Saturday, 11 June 2011

Christmas Quilt Along - Part 3

Now these are better...


I had a rummage in the scrap bin and my hand fell on the little selvedge strips from the It's a Hoot strips I had from Seamstar that made the quilt from this morning. 


I've been wanting to try this for ages, I sewed them onto a calico backing first.


I didn't want them both to be same, well, they're not, but you know what I mean....


So using a little inspiration from the last round of the scrappy mug rug swap...


I added a little alternative....

which has given me another idea! 


These new ones have wool wadding and walnut shells in them, and that's so much better!  The shells give them a nice weight too! 

The Diva is home from a shopping spree in town and it's time for a nice cup of tea!  This evening I'll tackle my Scatty Christmas Stars  ....

And maybe Plan B! 

9 comments:

QuiltSue said...

That's the first time I've seen selvedges used in a way I like. They are really great. I'm having a break now to watch the Grand Prix Qualifying session.

Sand and Sunshine said...

Love it, to cute with the selvages.

Vroomans' Quilts said...

Cute Pincushions.

Karen said...

I like the pincushion with the "It's a Hoot" on it.

Flying Blind... said...

Pure selvedge love! You can't beat it!

susan said...

Think using the selvedges for the pin cushions is a brilliant idea. Love them.

Joanna said...

Nice work, and compliments on the quilt in the previous post. Fabulous.

Lynn said...

Sweet little pincushions! So cleaver. Your blocks look great too.

Hazel said...

There's nothing goes to waste with you, is there Trudi! Brilliant idea!