Friday, July 1, 2022

Skimpy Scrimption Stars - A Finish!

Skimpy Scrimption Stars
aka Selvage Stars
It's a finish! 
60 x 84
Hand quilted

I was inspired by the above quilt c. 1880 in the Pat Nickols collection at the Mingei International Museum.  



I started making blocks back in December 2018. 

I used Corey Yoder's (Coriander Quilts) string star tutorial which was nice because I didn't have any set in seams to deal with while making these 8 point stars. 


I don't have a large stash so I try to make use of every little bit of fabric -- yes, even itty bitty pieces of selvages. Good thing I just love to sew with scraps!

I big stitch hand quilted with perle cotton #12 in yellow and in red. 

Be My Valentine...

...Giggles...

...Wildflower Serenade...

...and Love quilted right in.  It took me a long time to decide what to use as a binding. I ended up just alternating strips of the same red and yellow solids I used as backgrounds. 

A Day In The Garden and a single chocolate chip. What could be better? Quilting maybe?

Owls are on the back. 

And sew on...




18 comments:

grammajudyb said...

I like this so much! Thanks for the link to Corey’s tutorial! I’m off to check it out!

Chantal said...

Wow! What a fun quilt. Not something I would tackle, but I do enjoy looking at it. Giggles and a single chocolate chip ... cracked me up. Congrats! ;^)

Pat said...

your string stars are absolutely beautiful!

Alycia~Quiltygirl said...

Oh My Stars!!!
It is wonderful!!
and all that scrappy goodness just makes the whole quilt happy!!!!
i am with you - what gets better that chocolate, a day in the garden.... and of course a little quilting ;-)

SandyPA said...

What an awesome quilt! Good job! Thank you for sharing all those flower pictures recently. I've been enjoying your garden vicariously. Sandy at sewhigh.blogspot.com

Julierose said...

Such a wonderful selvage pieced quilt--just beautiful work on this Cathy!!
I am loving the yellow and red backgrounds--sets the points off so well. hugs, Julierose

Linda said...

Super project for your selvedges. Bright and stunning finish.

Quilting Babcia said...

Wow, just gorgeous! If I didn't use my selvedges for tomato plant ties, maybe... oh who am I kidding? Lol

gayle said...

I love it! I'll bet I could spend a long long time just trying to read all the words!

Quiltdivajulie said...

I have her tutorial and have sworn I was going to use it. Good for you for actually doing so!

Rose Marie said...

Wonderful quilt and beautifully hand quilted!

The Joyful Quilter said...

You did a marvelous job on staying true to the feel of the inspiration quilt, Cathy. Fantastic scrappy quilt finish!!

Jenny said...

That's such a bright and happy selvedge quilt, it's certainly saying, "I'm here, and I'm gorgeous, check me out". Bet you've still got plenty of selvedges left, I never get to the end of mine and I stopped collecting thing them ages ago.

Laura said...

Another wonderful quilt! Love the yellow and red background choice! :)

Mystic Quilter said...

Congratulations on a great finish! I just visited the link for the tutorial by Corey and now know how to use up my hundreds of 1" strings, thanks for the link.

Ivani said...

It is finished and it is beautiful scrap quilt, love also how you hand quilted it, Well done!!!

CathieJ said...

Your quilt is beautiful. I am amazed at the number of scraps you had to make all those stars.

Grams Jean said...

I love this! One of these days I'll be making one similar.