Friday, May 13, 2016

Modern Selvage Quilting Blog Hop


GIVE AWAY CLOSED! 
Welcome to my stop on the Modern Selvage Quilting Blog Hop. I was so excited when Riel asked if I would play along on her blog hop. Anyone who knows me, knows how much I love selvages! Well, I may have finally met someone else who "sees the selvage" with as much enthusiasm as I do. 

Riel has taken the selvage to the next level. She offers three ways of piecing selvages, that are not only practical, but genius. I love how easy the photos and illustrations are to understand. The photo above uses all three methods of piecing. Not to mention,  how cool is that medallion quilt?


Most folks think of selvage quilts in the typical string style blocks. I happen to love those as well, but Riel turns it up a notch with the accent of adding an additional selvage to the middle of the block. See in the photo above? Fun, isn't it?

The book includes all kinds of projects from pin cushions, to home decor and even Christmas ornaments! The sewing room valence is fun and the Pick A Color Pillow is really cheery. 
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But this is the pattern that really spoke to me. I love these arrows. It's like they don't know which way to go, and that is something I can relate to very well! 

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Here I've cropped a single block from the "Which Way to the Fabric Store" quilt and think it would make a fun pillow. This block could easily be enlarged or reduced. A tiny arrow would make a cute mug rug don't you think?

Don't miss any of the stops on the blog hop! Remember, there will be a winner from each blog at the end of the tour. C&T will mail books to US winners and e-books to international winners. 


May 10 Riel at C&T Publishing Blog
May 11 Cindy at Live a Colorful Life
May 12 Yvonne at Quilting Jet Girl
May 13 Diane at Butterfly Threads Quilting
May 16 Krista at Poppyprint
May 17 Casey at The Studiolo
May 18 Leanne at She Can Quilt
May 19 Sandy at Upstairs Hobby Room
May 21 Riel at The Q and the U

To enter my give away, just comment telling me if you've ever made a selvage quilt or project before. I'll choose a random winner on May 21

Thanks so much!
Diane


85 comments:

  1. I have a large bin of selvages and am looking for another project. I've made a jacket using selvages and have another selvage blocks in progress.

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  2. I started my first selvage quilt a few months ago, loved it & want to enlarge it now !

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  3. I have never made one yet, but I have a bin full of selvages just waiting for inspiration. This just might be IT! Thanks for the giveaway opportunity!

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  4. I have never made one yet, but I have a bin full of selvages just waiting for inspiration. This just might be IT! Thanks for the giveaway opportunity!

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  5. Not yet but am still collecting selvages in by bin below the cutting table. Soon come.

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  6. I have bought her book and it's incredible !

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  7. Wowza! Those are beautiful quilts. I have never made a selvage quilt before and had no idea it was even possible. I'll have to start saving those selvages instead of throwing them away.

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    1. This is me, Lisa Wysocki....... I'm working on getting my google profile to not say unknown!

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  8. I have not made a selvAge quilt before. I have made a block- think I need to start cutting salvages before slicing into my fabric.

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  9. No, I've never made a Selvage Quilt before. I certainly have the selvages but just can't decide what I want to do with them.

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  10. I've never made a Selvage Quilt before. I always feel guilty when I throw the selvage away. Now I know what to do with them.

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  11. i have not made and selvage projects yet but I do save them for a future project. I like Riel's work and the book would be a welcome addition to a quilter's library.

    tushay3 (at) yahoo (dot) com

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  12. no i have not made anything with selvages yet. just started collecting them last year. I love the pincushion though. your arrows are so fun. this would make a great pillow.
    quilting dash lady at comcast dot net

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  13. I've been collecting selvages for years with the intention of making something, but haven't yet. The book looks like it may be the inspiration I need to get going!

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  14. Hi Diane....I have been collecting selvages too, just like so many others, and I too love the arrow project...the other fun part of a blog tour is getting inspired by new friends...can't wait to take a look around!! See you on the 19th

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  15. I have yet to make anything with selvages - I have started a new collection of them and hope to work with them someday soon.

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  16. I have neve made anything with selvages but this hop has convinced me to start saving them.

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  17. I've made one tiny project with selvages but I would love to try more! :)
    churcae(at)auburn(dot)edu

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  18. I have not as yet made anything with selvages. I have, however, thrown away so many. I think I will start saving them for a project now. chocolatewiskers@aol.com

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  19. LOVE the Medallion Quilt! I have not made a selvage quilt yet, as I have not been saving many selvages. But now that I think about it, I have 1000s of yards of fabric, so I guess I could make one without any trouble. All I need to do is cut the edges off all my stash!!

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  20. I've made lots of smaller things, but never a full size quilt! However, I'm stocked up and ready!

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  21. No, I haven't used selvages, but the arrows, what a fun pattern and Janet, so much fabric, where do you start to look? That sounds like every quilter's dream.I would love to have all that in my cupboard/s.

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  22. HI,Just a beginning quilter and I'm saving them.Sounds like a fun project! Thanks for the book giveaway! msstitcher1214@gmail.com

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  23. I have made several selvage quilts and pin cushions! I love working with selvage!

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  24. i hav made one selvage quilt, a Halloween mummy! It turned out so cute.

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  25. No I haven't but i have a bag full of selvage to whip something up soon.... happyness04431@yahoo.com

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  26. I'm working on a string quilt with selvages...sandra7779@comcast.net.

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  27. I saved my selvedges before but then I gifted them away. I'm saving them again...someday I'll get to make a project!

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  28. I save my selvages but haven't made a selvage quilt yet. I'm sure this book would be a great inspiration. Thanks for the giveaway.

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  29. I think I tried to make a pin cushion, but I didn't cut them wide enough, so it was a bit of a flop.

