Monday, January 11, 2010

A SELVAGE WALLHANGING

This is my new "selvage" wall hanging.  I 've got to say I had soooo much fun making this.  It is totally liberating to create something and not be hampered by seam allowances and cutting shapes.  I was inspired to do this by Karen Griska at her Selvage Blog.  There are such interesting projects made from people all over the world.  My hanging is 38" X 38" and consists of 64 4" blocks.  Everyone should try something made from selvages and even if it's only a pincushion.  I took the time to actually read the selvages and it brought back alot of memories.

11 Sew wonderful folks left a comment!:

Happy Cottage Quilter said...

Your quilt turned out beautifully. I love to visit Karen's blog and see all of the creative things made with selvages. Who would have thought?

Exuberant Color said...

that is one of the prettiest selvage quilts that I have seen. I have a lot of short pieces to that would work wll in 4" blocks. I might just start making some blocks as a long term project.

Sharie said...

The quilt is terrific. I would never have guessed what you could do with the salvages of fabric. It eye catching.

Jackie said...

Wow, I agree with Wanda! I love this, just beautiful. I think you have just made me add another to my long list of to do's!

Inigo Flufflebum and d'Artagnan Rumblepurr said...

That is so pretty!!! (but it really needs a cat on it)

Threeundertwo said...

We're supposed to save them? Oh dear.

I agree that this is one of the best selvage quilts I've seen. I also agree it needs a cat's approval.

Selvage Quilter said...

Lynne,
What a stunning selvage quilt. I'm surprised that you got so much detail in little 4-inch squares. Great Job!!
Karen

Nadine said...

wow!!! Do you use the blank selvage's with no writing/dots - it seems most of mine are not as interesting as all the ones in this quilt!!! Fantastic work :)

Jill said...

Fantastic! I love it, and especially love the border! I really love selvage quilting and love reading Karen's blog for inspiration!

Ruby said...

Pretty! I like how you did the border. Great idea!

Jenny said...

Hi there

Greetings from New Zealand. Your quilt looks wonderful, well done. Congratulations on appearing in the selvage blog, so many inspiring ideas there.

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