I posted an image of my newly painted rooms with my selvage quilt on Instagram and received several requests for a tutorial. Here it is. This time, I’ll make the quilt in greens.
(Note: All my selvage quilts, and there have been eight so far, were inspired by Karen. She has a great book, blog and patterns.)
Cut a 13″ square then cut diagonally.
Here is the salvage template. Mine is cut out of a cereal box. Mark the center lines.
Put the selvage over the line a little bit. The points will not match perfect, but it’s not noticeable on the final quilt. Overlap the edges a bit.
Sew close to the edge and keep adding pieces all the way to the end. Towards the tip, be careful that not all the selvages are the same distance from the tip. I leave many of the final piece longer otherwise, it’s way too bulky.
This is the back of a completed block. Notice the pointy ends and how much fabric I used.
I trim with a large triangle.
Here are the four pieces to one block. Notice the tips.
This will be my fourth quilt with this design. Here are the others.
This was made for my friend, Joanne, who I visit each January in Sacramento. It’s lighter turquoise than mine.
This quilt is in blues and was for a friend’s mom in Italy.