Fiona asked that we use this tutorial to make eight 6 1/2 inch blocks. As a personal twist, Fiona asked that we incorporate a selvage strip in the center diagonal. Now, I have a pile of selvages that I save up and give away to selvage-loving friends when I see them, but I do not generally incorporate them into blocks that I make. That was a whole new adventure for me.
I had only a few selvage strips that were long enough to go into the center, but I did find a few others I could incorporate into the edges for a bit of fun. I found that if I sewed them in using a traditional 1/4 inch seam, I would loose the fun text or color dots that really are what Fiona wants. So, instead I tucked the next scrappy strip under the selvage, placed the selvage on top and sewed 1/4 inch on top of the selvage strip itself. It won't fray, clearly, as that's the one job a selvage strip does have.
Should I have done it differently? Any hints for incorporating a selvage without loosing it's personality?
Fiona, I hope you like them! They were good fun to make.