Okay, so lately I've been playing with selvages...or selvedges if you come from across the pond.
I started out with a simple plan:
Take a piece of fabric and cut off the selvage along with a bit of the adjacent fabric (so we're talking about a strip anywhere from .75 to 1.5 inches wide).
Use a piece of muslin as a backing and then line up the selvages side by side -- placing the finished edge of each selvage over the cut edge of its selvage neighbor and then zig-zag the finished edges down to make a "selvage fabric."
close-up of overlapping selvage pieces zig-zagged onto backing fabric
Some "selvage" fabric
The "selvage fabric" made some pretty good pin cushion tops....
So I took the selvages and laid them out in a less organized manner, to form a funkier selvage look:
A little "funky" selvage fabric
The result is that some of the pieced selvages have become the basis for my 12"x 12" 2013 SAQA Auction quilt.
But here's the question:
At this point, the unbound quilt looks like this:
|Sample 1: no added elements|
But I'm wondering if there's too much empty space on the left and right sides. Perhaps adding a touch of red would make a difference...maybe something along these lines:
|Sample 2: red additions|
I have a few ideas for a title too. Maybe:
If you'd like to weigh in on that...feel free to do so! Your comments will be much appreciated --- and I'll update you on the decision.