This selvage quilt has been nearly finished for about two months. I managed to quilt the center -- simply and not more than is needed to keep it all in place. Then marked a Greek key design around the border and stopped when we finally had about three weeks that were truly summery -- hot and humid -- weather. In such conditions I cannot work with a pile of quilt partly in my lap. So I put it aside and worked only on small blocks.
But now the border quilting is done, and I've bound it with wide pieces of selvage -- what elsel? At the top of the picture the edge is turned over to show the two Indonesial batiks that are on the back, The lighter piece was yardage and the darker, more complex pattern was a sarong panel -- if I were a small person, as many Indonesian women are, say about 5-2 and weighing only about 100 pounds, I would probably have used that piece as a sarong myself. But alas, I'm a more typical American woman of a certain age with a certain girth that is not truly large but is defnitely not petite. Anyway, it always feels great to say "Finished!"
This strip quilt was made using drier sheet as the foundation. This quick and easy method is always fun because I can choose exactly which piece comes next but will always be surprised when I put several together and see the patterns formed.
The mid-70s are a surprise! Part of me remains in the 50s -- age, I mean, not decade of 20th century. It's a joy ride, new experiences land in my lap and I've become a better quilter, poet, writer than I expected. It's a rich life for a person never rich financially. Hey, this is what the mid-70s are like!