Selvage Weaving...

is totally a thing now.  There's a hashtag #selvageweaving.  They're all mine.  I have been saving my selvages for a while, not that I need more projects to save fabric for.  It all started with the Selvage Challenge 2016 by Stash Builder Box. I'd been seeing some awesome weaving projects in my instagram suggestions and it clicked. And so it started with this tote...
...then became a bag...
...which was suppposed to be a quilt but my dog peed on it and I didn't really want it sitting around that long with pee on it.  As it was, it really stunk while I worked on it because obviously I couldn't wash it yet since I hadn't sewn a single stitch to it but didn't want to throw it away either.  She has a habit of peeing on my quilts so I knew it would wash fine, which is why I went ahead and worked on it. I left the selvage on the lining as well and included some Kona selvages, which have no writing but have a nice fuzzy edge. The bag is actually quite large.  Which all led to making a Cotton & Steel selvage only quilt...
...but I quickly realized that since the weaving takes twice as many strips as a pieced quilt, I was quickly running out and substituted with some Cotton & Steel Sprinkle in Counting Stars, which I also ran out of and had to buy more of, and then the color wasn't quite the same, ugh! A few IG friends sent me some selvages and I bought even more fabric and then a quilt was born!
I didn't draw any lines and realized that one section was extremely short and had to redo that whole section.  I had tried to make it work by adding a big piece of Sprinkle but didn't end up liking it. Really, so many things went wrong and I kept procrastinating on it. Also, the dog peed on this one too.  But in the end, it was totally worth it because it's way awesome and I think it might just find a wall to hang (in our new house, one day). The finished quilt: 

Now, I've started on another one with the rest of my selvages, but the blocks are on a smaller scale. I think this one will take up all the selvages from my whole stash. 

Amanda

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