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Tuesday, August 21, 2012

Orca Bay & Selvages

Just some silly pictures of a little progress today...

I finally warmed up the iron and pressed the Orca Bay pairs. Tonight is guild meeting (we are dying fabrics!!!!) so I probably won't get back to these until tomorrow night.


I also pulled out some selvages to work on. My guild is having a bunch of mini lessons next month and this is one they asked for so I figured I better get some "steps" done for the tutorial. These are 7" strips that I started sewing into pairs putting any kind of fabric together, especially when you don't expect them together. Next I'll sew 2 pairs together and then just keep adding pairs or individual selvages until it's about 7" square. Then they will be trimmed to 6.5". Easy peasy.


I also want to make a doll quilt top with another selvage design I have saved at home before quild meeting just to share another use. We shall see how that goes...

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5 comments:

Janet O. said...

Hey, I have more selvages piling up. Do you want them?

Missy Shay said...

I can only work on one quilt at a time, I need to get busy get started on two other quilts I have to do!

quilt32 said...

The selvage blocks sound interesting and fun to make.
Lillian
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Connie said...

Have fun with your Orca Bay blocks and dying tonight...that sounds like fun! Can't wait to see what you do with the selvages! Thanks for sharing.
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Denise :) said...

So, just out of curiosity, how much fabric do you leave on the selvage when you trip it? Funny, Orca Bay has been making comeback appearances on a lot of blogs, lately!! :)