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Thursday, July 5, 2007

From Sublime to Ridiculous

Beth's quilt top is sublime for it is a very, very lovely creation and it shows you can make something beautiful to cover a bed in a reasonable amount of time. You don't have to struggle for months to create beauty ... choose the right fabrics and a simple pattern can make the process quick and easy.

I just read about something "ridiculous" that I will offer here to amuse you. If you go to http://vintagericrac.blogspot.com/2007/06/crafty-week.html and scroll down almost to the end you will see a small mini quilt made of selvedges. Yes, you read that right .... someone saved selvedges and pieced them into a small "quilt" which I assume she did for a joke or a dare ...

Judy

6 Comments:

  • At July 6, 2007 at 8:05 AM , Blogger Bunny in IL said...

    I entered my king-size Y2K quilt in the novelty category of a local museum's annual quilt show in 1999. The only other entry in the category was a marvelous (large!) log-cabin selvage quilt. Mine was a beauty, professionally quilted, and won 1st place. The real novelty was the year 2000, of course. However, that selvage quilt was quite beautiful and well-crafted, as well. I thought that I had really worked like a dog to get those (you get what you're sent) 2000 squares arranged into a nice setting. The amazing selvage quilt made me feel quite humble in comparison. It was a winner in my book. Bunny

     
  • At July 6, 2007 at 8:23 AM , Blogger Judy in Ohio said...

    Bunny, I think of selvages as being white or light colored only (with the registration dots and company names, etc.) but if the person made a Log Cabin then there must have been some darker selvages, too?

    Judy

    P.S. How about a photo of your Y2K quilt? Is it in an online album somewhere?

     
  • At July 6, 2007 at 11:40 AM , Blogger Laura in IA said...

    Judy, The opposite selvage often is made of the full color of the fabric. I know a quilter who ruched some selvages and used them in flowers in a vase on a quilt. Some quilters where born in the waste not, want not, etc of the depression. I have been saving selvage words for sometime now thinking that a bio of myself from the words would be a most appropriate tribute to a woman who loves to handle fabric!

     
  • At July 6, 2007 at 11:45 AM , Blogger Judy in Ohio said...

    Oh, my gosh, Laura, are you trying to give me the guilts over all the selvages I have thrown away??!! (Never fear, I am just teasing.) LOL

    Judy

     
  • At July 7, 2007 at 2:50 PM , Blogger Bunny in IL said...

    This is not a very good pic because you don't get the effect of the color gradations from that angle, but it's the only one I currently have on the internet. You can get the idea. http://www.pbase.com/filer/image/427587 Bunny

     
  • At June 4, 2008 at 4:31 PM , Anonymous Elena in NC said...

    Selvedges are crazy, oolorful and collectible--check out my goodies made from my 15+ years of collecting selvedges!! Elena

    http://www.quiltsbyelena.com/quiltsquiltsquilts.html

     

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