Wednesday, December 8, 2010

Stunning Selvage Quilt from Texas

Quilter Liz Broussard from Houston, Texas calls this quilt "Salvaged Selvages Sloped." The selvages were given to her by a fellow Stashbuster (a Yahoo group). Liz used telephone book pages for the foundations. Talk about upcycling! I love the zig zags going on here. It reminds me of the rippling pattern of water in a swimming pool. And the quiet black border is perfect. Great job, Liz!

7 comments:

Stephanie said...

It looks like an optical illusion. Extremely different from any selvage quilt I've seen and very creative.

Linda Teddlie Minton said...

Gorgeous! Thanks for posting this. (I also always love her curved corners.)

Sharyn Mallow Woerz said...

Very nicely done. Karen, since using the selvages is so popular with some quilters, have the manufactures caught on? Are we getting more words/color dots closer together so we have more usable selvage. Hope that makes sense...I've been on the fabric wagon since 2001. If I ever get to buy fabric again, I hope the selvages better serve than the ones I'm getting out of my stash.
Sharyn

Poppyprint said...

phone book pages - that's genius! This quilt is stunning.

Kim said...

What a terrific looking quilt.......can you give us her blog addy?

Happy sewing and Merry Christmas

Jamie in Louisiana said...

If only I could get back what I threw away all those years! I have only been collecting the selvages for about a year. This quilt is so different from anything I have seen -- STUNNING is a great description.

WoolenSails said...

That is really beautiful and creative use of selvedges in a design.

Debbie