Fabric Prep and a Giveaway!!!

It took 6 hours, but I have all the fabric prepared to layout the quilt top for Tessellated Leaves! Yeah! I spread out the work over 2 days, but my lower back is still letting me know that I stood hunched over my cutting board for 6 hours. The aches are nothing a bit of gentle stretching and some yoga won’t cure. Aren’t the fabrics so pretty together?

Tessellated Leaves - Fabric Prep

Tessellated Leaves – Fabric Prep

I have the design concept below for reference. I am super excited to spend the next little bit laying out the fabrics on my design wall to get the gradient and color order just right. It is going to be fun to play with this layout!

Tessellated Leaves - Design

Tessellated Leaves – Design

I cut these fabrics differently than I normally do, so I ended up with 72 selvage edges (2 selvage edges from 36 different fabrics).

Tessellated Leaves - Selvage Edges

Tessellated Leaves – Selvage Edges

The fabrics were all half yard cuts, so most of the edges are 1″ wide by 18-20″ long, although some are several inches wide.

Tessellated Leaves - Selvage Edges

Tessellated Leaves – Selvage Edges

I do not typically use or save my selvage edges, but I know some of my reader’s do. So I am giving away this fun bundle! You can enter to win twice by commenting on this blog post (1 entry) and letting me know how you follow my blog (2nd comment / 2nd entry). If you want to comment but are not interested in the selvage edges, that’s fine, too – just let me know in you comment that you do not have a use for the selvages! International entries welcome, and I will let the random number generator pick a winner at Noon Pacific on Sunday, October 26th.

Tessellated Leaves - Selvage Giveaway!

Tessellated Leaves – Selvage Giveaway!

Linking up to Monday Makers @ Hug-a-Bit Quilts.

0 thoughts on “Fabric Prep and a Giveaway!!!

  1. Lucy says:

    Your Tessellated Leaves pattern is so striking! Thanks for the giveaway; I’m planning a selvage quilt for sometime in the future, so I’d love to win the bundle.

  2. Lucy says:

    I also follow your blog through Feedly.

  3. Jasmine says:

    Your fabrics look so good together. This is going to be one amazing quilt. (No need to enter me in the giveaway;)

  4. buncobuddy says:

    I’ve been following you for some time now through WordPress.

  5. buncobuddy says:

    I would love to win your salvages to sew a totebag. Thanks!

  6. Anne says:

    Wow this is going to look amazing, such a wonderful colour palate. Would love this bundle

  7. sally says:

    Those fabrics look gorgeous laid out. And as much as I love scraps of any kind, please don’t enter me because I really, really, really need to try and stop hoarding and collecting quite so many!

  8. Renee says:

    I’ve been kind of dreaming up making some kind of skirt of selvages for QuiltCon, but only started collecting this year…so that’s what these would go to, should I win. 🙂

  9. Renee says:

    I follow via feedly.

  10. andpins says:

    I’m not commenting for the selvedges, I won’t use them, but I wanted to let you know that your fabric selection is awesome!

  11. Beth S. says:

    I can’t wait to see this quilt! The colors are so fun and it’s going to be terrific. I’ve never used selvages and not sure I’d know what to do with them, so no need to enter me in giveaway. But whoever wins them is going to have a great bundle!

  12. Nurdan says:

    It will be a wowser quilt Yvonne! And yess, I am interested in salvages! Count me in please. ( And I am a follower 🙂 Yayyy!

  13. I LOVE selvedges! I just finished some pincushions made from my stash of them! How marvelous! And I do love your quilt. Even though it is not made of selvedges, lol.

  14. Oh, and I follow your blog. I just follow it. Through email. 🙂

  15. Nesta says:

    The fabric is looking incredible! And look how tidy you are! Looking forward to seeing your quilt finished.
    I love slevedges and have quite a few ideas on how to use them! What a great giveaway idea.

  16. Nesta says:

    I follow via Bloglovin’!

  17. Liz Scott says:

    I love selvedges! I have just finished a quilt of selvedges, and have another planned. I love your quilt design too, looks like a symphony of colour

  18. Liz Scott says:

    I follow you by email 🙂

  19. Vera says:

    Looks great! All those colors together and look how well organized you are!

  20. Fran says:

    I love looking at photos of pretty fabrics cut & organised for a project! It’s a bit of a pain to do (often literally as is the case for you with this lot) but it feels great to have all of the work done. Thanks for the chance to win these gorgeous selvages.

  21. Fran says:

    I follow you via Bloglovin, thanks!

  22. Vera says:

    I know I was already lucky once but how can I say no to pretty selvadges which are ready to be used, lol. I follow you via bloglovin.

  23. I have been collecting selvedges, but a bit slowly, to make a bag or cushion. A colourful boost would come in handy. (Bloglovin’)
    Those fabrics are so lovely that I think I would just sit and admire them as they are for a week.

  24. Jan O says:

    Your design concept is absolutely stunning! What fun for you to play with arranging all those fabrics in color order. Looking forward to seeing your progress and your finish.
    I have no need for selvages, so let someone else win them.

  25. Cheryl says:

    I am so looking forward to your quilt, the design and fabrics you chose are just beautiful!

  26. Cheryl says:

    You know that I follow your wonderful blog! (via bloglovin)

  27. Ruth says:

    Love how this quilt idea is turning out – I wouldn’t know what to do with selvedges!

  28. I love the idea of this quilt! maybe some day I’ll try a colour gradient quilt – but for now it’s still a dream….

  29. Teje says:

    Hi! I’m so happy to find your beautiful blog! That pattern is amazing! I love colours and that looks like a colour-heaven! I collect all the selvages and wait to get enough for a Project so I would love to win your selvages which have really beautiful Fabrics! x Teje

  30. Teje says:

    I follow you via bloglovin. Thank you for a great give away! Teje

  31. annieb71 says:

    1. I follow you through direct e-mail. 2. I love your quilts, and progress.

  32. PT in SC says:

    I just signed up to follow your blog via email. I love the blue backsplash in your kitchen. I spotted it on IG.

  33. PT in SC says:

    Although I have been saving selvedges, I haven’t made anything yet. Yours would be a lovely addition to my stash.

  34. eek! sad i missed out on this one 🙁 those colors/fabrics are gorgeous!! can’t wait to see how this turns out!! i have to cut 120 hst tonight. you know how i feel about those 🙁 lol

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