Sunday, October 21, 2012

Wonky Webs and Wonky Stars

Anyone that has been here from Leah Day's Freemotion Quilting UFO Sunday links knows I've been working on my Cobweb UFO for the last 3 weeks or so. So, I'm sure you are all sick of seeing it but here it is again. The only thing left is the binding! So, prepare to see a UFO become an FO by the end of next week. (No promises...I usually only find time to sew on the weekends).

 I quilted each web with some wonky webs...
...and finally am finished with all but the binding.  I used bright scraps for the webs, scraps for the batting zig-zagged together.  This is the second method of construction I've used on a spider web quilt and I didn't like the first method and didn't like this method but I have one more to try.  This method left me with a lot of leftover fabric for what I used for the centers. Normally I would link to the place where I found the tutorial but since I don't recommend it I won't. 


Spiderman is on the back and you can kind of see all the webs and the curliques I quilted on the cobweb stars. 

But my spiderweb quilt is not the only thing I quilted on this weekend.  I've had a Christmas tree skirt top laying around here for a couple of months that needed to be finished up as a gift for my daughter. 

 I was in a swap on the Quilt-N-Friends Yahoo Group where we swapped 6.5 inch charms with a Christmas theme. I took two charms, laid them right sides together and sewed all around the four sides with a 1/4 inch seam.
I then cut them on the diagonals...

 ...and ended up with 4 HSTs which I sewed together...

 ...into this configuration.  Then I let it lay around for a few months.  And today I zigzagged together more batting pieces, made a quilt sandwich, cut a six inch hole through all 3 layers and a slit down the side...

...then I quilted it all together with some wonky stars. What a challenge. I can't even draw stars very well let alone quilt them but I guess they will be okay.  And, hopefully, this, too will be bound and labeled by next week.   Then it will be 2 down and ???? to go.

Check out the progress on other UFOs at  UFO Sunday at Free Motion Quilting Project.  While I'm feeling linky I'm also linking up to Sew Many Ways Sew Darn Crafty linky party - a great place to pick up ideas. And to see what is on everyone's design walls visit Design Wall Monday at Patchwork Times. 

8 comments:

sulrossgrad said...

I do believe yours is the coolest Halloween quilt I have ever seen! So creative and oozes the spirit of the ghastly holiday with ghosts and gobbblin's. Terrific!
Emma

Kate said...

I love those wonky webs and your tree skirt is darling. Well done!

jill said...

I love your spider web quilt, especially with the FMQ you did with the spider webs.

My mouth seriously dropped to the ground when I saw how you made the HST. Much easier than my old way. Thanks for the tip.

blessings, jill

Sharron Keck said...

I LOVE the spiderweb quilting on that quilt!

Becky said...

Delighted to see a spiderweb quilt so close to Halloween! It looks great! There's a pattern in the book, "More Quilts From the Quiltmaker's Gift". I bet you could find it in your library!

Wonky Girl said...

Awesome quilting on your webs, it is looking great!
Your tree skirt will give many memories over the years. We still use one I made 25 years ago.

ARLENE said...

I really want to make a spider web quilt--yours is so vibrant and gorgeous. I'm keeping my fingers crossed that method 3 is the charm.

SuperMomNoCape said...

Your spider web quilt is so bright and colourful. And I love that you FMQed wonky webs on it.

Your daughter is going to love the tree skirt.