Wednesday, July 15, 2009

Cue the Hallelujah Chorus

Somewhere around hour 15 of working on this quilt, I came to a realization. Some quilters are Spiderweb people...some quilters are not. I fall in the latter category. Now don't get me wrong, I LIKE Spiderweb quilts. They use up scraps, they're unique, they're beautiful. Seriously, I give them two thumbs up. What I don't like, however, is putting them together. I don't like paper-piecing, I don't like the mess, and I definitely don't like spending an hour making a single block.

There were times that I didn't think it was ever going to be more than a bag of scraps and partially completed blocks. I went months without sewing a stitch on it. After beginning the project though, I was determined to complete it. Last week, after a few marathon days of sewing, I did it! It's done! I was originally going to make it bigger, but I decided 40" square was sufficient. I can't imagine making a twin or full size like some people that I've seen!

The front is made up primarily from scraps of Heather Bailey's Freshcut line. I threw in a few extra pinks for good measure too. I used white linen for the center kites. The back is a beautiful purple shot cotton that I pulled from my stash. It's almost too pretty to hide on a back! I might have to buy more of it and incorporate it into a quilt top someday.

This little beauty is going into my newly opened etsy shop. I hope it goes to a good home where it will be well loved!


pattyruth14 said...

Great job! Looking at your work you'd never know you didn't like sewing it!
Good luck with your etsy shop. Hang in there on the job front something will turn up.

~Michelle~ said...

um, yeah...not a spidey person either, just can't do it, drives me crazy! so MUCHO KUDOS! to you ;)

Mushyhed said...

Beautiful Kat!!! You did such an awesome job!

Rachael Adele said...

You did an awesome job-- your stippling is perfect, too!

Patty H. said...

I love it, but I can't do them either. They're just too much of a PITA for me.