Saturday, January 7, 2012

Help Make the Selvage Blog Group Quilt!!

All I know about this quilt is that it was made by Jared. I found the photo floating around in Cyberspace. What a dazzling quilt! I'm thinking about making one of these...with 1.25" strips!

I tried one of these many years ago before I knew how to avoid ending up with a giant C-shaped thing! Haha.Now I'm patient enough to press each seam before adding the next strip. Also, sew in sections, then connect the sections. I still don't pin something like this. That's over-doing it!

This might be a cool group project where everyone sews a portion of the quilt top, say: 6" x 55." Six inches will be 7 strips. Do you want to make one and mail it to me? I'll turn it into a quilt and we'll have a Giveaway here. Wow, this whole idea developed as I wrote this post! Mail your "block" to me at 39 East Chestnut Hill Rd., Litchfield, CT 06759.

I'll show you my block tomorrow. Cut 1.25" strips x any length. You have to attach some to get to 55." No foundation necessary. These are not selvages, just regular fabric.

21 comments:

stufenzumgericht said...

Dear Karen,
great idea, please, count me in! Have a nice weekend, hugs from Martina

Mickierae said...

Are those selvage strips or just 1.25" strips and were they cut lengthwise to be 55" or cross wise and pieced?
Also, are they sewn on a foundation. I would like to make a section once I understand the process completely

Michele

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Tina ~ Seaside Stitches said...

Fun! I'll play!

FabricFascination said...

I'm in! Great inspiration.

OliveStreetStudio said...

Wow! What color too!

Carol said...

I'm hoping to get one in the mail -- it'll be interesting to see how many quilts come out of this!

Quiltdivajulie said...

For those who might need process (non-selvage) notes, check the blog of The Unruly Quilter, Tonya Ricuccci, and look at her legoes quilt (her version is named Ellis Island, mine is named Dumpster Diving, and there are lots of others, too).

What a great quilt you'll have, Karen!!!!!

The Bliss Network said...

What a great idea! I think I need to learn how to quilt!

Kim said...

Deadline?
love the idea....I'm still working on my "lego" quilt ala Tonya at Lazy Gal.

Count me in too :0).

Happy Sewing

Diane said...

Oh, I'm in for sure. I have a Legos top done, and LOTS of strips leftover.

Will you be at the Empire meeting next week?

Quinta da Quilter said...

I am in! What fun!!

Quinta da Quilter said...

I am in! What fun!!

Carol said...

I'm wondering if you added each skinny strip on to the next one sewing in opposite directions each time? I have read about doing that to prevent a curvature from forming. Perhaps your pressing guidelines in the next post prevent that. Thoughts? This is a great idea and I love Tonya's Legos as well.

Diane said...

Heheh..I noticed this is also next month's Empire BOM...guess I'd better make 2 strips, huh?

Off to make string blocks...

Diane said...

No selvages at all? Maybe a couple? if they are 1.25" wide? You DID say anything goes.

Kayjay in New Zealand said...

Hi Karen, I'd love to send a strip. Can you email me an address! I'll send it this weekend. Hugs Karen

Janet said...

I'll make and send a block. Remember my mail is slow though, so you might not get it for a couple of weeks.

Dar said...

Karen, I want to play too. I'll start mine now and get it to you as soon as possible. I hope I'm not too late. I finally got a blog started and can play along with others! I'm surprized we are not using "just selvages" for our strings, but either way -- it's my cup of tea, so to speak.

Candice said...

Karen, resending this in case it went to your junkmail or your computer virus gobbled it up.

Hope you can join us as I LOVE your blog!
Candice

From: Candice Hoffman
Sent: Monday, April 07, 2014 4:12 PM
To: 'karengriska@optonline.net'
Subject: Participate in an American Made Blog Tour?

Karen,
I love your blog! Great photography and fun projects, especially your amazing sampler quilts! I have an idea I'm hoping you're interested in! : )

We recently launched a new line of Cotton Solids that are 100% Made in America (americanmadebrand.com). I'm planning a blog tour thru each of the 50 states - "Travel the US! No Gas Required!". It involves designing a new license plate for your state, writing instructions for making it, blogging about it with a fabric giveaway (we'll provide) and then selling your block pattern (or offering as a free download).

Few things to help you envision:
- License plates are 12” W x 6” H, so that’s the size of everyone’s finished block. I’d want you to send me an unfinished block (12 ½” x 6 ½”) to make into a full 50 state show quilt.
- You can use whatever technique & tools you’d like but would need to use our cottons. I’ll send you each 13 x 7” cuts of our 50 solids to work with.
- My plan is to run the tour 2 states/day, M-F, in order of yr of statehood starting on 5/19.

Since you’re in Connecticut, state #5, would you be able to design a fun block for a 5/21 blog post?

Candice Hoffman | Creative Director
Direct: 206.965.8881 | Toll Free: 800.874.0541 | Fax: 206.762.8809
6250 Stanley Ave. S, Seattle, WA 98108 | www.clothworks.com

Candice said...

Karen, resending this in case it went to your junkmail or your computer virus gobbled it up.

Hope you can join us as I LOVE your blog!
Candice

From: Candice Hoffman
Sent: Monday, April 07, 2014 4:12 PM
To: 'karengriska@optonline.net'
Subject: Participate in an American Made Blog Tour?

Karen,
I love your blog! Great photography and fun projects, especially your amazing sampler quilts! I have an idea I'm hoping you're interested in! : )

We recently launched a new line of Cotton Solids that are 100% Made in America (americanmadebrand.com). I'm planning a blog tour thru each of the 50 states - "Travel the US! No Gas Required!". It involves designing a new license plate for your state, writing instructions for making it, blogging about it with a fabric giveaway (we'll provide) and then selling your block pattern (or offering as a free download).

Few things to help you envision:
- License plates are 12” W x 6” H, so that’s the size of everyone’s finished block. I’d want you to send me an unfinished block (12 ½” x 6 ½”) to make into a full 50 state show quilt.
- You can use whatever technique & tools you’d like but would need to use our cottons. I’ll send you each 13 x 7” cuts of our 50 solids to work with.
- My plan is to run the tour 2 states/day, M-F, in order of yr of statehood starting on 5/19.

Since you’re in Connecticut, state #5, would you be able to design a fun block for a 5/21 blog post?

Candice Hoffman | Creative Director
Direct: 206.965.8881 | Toll Free: 800.874.0541 | Fax: 206.762.8809
6250 Stanley Ave. S, Seattle, WA 98108 | www.clothworks.com