Saturday, September 13, 2008

Just having fun

My DD came home yesterday and we are just having a great time together. Feels so good to have her home for the weekend. So not that much sewing on me. But today she is out with some friends and mom is in the sewingroom.

I guess you all have noticed all the names and prints that is on the selvedge (is this the correct name on it??) on the fabrics you are buying. Some time ago I found a blog (can't remember which one, anyone who knows??) where the lady there had cut off these from the fabrics and sewed them together. And I got inspired from that and started to save my selvedges. And today I had fun sewing them together. Have no idea what to make of it yet. Just enjoyed the fun seeing how it look like now. Love reading all the funny names on fabrics. So I think I will continue saving these scraps and make more blocks of them.

Update: Chookyblue just mailed me and reminded me that Ric Rac is the selvedge queen......of course........I remember now.

I have also started a new project. Like I need a new project LOL . But I have had this pattern in mind for a very long time. Looked at it, put it away, and pulled it out againg several times. Have to find more green, pink and red that goes together to make the applique.
My friend Bjørg (no blogger) and I am doing this quilt together. Having monthly meetings with homework to do to next time we meet. We had a meeting some days ago and agreed that until next time we are going to make all the nine back ground blocks. Today I started to make all the ninepatch blocks that is parts of the background.

Oh....so you wonder what the new project is????

It is "The Joy of Life" designed by Rosalie Quinland.

This is a photo of the new cotton thread arrived in the LQS. A wonderful view of colours.

Saying for today:

A rose is for today,
golden threads of friendship are forever

34 comments:

Yvette said...

I have wanted to make that quilt every since I saw it. I can't wait to see your progress on it.

Nanette Merrill and daughters said...

I love new projects. The thread is lovely - the colors so brilliant. I save selveges too. THen I "make fabric" with them and save it like yardage. Its fun.

Guðrún said...

The quilt you are making is beautiful.

Inger Lise in Norway said...

Wow this was really gorgeous May Britt. Looking forward to the next step here

ELIN - "The quilt maiden" said...

Saving selveges, OMG, yes, I have seen it on a blog somewhere out there too, and this is going to be so cool! BTW, I've seen something similar with zippers, maybe you take the challenge there as well?
The new project is fantastic! What a lovely idea to make it together! Have a nice weekend!

picperfic said...

love the photo of the thread, it could be the inspiration for a quilt! Enjoy your time with your daughter...

Joy said...

Hi May, Your selvedge block is fantastic!!! I think the blog you might be after is http://vintagericrac.blogspot.com/, her blog is fabulous and she always brightens my day.
Can't wait to see your new project ... I love your colours.

Chookyblue...... said...

definitely Ric Rac is the selvedge queen.......she has made lots of things.........joy should have the right link email me if not.........

Laila said...

Hi. Thats a great idea....Hm-may be somthing to copy... Are you going to make a big quilt?

Stephanie said...

Love your selvedge project. I save mine for my daughter. I did make her a selvedge bookmark and will make some other projects...just not sure what yet.

Timotei said...

Hei May Britt!
Så artig å bruke jarekanten slik! Jeg har sett noe lignende på bloggen Treefall designs. Tror hun har laget nåleputer av slike kanter.

Teresa said...

Beautiful fabrics and I do love the pattern and the pattern title and what a lovely story about the quilt. This should be a nice one to work on along with a friend.

Christine said...

Wow, your selvedge block is awesome. Looking forward to watching your progress on the Joy of Life quilt.

Red Geranium Cottage said...

I would love to have that thread cabinet FULL. And your new project looks pretty whatever it will be.

Linda said...

What a beautiful quilt! Can't wait to see yours as it progresses!
Salvage? Selvedge? ends are great for making trivits (things to put hot pans on the table), cup coasters, backings for table runners, etc... Would love to see what you do with yours!
Linda

Sandi A. said...

It is good to see the project you mentioned in your post, May Britt. Now I know what I can send you that you might want to use in your Joy of Life quilt. I wish I could start this one but I already have too many "starters" in my project pile. It'll go on my "waiting list of projects to do". :-)

Karen said...

What a great idea for using the selveges. I can picture that block growing and growing with thin strips of leftover fabrics.

quilterpolly said...

I love the cute little selvage stipes sewn together...that is great.. Most of all I love pink and love applique and can't wait to see your new project take shape. I think that it would scare me. So I will have fun watching your progress...

Catherine said...

How scary!! When you do this it just shows how much fabric you have used.....Oops!! Looking forward to seeing Rosalie's quilt progressing...it is a favourite of mine too!! Cathyx

Peg - Happy In Quilting said...

Love what you are doing with the selveges...enjoy your time with your DD.

Daisy Jayne said...

Hi May ........the selveges look fab...why not frame the block and hang on the wall.. great talking point

Anneli said...

Hei
Jeg er ny når det gjelder søm, syntes det er inspirerende å kikke innom andres blogger vil bare takke for titten kikk gjerne innom meg er glad for alle tips og råd gjerne enkle ting en kan øve syferdighetene på.

Stina said...

Sååå kul ide!!! Very fun...idea!!! And then you can remeber what fabrics you have used...in your projects!!
And I love your colours you have chosen for the quilt...Good luck!!

Litamora's Patchwork and Quilting said...

en liten oppmerksomhet til deg på bloggen min:-)

Kimonos and Sushi said...

The idea of keeping the selveges is a good one....one way to remember alll those fabrics bought over the years and made presents, gifts and quilts with. Can't wait to see the finished item....

Beth said...

Hi May!
I had to choose the most creative bloggers and you are one of the most creatives! I put an award for you in my blog...

Lynette Anderson said...

I love your use of the selvage, such fun. The other person who has used the selvage by making it into pinchions is:-
http://treefalldesign.typepad.com/tree_fall/

Jacquelynne said...

Great idea for "recycling"! I hate to ever throw away a scrap of fabric...this could come in handy...

Tina said...

Hei May Britt! Må få takke for gratis mønsteret ditt av sy posen. Du kan se bilde i bloggen min! Virkelig tøft det å sy sammen jare kantene til en blokk. Gleder meg til å se det ferdige resultatet :-)

Helen said...

Love the way you have used the selvages. I wonder how much fabric it would take to make a whole quilt this way? Your new quilt is a lovely pattern. i look forward to the progress.

Libby said...

Wouldn't it be fun to have that display of thread at your fingertips in your sewing room *s*

em's scrapbag said...

Your selvage block is way fun. I also loved all that thread. What wonderful colors.

Rhondee said...

I love the selvedge block idea. I have always saved my selvedge edges and use them as ties to secure gabs, boxes and such.
ravelly1-quiltzblog.blogspot.com

Heleen said...

What a funny idea to stitch all the selveges! never seen it before!

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