Wednesday, March 9, 2011

Selvage Quilting Update

It's Work in Progress Wednesday, so I thought I'd show what I've been up to on the Selvage Heart Quilt. The last time I showed the pieces above they were just blocks I believe, but here they are pieced together ... and guess what, being 100% honest, I don't like them.
I like the idea of them, but it is how they actually turned out that I'm not in LOVE with. The pink background bothers me, but more than that, in the word above, there is too much empty space between the L and the heart representing the O. I also don't like how skinny the bottom of the V is.

The 2011 is nice, except for the pink. So we'll see what becomes of these. They may get incorporated in the quilt in some different form, or they may go in the reject pile.
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Anyway, that's it for the posts on this quilt, until probably September. As I think I mentioned before, I am making this quilt for our guild show so I probably should keep the rest of what is happening to it as a surprise until then ... but, in the meantime, speaking of both selvages and our guild ...
We had a guild meeting last night and look what I was given! A selvage mountain! Thank you so much Nancy!

For a size comparison, see the car! I will be starting in with these if I can grab a few minutes later today. I've been wanting to make a nice straight ahead simple selvage quilt (no snowman faces, no latticing, no fancy borders) and these are perfect. I will have more than enough selvages for a whole quilt even though I am planning to use mostly just the colour window dots on this next quilt.

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Happy Quilting!

13 comments:

Barb said...

Wow! what a selvage score!! Lucky you, can't wait to see what you do next.

Bree said...

You really scored the jackpot with those selvages!

Jessica said...

I love what you've done! And that selvage pile is HUGE - I thought I had a lot, but clearly not! Haha!

Lee said...

Wow, that IS a selvage mountain! Love it! And I just love what you do with them, even in the blocks above. Nice job.

Thanks for linking up, have a great week!

CityHouseStudio said...

This is SO cool! I've never seen anything like it -- WOW!
Michelle

Marjorie's Busy Corner said...

so neat!!!!

Jenny said...

Aren't you the lucky one - what a huge pile you were given.

Kathy C said...

Well, I happen to like the pink LOVE 2011. If you don't want them, I'll take them!

kcannon@anwsu.org

Laura said...

I love the love blocks! They look great, but I can see what you are talking about with the letter L and the heart. What if you just shortened the bottom part of the L and added a little border both ends of the word to make it the same size? Just a thought.

Sue said...

don't be so hard on yourself !! I love the pink background and it should be fairly easy to shorten the distance between the L and the heart, you can add that bit to the end. Lucky you for scoring the selveges.... I got some too but not a mountain. Sorry I never got to say hello.. it is always busy at the workshop table even at break so I don't get to socialize .. just work... glad you keep coming...

Sara said...

It just amazes me what you've been doing with selvages. You're a selvage artist!

Debbie said...

Your work with selvages is amazing!!

Amy said...

I have some selvedges for you. if you could e-mail your addy,Amy