Happy Earth Day! My Recycled Selvage Quilt is all done. I am very happy with it. As I mentioned in my previous post about this quilt, it is an idea I've had forever and I'm so glad it's finally done! It only seemed right to make a recycle symbol out of the ultimate recycled quilting scraps -- selvages!
It is 36 inches square. I actually have it hanging up in the house. I am not much of a quilts-on-walls person at all, but I guess this is the exception.
I quilted it with a pointy angled stipple type design. I think my quilting is improving a little, although I still have a long way to go. I still just use the regular presser foot on my machine while quilting. I don't have a walking foot. I do the design freestyle; I don't draw it out. It is actually easy to do. It just takes a lot of moving the quilt around. It is basically stitch, stop, swivel, stitch, stop, swivel, times about a thousand.
It has a scrappy binding made with green fabric leftovers.
And a word about my selvage supply, since I get asked every time I post a selvage quilt. They are not all selvages from my own fabrics. I certainly save all my own selvages, but lots of other people give me selvages too. I would never ever have enough to do all the projects I do if I had to rely only on my own selvages. I also never buy a fabric just for the selvage -- I really feel that would be going against the whole idea of using scraps/recycling.
Thanks for stopping by! Happy Earth Day on Sunday and Happy Quilting!
Posted by Riel Nason on The Q and the U