Since I made this for myself, the size didn't really matter. It finished up at 11" X 14".
I used a 3" wide muslin strip as a foundation and topstitched the selvage pieces onto it, over lapping each one and stitching a line really close to the bottom edge of each selvage. I tried to include as many sections of colour dots and fun words as possible, to avoid lots of blank white rectangles. That's how I came up with the name "Happy Camper" for this piece. See it there?
Quilting with embroidery stitches was no problem (Arctic bamboo batting) as long as I did the poke and pull method (one stitch at a time) in lieu of trying to load multiple stitches onto the needle.
I have been collecting selvages since the fall. Cutting them with a generous 3/4 to full inch of the fabric keeps things colourful and provides a fun reference for the fabrics I've been using in my work over the past several months. I told someone the other day that I wasn't really a pink person, but seeing this quilt makes me realize that I so am a pink person. At least when it comes to fabric! Much of that has to do with my mystery quilt.
Speaking of which, I am a couple of clues behind on my piecing....perhaps that's what I'll work on tomorrow.
What are you up to this week?