this week in progress

I have been doing some more work on my Spiderweb quilt, first mentioned here and here. I have lots of segments constructed but not yet sewn into blocks. To see how many I have done so far and get an idea on how many left to do, I arranged them onto my design wall.

I think I will make this quilt about 3 spiderwebs wide by three spiderwebs down, which means, as you can see, I’m not there yet!
I am making this by first sewing together lots of strips of brightly coloured fabrics, mainly Kaffe Fassett and Phillip Jacobs fabrics.

Then I use the templates to cut out the triangle-shapes, angling all the strips pointing to the apex of the triangle.

The kite-shaped pieces are also cut using a template, and for these I’m using a black spotted fabric.

I sew two triangles to a kite to make one segment.

The segments will then be sewn together to make small blocks, which will then be sewn together in rows. Its fun to play around with them to see what they will like when together but it is easy to get the segments arranged higgeldy piggeldy!

I’m waiting until I have all the segments sewn before joining them together so that I can check the colour distribution of the strips throughout the blocks.

I’m also linking in to Work in Progress Wednesday and Small Blog Meet – this is a special feature on the blog “Lily’s Quilts” for smaller blogs to make some connections with other blogs and encourage readers from those blogs to come and visit here!

Lily's Quilts

11 thoughts on “this week in progress

  1. Beautiful spiderweb blocks! It’s also fun to see the process of putting them together. I think this will be such a lovely finish. :)

  2. That is an excellent tutorial on how this quilt goes together. I have been seeing it (or versions of it) around and it looks waaaayyy too complicated for me, but you’ve made it seem much more managable. May have to mark this and come back to it later – you know after I finish the 45 other half done projects I have going :-)
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    (Found you through the Small Blog Meet. How awesome is that idea!)

  3. This is going to be so beautiful. And thanks for showing how you make it. I may have a go …. One day!

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