Tuesday, February 8, 2011

Block Party: Traditional Spiderweb Block

I've officially decided to ask the awesome ladies of the {Sew} Beautiful Bee next month to make me some spiderweb blocks.  I plan to sash them, so they look more like star blocks than spiderwebs.  I found a bunch of different tutes for this block, but ultimately, I went the paper piecing route, with an awesome tute at Quiltville.  It was super easy to follow, and I really enjoyed making this block.

I used up a bunch of Anna Maria Horner scraps and threw in a few Parisville strips for good measure.  I'm not sure what this block will be when it grows up, since I don't have anywhere near enough AMH scraps to do a whole quilt this way.  I can't seem to decide what colors I want to work with for my bee quilt, so this will wind up either turning into a pillow or a mini quilt.

I'm entering this block in QuiltStory's Block Party, in the Traditional category.  Go check it out, there is some serious inspiration over there!!

Fresh Poppy Design


  1. What a cute block! I've been wanting to do some paper piecing and this tutorial is just the ticket! Thanks for sharing :)

  2. Yes! This will be really fun to try.

  3. Love it! Can't wait to try it. That will be cool and different that you're going to sash the blocks, I like that idea.

  4. Thanks for sharing the tutorial! Makes me realize that this is a lot easier than it looks (because it looks fabulously intricate). Good luck in the competition - I'm excited to see what this block become when it 'grows up' :)

  5. Your block looks so bright and cheerful!

  6. This is awesome! I can't wait to work on this block for you!

  7. I love this block. So colorful. You do awesome work. And I agree there is lots of talented people over at that block party.

  8. Wow, beautiful block. I can't wait to see when you put them all together!

  9. Wow! I love the AMH in this block. It looks great! What a wonderful quilt this would make!

  10. Oh, I'm in love! It's beautiful!!!

  11. Wow, just found you via block party and yours is my favourite!

  12. This is gorgeous. You did a really excellent job getting it all lined up accurately. I really like the colors you chose too.

  13. Such a beautiful block! Love the colors! Thanks for linking up to our block party!


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