Wednesday, August 20, 2014

WiP Wednesday Selvage Quilt

Back in February I started making selvage blocks.
I started a selvage block along on Instagram and Flickr.
I got bored and moved on to something else.
I made more blocks.
I ran out of good selvage strips.
A friend donated selvages to me.
I made more blocks.
I got busy making other projects.
And then this week I decided to finish this quilt.
I arranged 100 8-1/2" unfinished blocks in a random pattern.
Now these 100 blocks are sewn into 25 blocks.
I think I'll have a little play with the arrangement and finish getting this quilt top pieced.


The next photo you will see of this project is the massive pile of vellum paper, as I will need to rip off all the foundation paper I pieced these with and then baste the quilt.
I might need lots of encouragement and tips on pin basting. I am usually a spray baster but with all the diagonal piecing I think it's going to require more stability before quilting. 
All your helpful hints will be gladly accepted.

Linking up with Lee at Freshly Pieced

13 comments:

giddy99 said...

It's already wonderful!

DianeLoves2Quilt said...

Really, really pretty! I have not been saving selvages but I have been saving random strips so you have given me hope they can turn into something of beauty. I spray baste and your statement about that method lacking stability for quilting caught my eye. I have not found that to be a problem. I do recognize your block edges are all on the bias but why would pin basting be any better?

Mary said...

As I always throw away selvages, I really admire you quilt! What a collection, and very good looking with that!

viridian said...

Very graphic and looks great. I throw away my selvages. Maybe I should save them (oh no, another project!)

Kat said...

WOW! That is so cool!

Marsha Cooper said...

oh my! that is a lot of selvage strips! excellent job and you have more patience with those small strips than I would.

Jenn @ A Quarter Inch from the Edge said...

Ooohhh.... all those selvages make me so happy! I pick away at selvage blocks, but haven't amassed that kind of production! I wish my friends would hand over their selvages... but once I made a cool purse out of mine, they didn't come my way anymore! :)

Shannyn said...

Wow! Looks great. My WIP this week was a string quilt too! Not as challenging as your selvedge, but fun! Good work!

Patchwork and Play said...

Have fun tearing off all that backing paper! You do have grandchildren, don't you? ;-))

Swedish Scrapper said...

So fun to see the progression of this! I still haven't started sewing my selvages up, but maybe by the time winter rolls around I'll be ready too......

Cindy said...

I'm so glad you stuck with it and kept making more blocks! Absolute stunner.

OPQuilt said...

Selvage blocks must be in the zeitgeist this week, as I worked on mine, too! I LOVE using vellum paper, and will look forward to seeing the pile of refuse from ripping everything off. I, too, am waiting until this step to ditch the vellum. Great looking quilt!

Elizabeth

Leanne said...

Wow, it looks great. It is heavier than a usual quilt top? I am not at all sure that pin basting gives more stability than glue basting, at least the way I pin baste.