Amy is once again hosting the Bloggers' Quilt Festival and I have decided to enter a quilt.
This quilt is made from selvages, the edges of the fabric that I used to throw in the garbage! I have been following Karen Griska's Selvage Blog for a couple of years now and have been saving my selvages for about a year. I washed all of the fabric in my stash this summer and cut off all of the selvages as I ironed and folded the fabric pieces. I had an overflowing drawer full of selvages and decided it was time to make a quilt with them. My husband gave me Gwen Marston and Freddy Moran's book "Freddy and Gwen Collaborate Again" for my birthday earlier this year. As I wandered through its pages, admiring the quilts, I found the one I wanted to use for my selvage quilt--Liberated Wedding Ring.
A long arm quilter at the London Friendship Quilters' Guild did the quilting--lots of feathers and I LOVE the way it turned out. The selvages hold lots of memories of friends who saved them for me as well as clothing I made for myself and my daughter over the years. There is even a selvage from my dress I wore on my honeymoon over 21 years ago in this quilt!
Thanks for visiting my blog to see my quilt. You are welcome to visit any time!