Adventures of a Novelty Fabric and Selvage Obsessed Quilter

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I am a busy wife and the mom of 19 year old twins, a boy and a girl who are Sophomores at Syracuse University.

I have been quilting since the spring of 2008. I love novelty fabrics, colorful and unique.

Selvage quilting is addictive! Who knew the "junk" we cut off and threw out would be what I now save! I started a new tradition when I travel--visiting quilt stores! I particularly enjoy going to stores that have been named in the Quilt Sampler Featured Shop Lists-




Thursday, December 3, 2009

Anyone care to venture a guess?

At what my latest project is?

It involves muslin, batting, pins, and selvages, of course!





Leave a guess in the comment section, and
I'll come up with a small prize if anyone guesses correctly!


35 comments:

  1. I'm guessing a Christmas tree skirt!
    Karen

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  2. I don't know, but I sure have to try some of these selvage projects. Now to find some because I've never saved them. :(

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  3. Maybe a bag?

    My own selvage stash is growing and I'm also planning on a trip to the wonderful shop my friends and I found during our girls weekend, so more yardage is on my shopping list.... which means..... more selvages:-)
    Happy Sewing!

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  4. I love the way you have the selvages sorted in the third image, Jill! I think Karen's guess is a good one, but I have to come up with something different, I guess. So, along a similar theme, I'll guess that you're making a wall hanging with a Chanukah menorah!

    Tell me something, what's the secret to getting all these people to send you their selvages? I'm anxious to start on a decent sized selvage project, but my collection is still so pitiful. I could go through my stash and cut everything, but then that would be cheating, LOL! Plus a few other drawbacks.

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  5. A medieval breastplate done in a descending rainbow of color?
    Terisa

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  6. Green thinking Re-usable Christmas wrapping "paper".

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  7. Some sort of rainbow selvage quilt...

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  8. a rag quilt (quilt as you go blocks) with heartstrings-styled diagonal strips?

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  9. Goodness - this is hard! Perhaps a Christmas card holder to put on the wall to display your cards?
    (Though when I saw them all laid out in a big slither I thought perhaps a scarf?!)

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  10. I`m thinking it`s a Christmas wreath . First thing that popped into my head, when I saw it. Emily.

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  11. I think it's going to be a giant floor pillow! Janet

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  12. I think Karen might have it right with her Christmas Tree skirt guess but it might be a colorful log cabin quilt.

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  13. Hi there, Karen sent me over :-) I am guessing a table runner. Can't wait to see what it is!

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  14. Christmas stockings for everyone in your family?

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  15. Appears to be sorted by color...so maybe a log cabin quilt?

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  16. I have been making pillowcases; dozens and dozens; and now I have dozens and dozens of selvages for my first selvage project. So your project is a quilt! a selvage quilt

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  17. I have another guess: a tablecloth?
    I'm getting curoiuser and curiouser.
    Karen

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  18. Insulated curtains? A jacket? Car floor mats? A magic flying cape?

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  19. I came over from Selvage Quilter to venture a guess. I'd guess one of those l-o-n-g scarves, but I think with muslin, batting, and the like it's more likely to be something else....a table runner?

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  20. Howdy! I'm over from Selvage Quilter. I guess a rag rug?!?!

    Kyra

    superkyra21 at yahoo dot com

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  21. Maybe you're reupholstering a chair?

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  22. Hi, since it's almost Christmas, I am guessing a Christmas tree skirt, stockings, or a wreath. Dinah

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  23. You've got a long piece of muslin, though maybe you aren't going to use all of it, but you might be starting a large project made of several blocks. I don't think the colors really suggest a Christmas or holiday themed project. Are you going to do a zinger-type quilt but without the "zinger" fabric? Does that even make any sense?! I've read through Karen's instructions on her website, and I'm saving selvages for a wall quilt in the future.
    Kathleen C.

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  24. A landscape wall hanging? I've certainly gotten lots of ideas from the others who have guessed!
    JoAnne

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  25. A tree or mantle swag. You make these by tying 6" x 1/2" to 1" torn strips to a long narrow piece of muslin. I have one. It makes a great decorative (and warm) muffler for around your neck and looks pretty just around your neck and hanging down the front of your coat.

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  26. Okay I'd like to guess again, as Karen wrote that no one has guessed yet. How about one of those covered boxes? Or another guess is a pet cushion. We are all waiting to see what it is!!!

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  27. slipcovers for a chair? couch?
    bar stools?
    foot stool?
    whatever it is I can't wait to see it!
    Kathie

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  28. If you could make landscape quilt with it, that would be nice and I want to see it!!
    Just thought the white parts of selvage would make nice snowy wintery looking :)

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  29. A rainbow or color wheel maybe a few fabric hula
    necklaces, quilt as you go table cloth or did someone say that chrismas tree skirt
    well whatever you decide it will be lovely
    ter

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  30. A window valance, maybe? Fun stuff, my daughter's guess....

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  31. Karen sent me to your site and my guess is that it is a selvage boa... Do it in red and purple and give it to a Red Hat lady!
    Mary in Southbury, CT

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  32. Sheila in AustraliaDecember 10, 2009 at 6:16 AM

    How about a frilly jacket or waistcoat? Can't wait to see it finished.

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