Here is the selvage mini I sent south:
It is all selvage strips that have been topstitched onto a 3" strip of muslin. I sew a line through the white edge of the selvage, which catches the coloured part of the overlapped selvage and attaches both to the muslin foundation. I purposely cut generous strips of selvage when I take them off my FQ's and yardage. I want to retain some of the fabric print so that any selvage projects are not merely white strips of words, but also a fun record of the prints I've been using. For these coins, I tried to include as many colour dot sections as well as some fun words....like "Wild Thyme". The blue sashing and binding is a Kaffe Fassett shot cotton and I simply quilted it with running stitches in a hand-dyed perle cotton.
It was so much fun and really quick to put together (after all, it's only 13" by 9") that I made myself one, too! You only need a 3 1/2" long piece of selvage, so they go a long way.
And now, here's the mini that Mary sent to me. The coins are only 1/2" high!
I love that it's so scrappy. It's beautifully pieced and she attached the binding to the front with a machine blanket stitch. She also sent along some really fun scraps (including some selvages!!) Thank you so much for this sweet swap, Mary!
Quilting retreat tomorrow, so I must get into the kitchen and prepare. I hope you find time to do something you love this weekend, too.