Friday, May 7, 2010

The process of spiderwebs...

It was my month for the {Bee Mod} Quilting Bee, which meant I got to pick fabrics and a square for 11 of my friends to make. Originally I was going to have some pink in my piles, but I kind of liked the idea of tonal blocks. I still have grand plans for including the pinks I chose in the final quilt, but I will have to see how all the squares look when I get them back.

In case you aren't a sewer, a spiderweb block is a type of string block. Where all the pieces are made up of precut strips of fabric. There are lots of tutorials for many types of string blocks, including spiderweb, available online, but I was confused by all of them. So I read through two of them, and then just decided to create my own tutorial, which I gave to my group. Hopefully it is clearer for the bee members, but we will see.

Doesn't looking at all those piles of fabric just make you happy? It doesn't, well they make me happy.


  1. it is going to be gorgeous, katie!! can't wait to see it when you get all your blocks back

  2. Those piles of fabric are making me VERY happy. You are so talented Katie!

  3. Fabric piles make me happy too. I can't wait to get started on making these for you. I read your non-paper instructions and I'm looking forward to it.

  4. Eeeeek. Ok, i am now obsessed with Spiderweb quilts. I have to make a million and might not give my blocks back to you. I loved your instructions, they were super simple to follow and I can't get over how AWESOME this is going to be.