I have been saving fabric selvages and have started making some blocks….nothing fancy, just sewing one strip on at a time. I cut 8 inch blocks from muslin for the foundation fabric and this is a quick, fun little project for when I only have 5 or 10 minutes to sit down at my machine. I think I am going to do a rail fence pattern, like this ….
By the way, my "design wall" is the backside of a $4 plastic disposable tablecloth from Wal-Mart. It works perfectly! The largest rectangle size is hanging on a sewing room wall with 3 push pins and pieced blocks stay up like a charm. I am just going to keep adding strips to blocks until it is big enough for a quilt. I have not really decided on a size yet. I cringe when I think of all the selvages I have tossed in the trash can over the years. I could have probably made at least a queen size quilt by now.
Hugs from the Beautiful Bluegrass!