In the spirit of recycle/reuse, I’m making a small quilt using discarded items.
Here is the finished quilt:
All you need are some selvages from your fabric stash, base fabric cut into squares, a pair of scissors and a sewing machine. I used selvages from my stash and the black mottled fabric was from my purple garden quilt backing leftovers.
Using your selvages, sew it onto your base fabric according to the pattern you wish to make :
The image above shows how I am layering the selvages, taking care to overlap slightly. Layer, then stitch, and repeat until to cover the area you desire.
Here are some blocks finished:
and this is how many blocks I made this afternoon:
It really is as easy as I’m describing. The hardest part is the mess I am making:
Below is another picture of my finished project, plus another one I did in red. Oh yes, I also made this adorable selvage chicken:
Elena stopped by the blog for a visit, she is very prolific with her selvage items, too. Be sure to check out her site too.