This week . . .
. . . dozens of robins were eating holly berries . . .
. . . and then we had two snow storms. Not a huge amount but enough to make it feel like winter :)
A reader asked about how wide I cut selvages. Here's what works for me. From top to bottom: 1-1/2", 1-1/4", 1", 3/4" and 1/2". I need 1/4" overlap when sewing them onto the foundation. So depending on the width, there's either fabric showing or if the selvages are narrow there is no fabric in between.
Then out of the blue I received a lovely surprise from my blogging friend, Wendy--an envelope full of selvages! Thank you so much!
I got right down to business and started ironing them all. Then I made more blocks. Did you ever notice some selvages have fringe? See the strip with the leaves directly below 'Paula Barnes'? If you sew through the fringe it won't hold so I move my stitching to above the fringe line.
Oftentimes when I get to a corner (lower right) I fill in with just a piece of fabric and no selvage. That way I don't have to deal with extra bulk in that area.
I've been busy quilting Chimney Sweep in the evening and making good progress :)
It's "handywoman-time" around the house so after I touched up the paint in the hallway I put this quilt on the bench to enjoy.
Have a wonderful week!
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