Thursday, May 14, 2015

TGIFF is here!

It's Thank Goodness It's Finished Friday! If you're popping over to link-up and have never been here before, welcome to A Quarter Inch from the Edge! To learn a little more about me (and enter a giveaway ☺), you can visit my post on the recent Meet Maritime Modern Blog Hop.
But enough about that, let's get to this week's finish! 
This 16 by 16 inch pillow is a design of my own creation. It combines my love of selvages and Kona solids. Since I struggle with quilt math, sketching things out really works for me!
It's based on a little wall hanging in my studio that doubles as a bulletin board when my other one is too full!
I do love a good selvage! It was tough to part with these, but I'm sure they'll go to a good home when it gets swapped with the Edmonton Modern Quilt Guild in a couple months. And it's not like my selvage stash is hurting!
So many memories of fun fabrics I've worked with and friends that have passed their selvages on to me! And some lovely Kona Silver to let those bright colours pop!
For the quilting, I continued the visual lines created in the selvage chevron. I varied the distance between the lines, ranging from less than ¼ inch to almost 1 inch. (I used different parts of my presser foot as guidelines!)
I carried the grey onto the back... and the chevron feeling too... by using a Dear Stella chevron print.
I took a page from Scrapmaster's book and opted to use the selvage edge instead of finishing the edge of the pillow backing. It seems only fitting given the selvages on the front!
A few more money shots of the quilting... 
 
I can't say it won't be hard to say good-bye to this one...
This week, I'm really saying thank goodness it's finished, since it was touch and go whether I'd get anything completed in time for today! Thank goodness for visiting grandparents too! Have you finished a project this week? We'd love to hear about it. If this is your first time at TGIFF, the rules are simple:

•    Post your finish using the linky tool.
•    Point your readers back to TGIFF with a text link or button.
•    Visit and comment on other participants’ finishes.

And don't worry if you've never linked up before, just click the "add your link" button and follow the directions. Easy peasy!

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Again, thanks for stopping by!

J



28 comments:

  1. Love, love, love this Jenn! Hope you don't mind, but I think I'm going to copy you. I have a ton of selvages and I need a project to break into them. Thanks for hosting TGIFF!

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  2. I really like the way you carried the chevron pattern of the selvages out into the Kona with your quilting! Someone is going to be really excited to get your pillow in the swap. ;) I'll be back tomorrow morning to link up! Yay!

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  3. Such a cool pillow! I love the quilting too. Thank you for hosting TGIFF this week. :-)

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  4. I love the selvage wall hanging and the pillow. The quilting that echoes that chevron is superb, I really like it. Someone will be lucky to receive that pillow!

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  5. Your pillow and wall hanging look awesome! Your post has inspired me to get more serious about saving my selvages!

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  6. That is such a cool pillow - I would love one (or five) of those in my house!

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  7. I have been saving selvedges but until now had no idea what to do with them, I love your cushion! Thanks for the inspiration :)

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  8. Thanks for hosting this week. Your wall hanging and the pillow are fascinating. The quilting on the pillow is so perfect!

    -Soma

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  9. Lovely cushion; some lucky person is going to get this in the swap! You've given me an idea for using my selvedges too. I was wondering how wide you cut your selvedges; I cut mine at three-eighths of an inch, but yours seem wider.

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  10. what a funky cushion! Love the idea of using selvedges and then having that one selvedge on the back

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  11. Just another great reminder that I need to be properly saving my selvages. Thanks for sharing the beautiful pillow!

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  12. Your salvage pillow is adorable. Thanks for hosting today:)

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  13. I really love this pillow! What a great use of selvages...I am always looking for an idea to use mine! Now I think I found it!

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  14. That is a fantastic pillow! I love it! Great design and I love how it all ties together, from the selvages on the front to the selvage on the back, chevron fabric, the silver...perfection. :-) I also like your adorable bulletin board - good idea...might have to copy it! btw I was born and raised in Edmonton and spent the majority of my life there. :-)

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  15. Your cushion is gorgeous! Great use of selvedges and I love the way you've quilted it :)

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  16. It's very beautiful, Jenn. Here's hoping my name is drawn.

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  17. Great cushion. I love selvedges and you used them so well!

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  18. Great pillow! I haven't sewed with selvages yet but I do save them for a friend. Thanks!

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  19. I love this pillow! I'm always inspired by those who can make selvedges look nice. I've tried, epic fails every time! Thanks for hosting!

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  20. Thanks for hosting. Gorgeous use of selvedges.

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  21. I don't bother to save my selvedges because I never know what to do with them, but your pillow is fantastic! I love how the quilting extends out from the chevron too. Great finish, and thank for hosting this week!

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  22. Congrats on hosting TGIFF. Great selvage pillow. Last night was fun.

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  23. what a fun detail, leaving the selvedge to show on the back! Very attractive pillow and the quilting compliments the piecing nicely.

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  24. I adore selvedge used in quilts - yours looks awesome! I have been saving mine since I started quilting 7 years ago...I have a crate full!! Guess I better get a move on!

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  25. Ha, I found you. Last night I was cutting out some fabric and was almost tempted to keep the salvage because I remembered your very cool use of it. It a great creation!

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  26. Love the cushion. Only on a selvedge cushion can you leave the selvedge on the back, but it works perfectly!

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