Monday, March 31, 2014

Green selvage circle quilt

I use the term 'circle' loosely here. been trying to come up with new ways to use those selvages. 

I sewed green selvage strings onto a foundation base.....7" wide and about 27" long. that size...after being tirmmed down to 6.5" wide gave me 6 triangles...cut with my Tri Recs template. and those 6 Tris make one circle. i realize it is not a real circle....but just go with it, ok?

I used feed sacks for the background piece. 1 feed sack gave me 4 background pieces. i believe this came to 83" square. it is rather hefty since the circles have fabric bases and the borders do, too. 

Once i sewed the triangles together, i stitched it onto the feed sack background and then added a trim around it. 

There are various ribbon trims, rick rack, etc.

The border that you see above and below here is 3"...selvages sewn onto a base. that used up a lot of the small pieces that were cut off when i made the triangles.

It took me a few minutes to figure out how to put those 6 pieces together. i thought i could put all the points together in the middle and it would make a circle but that didn't happen. i had to sew 1/2 at a time......the middle piece with the point toward the center and the 2 outer pieces with the point toward the outside. then sew the 2 halves together. 

I really, really thought this would deplete my green selvages. sigh!!  i don't know WHY i always think it will take a mountain of selvages to make a quilt. it seems i have more now than when i started. i couldn't even stuff them all back in the bin that they came out of. so, now i have 2 boxes of green selvages. i contemplated throwing them away.....for about half a minute....couldn't do it. 

Next selvage quilt is a yellow one. hint....baskets....and hummingbirds.  that's all i can say. if i told you i would have to kill's a secret.  hahaha

1 comment:

Vicki W said...

You are on a roll!

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