Tuesday, January 18, 2011

Selvage Star Quilt

Selvedge Star - a
We had a few minutes of sun the other day, so I took some pictures of this quilt out on our deck!
Selvedge Star - b
One of the fun details about this quilt is the accent color in the binding. I added a little green strip of fabric using Julie's Binding Flange Tutorial. It's so simple and easy to do!
Selvedge Star - c
The star is made out of selvages, the part you cut off fabric that tells you the manufacturer and designer. It also has those fun dots that show you all the different colors in that particular fabric. I've kept them for quite a long time and thought this would be a great project to use some for.
Selvedge Star - d

Selvedge Star - e
 The star pattern is like a quilt that Sarah London made a while ago. She has a tutorial on how to make the star and that's what I used for this little quilt. You have to draw your own diamond shape, and mine was a bit off when I first made this. It didn't want to lay flat, so I had to take the white parts off and re-cut them. It went together much better with a few custom adjustments.
I think I'll hang this cute one in our play room for a while!

quilt stats:
size: about 36" square
pattern: Selvage Star by Sarah London
~Jessica

...and I'm linking up with QuiltStory's Fabric Tuesday


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44 comments:

Suzan said...

Love the quilting with the different colored threads!

Lori said...

I love this. I am so inspired to make it. I told a lady at our local fabric store about how everyone is using the selvages on the end. She thought that was crazy. She should really check it out because it is so cool.

Kristie said...

So beautiful! Love the binding (have bookmarked that, thanks!) and the hand stitching is perfect! Thanks for sharing.

Leslie said...

this looks gorgeous

Elizabeth D. said...

I adore this! The binding looks awesome, too. I have a bag by my sewing table where I keep all of my selvages, hoping to one day make something awesome like this! :)

Karenkay said...

What a great idea!

Danielle said...

Beautiful job!

Jennifer said...

Just beautiful!!

Jennifer :)

Chrissie Grace said...

I love this!

Jody said...

Honestly, I was taken aback by this photo....your quilt is really beautiful...what a fun way to use up those selvedges! Love, love, love the colors!

Live a Colorful Life said...

This is absolutely stunning! I'm speechless.

Rene' Sharp said...

What a wonderful little project!!

Jackie said...

Just beautiful!! Love it!

Michele said...

So clever! I love it!

Lisa Ann said...

Oh my! This is so cute! I'm totally inspired to make one, right now! Thanks for sharing.

Caroline ~ TrilliumDesign said...

It's beautiful! The selvages really make it work!

Teje said...

Hello! This is so beautiful Star! I love everything - those texts of fabrics, stitches with matching colours and white aroung to make colours even more clear! Really beauty!
Thank you for inspiration! Teje

Rachel Hauser said...

So, so, so lovely. I'm off to favorite it in flickr now!

traceyjay said...

very stunning. :)

syocom said...

I love the quilting around the edge it is so cute!

Crush Widow said...

Very Pretty!

Dan Rouse said...

this turned out great, and the hand quilting is such a nice touch.

QuiltyGirl said...

Love it!

Charity said...

echo everyone else's statements. It's just lovely!

Kati said...

I love this. I have never been excited about saving the selvages, but I might start to make something like this. It's really fabulous.

CJ said...

So cool!

Rosalie said...

Stunning, the colours 'pop' so nicely against the white :)

emedoodle said...

This is beautiful! I love the hand stitching and the green around the edges! Great work!

Amelia said...

So pretty! I love the hand quilting too :)

Sew Create It - Jane said...

Stunning! the quilting really makes it special!

pioneervalleygirl said...

So pretty - this star is perfect for the selvages!

Quiltstory said...

Amazing again! Slow down girls, you are making me and Megan feel bad@

Lara said...

This is absolutely gorgeous! Thanks for sharing the links. I've never thought to save the selvages - but I will be now!!!

Kelly said...

Stunning! Gives me another reason to keep saving all my selvages.

Julie @ Jaybird Quilts said...

jessica i love this!! and i'm glad my binding flange tutorial helped you out too!!

Loree said...

What a great idea. This is a beautiful quilt.

Sara said...

This is so amazing! My eyes are just being opened to the quilting world and I'm so glad I found this beautiful blog and all it's beautiful projects to aspire to! I found y'all through the Jem Jam Style Stitches flickr group. I saw the Nicey Jane fabric and thought, "This girl has taste, I've got to see her blog!"
I'm doing my very first quilt along with P.S. I Quilt to launch my quilt making/learning year.

Kerri said...

this is simply delightful!! i LOVE it to pieces!!

Angela said...

beautiful, I love everything about this. definitely worth taking apart and putting back together!

Beth said...

Love it! So bright and cheery.

mallorymurray said...

So bright and beautiful. Lovely!

heather said...

another FAV!!!! LOVE, LOVE, LOVE this one!!! BEAUTIFUL!!!!!!!!!!!!

Helen Philipps said...

This is such a beautiful selvedge star! It looks so pretty and colourful. I use small amounts of selvedge in my designs sometimes too. I think this is just gorgeous!Helen x

amandajean said...

this is utterly fantastic!