Sunday, March 28, 2010


This is one of my favorites of all my quilts. I hope you like it...
The center medallion and the LeMoyne stars are made from the selvages of fabric that I cut off and saved for a year or two everytime I bought new fabric.... I sewed them on a piece of muslin, and then used that just like a fabric. It was REALLY fun to be able to use those 'wasted' parts, and made me think a lot about the early pioneer quilters, for whom every scrap of fabric was precious and not to be wasted...
I'm also proud of the design, because this is really the first top I have done that represents my own original design.. I don't take claim for the individual elements, but the way they are put together is my own design... I would like to design quilts some day - maybe this is the first step!
Well, its Sunday, and I have tulip blocks to piece today - there are no tulips growing outside yet, so I shall have to make do with the kind I can create in my sewing room!
Have you ever used the selvages????? If so, please leave a message and tell us how you used them!
Kate

1 comment:

cmhhavens@sbcglobal.net said...

For future projects...run a kid'shot wheels type monster truck tire (the one with extra wide tread) thru fabric paint and then run it ove white fabric...makes great tire fabric. And btw, I love George & Gracie!~~my favorite kinda cat but don't tell my new grey kitten I said that!

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