW! That is quite a pile of salvages to work with, a big undertaking. I am impressed with the working area, design wall, big TV, Love your space :D

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    Amazing. Your both have a lot more patience than me. We have a girl in our guild that makes things from one or at the most 2 inch wide strips or blocks. I would pull my hair out. You certainly got your money's worth from those selvages.

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