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Sunday, November 14, 2010

Selvage Quilt update

I'm working on my selvage quilt blocks again. This is a photo of a block I put together to show some women who have given me selvages. No one could imagine what a spiderweb quilt made with selvages would look like!
Each block uses 8 subunits and there are usually 8-10 selvages in each subunit.

After working off and on sewing selvages together into subunits, I only have enough subunits to make almost 9 blocks. Obviously, I have to make more time for this quilt as I'd still like to make it a throw or twin size. If I stopped now it would only be about 45x45 or if I still wanted a throw or twin size, I'd have to add really wide borders!

8 comments:

  1. Really, really nice, Mayleen! You have such excellent taste in quilt designs! It's quite amazing we're so like-minded. This is one I've wanted to make for quite a while, and when I'm at home long enough, I will start it. Can you say which pattern you're using, please?

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  2. We are staying beautiful blocks.
    Congratulations
    Greetings

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  3. very nice blocks...who would have believed that the selvages could be so lovely

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  4. Too cute!! It's amazing what you can do with selvages!! I've even contemplated keeping some of mine instead of throwing them away!!

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  5. Looks marvelous! I can't wait to return to my selvage project - aren't they so fun?

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  6. I've been quilting for years and now I wish I'd saved all those selvedges! blessings, marlene

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