Margaret Zenk is a quilter from East Islip, New York. (I wonder if she lives near the Great Gatsby.) I love this spiky spinning star selvage quilt! Here's what she had to say about it:
"I've been quilting for almost 30 years. When I saw the book it unleashed something in me. I already had a sizeable stash, but now I see fabric in a totally different way. If I have to choose between two at the store, I buy the one with the nicer selvage. I look at FQs to see if they have selvages. I've asked my machine quilter to dig through her trash. I took apart an old apron because there was a selvage that I couldn't resist. I have a large box filled with selvages, even after making 4 quilts. The box weighs 9 lbs."
"I bought this pink striped homespun for $1 per yard and wanted to do something fun with it. I settled on a spinning stars design. Your blog devotees will appreciate that it doesn't take a lot of selvages to do this one. It's similar to the red zinger without the third edge. If you rotate the stripes like I did, you will get real movement. I saved some time by using a glue stick rather than pins to hold the selvages in place before stitching. Final size is 55 x 71. I haven't quilted it yet, but I made a 20" block for the back because I didn't have enough of the pink bubble fabric."
I love how it's a close relative of the Red Zinger! And I'm going to try using a glue stick too. I hope I remember to avoid sewing over the glue!
Below is Margaret's Gold Zinger. She chose gold to go with the rick rack that she wanted to use. It's perfect, don't you think? Did you know you can machine wash and dry a selvage quilt and nothing bad will happen? It's true. There are before and after photos showing this in the book "Quilts from the Selvage Edge."