Saturday, March 16, 2013

From fabrics to selvedges


   So what am I doing for International Quilting Day?   First is to enjoy and pet my new fabric from The Fat Quarter Shop!   Instead of radomly picking out things I liked---and there were tons of charm packs I wanted--- I spent time selecting these batiks for a new quilt for our bed.  Even though I said I was not going to do another giant / monster quilt again, I am biting my tongue and planning one more.    And I  do think there will be enough leftovers here for a smaller lap size too!  Thanks to Kimberlyt at the Fat Quarter Shop for the prize, and fabric and wonderful service!
  After cleaning off the cutting table, I discovered a huge pile of selvedge edges.  Thus far I have not done anything with selvedges.   I mean I have lots of fabric, why mess around with just the edges?   The scrap saver / user  genie-monster  got to me, I guess, because there I was arranging the strips onto a hunk of batting and stitching away.  I now see why these things are addictive!  I ended up with a small mug rug in about 10 minutes....and it just needs a touch of applique to be complete I think.   
Applique----that is what I will be doing today as I continue to work on my guild challenge quilt----after I watch a few videos at the Quilt Show.  It is a free weekend of viewing over there and prizes too.    Hope you do some quilting.....cutting, planning or sewing today.  And visit a few blogs at SewCalGal.   Lots to do.    Happy stitching. 

9 comments:

  1. Look at all that fabric loveliness! I have a few (yes few) gift certificates for FQS and have been browsing off and on - have not found 'must haves' yet.

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  2. Those batiks look yummy--can't wait to see what you do with them.
    Oh, no. Don't tell me the selvedge bug bites that easily. I hurry and put mine away to be sent to a friend. Hopefully I can continue with that--I don't need more temptation! : )

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  3. Happy Quilting Day! Love your batiks! And I too like playing with those selvedges. I've made bags for both DILs and have a box full of selvedges left for me! ~Jeanne

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  4. Ohhh pretty, you did real good with your win. I refuse to even look at selvages, I'm trying real hard to use up fabric, not make more. Please don't do anything lovely with them, you know I follow you wherever you lead.

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  5. Wow what great fabric bundles you selected from the Fat Quarter shop. Yumm. Lovely salvages too. I look forward to seeing what you create with them. They do make such fun projects.

    I'm busy stitching up a storm in my sewing room, but certainly thinking of you while I'm sewing. I hope you are also having a wonderful day.

    SewCalGal
    www.sewcalgal.blogspot.com

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  6. I love Bali Pops wonderful luscious fabrics you have chosen.

    www.quiltingg.wordpress.com

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  7. Lovely colours, the quilt will have no choice but to be stunning!

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  8. Hi! You seems to had wonderful quilting day! Selvages are exiting and your mug rug is beautiful! Wishes from Greece!

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  9. My selvedges grow straight in the bin -- but they are not wasted because all my scraps go into the green waste and are composted by the local Council!

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