by Nova on June 5, 2014

Not a lot quilting has been going on in these parts of late so it was nice to have a bit of a quilty fix when I was over West recently. I visited the Salvage/Selvedge exhibition at the wonderful Moores Building Contemporary Art Gallery in Fremantle.

83 quilts made by 45 quilters over 15 months.  All made from an array of donated fabrics (from suiting, corduroy, upholstery, vintage, ties & more!) in 3 designs only – horizontal, quilt as you go or log cabin. The variety within these boundaries was incredible & the mix of textures were right up my quilty street.

We were encouraged to touch the quilts & flip them over to see their just as wonderful backs. LOVE that.

Photos don’t do them justice but I’m sharing a few shots  anyway ;)




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All the quilts were to be auctioned off as a fundraising event.


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Alison Gisvold June 5, 2014 at 6:26 pm

These are fabulous and inspiring, thank you so much for sharing. I’ve just been making rag rugs from my selvedge! I will rethink this now. Ali


Kristy Daum June 6, 2014 at 1:58 am

I really like this concept of “Make Do” with what you are given. This is the second time I have come across that statement today. These quilts are lovely, thanks for sharing!


Katy June 6, 2014 at 4:03 am

Oh wow, those are fab, thanks for sharing!


Kristin June 6, 2014 at 6:05 am

I’ve been itching to make a log cabin quilt. These photos just reminded me of that :) Beautiful!


Tamie June 6, 2014 at 8:55 am



Janet June 6, 2014 at 2:36 pm

Ohh… do I ever love that colourful squares in squares one!


Karen June 8, 2014 at 8:55 pm

What wonderful quilts! Great inspiration, thanks for sharing :)


jodi October 9, 2014 at 11:40 pm

Wow, such fabulous inspiration! When I have some UFOs done and given away, I will be trying my hand at some improv/spontaneity – what fun!


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