Surely I’m allowed just a little brag! My two little Christmas Tree quilts have been featured on the wonderful Selvage Blog, written by Karen Griska. Do go and visit her blog, she writes about all sorts of interesting things, including plenty of selvage projects too, of course. This is the Christmas Tree quilt I’m keeping for myself, finished off with a border of ivy vines and leaves on a red background.
The second quilt was made for my pen-friend Carol and is currently winging it’s way via airmail to South Dakota. Carol was the one who let me know about using these colourful little strips in projects. She sent me a little sample block she had stitched, and gave me Karen’s blog address, and I have been hooked ever since. (If Carol is reading this her quilt won’t be a surprise when it arrives, will it?)
Interesting enough, the word itself is can be spelt two ways. According to both the Collins and Oxford dictionaries on our bookshelf, it can be either selvage or selvedge. Karen uses the first spelling in the name of her blog, while I would use the second spelling, but both are correct. Just goes to show that quilters throughout the world are all the same, but just a little different too!