Thursday, January 27, 2011

Spiderweb Quilt the rainbowy way

Do you remember how I made those spiderweb blocks for Monikas month in the "Bee Germany"?
By the way she just wrote a great tutorial for the fourth
issue of Fat Quarterly. Check it out, I loved it! You also don't want to miss out on Tacha's Mister Fox. Too cute!

Anyway, the spiderweb blocks!
I loved them so much (and I thought that it would be such a great way to get ridd of my scraps) that I decided to make one quilt for myself using the pattern.

For the background fabric I used a very light grey cotton fabric that wouldn't steal too much attention from the colours in the spiderwebs.
I was first considering grouping them by colors but decided against it (I had already done that with my first String Quilt and thought that it was time to go with something else).
Almost all of my scraps were used to make it. It took a long time to get all those blocks done but it is the perfect project if you only have some minutes of uninterrupted sewing time. I found that paperpiecing wasn't necessary but I did have a template that I used to make sure that all blocks were the same size.I didn't really quilt it but sewed around each spiderweb in order to make them stand out more. The backing fabric is a bright red with big white polka dots.It is perfect for a dull grey day when you need some cheering up :)
I am linking this to the Love Nest Quilt Contest at Gen X Quilters.
Have a great day,

PS: Really sorry for the weird spacing but nothing helps here! If someone of you knows why blogger keeps messing up my entries I would love it if you share. Thanks!

Gen X Quilters


  1. Oh I love this quilt! So wonderful and happy!Great job!

  2. I love this! I really want to make on after seeing yours. The spacing in the post looks just fine to me, btw.

  3. Love your quilt and the colors!!! Very fun!

  4. Sehr schön. Ich hatte auch schon mit einem farblich sortierten Spiderwebquilt geliebäugelt (was für ein schönes Wort...). Vielleicht fang ich den demnächst mal an.

  5. It looks really great. It's so bright and cheerful. Great job!

    I didn't see any weird spacing from my end...

  6. It's a beautiful quilt! And thank you so much for giving my rainbow pillow a nice comment!

  7. Love it! Super bright and happy!

  8. Just what one needs for the winter...a bright, happy quilt! Nice mix of colors!

  9. I've got to try this pattern. Such a great idea for scraps!

  10. What a wonderful use of scraps! It's a lovely quilt.

  11. The colors are so vibrant! Great quilt!

    Thanks so much entering the Love Nest Quilt Contest at Gen X Quilters and best of luck!

    AnneMarie @ Gen X Quilters

  12. This is beautiful! Very bright and cheery!

  13. wonderful job! I like your back fabric. Your quilt is so cheerful!

  14. Did you figure out the spacing thing? I have had a similar problem and someone told me that I would have to fix it in html-mode. I do not know why it does happen - must be a blogger thing. But I was able to fix it that way. If you still want to know drop me an email and I try to figure out what it was that I did when that happened to me ...

    Sometimes I really really hate blogger. :-/
    It does all weird kinda stuff and I am really not an html freak or something. SIGH

  15. Sehr, sehr schoen. Du bist eine Meisterin:)

  16. I love the bright cheery colors! Sehr schoen!!


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