Monday, June 8, 2009

Artful Whales from Selvages!


Akiko Kunst of Massachusetts made this amazing whale, an incredible piece of selvage art indeed! The black button eyes are perfect, as are the color windows (they look bubbly).
Her friend Cathy, owner of the Charlton Sewing Center in Charlton, MA has been saving selvages for Akiko and she's wondering what Akiko is doing with them. Just wait 'til she sees this! Bravo, Akiko!
I'd love to see Akiko write a book showing how to make a variety of soft sculpture selvage creations, wouldn't you?

21 comments:

kerrykatiecakeskeb43 said...

This whale is just a delight!
Hugs,
Kerry

Miss_Oakden said...

OH wow this is absolutely amazing, I love the thought process as well that has been in to put an opening mouth on him!!

Love it!!

MonFilRouge said...

this is fabulous! Just makes me smile

Barb said...

I have to say, this is my very favorite selvage project so far. Sure wish there was a pattern for him!

blushing rose said...

You gals amaze me what you do with these selvages! Clever & cute! TTFN ~ Marydon

Quilt Rat said...

FANTASTIC!

The Quilt Buddy said...

I know someone who would love to have that whale!

Thanks for sharing!

QuiltChick said...

Moby Dick is alive and well...and made of selvages! How cute!

kwiltmakr said...

Those are just too cute!

lil said...

oh wow, this is unbelievable

kimbuktu said...

Your whale is absolutely adorable!

2ne said...

This whale was just emasing.... Great, i love it :-)

Jodie said...

oh he is just too cute - love it!

Akiko said...

My whale looks so lovely in your blog! Thanks, Karen!!

NadineC said...

OMG! The "bubbles" are perfect for this piece of art! How wonderful - it's absolutely selvage-amazing :-)

Joanne said...

Very clever and cute.

SewCalGal said...

Very cute whale. Cute because it is a whale, cute in design, cute in color, cute because it is using salvage edges.

But the problem is now you have me wanting to make one. Where do I find this cute design?

SewCalGal
www.sewcalGal.blogspot.com

RagamuffinQuilts said...

Super cute! What a talented lady!

Tatkis said...

It is SO cute! Wonderful!

jacquie said...

this is freaky cute!!!

Valerie said...

This little dear was featured in April/May 2010 issue of SewNews --- you can download the pattern here: http://www.sewnews.com/articles/Salvaged_Selvages