Ta da! All done.
And yes, I love a good play on words, and I am a fan of phrases with double meanings, so I am calling this the Making Every Scrap Count Quilt. It is made of the scrappiest of scraps -- selvages! And even more than just selvages, I used only the portions with the coloured number dots on them.
It is a wall/mini quilt. It is 25 by 31 inches.
It is made of 80 squares which finished at about 3 inches each. There are more than 560 selvage pieces in the quilt.
So how about a little FAQ?
First, Are you insane?
Are you sure?
Pretty sure, but I suppose it depends on your definition of sanity. Now, moving on ...
Where do you get all your selvages?
I save all my own, plus I have many quilty friends who save them for me. I would never, ever in a million years have enough selvages to make all the projects I want if I had to rely only my own selvages.
Do you ever buy fabric just for the selvage?
No. One of the aspects of selvage quilting that I really love is the idea of using a scrap that would otherwise be thrown out. I like the recycling/environmentally-friendly part of it. If I bought fabric just for the selvages, it would be going against that.
Do you use a foundation to sew on, fabric or otherwise?
No. I just layer the selvages and sew. Lately I have been using a bit of glue stick to help hold the selvages in place while I sew.
It is quilted with wavy lines right over each seam. I think this gives it the effect of looking like the squares are woven.
On a double bed to give an idea of size. See, just a small cute thing.
And yes, I do love it.
And just for fun I am entering it in the Modern Mini Challenge. Surf on over if you want to see many more fabulous minis!
Thanks for stopping by. Happy Quilting! Posted by Riel Nason on The Q and the U