Tuesday, June 22, 2010

Finally...


There hasn't been much sewing time since returning from our fabulous trip. Sometimes quilting/sewing takes a back seat to reading, especially when it's on the back porch. My sewing room is upstairs and there's no AC up there. I really should be spending more time there because it's just going to get hotter!
I've managed a little progress on Bonnie Hunter's String Spiderweb pattern. The upper left shows sections sewn into two "blocks". The shrinkage is generally amazing to me. The "star" has become more prominent, and I'm not thrilled with that. Maybe it's just the surprise of seeing it draw up.
This is going to have to be a full size quilt for maximum impact, don't you think? It really was in the plan all along, but I really would like to make some smaller quilts; it just doesn't seem to happen!

16 comments:

libbyquilter said...

i think this is awesome and would so like to make one of these someday.

:-)
libbyQ

Sharon said...

Fantastic quilt...makes me want to give the Spiderweb a try. Until I moved off of the farm, my sewing room was upstairs and no AC, so I know how you feel.

julieQ said...

I have this pattern...love yours a ton! Very pretty background, makes your quilt interesting!

Lori said...

I love it! When I saw the photo I saw the strings first not the stars. A big quilt is the way to go with this one:)

Mimi said...

The reason the stars stand out is they are calm and easy on the eyes. They are needed so the eyes can rest and then eyes can go to the strings to absorb the fabric in this and that section.

YankeeQuilter said...

Love the background fabric you used for your spiderweb...though it does make the webs jump! (saw you are reading Sarum...I read his whole series. They are sort of addictive!)

Vicki said...

Love it! I want one!

Barb said...

no AC - ouch!
the spider web looks great, always like them!

Mama Koch said...

My spiderweb is finished but not quilted. It does need to be pretty good sized to make an impact.

*karendianne. said...

Love the spiderweb although I've never made one myself. I think it's a fun, amazing quilt when it's all done and the background fabric you chose is PERFECT!

As for sewing without Air Conditioning... That's a little like torture, isn't it? I mean, I'm just thinkin'... :)

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Karen said...

Your string star looks good. I keep thinking about making one and you are inspiring me to get busy on it.

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amandajean said...

it's wonderful! i need to make smaller quilts, too, but it never seems to happen here, either. if you EVER figure that one out, please let me know! ;)

Sharon said...

This is going to be a fantastic quilt! No matter what size you end up deciding on it's a stunner. I love the background fabric you picked out. Makes me want to make this quilt.

Quiltdoodles said...

I love your background. Makes all the spiderwebs pop.