Monday, November 15, 2010

Scrappy 2010 Quilt Top [in progress]

My Scrappy 2010 Quilt Top in Progress...

2010 Scrappy Quilt

I'm using all the selvedges I've been saving the last few years.
Selvedge Blocks

According to Wikipedia; The selvage (US English) or selvedge (British English) is the term for the self-finished edges of fabric. And I LOVE them.

This is where my Selvedge's start out. When the bucket is full, I have a container in my closet that I store them in.
Selvedge Bucket


And here are several blocks sewn together... the start of my Scrappy 2010 Selvedge Quilt!
Selvedge Quilt Top
{can you see the larger pieces of fabric that make up the center's?}

I am totally in love with this quilt and it's very addicting to work on!
Selvedge Quilt Top



2010 Scrappy Quilt



121 comments:

Sherri said...

Oh my goodness Jodi...this quilt is amazing! And I love your method...this will get me to start sewing selvedges...I just love how you use the interfacing and press first...I must go buy some interfacing!!!

randi said...

this is fantastic! i just love it. so much work , i am sure, but you will have a treasure when it's done@

Sarah said...

Wow. I don't even know what else to say!

KarrieLyne said...

Absolutely beautiful and what a clever idea to use the fusible!!

Now...if I only had enough selvages to make a quilt like this...lol!

Someday :)

Seams Sew Together said...

Love this, I am definitely making one of these.

greetingarts said...

Oh, it's amazing. And now we can see how much you accomplish... look at all those selvedges! Would take me a lifetime to save up that many. :0)

Lori Holt said...

Oh yes!...it's my very favoritest EVER!!!! I love it!
xx
Lori

Di said...

No doubt about it, Jodi! Love it!

KarenB said...

I LOVE THIS! So beautiful and fun!

Nedra said...

I have a huge bag of selvages, and I've been looking for the perfect quilt block to use them with. You have created my answer! Love the tutorial that makes things look so easy. (Now if I just had the time to work on them)

Jen O said...

This is an incredible quilt! I'm kicking myself for not saving selvedges...guess it's time to start doing it. I must make one of these!

Melissa said...

WOW! I think it looks great!! What fabulous quilt. I am impressed. :-)

StitchinByTheLake said...

I've made several string quilts though never with selvedges. But this method is totally awesome - I'm so glad I read this! blessings, marlene

Madame Samm said...

Ok, jodi, sew you are kind of quilting as you do each piece right? and you add scraps with the selvages...mmmm ok...and funny enough these pieces I did keep..I do have quite a few of these...and guess what...? I have tons of interfacing lol..love yours...simply irresistable

Tilly said...

Wow! Such a great idea to use selvedges in a quilt! Rather postmodern, if you will. Love it!

Das Quiltmonster said...

WOW, what a wonderful quilt!! And you can't believe it's made out of pieces of fabrics others would throw away!!! Your quilt represents my saying: as a patchworker you cannot throw away any scrap, you can use them all!! You have done a great work!!
Best greetings and keep gathering on!
Regina from Germany

María Cristina said...

Fantástico!!!

Cassey said...

Wow! I had never thought of keeping my selvages...this is a fantastic use for them! I love it!!

irishgirlsews said...

I love your new scrap quilt....I knew I should have kept my selvedges!!! DRATS....LOL
Wendy

Tamera said...

VERY pretty!

Me? A Mom? said...

I can see why you love it so much!

Ursula said...

WOW! I love it! It's just gorgeous. I can see why it's your favorite scrappy quilt.

Sharon@Sharon at Home said...

I love this quilt .... so quirky. I am going to have to start saving salvages.

KristyLou said...

That is really cool looking. Its so busy your eyes take a a while to focus. I love it.

Sarah Craig said...

That is amazing! I'm afraid I'd never collect enough "save-worthy" selvages to make one myself, but I'm going to admire yours from afar!!

Linda said...

Gorgeous...love how the one block looked after it was washed. Wow.

Kayren, Pink Daisy Girl said...

Best quilt I've ever seen! Now I'm kicking myself for all those selvages I've thrown out. Who'd have thought?

Christa said...

What a great idea! It's always painful for me to throw any fabric scraps away, it's like throwing money away. Just think if I would have kept all my selvages over the years. I could have made something beautiful from them.
Thank you for the great tutorial.
More more selvages and scraps in the trash!

Warm Country Blessings...Christa

Renea said...

I need to start saving my salvages. I can't believe after all these years of saving every little piece of scrap fabric that I haven't saved my salvages. I am saving them now!

Tina said...

