02 February 2013

strings on a saturday

For me, the start of a new year is always a good time to get more organized. Looking through my stash, scraps and wips... I am making slow progress on my spiderweb blocks that was started last year ...

Over time I have collected strings with this wip in mind. The strings vary in width but fit into the colors I choose for the quilt. 

I am aiming for 15" finished blocks in a layout of 60" * 75". This will be a busy and colorful one!
After putting the few finished blocks on the design wall, I decided to cut out the base square for the rest of the 20 blocks. I am using my own tutorial for these with a few adaptions:
  • larger squares to start with
  • a more narrow star forming in the center


I was not happy to dig through a lot of strings , so I decided to sort and divided them by color to make it easier to grab a few of each... The challenge of making these blocks for me is to have good contrast and distribution of color throughout the quilt. I also think a good mix of light and dark values make the blocks more vibrant. 


Enjoying the slow progress as these spiderweb blocks are fun, but not so quick to make. This quilt will be a labor of (scrappy string) love as the spiderweb is one of my most favorite traditional patterns.

Hope you are enjoying your weekend!

14 comments:

elle said...

What a great way to figure where to place all the coloured centres.

Brenda said...

I love it! I really like spiderweb quilts, but I agree they are slow and sometimes tedious to make.

Lilla dør said...

Du er bare proff!!!! Kjempe flott. Goé helg til deg. klem

Nifty Quilts said...

It looks wonderful so far! I'll look forward to seeing your progress. You are the Queen of the Spiderweb for me.

Lynne said...

They look lovely! MY scraps are also sorted by colour but I don't have enough to also sort by shape!

Carol said...

I love that block.

I also sort my scraps by color. I really need to subdivide more by size I think....someday.

Margreth said...

Wow..I'm impressed of your way of sort out your scraps. Great start!

electricdunce said...

That spiderweb is just wonderful, nice and cheerful! I once sorted all my fabric by color and scraps and extra blocks, you know like 6" ninepatch, 9" churndasyh, but I tend to get things mixed up far too easily. I may attempt another organizational adventure, yours looks brilliant...Karin

Carla said...

Another fun and colorful spiderweb for you....love it! Thanks for sharing your process and organizational tips as well, Marit!

Lisa Echerd said...

Love string quilts. This looks fantastic!

Franziska said...

someday I'll make something like this or similiar to this, too. I like spider web quilts.
Oh, and if you collected strings you can combine strings and triangles. I just found via acuppaandacatchup this tutorial: klick. Is ist something for you?

Amy Hill said...

Gorgeous and scrappy, I love it!

Sharon said...

Your spiderwebs are positively fabulous! All the color and pattern and scraps, it is going to be a wonderful quilt

Sherri ~ daintytime said...

The stars are shining bright in this quilt!