I'm not a selvedge girl, I cut them off and save them to send to people or chuck them in the bin. I love what other people do with them but just can't see the point. However, I was reading through the Fat Quarterly Issue 13 and thought ohh yes I'm going to make one of these
Anyway, I thought it'd be a fab idea to try the selvedges instead of the scrap fabrics. I chose some Oakshott for the background and initially was thinking a cushion for the sewing room.
I started cutting them up with the sizzix
I cut some strips for the FQR strip swop too while I was at it,
And then proceeded to do the first 1/8th of the star,
I really wasn't loving it and nearly gave up, some IG encouragement and me not wanting to give up too early, I decided to make a 2nd 1/8th
Liking it a bit more, like not love.... I love the pattern but not the selvedge aspect, so in future they are going in the bin or out to friends....
I'm now half way and liking it lots and lots but not love...perhaps by the time it's finished. I've cut into some brighter yardage that has nicer selvedges. So far Kaufman wins hands down, although Walk in woods is sooooo cute.
Not sure how much more I can get done this week but I'm thinking perhaps i'll turn it into a mini quilt for the sewing room rather than a cushion. What do u reckon ???
I'm linking up to Quiet Play's
You should go and check it out, she has some fab Star Wars figures to Paper Piece.
Have a great weekend all....