That is a slick trick with the interfacing. Love it!

Michele said...

Yummy! It looks great. I love your neato technique too. Gotta try that.

Thimbleanna said...

Very cool Ms. Jod! I didn't know about the two different spellings -- I've just always used the brit version!

Kate/Massachusetts said...

This is beautiful! Wish I had more selvedges!

Lee Ann said...

Oh wow! I'm in love. This is so cool -- not a scrap wasted! :-)

Lisa said...

I'm thinking this is the one of the most original beautiful quilts I've seen in a long, long time!! I'm going to start saving all of those selvedges from now on! Thanks for sharing.

Regan said...

un-freakin-beleivable..I love this ...seriously brilliant

blop said...

I LOVE your method. I, too have been wanting to make a string quilt but didn't like the paper method nor the muslin method, but I really will do your method!
My fav, too!!

Anina said...

OMG Jodi! Stunning!
I have about 20 little selvedge strips saved up so it's going to take a long, long time before I can make something like this.
Congratulations!!

zarina said...

Oh yes - it would be mine too. great way of using the interfacing.

Bree said...

This is amazing! Boy, am I kicking myself for all the selvages I've gotten rid of this year!

patsy said...

this is SO FANTASTIC!!!

You are so great to share all of this- I have learned so many wonderful things from you-

thank you thank you for sharing!!!!

sewfunbymonique said...

You are so smart!! Love the idea! I've been wanting to make something with my selvedges, so thanks for the quick method!

Melissa said...

I completely agree!! It is beautiful!! I think I will have to start stashing my selvages so that maybe a few years down the road I can make one of these as well :)

Charity said...

I think my eyes just about popped out of my head when I seen this. And I very well may be having heart palpatations. It's beautiful. I absolutely adore it.
I also love the idea of using interfacing.

I also want to say thank-you for sharing so many scrappy projects. I too have been hard at work/pleasure. It was been a great relief during this semester to be able to work on a project with limited thinking. If you would like to see the project that I have been working on please check out my blog. Thanks again for all you share and keeping me motivated and creative.

snippetsandyarns said...

Very impressive! I love it :-)

~ Meagan

Needled Mom said...

Gorgeous, Jodi!

Des said...

What a great idea! I'm even wondering.....why go through and sew on all of those? If you're going to machine quilt it, won't that tack it down?

But i'm just lazy like that!
I haven't worked with interfacing much, so maybe you'd worry about it coming up?

very brilliant idea, jodi!

Robin Hill Quilts~Eileen G. said...

Your idea with the fusible has completely inspired me to do something with my selvages!! And I can see from your photos that I need to give myself a little more fabric when I cut off my selvages....Thanks s0 much for the tips~your quilt is STUNNING!
♥ Eileen

Pots and Pins said...

SHAZAM!!! I'm impressed! Seriously impressed - your selvedge quilt is amazing...and really, too wonderful to keep all to yourself so I think you should have a giveaway and give it to the first person who used the word SHAZAM W to describe it...good idea, no? xo, Nan

John'aLee said...

What a beauty! And great tutorial!

Kim's Treasures said...

Wow! This is awesome! LOVE IT!!!

Kathleen said...

I love the quilt....it really is beautiful and colorful....I am going to start saving selvedges....and they way you fused it....what a great idea....thanks for sharing...

Madame Samm said...

Hi jodi..I get it now...ok...it is just for stabilizing it...
well I am just telling you sweetie..it is a clever idea...
and I may have to make one meself...or at least get one
started...
( responding here since hotmail is not allowing us here in our area to respond directly...)

heartofacountryhome said...

Awesome! I love it. Your finished square looks like it'd make a great Christmas pot holder. :)

Char said...

I love it. I can't wait to start one of these, just need more selvages.

Nanette Merrill and daughters said...

smart and amazing....great idea

Katie said...

I am in awe! In awe!!! You have inspired me to start saving selvedges!

molly_dye said...

That quilt is absolutely gorgeous! I am inspired! Thanks for showing off your ingenuity!

kara@elements-interiors.net said...

Absolutely BRILLIANT! You make it look so EASY! Im a blogging newbie and JUST FOUND YOU! Im CRAZY about your site! I have an Interior Design business and blog...I am doing 14 days of xmas trees and would LOVE it if you could stop by and visit! And if you feel like it, COMMENT! DUDE! You have 58 comments!!! WHAT IS THAT?! Im lucky to have 3..LOL!
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Allison said...

