13 October 2010

wip wednesday


I have wanted to make a halloween spiderweb for a long time. Pairing up Denyse Schmidt's Hope Valley and Alexander Henry's The Ghastlies, I decided to give it a try...


I have modified my recipe / tutorial for this one:
Using bigger blocks: starting with a 17" square.
Making the stars more narrow.

The spiderweb blocks are still fun to sew. Playing with different ways of combining the fabric, aiming for good contrast between the strips...

Picture is taken on a grey, overcast october morning. The trees outside are starting to turn orange. Fall is here...

29 comments:

nicolette said...

Love those fabrics and the sneaky cats! The adjusted blocks look great!

liz said...

Looking great! Are you going from orange to lime green? My favourite.

FabricandFlowers said...

Spiderweb is perfect for Halloween. Very fun!

Janet said...

Another gorgeous quilt in the making. I really love how you're letting the colours do the work.

Me? A Mom? said...

i'm not usually a fan of holiday-themed quilts but THIS steals my heart!

Nifty Quilts said...

LOVE this new kind of spider web. How innovative you are !! And your fabric combinations are beautiful!!!

Leslie said...

fall is wonderful!!! this quilt is stunning. what could be more perfect than a halloween spiderweb quilt.gotd

Stephanie said...

Terrific. I love these. I would love a spider web wallhanging for Halloween. I have the fabrics but not the time right now.

Heidi said...

Looks great!! I love your slight modifications to the size - it really makes the 'webs' stand out. I think alot of times on these quilts my eyes drift first to the stars - but this way really showcases the webs :D

Glenna @ Hollyhock Quilts said...

It's perfect! Love the fabric and color combos!

Zany Quilter said...

Love it, love it, love it!!! Who would have thought...the green with the orange? Nice...I can't wait to see it finished!

Diane said...

LOVE IT! This is so stink'n cute!

Carla said...

FANTABULOUS!! The narrow strips really make this. It's a wonderful Halloween quilt w/o being so "halloweeny".

Char said...

Wow, another beautiful quilt. I really like the orange!

Mary said...

this is a great quilt. Makes me actually want to make a spider web quilt. Your colors are very nice.

Exuberant Color said...

I like the 'squarish' spiderwebs, and your fabric choices are great!

live a colorful life said...

I love the way you are moving from orange to green. Oh, and I got some of that fabulous pumpkin fabric by Debbie Taylor-Kerman. Yippee!

comfortstitching said...

Love the more square spiderweb shape, perfect for fall and halloween!!!!!!

Ariane said...

I love it!!! It's gorgeous!! I love the narrow stars!!! Such a great look! I might just make one like this!!

Mary said...

Love it! The color combination is fantastic!

Jennifer said...

This is so cool! I reall like the shape of the stars... maybe even better than the usual spiderweb block!

Jennifer :)

machen und tun said...

love those narrow stars, the look is totally different from the "usual" stars - very pretty!!
claudia

Lori Holt said...

It's absolutely gorgeous!!!
i love it....:)
xx
lori

Tonya Ricucci said...

beautiful!

Quiltycat said...

I love it! Yours squared spider web are great!
nichi

Sujata said...

Stunning!

Coralie Cederna Johnson said...

I just happened upon your blog and love all your quilts! And those kittens on you banner are adorable! I've joined to follow your blog...come visit me too!
Coralie

Sew Create It - Jane said...

This is just lovely! Love the colours..very seasonal!

jeri said...

I love this!