Thursday, April 26, 2012

Strippy Selvages

I've been bogged down lately with sewing things I HAD TO sew rather than what I wanted to sew.  I finally broke free and began a strippy selvage quilt.  I had an old quilt back that had been removed from a tied quilt and it was on it's way to the trash can when inspiration hit.  I washed that sorry old stained fabric, ironed it and cut it into 9" foundation squares.  I cut 1 1/2" strips from a cute red and white checked fabric for my center strips and pieced selvages out from there.  Any style, any color, as long as they were wide enough and long enough.  I tried to use mostly selvages with words.  Or dots.  Fun, fun, fun!  Here are the first four blocks trimmed (8 1/2") and laying side by side.

4 comments:

Linda said...

Strings are so awesome. But selvedge strings are the ultimate! Great job.

P. said...

That is really fun, and I love how the red and white check through the centers ties it together.

Nifty Quilts said...

LOVE it!!

judith lockhart said...

That is so cool!