NO WAY! I have seen the selvedge edge cosmetic bags, but nothing SO FABULOUS as an entire quilt! Would you consider linking this over at Tell Me Tuesday on Vintage Pollyanna? I'd love to have you! Thanks for linking up to my new party at Vintage Pollyanna! http://vintagepollyanna.blogspot.com/2010/11/tell-me-tuesday-link-party-1.html

VickiT said...

Just AMAZING! I LOVE this one. You've done an awesome job.

epban said...

Love the string selvage blocks, Jodi! I really think "scraps" make the prettiest quilts and are the most fun to do!

Christine said...

What a great looking quilt with your selvedges! I love the Christmas block too!

Jessica Christensen said...

This is great! I have been daunted by the thought of having to peel all that backing off as well. Looking forward to trying this. Your selvage quilt is gorgeous!

Linda (Sewfordough) said...

It is so adorable. I've never seen one before. You did a great job making every selvage look straight and perfect. I can see why it's your favorite. Thanks for showing us. I love the technique and never would have thought of it on my own.

Liv said...

This is so cool I am going to start hoarding my selvedges from now on!

kpmattingly said...

AMAZING!!! I love it!

pamela said...

I like all the others LOVE THIS QUILT!!! It is the best ever selvege quilt that I have seen yet and it doesn't look too hard to do. Thank you so much for sharing how to do it.

Heartsdesire said...

Yes I am. This quilt is spectacular and what a novel way to use the selvages. From now on, I'm keeping a bucket handy and throwing them into it instead of throwing them out. The interfacing is a great idea.

Ann T. said...

WOW!!! That is amazing and fun, fun, fun. Thanks for sharing.

Petit Design Co. said...

Love your easier approach! So if I'm not mistaken you are still going to do all 3 layers and ... quilt again? Or are you just going to quilt the minimum required by the batting? ...hmmm I wonder if you could just join the blocks at the fused state and then do the quilting on top of all 3 layers in whatever pattern you want, I wonder how the layers would act... I'll have to go play with that thought!

amy smart said...

This is A.MAZ.ING. wow. And the best part - it's a 'free' quilt, right?? Think of all those selvages people just throw away!

Melanie said...

I just said WOW out loud, all alone in my room.

WOW.

SandyQuilts said...

WOW

Alison said...

It's outstanding. I love everything about it. The technique, the result, the simplicity, the end result. Just OUTSTANDING. Thankyou. Regards, Alison

Mama Mel said...

I LOVE it! What a great idea with the interfacing! I'm thinking I'm gonna have to make one of these someday! :)

Becky said...

Awesome blossom! I do loves this quilt. Thanks for sharing how to make it! So smart you are for using the interfacing.

QuiltyGirl said...

Wow. I've done a few small selvedge projects before, but this is the first time I've wanted to do a quilt! I love your technique.

Nancy said...

I love this quilt. It is so bright and cheery. I am saving selvages and this is so inspiring. One of these days...

Allison said...

Thanks for linking!! You are a great bloggy friend--and I am so happy that my readers will see this outstanding piece!

Chris said...

Oh Jodi! this is just soooo cute! I LOVE IT! Thanks for sharing the tutorial as well. You amaze me with all your creativity!! This has to be on my "to-do" list for one day. :) One question...about how much do you cut off with the selvedge? I have a bag full but I may not have cut them wide enough. :(

projectanthologies said...

WOW is right!

Ang-e said...

Thank you for the tute! I've so been wanting to make a selvedge quilt but I wasn't quite sure how to do it. Yay! Off to my studio!

Avon said...

I really love your quilt. I will have to try it. Thanks for showing it to us.

Miranda said...

Oh my goodness, I absolutely love it Jodi! It's gorgeous! I hope one day I will have enough pretty selvages to make a quilt as amazing as this!

Allie said...

You are amazing! I wish I had been saving my selvages longer. I can't wait to have enough for a quilt! Thanks for sharing your method.

A Girl said...

LOVE IT! I guess now I am going to have to start saving selvedges. :)

Max's Mommy said...

That quilt is amazing. Seriously, I've never seen anything like it. I'm not new to quilting, so I'm not sure my opinion matters too much, but it's stunning.

gnee @ Singing With Birds said...

Ohhhh, I do love this and it may be my favorite one yet as well! How do you do it Jodi? I think I make this same comment about each new post! You are such a talent...thanks for another great idea.

Ann said...

Why oh why have I thrown away my selvedges? I'm kicking myself right now - your quilt and all the projects you've shown are SO COOL. I'm going to start saving them now. Thanks for the inspiration. ~Ann

cathleen said...

Jodi...I am awestruck. Totally exquisite and totally fascinating to look at. I just want to keep staring...and staring...and staring. GREAT job!!!!!!!!

