Thursday, February 25, 2016

Trying something new...

I've been sewing with selvages again. I really enjoy it but probably spend way too much time admiring each one. It's like a tiny trip down memory lane, remembering where they each came from and what they were used for. 

 I've wanted to make this block for a long time but only recently decided to try it with selvages instead of strings. I hadn't found a actual pattern, I've just seen this used in several ways in vintage quilts. So I simply marked my ruler and used freezer paper for making a template (because it's big enough). I jot down notes on the templates as I go.

I had a general idea what I wanted to quilt to look like, but wasn't entirely sure. I've had fun just making the blocks and moving them around on the design wall. I've got one border figured out but now I'm debating additional border options.

This might be why my quilts are always so dang BIG. Because I can't seem to stop, and I am not capable of coming up with a plan ahead of time. Oh well, at least it's always a surprise, and I love surprises.

Enjoy every stitch!


  1. I think working without a pattern makes for an exciting quilt! Have fun!!!

    1. It is exciting Kelly, especially when it works! LOL

  2. Love a lot your "trying something new..." ! :)

  3. Thats great! I love your selvage basket in your book!!

  4. Great use of selvages. And I have the same disease. Just can't stop adding on to my quilts.:)

  5. Your salvage blocks are very interesting and looks like you've been collecting for quite some time.

  6. Strings are so addicting to me. I've just finished 2, and almost got a 3rd string piece finished. And have 3 more in the works.

  7. I like this post. Sometimes we should trying new things. I seem that the selvage was great idea. I amuse when see your creations. :)


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