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.


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.


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.


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.


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!

{Sew} Modern Monday at Canoe Ridge Creations

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

Fresh Sewing Day

It's my turn!

First off, thank you all for the pillow love yesterday!  That pillow is quite possibly my favorite that I've made so far, and that's saying a lot!  It was so much fun to try something new.

It's my turn in the super fabulous {Sew} Beautiful Bee this month, and I'm totally excited.  After making a test block a few weeks back, I knew exactly the block I wanted for the girls to make...

But I couldn't decide - did I want to go the same route I did with my test block and stick with loads of Anna Maria Horner?  Or, did I want to pull something else from my stash, like my collection of MoMo fabrics or some Modern Meadow?  I made a few different stacks of fabric, and finally over the weekend, I started to cut into my AMH stash, and therefore made a choice.  Indecisive no longer!  I busted out my rotary cutter and made the first few cuts before I changed my mind again.

Photo by Megan @ Canoe Ridge Creations
I'm super excited for my packages to start arriving for the awesome girls in my bee, I can't wait to see how they all like this block.  I plan to sash these blocks, with some super skinny white sashing, so that they look a bit more like stars than spiderwebs.  I can't wait to see all these blocks come together.  I'll be making a bunch more of these blocks, too, because I really want this quilt to be mighty big and cozy.  And because some crazy part of me really likes paper piecing...