Ta da! All done.
And yes, I love a good play on words, and I am a fan of phrases with double meanings, so I am calling this the Making Every Scrap Count Quilt. It is made of the scrappiest of scraps -- selvages! And even more than just selvages, I used only the portions with the coloured number dots on them.
It is a wall/mini quilt. It is 25 by 31 inches.
It is made of 80 squares which finished at about 3 inches each. There are more than 560 selvage pieces in the quilt.
So how about a little FAQ?
First, Are you insane?
Are you sure?
Pretty sure, but I suppose it depends on your definition of sanity. Now, moving on ...
Where do you get all your selvages?
I save all my own, plus I have many quilty friends who save them for me. I would never, ever in a million years have enough selvages to make all the projects I want if I had to rely only my own selvages.
Do you ever buy fabric just for the selvage?
No. One of the aspects of selvage quilting that I really love is the idea of using a scrap that would otherwise be thrown out. I like the recycling/environmentally-friendly part of it. If I bought fabric just for the selvages, it would be going against that.
Do you use a foundation to sew on, fabric or otherwise?
No. I just layer the selvages and sew. Lately I have been using a bit of glue stick to help hold the selvages in place while I sew.
It is quilted with wavy lines right over each seam. I think this gives it the effect of looking like the squares are woven.
On a double bed to give an idea of size. See, just a small cute thing.
And yes, I do love it.
Thanks for stopping by!