When I posted about selvedges a few weeks ago, I only scratched the surface of an interesting subject in the quilt world. Since then I’ve received some delightful emails – enough to share 😁!
Nancy sent me a photograph of a quilt she made using sevedges along with this note:
“I make quilts for women with crisis pregnancies and recently used some of my selvage blocks to make this 36×36 quilt backed with some pink plush backing. I love putting the blocks together and then figure out how to do the borders and sashing and backings.”
What a lovely quilt. I wouldn’t have thought to put selvedges into a charity quilt, but they really add interest.
Then Donna wrote to me that she made a selvedge quilt and entered it in the AQS Grand Rapids show in 2014. Here’s the story:
“It was a bunch of fun. I used a pattern by Karen Griska from her book ‘Quilts from the Selvedge Edge’. At first I didn’t have any selvedges. Friends started saving them for me and before too long I had 3 paper grocery bags full.
Her pattern was called ‘Red Zinger’ and it had a border of selvedges all the way around piano key style. I named mine ‘Red Zinger with a twist’ as my side borders were made with the scraps of the blocks giving a twisting effect.
I also made two tote bags as gifts for daughter and daughter in law.“
I think the selvedges really add excitement to this pretty pattern.
Next I heard from Vera. She is not a regular reader of my blog, but she was contacted by my friend Pat who asked her to send me photos of selvedge projects she’d made. WOW! Vera has taken selvedge quilts to a wonderful level!
Thanks for sharing your photos with us Vera!
Wanda commented on last week’s post to say that Debbie, the owner of the Quilted Moose in Gretna, NE, made a skirt from selvedges. I wrote to Debbie for a picture of her skirt and she responded with the following:
“I’m Debbie, the owner of the Quilted Moose and the maker of the skirt. Pattern is The Alberta Street Pencil Skirt by Sew House Seven. If you want to create a stir, wear a selvage skirt to Quilt Market! LOL!”
I love the green zipper in the back. The skirt certainly looks great on her! The Quilted Moose has a delightful website. To visit it click here.
I just might need to start saving selvedges!