Wednesday, January 8, 2014

Green Circle Selvages

Sometimes it is difficult to come up with a different pattern for using selvages. I've been wanting to try circles. I had the Tri Recs rulers for another project and it seemed like that would work.

I cut base fabrics 7" by about 28" .... that would allow me to cut 6 pieces out of each one...enough to make one circle.  after stitching selvages on it, i trimmed it to 6 1/2" wide and then cut out pieces with the Tri Recs ruler and then put 6 of them together to form a circle .... of sorts.

I sewed the circle to the background fabric. i am using feed sacks that i scored at an auction in the summer.

Then i finished them off with different trims that i had. that giant rickrack looks a bit funny....but i'll leave it. there's got to be one oddball in every relationship. hahahaha

I am making 25 circles, so i won't have enough green trims for all of them, but i guess i'll use brown or something else on the rest of them. 

Here is a closeup.  they are coming out pretty good. 

Instead of using a different selvage for every i usually do, i am using the whole strip...the same pieces, one after another until the strip is finished. so, some sections have 2 or 3 pieces of the same fabrics. and then when you cut them into triangles, some of the selvages wind up on 2 different pieces. and if the selvage is too short, then i just sew the next selvage to it and continue. 

I think this is going to be cool. don't know how long it will take to get it finished. it does go pretty quickly, but i get bored easily and go off onto something else. but i definitely have enough green selvages to make this quilt.....and probably 2 or 3 more.

What are you doing with YOUR selvages? ....  make something.

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