Thursday, 20 January 2011

Some more blue

I've never used strings or selvedges before, they were always the bits I threw away, but I've been learning from the experienced quilters out there.  I'd seen some tutorials and blocks that had been made using them, so, while I was piecing the blue top, I kept the strings.  I was going to keep them until I had a few more, but looking at them, I thought there were enough for one block. 

This was the pot holder/pot stand that resulted.  I joined them directly to the batting and backing fabric, so it was very quick to do.  

 The other scraps that found a home, were these cat motifs.  I appliqued them onto some pale blue denim and made it into a little hanger.
In the smallest room of the house, there is a little strip of wall with a hanging nail already waiting.  It's only taken three years to find something narrow enough to fit.

The post man has been very good to me this week.  He's brought me the border fabric for the blue quilt, and yesterday the blue thread.  That means I can now start to get a few things finished.

7 comments:

Sue said...

Lovely little pot holder. The cats are very cute....and perfect for that narrow space. Well worth waiting three years for! I found a tutorial for mile-a-minute/crumb blocks. You may like that, too, as it uses up all the little scraps we get. The addy is http://quiltingisstillmypassion.blogspot.com/2007/07/mile-minute-blocks-photo-tutorial.html

Angelcat said...

Your pot holder is lovely. I made some postcards using just selvedges a while back, isn't it great how a use can be found even for the bits we usually throw away.

Annie said...

The potholder is so perfectly done. Great way to use up scraps. I wish I had room to save everything like that, but my place is already overflowing with 'stuff'.

Terry said...

I love your potholder! It came out great! Cute cat wall hanging too! :0)

Tudy said...

Nice job. I LOVE THE BLUE.

Gina E. said...

Good work Jane! I've also seen a lot of things using the selvedges and have saved a few of mine, but probably not eough to do anything with just yet. The cat wall hanging is very cute!

karen said...

I love selvedges too, I keep them all!!