Wednesday, January 27, 2010

Blocks for Anna--finished!

Here they are...

spider bee January--set 2

spider bee January--set 1
Making these was so much fun; good thing, I guess, since we all get to do it ten more times! :)  Anna, I hope you like them; can't wait to see how the whole quilt comes together.

Tuesday, January 26, 2010

Feb blocks from Anna

ok, I just got the fabric today and I couldn't wait to dive in! This is going to be a beautiful quilt! I hope this is what you had in mind Brioni:)

Friday, January 22, 2010

Blocks for Anna

Here are my blocks for Anna- I have always liked spiderweb blocks but not made any until now. (I did make a test one first before daring to use Anna's fabrics.) I have to say I really enjoy making these blocks- once you have your scraps cut into varying widths it is fun to just chain piece away. And Anna- I really liked the tea stained muslin you sent along. You're quilt is going to be so beautiful. Hope you like these

Monday, January 18, 2010

Blocks for Anna!

Here are my blocks for Anna! I had a lot of fun making them - I alternated my scraps with Anna's, so I think there is a good mix.

Spiderweb blocks for Anna

Here's a look before I started sewing. I had everything laid out on the ironing board, then had to move everything so I could iron. :)

ready to make Spiderweb blocks

Sunday, January 17, 2010

Anna's Blocks for January

A Spider Bee

I should be able to get these in the mail tomorrow :)

Saturday, January 16, 2010

my first "block" for Anna

I just had to post it because it was so much fun to make!

spider block trimmed

Can't wait to do the rest...

*squeal* ....Nearly my month.....

...not that i'm excited or anything :-)

Since i signed up this Bee i've been obsessing about my quilt.
I reall REALLY wanted fussy cut centres but i've never fussy cut any fabric before - because the thought of having a ton of waste just didn't sit very well with my OCD tendencies.

I already had a bit of Pop Garden fabric and was thrilled when this size of print worked (after spending hours and hours on the interweb with my face practically pressed against the monitor - trying to figure out how big the print on various fabrics was!).

I can even get some squares out of the waste and i'm planning on adding a border with these.

Heather Bailey is probably my most favouritist designer.
Her Freshcut fabric was the first set of fabric i bought from the US and I think all in all i single handedly kept her going with the amount of Freshcut i bought. Acres and acres of the stuff.
I was less thrilled with her Pop Garden and Bijoux ranges but you would never have guessed it I still bought enough of it to sink a battleship!
I'm not very good at being able to cut into fabric once i have it so this idea has been the perfect opportunity to chop it all up and put it all to good use.

I would like you all to use the Quiltville Tutorial.
The centres have already been cut for you and I would like you to only use the fabric i have sent. There should be enough but if you run out please give me a shout.

It's entirely up to you what you do with any scraps left (although it probably won't be much). If you have more scraps that you know what to do with and the last thing you need is someone elses, then send them back. If not then feel free to use them for your own or someone elses.
I hope you have fun and if you have any questions then give me a shout on Flickr.

As i'm in the UK i will be putting little packages in the post next week so please let me know on my Flickr thread when they arrive.

Thanks ladies!

Friday, January 15, 2010

I had a dream last night.....

That my Spiderweb blocks had all kinds of little narrow strings in them...

like a real spiderweb!
Even thinner than in this photo.
I woke up thinking....what if....these narrow strings were in black...or a very deep brown....and some deep tones!

Thursday, January 14, 2010

More Blocks for Anna

I hope you enjoy these!

Tuesday, January 12, 2010

Sunday, January 10, 2010

Another Tutorial

Here is another tutorial for the block.
She has more pictures here to give a better idea of the piecing