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  30. I'm intrigued, but never knew how to start. I'd like them in a tote bag.

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  31. I've never tried a selvage quilt project, but they turn out so beautiful...I've put it on my to-do list!

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  32. I've never made a selvage quilt. Looks interesting though.

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  33. I just started saving selvages! I hope to make something when I get a a good stash built up!

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  34. I have yet to make a selvage quilt, but I have small stash ready to go! Thanks for the chance to win.

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  35. I have never sewed with a selvage or made any projects. I have started saving selvages - not sure I even cut them correctly. I have some older ones without the special color code icons and not sure if you use those in projects or not. Need the book.

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  36. I can sure relate to multi-directional arrows, lol! I have been saving selvedges for years & have only made a couple little projects, including slippers for myself & dear hubby :)

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  37. Love the idea of using selvages. The arrows are great. I have been saving selvages, but have not started anything yet. This book looks like it has a lot of great ideas.

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  38. I haven't made a selvage quilt yet, but I have a big bag ready for when I do!

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  39. I haven't made anything with my selvages yet but soon my pile should be large enough.....

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  40. I love strings quilts and find them fascinating! Selvages add another level of intrigue! Thanks and look forward to ordering your book :)

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  41. I started collecting selvages a few years ago, but I haven't made anything with them yet. I need to finish up a few UFOs before I start something new. Thanks for the giveaway!

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  42. I feel as though I have been saving selvage forever. It's time to start a project, I'd love to win the book.

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  43. I've never made a selvage project, but lately I've used selvages to make tiny tags for projects. This book looks like it's full of clever ideas, thanks for the chance to win!

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  44. I have not made anything with selvages.

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  45. I love to sew with selvages. I have made several quilts and bags with them. they are quite addicting. I would love her book to see how she proceeds with her projects.

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  46. I have been saving selvages for a long time and have a nearly full bin, but I have not sewn with them yet. Now is the time!

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  47. I had always given my selvages away but finally decided to try something for myself. I have since made a selvage pincushion-love it!

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  48. I had always given my selvages away but finally decided to try something for myself. I have since made a selvage pincushion-love it!

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  49. I have not. Had been giving selvage a to a friend, then started thinking of trying a selvage project. Now, I'm inspired.

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  50. I have not made a selvage quilt. My most common usage is to tie up tomato plants inthe garden. Gasp! However, I rarely find a selvage pretty enough to keep (probably because I buy lesser $$ fabric.)

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  51. As a newbie to quilting, I haven't gotten that far yet, but very interesting and a great way to use up scraps!

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  52. I've never used selvages, but that's about to change! LOVE your arrows! Think I'm going to make one for my studio.

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  53. I love the selveges quilt! I've been collecting selveges, but I haven't made anything with them yet.

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  54. I have indeed made some selvage projects. I love making mini (or even mini mini) quilts with them!

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  55. No, I haven't made a selvage project but now that I am tuned into such clever ideas I have some selvages saved and ready to go.

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  56. I haven't made on yet, but I am saving selvages for one! I love the arrows!!

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  57. I have never made one before but would love to try x
    Iain.ross30 at gmail dot com

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  58. I have made an apron, oven mit, tote bag, and a large quilt from selvages! i am in the process of making a miniature quilt now. love them!

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  59. I started a selveges quilt with about eight blocks, but haven't finished it. Love the projects in this book.

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  60. I've made a king size quilt, a wall hanging and several pin cushions from selvages. You said she "offers three ways of piecing selvages". I only know one way, I think I had better get this book!

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  61. I've been collecting selvages, but haven't used them yet.

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  62. I have saved selvages for a long time and have a healthy stash of them. The only project I've made is a mini wall hanging sporting my One Word for 2016. It was made entirely of selvages, even the letters and binding! I think it turned out great.

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  63. Hi Diane! I'm a Diane and it's cool to meet you and explore your blog.
    Currently I'm fascinated by fabric arrows and feathers...love your selvage arrows and yes, the point to the fabric store(s). Putting together a backing for my first "arrow" quilt so a complimentary arrow pillow is in order. Thanks for sharing!.

    schimmel(dot)db(at)gmail(dot)com

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  64. Hi there. As a fellow Canadian, I've watched Riel for some time. If you haven't read her book "The Town that Drowned" you should. I'd love a copy of her book although I've never done any selvedge sewing. Perhaps the small projects will be what I need to get me going.

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  65. I've never worked with selvages at all.

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  66. I have made a few. My favorite is my Whooville Christmas quilt. I would love a copy of her book!

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  67. I have no clue where to even begin!

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  68. I have not made a quilt using selvages; however, I did use some of my selvages on a tote. I entered my tote for a contest using "text" prints. I think it turned out cute. Thank you, peterstankovich@comcast.net

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  69. I save all my selvages and used a few on mug rugs but nothing larger

    clemonssarah7 at gmail dot com

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  70. I've been trying to remember to save the selvages as I am fascinated by these examples of what to do with them!

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  71. I have not made a selvage quilt but have a bag of them that I have saved over the last year.

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  72. I have been collecting selvages for years, but not made a project with them, yet.

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  73. I have been collecting, but not made anything yet - so I would love to win this book!

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  74. I am saving selvages and need a plan! This book would be great!

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  75. I have never made a selvage project before, but I've been saving them up for a while now so I'm ready to try a project! This book would make choosing a project easy!!!

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  76. Yes & can't wait to make more!

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  77. I made a very large pincushion with selvages from my Dutch Wax African fabrics for an artist who was giving a lecture about those type of fabrics. They were very happy to receive the gift.

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  78. I haven't made a selvage project yet. Am looking forward to trying one!

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  79. Wow I love that first quilt with the grey background! I have made small projects like pin cushions and mug rugs, but I have enough now to tackle a bigger project.

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