Wednesday, November 4, 2009

Selvages and Birds of a Feather

For some time now, I have been kind of saving selvages from my fabrics ever since I found a blog dedicated to selvages - http://selvageblog.blogspot.com/ - and when I was looking on it today I saw these potholders. Aren't they neat? Might be an idea for something for the quilt show bazaar. So many of my pieces of fabrics are fat quarters or half yards or less that I don't have long pieces of selvage. However, if I get to rooting around through my stuff, I will have lots of short pieces!! You might take a peek at the blog and see all the cute things there.
I have been seeing so much red lately - and thought I would change colors and do a little bit on my birds of a feather. However, I am in need of some thread so can't finish stitching it. I did one of the twigs in a varigated thread - did the entire thing - and hated it. So I got to play the game of taking out the stitches - my next favorite game to spilling the box of straight pins and playing pickup. Got them out without making any disasterous cuts and without shagging up the narrow stems. Now I will find a color that looks nice with them. Sometimes I feel like a flea - flitting from one thing to another, but from what I can gather in reading blogs that seems to be a common trait with some quilters. I also think it comes with growing older so I probably have a double dose of - OMG - is it ADD? (Click to enlarge)

7 comments:

Leslie said...

You are so funny, you just crack me up. :)

Karen said...

Love the Birds of a Feather block! The background fabric is wonderful.

Shelley G in Iowa said...

Hi Carol,

I found my way to your blog via Barbara over at Oodles and Oodles. I have enjoyed looking over your blog and I am going to bookmark it. I am also a quilter who LOVES RED! Your quilts are just my style, too. I will admit, since I've taken up a few other hobbies my quilting has taken a backseat. I hope to get back to a few projects soon. I am working on a wallhanging with LOTS of red flying geese in the borders. I'll try and remember to let you know when (if) I get it quilted and posted on my blog.

Jewels said...

Heh girlfriend - I think those potholders would be absolutely cool for the show! Have you started your ATC for this month - I'm about to post something about mine...Jewels (and the birds of the feather is pretty cool to ;->)

Anonymous said...

sounds like you need a magnetic pin holder.
Love mine. You can also just buy a wand
great for picking up dropped needles

Norah said...

I LOVE POTHOLDERS. Just sayin'. xxx000xxx

Anonymous said...

Hey Gran!

I love Norah's comment. Hint-hint!

bje : )