Saturday, September 17, 2016

Spiderwebs and Stars

I cut kite shapes a couple of years ago for a spiderweb quilt. "More is more" {my usual method}  didn't work in this case so the warm colors were pulled and stashed away for a while.

Digging them out recently there are sixteen stars; perfect for the toddler quilt I need. Actually I needed it this summer but only have time to start it now.

Orange and Red Stars form the background of this Spiderweb toddler quilt
Several layout tests until I decided to arrange the stars diagonally.

The outmost string on the spiderweb wedges must contrast with the star colors. Some were red, orange or yellow. I moved them to a star with a different value. And lucky me, there were some blue wedges from the previous quilt that didn't look good against blue stars. {I still need to border and quilt that one.}

Laying out the Spiderweb quilt
It's always amazing how much smaller the quilt becomes as the units are sewed.

Sewing Spiderweb quilt blocks
Coming along well.

Enjoy the day,

18 comments:

  1. I love it! Doing a Spiderweb quilt has been on my wish list for years. Maybe that will be a goal for 2017!

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    1. That would be a good goal since it's a great way to use scraps. There are loads of photos on the web and several instructions. Several people told me Bonnie Hunter has good directions. I drafted my own with the kaleidoscope ruler because I wanted to move the web wedges around. I look forward to seeing yours. It will be great with all the leftovers from your gorgeous floral applique.

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  2. Ann! I'm saving up scraps for this same quilt right now! My background kites will be red.

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    1. Yum, Joni! Red is my favorite. I need to use more. I'll come drool on yours.

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  3. I keep returning to these photos. I am always so impressed with your use of value, color and print, Ann. Your Spider Web is just luscious.

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  4. Looking good! I love your colors, great contrast.

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    1. Thanks, Janie! The parents wanted a bright quilt like hot air balloons.

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  5. It's looking wonderful... amazing what a differenc adding in the blue wedges made!

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    1. They sure did, Linda. It's very bright and happy.

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  6. Yes, it is amazing how much smaller it all gets. Looks gorgeous! Love the warm colours for fall. :D

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    1. I hadn't thought about fall. You're right, Monica.

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  7. At a glance, almost looks like tie dye! Very pretty!

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    1. Good eye, Karen. What a charming idea.

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  8. It is looking gorgeous! Happy Monday ♥

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  9. Lovely - it is indeed coming along well.

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    1. Thanks, Kaja. This started with leftovers but it's coming along wonderfully.

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  10. I really like your use of all the warm reds for the centers of your spiderwebs, especially that great plaid!! They just sparkle!

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