Friday, August 24, 2012

Star Quilt with Spiderweb Blocks

Hi Sewing Enthusiasts!! 

I am finally ready to show off some progress, not completion mind you, but in my world, enough done to share!!  Remember back here when I posted about "a few of my favorite things"? Well, one of them was Craftsy, and the enormously fun Block of the Month (FREE, people, FREE) class taught my Amy Gibson of Stitchery Dickory Dock.   

One of my favorite blocks I made so far was the "Spiderweb" block, but I didn't entirely get the "spiderweb" part until... 

It always helps to have more hands...and pins

I showed the four blocks I had made with my Denyse Schmidt charm squares at my quilt guild meeting and my friend, Leslie (check her out here) said, "Put them all together, next to each other..." and what do you know?  A SPIDERWEB!    

Ok, so with this choice of fabrics, it is the "stars" that pop and not the "spiderweb," but you get the idea. I think I will make more of the red and white ones to see what happens when those go together.  

Front---almost done quilting and then to bind!
Back (pre-quilting)
My basting helpers

I decided to quilt-in-the-ditch in the center panels and then free-motion around the outside.

The stars really show up on the blue flannel back, which will be soft for the intended baby recipient.

And, last but not least, this is what happens to my back when I squat down during photo session...*sigh*  :)

Do you have quilting assistants?