Ok, I know I said I would never do a selvage project. I borrowed the book "Quilts from the Selvage Edge" from the library, and some of the project were really cool. I still didn't feel these projects were for me. I guess my advice is - never say never. I found some really great links and tutorials at http://selvageblog.blogspot.com/ . It is a great place to look for inspiration. I took the plunge when I read this tutorial at http://crazymomquilts.blogspot.com/2008/09/gifts-to-create-for-christmas-08.html. A checkbook cover! I actually needed one of these! Since I never keep the selvages, I actually had to cut the selvages off of fabric from stash to get enough. I am very pleased with how my project turned out. I think I may venture to pincushions or a zipper coin purse next.
Monday, February 16, 2009
Well I busted my purchases this week. I managed to get the baby quilt quilted and the binding on- I still need to do the hand stitching. I also cut the binding kits for quilt group.
- Incoming Yardage this week: 0
- Outgoing Yardage this week: 12.1
- Total stash Busted YTD: 11.3
Wednesday, February 11, 2009
Here is where I used my purchases. I haven't appliqued the circles yet. Do you think I need more or less circles? This is a commissioned quilt that is modeled after a Pottery Barn quilt. If your wondering, that is my Orange Crush (mystery quilt from Quiltville.com) hanging behind it. It is there as a gentle reminder to me to get going on it.
The busting didn't go so well this week (it actually brings my YTD to a gain). All the purchases were for a project I am working on, so they will go away by the end of the month. I actually have the top pieced, but I haven't added the yardage yet. I find it interesting how quickly those little bits that are brought home one at a time add up. I would not have guessed that my small purchased made at 4 stops added up to 8 yards.
- Outgoing Yardage : 0
- Incoming Yardage: 8.19
- YTD Stash Busting: -.792
Tuesday, February 3, 2009
I would have never thought to turn the quilt 90 degrees. Today I learned that a King size bed is wider than it is long. I am still feeling the amazement of this. I have decided to put another border on this quilt to make it go to the bottom of my pillowtop mattress. The plan (not that this quilt has ever had a good plan) is to repeat the white/color/white border and then add some more 4 patches. I only need 6 more inches on each side to reach the bottom of the mattress. I don't want the white on the edge because it will show the dirt in no time flat. I'm sorry the sun was shining in the window and I didn't get a great picture.
Monday, February 2, 2009
This quilt has been about 8 years in the making. The borders have a story all of their own. I like the way it turned out, but I wish I would have made the center a bit larger. It fits a queen bed (which I don't have). My DH thinks I should add one more border. I personally think it has enough borders. I didn't ruin my reputation of being the border queen on this quilt. I put it back away at this stage to decide if I want another border. What do you think?