Friday, May 30, 2014

Selvage Streaker!

Selvage Streaker top
86 x 99 inches, another really big quilt

I started making the selvage trapezoid blocks last year but had to put them up so I could finish Phebe. Originally, I'd purchased the background fabric, decided it was too bold and purchased a dark gray solid for the background and hot pink for the sashing. When it came time to piece it, I just could not make myself use those fabrics so I went back to the original background. These colors are out of my comfort zone (red) but I like it now that the top is pieced!

I think Jesse likes it too!
 I'd like to say this is the last selvage project for a little while but there's another project which may or may not happen soon. Ever get a quilting project into your brain and it won't leave you alone?

Here's my Selvage Star quilt which I bound with selvage binding this past week. This quilt will be entered into our Common Threads 2014 Quilt Show coming up June 26 - 28 in Wichita. I hope anyone within driving distance will come see our show! 

I'm busy stitching sleeves and labels onto my quilt entries but yesterday evening, I worked on an applique block. Yes, I think my Quilter's Seasonal Color Disorder is under control and my applique projects are once again looking like I might want to work on them!

Until next time, Mayleen


  1. This is absolutely stunning. I cannot imagine how many hours you have in this beautiful quilt.

  2. I love it! I especially love the lime green with the blue background

  3. Wow that's a lot of selvages!! SOMEDAY I too have plans to make something selvage, I now know where to go for tips and help!! ;-)

  4. That is a really cool set. Colors are perfect!

  5. Absolutely gorgeous, Mayleen!

  6. Love your streak!
    Good luck with your star quilt at the upcoming show - it is a show stopper!!

  7. This is simply marvelous! You make big quilts with your selvages. All I manage to do is make little things, though my selvage skirt was a hit when I wore it Tuesday night to speak to a quilting guild! How about selvage tennis shoes?!