Saturday, June 30, 2012
I pulled out an old project to work on: a paper pieced spiderweb quilt. I made one of these with purple stars for my daughter years ago, and I chose a cheerful yellow for this one.
The spiderweb quilt is one of my favorites. I love the variety of fabrics one can use. I have seen people cut the spiderwebs from pieced strips, which would make it go faster, but I'm doing mine the old school way, which creates more variety. I have saved up lots of scraps over the years, and I like how they make a kind of journal. I still run across snippets of fabric I used to make clothes for my kids when they were little, so this is a memory quilt of projects going way back in time.
I organize my small scraps roughly by size, and then pull from the pile as I piece these blocks. I'm using a paper piecing pattern from an old issue of Quick Quilts, a special issue of Quilt magazine.
We'll see how many blocks I can make before I run out of enthusiasm and put it aside again. But I really would like this quilt for my bed. I may have to load up a good audio book--I already have Hardy's Return of the Native on my ipod--and get in the zone. Otherwise, I'm fighting back the "are we there yet?" feeling and thinking of how this might make a nice table runner.