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!!


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13 comments:

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

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

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  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.

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  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' :)

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  5. Your block looks so bright and cheerful!

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

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  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.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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