Selvage Spools

There are lots of ideas out there for selvage quilts but I particularly like this one that Gail made and asked me to quilt for her. The grey and white frames give the illusion of spools and make the quilt three dimensional. I just can’t stop looking at it, if I ever decide to make a selvage quilt, this would be my pattern choice. (Not going to happen anytime soon… I am not even collecting selvages.) The pantograph I used is called “Celtic Scroll”, a simple swirly pattern that stays in the background but adds movement to the design.

Selvage Spools

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6 responses to “Selvage Spools”

  1. Pamela Reim says:

    I started saving selvages last year. They pile up pretty quickly! I love this quilt…

  2. Shirley Adlich says:

    I agree with you, that is one of the cutest Selvage Quilts I have seen.

  3. Dolores says:

    do you know if there was a pattern for this quilt? I love string quilts and that would work for those also. Thanks

    • Beatrice says:

      Dolores, I don’t know but I have emailed Gail and asked if she had a pattern. Will let you know when I get a reply.

    • Beatrice says:

      Here is what Gail wrote back to me, I hope it helps:

      “The pattern is from a magazine Today’s Quilter – Scrapbusters -Presented with Issue 56 of Today’s Quilter magazine. It was designed by Diane D. Knott and comes from Diane’s book, Strip Quilt Secrets: 5 Techniques, 15 Projects. I sewed the row of selvages onto white fabric as a first step. The pattern doesn’t suggest that but I find it gives more body to the blocks.”

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