Thursday, May 19, 2016

It's My Day on the Modern Selvage Quilting Blog Tour.....


Have you been enjoying the tour so far?
I sure hope you have, I know I have been,
and finding some new online blogging inspirations and friends along the way is always a good thing!!

If you are just finding the tour now, here is the complete list of bloggers so you can get caught up on all the fun....

May 10 Riel at C&T Publishing Blog
                                                           May 11 Cindy at Live a Colourful Life
                                                           May 12 Yvonne at Quilting Jet Girl
                                                           May 13 Diane at Butterfly Threads Quilting
                                                           May 16 Krista at Poppyprint
                                                           May 17 Casey at The Studiolo
                                                           May 18 Leanne at She Can Quilt                                                                                                                     May 19 Sandy at Upstairs Hobby Room  (You are Here)
                                                           May 20 Mel at The Quilting Room with Me
                                                           May 21 Riel at The Q and the U

And finally it's my day and I can say all the things I have been so anxious to share since opening up the PDF copy I got to preview!!

Modern Selvage Quilting
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First I'd like to say thanks to C&T Publishing and Riel for this fun opportunity.
It was just the push I needed....
 I finally got the box of selvages I've been saving, pressed and ready to become amazing quilt projects, and I even took a small bite out of my selvage stash and made one of Riel's amazing quilt patterns!





I really like the way this book is laid out, from the little peak into how Riel started quilting and why she wrote this book, to the basics for selvage saving and sewing, to the 17  small to full sized projects that are shared!
Modern Selvage Quilting includes all the information and visuals that you need to get started and be successful with your own selvage sewing!!


I knew even before I received my sample copy I wanted to try a  selvage block. With a box full of selvages, that  I've been saving since I first heard of using them to sew with, just taunting me....the hardest part was picking which of the project to try, because I liked them all.



For some reason my heart latched onto the Which Way to the Fabric Store quilt project, and one block quickly turned into 4 for a table runner.....but I loved the blocks so much..... 5 more blocks were made and a full quilt was born....lol


I just love how the solid selvages have the fringe.....adds another dimension to the blocks.




Another of the things I love about Riel's book is that she lays it all out for you, but with that information I felt the freedom to take liberties....
It's a bonus project, and while Riel gives you all the information you need to make this a precise quilt project, I let go of all of that and eye balled mine. I used white thread instead of changing for every colour and love the affect of the stitching and slightly crooked arrow shafts, it's all part of the no pressure sewing that I experienced making this project, and not at all how I normally sew...I'm pretty precise usually and will stitch rip to make things perfect...so this was not only fun, but a refreshing experiences for me!!
I think about quilt books like I do a recipe books, once you know the formula, you can tweak the recipe to your own tastes....and I love a good formula!



I want to use this a beach/picnic blanket so I also changed the block sashing size, and added extra borders to make the quilt larger! I even pieced some of the remaining selvages, using the techniques from the book, into the middle border. 💜💙💚💛❤️



I just need to bind and my newest quilt is ready to see some picnic action!!



So all I can add at this point is if you have wanted to do some selvage sewing, I recommend you grab a copy of Modern Selvage Quilting....unless you are one of the lucky ones who wins one during the blog tour!! Or buy your copy and if you are lucky enough to win, bless someone else with a copy!!

 Either way.........Good Luck and happy sewing everyone!!

Got the binding on in time!!!




Your Chance to Win
(and don't forget to stop by all the other bloggers to increase your chances...every blogger is having a give away...US residents will win a paper copy and international winners a digital copy)

 Let's keeping this one simple...






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92 comments:

  1. Wow, I love those arrows, and now I remember I have some silk, metres and metres, which would be fab with the fringes at the edges. the book would be an inspiration for any of us. And again, you have shown us your own interpretation, super quilting and colours as always. Keep cool up there as we head ,almost, into winter.

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  2. Which Way to the Fabric Store is a super cute project!

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  3. I follow you on Instagram, @notqnot.

