Thursday, July 28, 2011

Dinah's Fabulous String-Selvage Quilt


This is Dinah Snyder's first selvage quilt. It measures 84" square and it barely made a dent in her selvage stash! She likes to cut her selvages wide so they show a good amount of the printed fabric, but even so! Dinah used the quilt-as-you-go method. I love how she put the blue plaid strip in the middle of each block to get the nice trellis effect. Such a classic string quilt!


Dinah is a second grade teacher in Indiana. She has quilts on display in her school that she made with her students. Can you imagine learning about quilting as a second grader? Lucky kids! I think Dinah needs a blog; it would be so interesting to see a tutorial for this quilt and see what she's making with the kids. Great job, Dinah!

19 comments:

Kayjay in New Zealand said...

What an awesome quilt. I love the way she's alternated dark and light selveges. Isn't it time you wrote another book about selvege quilts and things Karen??

FabricFascination said...

This is a stunning quilt, love it!

Stephanie said...

Hurray for terrific teachers. This is a fantastic quilt.

Jackie said...

What a fabulous quilt! I would have loved to learn about quilting then. Couldn't you just imagine how many more years and quilts I would have under my belt?

Pinkadot Quilts said...

Wow it's great!

Jodi said...

Thanks for sharing that beauty!

Elsa said...

WOW! for being a first it's awesome!

Brenda said...

I love strings quilts like this! when my sons were in elementary school, we made a quilt every year with their classes. and we even made a hand stitched string quilt. by the end of grade 6, we had several very proficient stitchers.

Yvonne Morgan said...

Fabulous!

Barb said...

love this

Kim said...

Oh Karen you are such a good cheerleader and I'm ready to join in and give Dinah a huge cheer for a job well done!
Makes me smile to know that there are still great teachers out there that love what they do.

Happy sewing

Greenmare said...

that is ONE GORGEOUS quilt!!!!

Deb said...

Wow!! That is an amazing quilt!

Deb from clutteredquilter.blogspot.com

MariQuilts said...

Beautiful quilt.

Nicky said...

Love the dark/light blocks - how clever is she!?

electricdunce said...

Wow, that is a dazzler!

Karin

Pam said...

Love it! I am going to have to bite the bullet and start cutting those selvages in usable sizes.

JoAnne said...

This quilt is an inspiration!

stufenzumgericht said...

It really looks absolutely stunning!!! Martina