Wednesday, August 3, 2011

Junk Mail Selvage Quilt


This is my latest selvage quilt "Junk Mail." I used the new Envelope templates from Pat Yamin's Come Quilt With Me. She'll show this quilt to help promote her upcoming book Two Patch Scrap Quilts (published by AQS). The "all-selvage" blocks were made on muslin foundations. I really like the outer border on this quilt. It looks a little like a postage stamp edge. 





I can't stand pickles, but I really like that pickle fabric above. Did you notice that Eileen's quilt has pickles too? (See recent post.) Often after a fabric shopping trip we share our bounty.






If I could tweak this quilt a little, I'd make that "a" in "mail" a little less like an "o," but that's about it. If you see Pat vending at a quilt show, stop and say hi. She has tons of templates and other goodies. Here's her new book:


22 comments:

Linda said...

I love it!

Michele said...

So cute! Love seeing all the fun fabrics!

June Calender said...

I wish my junk mail were so colorful. It's really a fun quilt!

The Cozy Quilter said...

Now that is some junk mail that will not land in the recycling bin!

Joan said...

Ah, if only there were a way to turn junk mail into real fabric.

Linda said...

You've made such an interesting little quilt! I like how I can study it and "read" so much in the prints and selvage words. You included an interesting assortment of prints - sort of I Spyish - and super selvages. This is an excellent sampling of your creativity. Marvelous! Thank you for sharing.

Pinkadot Quilts said...

Very cool!

Riel Nason said...

So so FUN !!! I love all the little details in it.

Kim said...

Oh that is just so much fun Karen.
Terrific use of fabric.

Ahhhh so many wonderful ideas so little time.....I better get back to machine!

Happy Sewing

Jean said...

This is so cute! I love the border!

Dinah said...

What a darling quilt! I love the way using selvages makes any design a "one of a kind"; your choice of selvages and prints are perfect! The new book is going on my wish list!

Kris said...

This looks more like beautiful mail. So colorful and pretty, but I guess it would take Way Too Many letters to spell out beautiful. I love it.

Rengin Yazitas said...

I loved the idea, it is so pretty quilt with lovely fabrics. Thanks for sharing...

FabricFascination said...

This is an adorable selvage quilt. So much fun discovering all the different fabrics you used.

Poppyprint said...

What a great little quilt! I love the postage stamp-looking border, too.

I saw you have a sidebar "funniest thing someone said about your quilts" feature. A friend of my husband once asked me how long it took me to knit a quilt.

Jill said...

Love, love, love it!!

upstateLisa said...

what a great quilt!

Barb said...

What a fun and happy quilt - how creative! love it.

Pat from FL and MI said...

What a fun quilt!

Quinta da Quilter said...

Fantastic! It looks great!

josefinaball said...

Tus trabajos son preciosos, te felicito por ellos
saludos
Josefina
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Rachel Schell said...

it's fabulous!