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  4. I love the string quilt on the front cover! The aqua in the middle really gets me 😊

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  5. I love your colourful arrows quilt! Very vibrant.

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  6. I like the zig zaggy quilt - but I don't know if I could leave that much negative space.

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  7. I follow you on pinterest as yobethie

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  8. I really like the string quilt!

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  9. Love those arrows! I need to buy more solids so I have the fringe to play with. I follow on IG as kpmarion.

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  10. please please please don't make me choose wish one I like best

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  11. I want to make the big star quilt! It is gorgeous. Thanks for the giveaway. I love your quilt made with solid color selveges.

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  12. I follow via email and Facebook.

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  13. Love your solid color selvages. I have ade a jacket and working on a big block quilt of selvages.

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  14. I follow your blog on email
    quilting dash lady at comcast dot net

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  15. oh my goodness your quilt is gorgeous. I love the fringes. I really love the arrows and the pillow with the moth.
    quilting dash lady at comcast dot net

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  16. Wow. Not sure which is my favourite now...I love your Which Way....I think it's time to dig into the box of selvedges.

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  17. Love love love!!!!! Your quilt is so cute, and the fringe on the solids is so fun! I don't know if I can pick a favorite... These arrows are great I also really like the denim blue with the chevrons on the bottom, I don't know it's name.

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  18. I follow you on Instagram and Facebook !!!

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  19. I love the arrows - I never thought of using the fringe for texture!
    XaLynn

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  20. What a great twist on this cute pattern to choose the solids selvages! I love the fringe finish and the texture it adds to this pretty quilt. Beautifully done!

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  21. I am in love with the arrows! They would look so cute as pillows in my little guy's room! I hadn't thought about the fringe - so fun!

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  22. Now following in IG! (sarahbjasinski)

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  23. I have never thought to save the selvages from solid fabrics - wonderful job -

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  24. I love the way you used the solid selvage in the arrows. Now I will be saving those "not so pretty" selvages as well

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  25. I also like the solid selvage arrows. The fringe makes it so pretty!
    yoyopattycakes at Hotmail dot com

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  26. I can't wait to own this book. I just won a large basket of selvages at one of my guild's local shows last weekend!

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  27. I follow you on IG. I'm jbscraps

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  28. Must say that I love the arrows (which way to the fabric store). Can think of lots of options for this one.

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  29. I follow you many ways - get your emails, on FB and I love your one block wonder project. (same name as my gmail account)

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  30. I love the arrows...I haven't been saving my solid selvages so now I am kicking myself!!! Ouch!!
    Thanks for sharing!!!

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  31. I follow you on instagram as mumbird3!

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  32. Nancy A: rangerer@sbcglobal.netMay 19, 2016 at 12:38 PM

    I follow you by email.

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  33. Nancy A: rangerer@sbcglobal.netMay 19, 2016 at 12:39 PM

    I am sorry -- I have to choose two. I love the pillow and the arrows.

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  34. I like that medallion quilt the best. Cool!

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  35. Love the vibrant arrows so far in the tour just had a aha moment I have only been saving my printed selvages not the other side duh thank you for inspiring me

    clemonssarah7 at gmail dot com

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  36. Following via Facebook and Pinterest

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  37. Love the colours. Thinking I best start saving selvages.

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  38. I follow on Instagram @ioleen.kimmel. Also via email.

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  39. Wow! What a great fringe quilt. I have saved selvages but never considered the fringe ones. That pillow is cute too!

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  40. I love the Medallion Quilt, but the Chevron and Arrows quilts are a very close second. This book is growing on me!

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  41. I follow on bloglovin, FB, and email.

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  42. The colors are amazing! love the projects in this book - they all look like so much fun!

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  43. I'm not sure I've seen all the projects yet, but I am loving that quilt with the zig zag section made from selvages.

