Make do and do it! PQ 8.1
approx 29" x 29"
In my quest to clean and organize a bit in my sewing room(s) I plan to see what I can come up with for challenges that I already have. This 8 sided spider web is for the Project Quilting season 8 first challenge - "8 is great". I was working on cleaning up the floor in my sewing room and I came across 2 bags of mostly useless selvages. I didn't know what I was doing when I saved them and they were mostly too skinny to even use or there was no wording or color bubbles. Crazy! So I found enough to do this spider web. Drafted a triangle template with newspaper and started laying them out. The inspiration for this piece really came from my friend Jennifer. Right before the holidays she started a string quilt spiderweb that is so awesome so I knew I wanted to put it on my bucket list. Well, no time like the present.
I took this when it was 2 degrees F out. My hands were a little shaky to say the least. I am so pleased with this piece. Not only did I use up a lot of these odd selvages but I also tried my hand at drafting a different size pattern. Help on this I found at Bonnie Hunter's blog. In my cleaning I found some fusible tape to butt scraps of batting together so I did that and used up some odd sized poly batting. I don't often use poly much and I quilted this in a spiral. If anyone has any tips of how to keep the quilt sandwich from spinning on it's back I would appreciate it? My backing (I am not showing) is so crooked and I specially lined it up straight when I pin basted it. I covered part of it over with the quilt sleeve but it is still crooked at the bottom. Something more to learn in this new year I guess.
Linking up with Project Quilting Here and
Finish it up Friday with Amanda Jean HERE