Monday, January 24, 2011

More Fabric

You guys, about 24 hours after I hit the Publish button on Sunday's post about how I was so excited to give away all my unsightly fabric, I made the decision to clean out the storage attic that houses mainly my stuff. In the process, I found 2 of those Rubbermaid bins full of more fabric from Mom.

At first, I inwardly groaned because I knew all this fabric would take up all the space I had just cleared out, but then I realized that these bins contain the good stuff that I claimed - lots of neutral backgrounds and a couple of complete fat quarter towers.

I have lots of ideas percolating on how to put my newfound fabric to use. But it would be a gross oversight if I failed to mention that the sight of all that haphazardly stacked fabric stresses me out a bit.

So what did I do to cope with this joyful stress? I started a new project, of course. Angie/Angela asked her Sew Bee It peeps to create a spiderweb block for January.

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I've been toying with the idea of a spiderweb quilt for awhile now, and this was the perfect opportunity to get my feet wet. After I finished Angie's block using this tutorial, I grabbed one of my Moda Scrapbags off the shelf, ripped into it, and started cutting the scraps into various sized strips. I quickly realized that these blocks take FOREVER to piece. Added to that, I'm not incredibly keen on the fabric - Butterfly Garden by Kansas Troubles. It's just a little too Ma Ingalls for my taste, but I didn't have to buy anything to start this project, so I'm persevering on. I've been trying to make one block's worth of webs each day. Here's my current stack. That stack is enough to make 4 blocks. That's right. 4. Not 24 or even 14 - 4. My ultimate goal is to make 20 or 25 blocks and add a couple of borders to make it a nice lap-sized quilt. Hopefully, I can stay focused enough to at least finish the webs by the end of the month.

Back to work.

Here's what we'll be eating to sustain my feverish spiderweb piecing...

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2 comments:

  1. I'm really impressed! I'm having 11 blocks made for me, and I don't think I'll be done with all of the blocks by the end of the month:) They just take too long.

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  2. I love your spider web block... it will be a big quilt before you know it!

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