Posts tagged: spiderweb

Jul 29 2015

Spiderweb Finish

072915 (867x1024)The Spiderweb quilt (48″ x 56″) is finished.  I machine quilted a giant spider web motif in variegated pastel thread.  Here is the best picture that I could get of the quilting.

072915A (683x1024)The machine quilting on the next quilt top has been completed and now I am hand-stitching the binding down.

072915B (1024x649)I used a leaf stencil in the middle and then cross-hatched the rest with a red-orange-yellow variegated thread.  Once the black binding is on I will be able to see if I made the correct choice.

While working on all these finishes I have made a decision about my next piecing projects.  I have decided to go with a theme – Stars – and have pulled out 8 or 9 star patterns.  They range in size from small baby to twin, so I am hopeful to get 5 or 6 done this year.

The first one will be Pretty in Pink using these bright batiks.

072915C (824x1024)I am sure that a couple of other projects will sneak, but it will be fun to work on the different star quilts.

Marlene

Oct 04 2014

Spiderweb Top

Since spring cleaning didn’t happen around here, I decided that I needed to do some fall cleaning which seriously interfered with my sewing time.  But now everything looks clean & spiderweb free – except for my quilt top.

The scene in my sewing room has gone from this

100414    (1024x755)to this

100414A  (1024x646)to a quilt top finished today.

100414B   (865x1024)These blocks are a bit smaller than the pattern on Bonnie Hunter’s website.  I started with a 6 1/2″ square to design the triangles and the block finishes at 8″.  This quilt used one yard of the yellow background fabric and one yard of the black & white stripe for the 30 blocks.

I like the touch of playfulness that the cornerstones add to the quilt.  No fabric was purchased in the making of this quilt – it is 100% stash.

Marlene