I am great fan of Karen over on Selvage Blog , which explains why I have this mound of selvedges:-)
and yes, I have used some of them for a cushion, a couple of tote & gift bags and even a mini quilt in the past.
Besides encouraging quilters to use up their selvedges, Karen is, amongst her many other talents, a designer , and I've just fallen in love with Diamond Dish her latest string quilt pattern,
I've often thought about making another one of these, but am not sure if I'd get bored making it a second time, but this pattern is just different enough to make me think seriously about it.
then with strings
and another just because !
Maybe not 100% perfect, but I'm happy with the result, so it's all systems go now for tackling the quilt. Not quite decided yet whether to go with the white as in the sample block or switch to a bright colour as in Karen's quilt - what do you think ?
Do pop over to Karen's blog, and look at all the great ideas there, and if you're a lover of antique quilts, check out Thursday's post too !