The first finished selvage quilt is my purple, gray, red, orange and brown selvages with a gray linen-look sashing. It finished at 54” x 62”. The sashing was cut at 2”, finishing at 1.5” in the quilt.
The quilting was a simple loop design. The backing was a piece that I got at a local quilt shop last March on a very deep discount (l think I paid $2.95 per yard). It sure was off-grain in a bad way - no wonder it was discounted! Originally it was intended to be a back for another quilt (Linked Squares), but I changed my mind then. It sat unloved until this donation quilt called for it!
The second selvage quilt was the blue and green one. It was set 7x7, which is unusual for me because I rarely do square quilts. Anyway, it measures 58x58”; the sashings were 2.5” (2” finished).
The quilting was just wavy lines, and I didn’t try to keep them equally spaced. I was more interested in nailing down any selvages that might be thinking about fraying, LOL.
The backing is a wonderful Joel Dewberry print (supplemented by a tiny sliver of another JD print from the same Notting Hill line) that I’ve had in my stash for years. Had to piece the back, but did a pretty good job (sheer luck) of matching it up. Both of these selvage quilts go into the donation pile.
Finishing a selvage quilt was Goal #9 on my 4th Quarter 2018 Finish-Along goal post, which you can see HERE. So, not only did I finish one, but TWO! YAY! And with this done, that means that I completed 8 out of my 10 listed goals. My hope was to finish 7 of them, so I’m pleased with that, too! You can see the quarter-end linky party HERE.
These two are the final quilts for me for this year, which bring my 2018 total quilts to 26. You can see them in the Gallery above (blue link under blog header). For the last week of the month I’ll be sewing on Bonnie Hunter Good Fortune Mystery Quilt clues, making a pencil zip case for myself and sewing up some pillowcases. Clearing the decks a bit! And then next Saturday I’ll do my 2018 recap post, including my 2018 RSC quilts and my Favorite Nine quilts of the year.
Somewhere in that agenda for next week is celebrating Christmas with family. We are doing our usual Christmas brunch for some and then Christmas dinner for others. We’ll be on our own for Christmas Eve, which is just fine.
Have a wonderful Christmas, friends. Some of you likely celebrate other Holidays (or maybe don’t celebrate anything), but even so may your week be full of family, fun, good health, love and peace!