It's no secret that I've loved selvage quilts for quite a while. This quilt called "Compost Piles" is one that I designed and was thrilled to have it appear in the American Patchwork and Quilting Calendar oh so many years ago.
See it in the publicity photo? It was the July quilt for that year. I had so much fun sharing this quilt and it's now available as a pattern in my shop HERE.
I knew I wanted to include a selvage quilt in my first book Scrap Quilt Secrets. And because I love designing selvage quilts using traditional blocks, I created this quilt called Gift Baskets.
STRIP QUILT SECRETS. This time I used two different sizes of a spool block and color coded the selvages to create different colored spools. It was a LOT of fun to make. I made another version of it using strips.
And then I made this fun quilt using an offset log cabin block. I shared a bit about the process here. But I'm not sure I ever shared the finished quilt. I finally quilted it using rulers on my longarm. It was a great way to practice straight lines going in different directions.
And I finished this quilt last year as well. I used some fun designs that I sized to fit in the background areas and quilted straight lines in the selvages using a ruler. Again, this was great practice on my longarm! It was one of the first quilts I quilted on my new Handi Quilter Amara.
I don't think I'll ever get tired of sewing with selvages. The selvages on new fabrics are so fun! The fabric manufacturers have gotten really creative with quotes and cute motifs on the selvages. And yes, I have been known to buy fabric just because the selvage is too cute to pass up.
Have you every made a selvage quilt? Leave a comment telling me why or why not. I would love to know your thoughts.
Enjoy every stitch!