So I instantly grabbed some solid grey for the background and started cutting squares!! I just knew I couldn't wait on this and that if I cut the squares, it would start happening!!! I cut some squares from old fabric stuffed in a drawer to use as a foundation for my selvage squares. And it was so awesome to have this start :)
And speaking of a start . . . I had planned to wait for the String-Along to start before I started piecing any of my strings, but then I was just so excited to finally be starting this, I couldn't wait!!! So I started Stringing-Along ;) Before I knew it, I had two of the star centers done.
And then I figured, I might as well test how making HST's with strings would work. Just in case you are wondering, they worked great!!!
And that meant I had enough done to make one of the half stars in the design. Isn't it just so fun!!! I don't know if I have enough selvages to do the whole quilt, but I for sure have enough to participate in the String-Along and make a serious dent in this project. Mostly, I am just so excited to have this extra motivation to get started on this project!!! Thanks Moda!!!
And on a side note, I am embarrassed to say, that when I first introduced this idea (2 years ago) , I offered to do a A Basic Sewing with Selvages Tutorials followed by a Selvage Star tutorial, and there was interest in that. And then I never made the project so as follows, I never made the tutorials. Would you still like to have some tutorials on these Selvages and Stars??
Yes, I would love tutorials! This is just the inspiration I needed to do something with my selvages!ReplyDelete
Yes, yes! Have worked with salvages before and love your idea so will try to wait and get an idea as to the size you make your blocks.ReplyDelete
Yes, I would love tutorials on that! Yours looks great so far!ReplyDelete
This is very cool. I know I don't have the selvadges to do this, but I really like those stars.ReplyDelete
yes, definitely! I have a big bag a saved selvedges. Nancy A: email@example.comReplyDelete
Yes, I'd like to see the tutorial.ReplyDelete
Absolutely! I really like the effect with the selvages and I have a lot.ReplyDelete
yes, a tutorial would be great- enjoy reading your blogReplyDelete
I love your project and your enthusiasm. Yes, help us along, please!ReplyDelete
Wow, wow.... this looks very good Melissa. I have strings!!!ReplyDelete
I may have to string along....ReplyDelete
Are you going to leave the black "foundation" showing? Or is that part of your design choice? I don't normally do my string blocks on a foundation. But it does look like an option for using some "less than desirable fabrics.
That would be wonderful! EXCITED!!ReplyDelete
I'm definitely excited about the prospect of making a quilt using my long saved selvage pieces. If you offer a tutorial on your blog, I would benefit for sure. ThanksReplyDelete
I recently made some QAYG selvedge mug rugs and really enjoyed the process. I do hope to make a selvedge quilt someday. Your blocks look great!ReplyDelete
Yes I would love a tutorial. I have been wanting to make a selvage quilt for some time.ReplyDelete
Tutorial would be awesome. I tried to do some string blocks recently, and I was less than thrilled with my outcome.ReplyDelete
Yes! But wouldn’t it be easier and have a neater look if you just filled half a square with sel ages rather than using the hst method?ReplyDelete
HI Ansje, Yes, you could do it that way. The reason I used a trad HST method is because I wanted to make sure the points on my stars were nice and crisp, and I worried that if I was dealing with the fringe of the edge of the selvage, it would be difficult to keep that looking nice and tidy.Delete