A Layer Cake and some Selvages
I was inspired by this blog:
and all that she and others were making with selvages. (I have always spelled it selvedge, and I have since learned that both spellings are correct.)
I ordered her book on Amazon,
First I tried making a half log cabin with the square in one corner instead of the center. I had a bright center and was putting selvages on two sides of the square. Two blocks later, and I wasn’t loving it. It was going too slow. Often when I experiment with something I want quick-ish results.
Many of you know me and my love of precuts. Well I grabbed a layer cake. (This one happens to be 9 by Sanae.) and started sewing. Two blocks later, and I was loving it this time. It was fun. Something that made it more fun was responses I got from other quilters. I had a few blocks done and showed them around and my friends started giving me their selvages. So now not only is the quilt a selvage quilt, but it also like a signature quilt — my friend’s “signatures” are there in their selvages. TOO FUN!
Here’s the picture:
One of these days I think I will have to make a selvage bag, but that project is definitely for another day.