Thursday, June 15, 2017

It's a Top! Selvage Yard

Selvage Yard
84 x 84
It's a top for now


I was going to use the Sunshine and Shadows log cabin layout but since I ended up with an uneven number of blocks across and down (7) I decided on the Fields and Furrows layout. 


I didn't notice until I took this photo that the last block is not turned properly.  And so it goes...I hate ripping especially if it's a scrap quilt. 


I used lots of selvages but still have a box of them...at this rate maybe enough for two more quilts. When I first started saving selvages long long ago I barely left any fabric on them so lots of these selvages are very narrow. So it took lots of selvages and lots of thread to make it around one twelve inch block. 

I had a lot of fun reading the selvages as I put the quilt together. It doesn't take much to amuse me, I guess.   


For the block centers I used some 4.5  inch pieces of sewing related fabrics I had leftover from some other projects. 


And ooops! I see a few little holes here and there where selvages didn't meet that I need to fix. 

Now...how to quilt?...how to quilt?    But first I need to figure out what to use for a backing. 

21 comments:

Monica said...

Love it! Reading the edges and remembering all the great fabrics is the main part of the fun with these, I think. And I recognize a couple too! You almost inspire me to start saving them too...

Julierose said...

this just goes to show HOW MUCH fabric you have..hahaha;*))--just sayin'..
beautiful selvage /salvage(lol) quilt--love the themed centers, too..
hugs, Julierose

Alycia Quiltygirl.com said...

That is just amazing!!! I love all those little pieces, and the memories!! What a great quilt!

Nancie said...


Love your Selvage Quilt. I like how you included a small square in the center of each block. I too, made a quilt top with selvages a couple of years ago, which I plan to send to the long arm quilter.

Terri said...

How entertaining! Someone is going to spend lots of time reading the selvages and looking at the center squares. Love it.
Hugs

Cathy said...

Three cheers for an amazing effort and grrrrreat quilt! It's beautiful. I've learned that one needs to be extra vigilant when sewing selvages together. And I also trim off any fuzzy selvage ends to keep them from tricking me. I would suggest a slightly dense machine quilting on it (hand quilting would be out of the question!) to aid in preventing any new gaps created by wear and tear.

cspoonquilt said...

Very cute! But so much sewing with those narrow pieces!!!

Linda said...

Great quilt. Love the sewing themed centres.

---"Love" said...

Amazing! ---"Love"

Angie said...

Love it! That's an amazing amount of selvages! I second Cathy - fairly dense machine quilting.

mangozz said...

Your selvage quilt is awesome! I can't imagine how much fabric you must have used to end up with so many selvages. It must be very heavy and stiff. Do you think you will keep it?

margaret said...

this is the first quilt I have seen made form selvage pieces wow. I just though mine away!

Nicky said...

Looks like you have used lots of fabric to have all these selvedges! Very scrappy indeed - using every last bit! I imagine it might be quite thick in places so what about tying instead of quilting?? Thanks for linking up to #scraptastictuesday

LIttle Penguin Quilts said...

That is a lot of fun, Cathy! It will be a quilter's I Spy! Love your idea for the centers!

gayle said...

Wow! This really brings home how much fabric you have and use - these are just the edges! Like I said, Wow!

Karen in Breezy Point said...

That's a lot of stitching--looks wonderful!

Mystic Quilter said...

What a stunning quilt!! Nothing nicer than using scraps for a Log Cabin quilt.

Kaja said...

I love how this has turned out - and just had fun spotting one or two fabrics that I've used too.

Tami Von Zalez said...

Interesting way to use selvages. 90% of my fabric is thrifted so I rarely have selvages. My fav part is if the selvage is dated so I can tell how long mystery quilter held onto it.

Emily said...

This is beautiful! And I like that it's a quilt with built-in reading material!

Kathy S. said...

Wow, that's a lot of salvages!