Sunday, September 29, 2013

Spiderweb Quilt - Perfect for Scraps

I finished this quilt for my friend, Elizabeth late Thursday night... and I mean late... 11:30 p.m.  I was out the door for work by 6:00 a.m. on Friday morning with this quilt in hand.  I love to shoot my quilts on the dining room table to get the best light, but there was no time for this one.  I ran around my school early in the morning looking for good lighting and did the best I could.

Elizabeth made this top over 12 years ago and had intended on hand quilting it, but let me have some fun with it instead.  She gave me a lofty poly batting, and I used Glide thread.

These pictures do not do it justice.  This quilt was done with light to medium custom quilting.  I did have to use a ruler a bit which would take it from light to medium... the circles in the middle of the feathered x's and then the chris-crossing needed a ruler.  I did my best straight stitching around the actual spiderwebs.  The scrap strips were not all equal sizes so I couldn't use the seams as a guide.  My feathers were what I call "easy feathers" as there was no backtracking.  I needed to keep this as light as I could.

I can't wait to make one of these for myself now.  Thanks for looking!   Thanks, Elizabeth, for letting me quilt this for you.

 

5 comments:

Teresa Silva said...

This turned out so pretty! Love how you quilted it!

Diane said...

very pretty quilt-making a spider web is on my to do list too!

LynCC said...

I love spiderweb quilts. Really need to make one!

Cynthia Brunz Designs said...

Beautiful! A spiderweb quilt is on my bucket list.

Connie said...

The quilt looks beautiful! I keep meaning to try Glide thread! Thanks for sharing.
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