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  44. HI,I like the big star quilt!So Neat!Thanks for sharing!
    msstitcher1214@gmail.com

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  45. I like the arrows. I've been throwing away my salvages with hesitation now I'll hold on to them.
    monica@icanquilt2.com

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  46. I follow on IG x
    Bluebell bun ( Iain.ross30 at gmail dot com)

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  47. I love the pincushions x
    Iain.ross30 at gmail dot com

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  48. I want to make the arrows too! Gotta start saving my selvages instead of tossing them.

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  49. Love the arrows.....But want to try a toe bag soon with my selvage... happyness04431@yahoo.com

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  50. Igot yo on facebook.... anna lutz brown... happyness04431@yahoo.com

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  51. I love the arrows. Solids and selvages are both beautiful.

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  52. Love your take on the arrows quilt - the ombre effect and the fringe from using solids. basaran.family at rogers.com

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  53. I follow by email subscription to your blog. basaran.family at rogers.com

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  54. I like the smaller projects like the pincushions and pillows. I love selvages, but I think I like hoarding them more than using them up on big projects!

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  55. The Which Way to the Fabric Store quilt caught my eye the first time I saw it.

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  56. I follow you on Instagram and via email.

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  57. I really like the Which Way to the Fabric Store store quilt and the pillow. So fun to see.

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  58. A second comment, I follow you on Blogger and Facebook too.

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  59. The latticework pillow is my favorite project; I love its simplicity and stylishness.

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  60. I'm following you on Pinterest, where I'm known by my real name, Beth Talmage. (Not very original, huh?)

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  61. So hard to choose, but the medallion quilt catches my eye every time I see it!

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  62. I'm following on Instagram where I am janequiltsslowly.

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  63. I love the selvedge pillow! Thanks

    tdkcarpenoctem@hotmail.com

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  64. I follow you on instagram! Name is tdkcarpenoctem. Thanks so much!

    tdkcarpenoctem@hotmail.com

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  65. I really like Which Way to the Fabric Store. susan430 at cox dot net

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  66. I follow you vie e-mail, on Facebook & Pinterest. Susan Klein Lamelin

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  67. I like the Star quilt with the dark background.

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  68. Liked you on facebook @ rosalind.gutierrez1

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  69. I like the pillow. Reminds me of a cathedral window.

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  70. I just found this hop, so your arrows & other projects are the first I've seen. I like the gray with the salvage chevron

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  71. I've added you to my circle. Looking forward to seeing more from you!

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  72. My favorite so far is Which Way to the Fabric Store! What a cute name for a block and I like how you used rainbow colors to make yours!

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  73. I am a new follower of yours on IG! _duchick_

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  74. The Medallion quilt, the cover quilt, that pillow, those arrows.... they are all great projects to love. Love the fringed edges of your blocks. This book would be a great addition to any quilter's library.

    tushay3 (at) yahoo (dot) com

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  75. I like the quilt with the chevron/ zig zag sell ages at the bottom. Beautiful.

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  76. I have saved them! So glad I did-too pretty to throw away! What great ideas!

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  77. I my word!! I have been saving selvages for years, BUT not my solid fabric. I didn't think the solid colored selvages would work?? You have just changed my life!!! This is gorgeous!!!

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  79. I love your quilt with solid selvages!!! As for my favorite from the book, I like so many of them, but the one with chevrons at the bottom and lots of negative space really caught my eye! Thanks for the chance to win.

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  80. The arrow quilt is very cute, quite an attention grabber. Thank you for the opportunity to win a copy of the book.

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  81. Nice arrow quilt. I have loved seeing all the projects on this tour.

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  82. Your arrowcquilt is fabulous. I nevervknew that the selvages of solids fabrics were worth saving and could look so fabulous. Favourite quilt? It would have to be Which Way after seeing this.

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  83. I follow you on Instagram, Facebook and your blog. Username lynnmcindoe

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  84. I have seen some really clever ideas from this book! Thanks for sharing!

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  85. Arrows here I come, and so many thanks to all who reviewed this book, their comments, photos, to C&T publishing for having this as an international give-away. I am thrilled, so much, and will wait with much excitement for my e-book to arrive.

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