Okay, so forgive that super humble post title ;-) but I do think this is my best selvage quilt yet. Each block finishes at 12". It's my own design. It's pretty huge -- about 75ish+ by 95ish+ (I can't remember for sure).
I wanted to make a sampler style quilt so I thought up as many block designs as I could that would incorporate selvages. Blocks are both a modern selvage take on traditional blocks and some fun ones I couldn't resist -- like a kite, hot-air balloon, boat and drink glasses!
The lines of selvages between the rows go in rainbow order.
I have made many, many quilts with selvage letters, so they are finally getting a little bit faster for me to do -- but that said, they are likely the most time-consuming part of the whole quilt.
I love this clock block.
So I made this as kind of the "ultimate selvage quilt" in celebration of my upcoming book Modern Selvage Quilting. I thought it would be fun to take around to future trunk shows for selvage inspiration. I also entered the quilt in the Modern Traditional Category at Quilt Con, but alas it was a #QuiltConReject ...
Tina Hanson quilted it for me using an all over design and invisible thread. There was just SO MUCH already going on in the quilt I wanted the quilting to be subtle.
Anyway, the message on the quilt is pretty much my whole outlook on quilting ...
So I guess that's it for now. In other news, I updated my website, www.rielnason.com if you want to see a tiny bit about both the non-quilting and quilting me. Also, the release date for Modern Selvage Quilting keeps getting closer ... I can't wait to post some behind-the-scenes pics here once it is out. Thanks so much to everyone who has been pre-ordering the book!
Aaaaand, in late-breaking news, I have just linked up with #scraptastictuesday over at www.shecanquilt.ca. Selvages really are the ultimate scraps!
Posted by Riel Nason