I have been saving the selvage edges of my fabric for over a year now. It’s amazing how quickly the pile grew!
My original thought was to make a spiderweb quilt following Jacquie Gehring’s tutorial found on her blog. From this tutorial I learned that you need at selvages that are at least 1.25″ to 1.5″, which was instrumental in my collection process. I switched design ideas from the spiderweb once I got started to a strip quilt, pieced onto legal size paper at a 30 degree angle. Elizabeth Hartman from www.ohfransson.com used this technique for a couple of her amazing quilts, and I first tried it a year ago for my Spring Quilt which was a charity quilt for our local preschool.
I think I’ll have enough selvages to make 5 or 6 stars. I started just mixing all of the colors when I began, completing 12 sheets which makes 2 stars. When I paused long enough to survey the damage, um, progress, I revisited my color selection and decided to make the remaining stars more monochromatic. Hence the warm color star above, which I love. It has been fun revisiting all the fabrics that I’ve used in the recent past, they all have a story!
When I make the next round of stars, I’ll try to remember to snap a couple of pictures of the piecing to share!