Even though I didn't want to have to think too much about what I would sew together, I didn't mind thinking a little bit about how I would sew these selvage edges together. I've been wanting to make a quilt using this technique from, "Quilts From The Selvage Edge", by Karen Griska. However, I didn't want to follow a set of instructions or patterns. I loved Karen Griska's idea & wanted to do something on my own. The first step was to cut my muslin foundation the size I wanted & to group a few more selvage colors together.
I found that I didn't have enough selvage strips so I decided to get creative. I would make faux selvage strips using an alternating white strip. I would write on the white strip using a fabric marker. Guess what? It works great & it solves the problem of not having enough selvage strips.
I've found that selvage strip piecing is a little bit faster than other types of blocks. I love this method for using up what would have otherwise wound up in the trash. So far this is what's on my design wall & I'll keep working on it until I can have a one person quilt top to use.
The trick to keep going on any quilt project is to remind yourself to enjoy the process of sewing each piece of fabric together. I found I had to remind myself of this each time I wanted to give up & move on to a smaller project. In fact, I think I'll make this my new year's resolution about a lot of things for 2012. Simply enjoy the process......