Saturday, June 09, 2012

Spider Web - YIKES

I've had a pile of 1 1/2 inch strips on my sewing center for uhhhh, well over a year, for "the right moment" (that sounds like a Viagra commercial - LOL) -- and the time has come!  In appreciation for the videos from Missouri Quilt Co,  on YouTube, I had purchased a template and precut papers from them for a Spider Web Quilt.  I already had the slubby muslin for the star points - I am very happy with it so far!  The package included the template, the papers, and a Lapel Stick glue. These are laying how I finished them - no arrangement yet. 


If you try this project with YOUR strips, you will love your colors, as they have come from YOUR stash.  This is what you do with strings of STASH!

The blocks look to be about 10 inches.  You start by pasting the muslin down ON the paper, which is marked, then start adding the strips, pressing, then trimming them cleanly - EASY-PEASY!  There are various other patterns going 'round, and I was inspired by the one on Quiltville.com, but this is the direction I went.  The hardest part was deciding on the color for the muslin "stars."  (Yes, the paper has to come off, later.  I used a small stitch.)

After making about 30 blocks, I started running low on darks, and raided my 2 inch box of strips, and it looks like I'll have to raid my 2.5 inch box of strips.  I'll trim them slimmer.  BTW, I'll made NO effort at matching seams on those strings when it's time to put the HSTs together. 

12 comments:

paulette said...

I love your stash...all MY colours!! This quilt is going to be stunning!!
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Mama Spark said...

OK I love this and it sounds so easy the way you did it. Want to share the link to your purchase?

Janet O. said...

Great looking blocks, Elaine. How large are you planning to go with this quilt?

Ruth said...

I really do love this design and want to make one, but I must be disciplined and not start one now as I have too many UFOs sitting around as it is. I hope I can get a lot finished this year so I can start some new projects! It looks great!

Heather said...

It's coming on beautifully. What a wonderful way to use your scraps.

Purple Pam said...

I like the spider web design. I have been itching to make some of those blocks. I have so many strips in boxes and bins. I think I could probably make quite a few quilts with all my strips. I like to make Bonnie Hunter's Scrappy Bargello with strips.

Sharon said...

Looking good, Elaine! I'm trying to resist the spider web for now. But I have some parts stashed in a bin for later on. Maybe next year. It will be fun to see yours take shape!

Cyn ;-) said...

Great blocks. Spider blocks are so fun to strip piece. How big do you plan to make it... bed, lap??? Just curious. You and I have a lot of the same fabric! Too funny.
These are really looking good!

Vic in NH said...

OMG! You are actually running out of some categories of strings??? That really IS using them up!! Atta GIRL!

Lynn said...

This will be a very striking quilt with the contrast of the white stars and colorful strips.

Bonnie said...

Wonderful blocks. I'm going to "look" at the ruler, papers and video but only look! Thanks for the inspiration.

zippiknits said...

That's going to be a beautiful quilt. I can feel my quilt gene going active and must stifle it! I have too much to do!