Tuesday, June 30, 2009
I really like that block. Click on the photo in the sidebar here at the Selvage Blog to see how easy it is to make fast flying geese (in case you don't win).
Monday, June 29, 2009
Sunday, June 28, 2009
"Thank you" to Angela Milliman, owner of Bunny's Designs for these awesome selvages! They will go front and center in a special project.
Visit Angela's website to see more: www.bunnysdesigns.com.
Saturday, June 27, 2009
Friday, June 26, 2009
Below is "Oh-Cherry-Oh" by Me & My Sister Designs from Moda. I have lots of 1940-1950's-ish fabrics in my stash, and I'll add these to the mix to make some string quilts. That's the original plan anyway. We'll see what happens!
Thursday, June 25, 2009
Jill says this goes to show that a small selvage stash is no excuse for not making a selvage quilt.
Wednesday, June 24, 2009
Did you visit Jocelyn's blog yesterday? (She made that pretty doll apron on the dressmaker stand.) Her blog is: http://happycottagequilter.blogspot.com/
Tuesday, June 23, 2009
Visit her blog at: www.happycottagequilter.blogspot.com.
Monday, June 22, 2009
Sonya of Australia says this is her new favorite thing. It's worth going to her blog just to catch her enthusiasm about it: http://www.sagoontuesdays.blogspot.com/. Great find, Sonya! Thanks.
Here's the link to Lilla Lotta's Etsy store: http://www.etsy.com/shop.php?user_id=5283204
The variety of her tape inventory is amazing. Take a look.
Sunday, June 21, 2009
www.theperfectview.com. They are located in Moreland Hills, Ohio, and you can see them at shows like these around the country.
Thursday, June 18, 2009
Wednesday, June 17, 2009
This quilt is surprisingly quick and easy to make. Cut muslin foundation squares 12" x 12," or whatever size you like. Cut red squares 2 1/2." Place a red square in the center of a muslin square (by eye).
Cut the first selvage a little longer than the 2 1/2." For the first 4 logs, use selvages that have a white stripe so that it will be nice and sharp next to the red. Place it along one side of the red square, overlapping the red a quarter inch or so. Topstitch along the bound edge of the selvage. Moving in a clockwise direction, rotate around the center square placing and topstitching selvages.
It isn't necessary that the selvages be all the same width. Some blocks will have more or less "logs." The key is the placement of dark and light selvages. It might help to make a pile of darks and a pile of lights before starting. This is so relaxing.
Selvage quilts are machine washable and dryable, so this can be a useable quilt, not just a conversation throw. Have fun.
Tuesday, June 16, 2009
This is the state flower of Connecticut and Pennsylvania. I planted this little shrub a month ago on our building lot in CT, and took this photo to show you. I plan to plant tons of it.
Do you have a favorite flower from childhood?
Monday, June 15, 2009
Sunday, June 14, 2009
Saturday, June 13, 2009
Friday, June 12, 2009
Thursday, June 11, 2009
Don't you just love a mystery? I will try to get to the bottom of this pressing question and report back to you. How many of us have been sewing merrily along using Moda's Funky Monkey fabric, not realizing that there was something strange going on! Thanks, Kathy!
Wednesday, June 10, 2009
The little Humpty-Dumpty character on this tape caught my eye at a Quilt Show. I think it's called "Egg Cup." It will be very compatible with selvages. There are lots more designs, all at $5/yard.
Vendor "fibernotion" of 849 Union Street, Brooklyn, NY had an excellent display of tempting merchandise. See their website at: http://www.fibernotion.com/ for fabrics, fibers, notions aand crafts.
Tuesday, June 9, 2009
Monday, June 8, 2009
Sunday, June 7, 2009
Debra Posthumus of Terre Haute, Indiana has been thinking about selvages for a while. She finally harvested the selvages from her stash and made this large tote bag and three small zippered selvage bags (one is for her daughter).
Note the selvage covered button in the top photo, and the embroidered chick on the little bag at the bottom of the last photo (on the blue patch). Nice touches! I like how she pieced the bag, using selvages just at the top. Nice work, Debra!
Debra has a brand new blog: http://www.quiltchicksrule.blogspot.com/.