Happy Valentine’s Day everyone! And happy Friday – how ‘bout that – two reasons to celebrate today! This week I’ve been busy finishing up this selvage pillow and trying (unsuccessfully) to finish a Valentine’s quilt.
The pillow started as this block, created from the scraps class I took at Quilt Bliss from Amy:
The block was great, but was just a bit too small for the pillow form I had so I knew I needed to add a frame for the block. I pulled these three grays from my stash and auditioned them on instagram. The darker fabric on the right was the clear winner (and it happened to be the one I loved the most), however I didn’t quite have enough. Hawthorne threads came through for me and my needed fabric arrived in just a few short days.
That delicious gray fabric is called Color Weave in Silver by P & B Textiles. Found here.
I kept the quilting to a minimum to let the awesome textures shine. The same Cross Weave fabric is on the back of the pillow as well.
Isn’t it wonderful that something that is meant to be thrown away can be turned into something lovely and useful? I’ve been keeping my selvages for a couple of years now but really only as a type of fabric catalog. As I’m asked about fabrics from older quilts I’ve been able to go back, find the selvage and answer those questions. It’s been so handy! It’s time to put some of these selvages to use though!
I did a quick inventory of my selvage stash and realized that I’ll never use them all. So I’ve stuffed this box full of just some of my selvages and I’d love to send it to someone who can use them! I’ll tuck a few extra goodies in as well. To enter, leave a comment below telling me how you celebrated Valentine’s Day. Giveaway closes Sunday February 23 at midnight. I'll randomly choose a winner Monday the 24th.
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Linking up to Finish It Up Friday at Crazy Mom Quilts and Fabric Tuesday at Quilt Story