So, this is what the patchwork pieces in the previous post look like all put together. No official name for this quilt yet, but as you can see it is the Recycle symbol done in selvages.
This is an idea I've had forever. I can't think of a better representation of recycling in the quilting world than using selvage scraps (that would have otherwise been thrown away) to make a quilt!
This is about as close as I get to doing applique. I didn't use any fusible, just pins, and selvages were used along each edge of the design to give everything a nice clean look. I am very pleased with the result.
I used a patchwork background to give a bit more interest and to represent the scrappy idea. Also, of course it had to be green! Those are various scraps of green solids and a few FQs I had from another project.
The outer border is 5 inches wide. The whole quilt is 36 inches square.
I'm quilting it myself. I have a nice green variegated thread to use.
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Posted by Riel Nason on The Q and the U