Chris said...

Incredible. I would never have thought of using the selvage printing like this! Oh, the wheels are turning in my head. :)

b said...

I love the idea of using the interfacing! I've been collecting Selvages, but haven't done anything with them ....YET.... this may give me the push I need. Thank you!

b.

EJ180 said...

I've been saving my salvages for a short while. I love your idea of assembly. Too bad I don't have enough to get started yet.

thecuriousquilter said...

Love the quilt! And thanks for sharing the clever use of the fusible.

How I wish I had always saved selveges! It never occured to us years ago, alas....

- Mary, The Curious Quilter

corinne said...

Wow, never throwing away my selvedges! Thank you for showing me how to make the blocks

Kris said...

Jodi - Your 2010 Scrap quilt is absolutely a blast!!! Sorry I missed you on your trip to St. George!! Nedra said you guys had soooo much fun!!!

mississippi artist said...

This is absolutely amazing. Just beautiful.

Trisha said...

I totally love this! And I love your method. I have just started collecting selvages so it's going to be a while until I make something like this, but it is definitely in my future.

Finding My Stitch said...

Wow, this is amazing! I would love to make a quilt like this someday!

Anna Lena Land said...

OMG! OMG! OMG! I am totally in love with this quilt. I have a huge bin of selvages just waiting for a project. Do you have any of my Dear Dorothy selvages? Instead of color dots, they have hearts. I could send you some if you're still working on this.

Tracey said...

Gee Whiz, that's sooooooooo cool! All those fabric edges, the mind boggles! Impressive work :)

Nike@ChooseToThrive said...

Amazing. You've converted me to saving salvage edges now. LOVE IT!

Mandy said...

so now I'll be saving my selvages for the rest of forever....this is amazing!

Lisa said...

Wow - it's wonderful, gorgeous and documents all of the fabrics you used. I love it. It seems like it will be a nicely weighty quilt too. ~~Lisa

kirsty said...

This is one of the most beautiful quilts I have ever seen! It's so visually interesting.

Mary on Lake Pulaski said...

Absolutely amazing and beautiful Jodi! I love your method and your finished result! Way to go!

Crystelle said...

HI there! Thanks so much for posting the picture of the Aerika Purse in Selvage Edges, and linking to my website! You are so kind. Remember: you can get a free copy of the Aerika purse pattern by signing up for the newsletter on Crystelle Boutique! This is the link:
http://crystelleboutique.com/index.php/free-purse-pattern/
Again, thanks so much. You post is wonderful! Lots of fun creative selvage edge ideas!

mommieof4munchkins said...

Love love love it!

Amy@HomeRemediesRX said...

Wow! This looks amazing! I'm a novice sewer, but I never would have thought to save the selvedged edges, let alone, make a quilt from them! Thanks for commenting on my blog post...through your comment I was able to find your wonderful blog...I'll be dropping by often!

Christy Lee said...

I just love this quilt! I've been quilting for years and have seen something like this one time, but never know how it was put together. I love all your step to step instructions. I know what my next project is now!:) Thanks for sharing your creativity and techniques!

live a colorful life said...

I have lots of selvages, but so far has just made pincushions out of them. But the fusible interfacing is nothing short of genius!!!

Wendy said...

Your quilt is awesome! I do have a question, how are you going to quilt this when finished putting it together? And second do you worry about the edges fraying over time?

Marit said...

LOVE it! Thank you for sharing your technique, too. Selvages are fun to work with. I have made two smaller quilts, similar to what you make, and have now started on a spiderweb version. Like you say, it is a lot of fun!
; )

Nita said...

I am just starting my first ever scrappy strip quilt and I have to agree it IS very addictive but the results are very so thrilling, can't wait to see mine as big as yours.

Kimbo West @ a girl and a glue gun said...

I featured your quilt on my blog today!

kimboscrafts.blogspot.com

Something Wilde said...

What a fantastic quilt! Thanks for sharing!

sewfrench.com said...

Wow! I love it! I would have been concerned that the quilt wouldn't be really soft and flexible with the interfacing, but I guess not?
Wondering how large a tub of selvedges you had to get started???

Michelle @ Periwinkle said...

wow, that is beautiful! I like the method you used too, thank you for doing the step by step tutorial, btw, it looks pretty big already! m

Robin Correa said...

Undoubtedly an extraordinary quilt! I better start saving selvage...this would be a wonderful project to spread out over time. I love it!

Cheryl said...

I've started to save selvages. I love this quilt and your method. Thanks!

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