Monday, May 30, 2011

1,320 pieces of fabric later...

Thank you all for your feedback and what to do with my spiderweb quilt top last week.  Ultimately, I decided to stick with no sashing around the blocks, and I'm really happy with how it turned out.  Although, I'm not 100% sure I'm calling it done.  I'm seriously considering adding a white border, followed by a pieced border, but it's entirely possibly I may just skip it.  Either way, I'm setting it aside for a little while.  This quilt top and I need a little bit of space.

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This quilt started with the fantastic girls in the {Sew} Beautiful bee, but then when I realized that there were only 11 of us, and the finished block for this quilt was 10.75" inches, I realized I'd have to make more blocks.  Lots more blocks.  So I made 19 more, for a nice 5x6 quilt.

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There's roughly about 1200 strings in this quilt top, plus 120 kites, so we're looking at around 1300 pieces of fabric in this quilt top.  I have a good bit of fabric left from the strings - uncut and whole fabric, that is - so I definitely plan to do a pieced back, although I think I'll keep it relatively simple.

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I have no idea how I'm going to quilt this bad boy just yet - maybe straight lines?  Regardless of how I quilt it, I know I want to quilt it densely, to try to tame those seriously bumpy spiderweb middles, where there's as many as 10 fabrics meeting up at one center point.

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Now I'm going to fold this quilt top up and set it aside for a few weeks before I do anything else with it.  I'll think on the quilt back and the quilting, while I try to work on some other projects, like the Pillow Talk Swap round 5, which is super short and I need to get a move on like yesterday!

I'm linking up with {Sew} Modern Monday this week at Canoe Ridge Creations - hop on over to find some other fun modern finishes!

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Also linking up with Lily's Quilts' Fresh Sewing Day for the first time!

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34 comments:

  1. It is wonderful! That is a lot of pieces!

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  2. Beautiful! I love it so much, what a lot of hard work, but it's gorgeous!

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  3. Sure is gorgeous! Wow. You're going to love pulling that out to finish up after you've had a break from it. :)

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  4. That is gorgeous!! How many different fabrics did you use?? Maybe you don't even know.

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  5. Oh my goodness, it's beautiful. Definitely the right choice not to sash it. But I think a white border would be lovely!
    Congratulations on a beautiful finish!

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  6. Love it!! It's perfect just as it is.

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  7. this is stunning! seriously, you really outdid yourself on this one. looking forward to seeing the finish!

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  8. Wow! I don't think you need to do one more thing to this, it is just stunning as is! Great job :-)

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  9. It's beautiful. I'm not surprised you need a little space from it before moving on. I can only imagine the work gone into it.

    Craft and Cupcakes

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  10. Picking up jaw from the floor now! E, it's over-the-top incredible! 1300 pieces of fabric??? I can NOT believe you had the patience to make 19 more blocks! So glad I could contribute. : )

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  11. Elizabeth, I'm pretty sure you're nutso!
    What a stunning quilt! It must have taken aaaaages! It is so nicely set off with the white kites, and I like it how it is, although I can see why you might want to border it.
    I will look forward to seeing the finished quilt, but I'm not trying to hurry you along!

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  12. This came out wonderfully! I'm glad you decided not to do the sashing. I think a border might be a good way to frame it and give some white space for the eye to rest. Either way, it is amazing! great job. I have no suggestions on the quilting. It will be hard where all those points meet.

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  13. This is Awesome I love all the colors and creativness in it. You did an awesome job.

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  14. It's beautiful! I can totally see why you need a bit of space though! What a huge job.

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  15. It's beautiful! Congratulations on getting it this far done.

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  16. It is beautiful :-) I am taking a break from a quilt right now, too....sometimes we love them better after some distance!

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  17. What a sense of accomplishment you must feel. I love it.Just quilt and bind!

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  18. Hi Elisabeth! That is just unbelievable piece of art! I don't know if I could have count the pieces! It's really beautiful and I'm happy for you that the top is finished! Just thinking...could you quilt just those white 'stars'?
    xxx Teje

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  19. A beautiful, vibrant quilt...Well done!

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  20. Completely fabulous. You're very smart to put it aside before contemplating what (if anything) you want to do for borders. Bravo on finishing the piecing of the spiderwebs, though. I truly love it.

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  21. Wow. Total dedication and it PAID OFF. That's amazing. I'm still ticked off the post office lost the block I made for this.

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  22. This is fantastic! What a sense of accomplishment for you! I'm glad to have played a (very small) part in this quilt. :)

    P.S. I saw this post yesterday morning but this is the first time I've been able to comment. Blogger is my nemesis right now!

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  23. I looks fantastic! I know you were worried about having the stars stand out, but they definitely do even without the blocks being sashed.

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  24. There is a serious amount of work in that quilt top! It looks beautiful. Well done.

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  25. Love it to pieces, I have just started my spiderweb, I know I have a task ahead of me, hope mine turns out just as well :)

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  26. Looks great but I'm with you on a border!!

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  27. I saw this via Lynne's Fresh Sewing day and it is just stunning! What a lot of work but so worth it!

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  28. Flipping awesome! :) So glad I could contribute a block! Thanks for linking up to {Sew} Modern Monday and have a great week!

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  29. Oh this is looking so amazingly awesome! :) Great work & glad to be a part of it!

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