Someone showed up at a guild meeting with a bag like this and I was all in! I had to make one of my own. I scrimped and pinched and begged selvages from friends (they all save for themselves now). I still love to pull this out as a summertime purse!
Once I finished that purse, I was truly hooked. I went on to make some simple zipper pouches. Sometimes it's those every day items that can bring one the most enjoyment. You get to admire those little selvages every time you pull it out of your purse!
Then I stumbled onto selvages as spools of thread... couldn't resist that idea either! Thankfully, Tallgrass Prairie Studios has a lovely tutorial for them! This was one of my first forays into an improv style of piecing and definitely an early use of Kona Ash. Sadly, it's never made it to a studio wall (except for this pic!)
Once upon a time, a bee mate requested an improv star block with selvages. This one, using Dominique @ The Running Thimble's tutorial, ticked all the boxes!
Skill Builder BOM. It was such fun to match the selvages to the quilt colours... and to choose ones that might actually be book titles!
Here's the most recent of my selvage projects, a pillow for the Maritime Modern Quilt Guild's swap with the Edmonton Modern Quilt Guild.You can read more about it's creation here.
I'm linking up with Final Link-Up for the Selvage Along over at Quilty Habit & Quilts of a Feather!
Thanks so much to both of these lovely bloggers for organizing a laid-back link-up. I loved the pops of selvage-y inspiration every week or so. So nice not to feel like I was on hamster wheel style-along where one can't possibly catch up or participate!