Friday, May 22, 2015

Spider Webs Up! Delta Junction, AK!

String Spider Webs are te fasted most fun quilt EVER.

They all turn out wonderful no matter what color palette or stash of scraps are used…

And they can be so varied from the background fabric color chosen, to the individual strips and strings of fabric used as the webs themselves…

So much variety!

And absolutely NO stress what so ever – as our newer quilters found out.

This is FUN!  And fun is what it is all about!

Of course it all starts with bags and buckets and baskets and totes of scraps – and they came in by the baleful.  We’ve ALL got them.  Every project makes scraps..so this is a fun time to sew them up!


Some came in zippered bags.

These came all the way fro washington state, and those reuseable zipper bags for sheet sets, pillow cases and curtains and other linens make great project bags.  These had the air squooshed out of them and ade a flight from Washington State to spend these workshop days with us in Delta  Junction, AK!

However, they didn’t stay this neat for long…


It just can’t be helped!

String piecing is messy and this poor featherweight was in danger of a scrap avalanche!


Lonnie, busy pulling from the big bag at her side!

A life time of scraps and memories in this narrow strips and pieces….so fun to dig through!


They sewed and sewed all day long!


Look at these blocks coming together!

You can find the free pattern for String Spider Web under the Free Patterns tab at the top of the blog.  It’s a fun one – and everyone should make at LEAST one spider web quilt in their life time!

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String Spider Web, Delta Junction, AK 2015

I had a great time with these gals yesterday, and we had a fun lecture last night ---after dinner HERE:


Buffalo Center Drive In –a Delta Junction Icon!

And really great food too!

Today we do it all over again ---I’ve got a SHIRTTAILS quilt workshop from my book Scraps & Shirttails ---working in the recycled fabrics and plaids and stripes will be another great way tp sew it up today.

This evening I head back up to Fairbanks…my two days of workshops and a lecture starts with them tomorrow.

Happy Friday, everyone!

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  1. I couldn't find the string spider web pattern on the free patterns tab so I googled it and found the link, http://quiltville.blogspot.com/2005/06/string-spider-web.html

  2. Did they just LOVE your New Version that your finished recently??? It will be fun to see the way they set their Fun Spiderweb Blocks. Love the bags and bags of scraps!

  3. Does anyone know how much of the background fabric is needed to make a queen sized quilt top? I don't want to get started on one and then find out that I have run out. Any help is appreciated.

  4. Awesome .. looks like fun..

  5. To Debra in Ohio: I don't know how much background fabric is needed for a queen size quilt, but I can tell you how figure it out. Look at the pattern under the free quilt pattern tab on the blog. Make you one of the background kite templates per the directions. Using that template, see how many you can cut from a fat quarter. Then figure out how many blocks you need to make the queen size quilt. Remember it takes 4 background kites to make one block. You can figure out how many yards you will need. It probably won't be very much, just a couple yards maybe.

  6. I love to see the various color selections quilters choose for their spider web quilts. They are all so beautiful and inspiring. It's a relaxing quilt to work on. I am doing one with a blue and white Christmas toile fabric for the background and then for the strings red and green fabrics plus a lot of other bright colors like orange and purple and yello and royal blue. Such fun!


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