Friday, October 23, 2015

BQF: Selvage Rainbow Bookcase

When I heard from Amy's Creative Side that the fall edition of the Blogger's Quilt Festival was just around the corner, I took one look at my Portfolio for 2015 and knew that I wanted to share my Selvage Rainbow Bookcase Quilt!

This quilt is near and dear to my heart for the following 6 reasons:

1. It's a quilt that's been on my "quilty bucket list" since I heard what a selvage is. And now it exists and it's all mine! :)

2. It's rainbow. I mean, yeah. I love rainbow like whoa.

3. I quilted 11 of my favorite books into the shelves. If you are curious about what they are and why I chose them, you can see more details in my original blog post about this quilt. So much love for these books.

4. This quilt is like an epic conglomeration of my two favorite hobbies - reading and sewing. It really just gives me pure joy to see it in my sewing room.

5. Last but certainly not least, it includes a couple hundred (I would hazard a guess) of selvages from the past 5 years. It's a tour through my favorite fabrics ever and many that I have long since used up.

6. The backing. Which days do I read (and sew)? Yup.

You can  see why I love this quilt so much, right? :)

Quilt Stats
Size:  54" x 72"
Quilted: By me on my Janome Memory Craft 6300
Techniques: Applique, free motion quilting, improv piecing
Finished: September 2015, original post here.

Blogger's Quilt Festival - Fall 2015 

Please enjoy the Blogger's Quilt Festival, the largest and loveliest quilt show on the internet! I've entered this quilt into the ROYGBIV Category (the overall vision/color gradation was my main focus throughout... see?).

My past Blogger's Quilt Festival entries:
Fall 2014 (nominated for Viewer's Choice)
Spring 2012 (First Place in Baby Quilt Category)



  1. Wow! I didn't know it was salvages until you mentioned it & that made me I love it even more!!!

  2. It is an incredible quilt. I have never seen this done with images. Your colours are fabulous.

  3. Excellent! What a fun quilt. I can see why you love it!

  4. I have a BUNCH of Selvages. I could make this. Nice way to use up your favorite ones.

  5. Great idea for using selvages. Reading and sewing are my two fav hobbies too! This is a great fusion of them. Love it.

  6. There is so much to live about this quilt, Jess! I love the reasons it speaks to you, and good luck in the festival!

  7. Wow, this quilt really makes a nice statement!

  8. I love how unique and personal this quilt is!

  9. This is very cool. Selvedges are so fun!

  10. What a neat idea, and I like that the colors are a little more subtle. Great work.

  11. I love reading and sewing too!! The only downside is that you can't do both at the same time. :) BEAUTIFUL quilt! Hope it wins the ROYGBIV category this year!

  12. This has to be my favorite quilt you have ever made, I just love it!

  13. I'm not usually a fan of the selvage quilts but I really like what you have done and it may make me think again before binning the selvages from now on.. eek like I need another bucket of scraps. oh dear.

  14. Oooh, I love your quilt, Jess! Outlander is one of my all-time favourites too! :)

  15. This is a very cool quilt. original. Love it.

  16. Such a cool way to use selvedges!


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